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South Africa v Sri Lanka - May 19, 1999 Scorecard
Bangladesh v Pakistan - May 31, 1999 Scorecard
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After disputes with their previous landlords at the Racecourse Ground, Northamptonshire bought a ploughed field in 1885 for £2000 on which they built a sports ground - apart from cricket, there was a cycle track 650 yards long, and facilities for lawn tennis, athletics and bowls. From 1897, football was also played. In 1891 the county voted not to allow women to use the cricket pitch; 40 years later it staged the first women's Test between England and Australia.

Surrounded by red-brick terraced houses, this is a ground of character rather than beauty. The north end is known as the Football Ground end as it adjoins the playing ground of Northampton Town Football Club. A new pavilion was constructed in 1979, lying alongside its predecessor, and a stand housing an indoor school. the wicket traditonally favours batsman, no more so than when Percy Fender his a century in 35 minutes here in 1920. Colin Blythe, one of the best wet wicket bowlers, took all 10 Northants wickets in an innings here on his way to the astonishing figures of 17 for 48 in a single day's play in 1907.
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Fixtures

2014
Sun Apr 27 - Wed Apr 30
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Northamptonshire v Lancashire
Fri May 9 (20 ovs)
Second Eleven Twenty20
Group C - Northamptonshire 2nd XI v Essex 2nd XI
Fri May 9 (20 ovs)
Second Eleven Twenty20
Group C - Northamptonshire 2nd XI v Essex 2nd XI
Mon May 12 (20 ovs)
Second Eleven Twenty20
Group C - Northamptonshire 2nd XI v Leicestershire 2nd XI
Mon May 12 (20 ovs)
Second Eleven Twenty20
Group C - Northamptonshire 2nd XI v Leicestershire 2nd XI
Sun May 18 - Wed May 21
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Northamptonshire v Middlesex
Fri May 23 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Division - Northamptonshire v Leicestershire
Sat May 31 - Tue Jun 3
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Northamptonshire v Yorkshire
Thu Jun 5 - Sun Jun 8
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Northamptonshire v Sri Lankans
Fri Jun 13 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Division - Northamptonshire v Yorkshire
Sun Jun 15 - Wed Jun 18
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Northamptonshire v Warwickshire
Fri Jun 27 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Division - Northamptonshire v Durham
Thu Jul 3 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Division - Northamptonshire v Warwickshire
Fri Jul 11 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Division - Northamptonshire v Derbyshire
Sat Jul 12 - Tue Jul 15
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Northamptonshire v Somerset
Fri Jul 18 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Division - Northamptonshire v Worcestershire
Wed Jul 23 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Division - Northamptonshire v Nottinghamshire
Thu Jul 31 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Northamptonshire v New Zealand A
Tue Aug 5 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Northamptonshire v Yorkshire
Thu Aug 7 - Sun Aug 10
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
2nd Youth Test - England Under-19s v South Africa Under-19s
Mon Aug 11 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Northamptonshire v Derbyshire
Fri Aug 15 - Mon Aug 18
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Northamptonshire v Nottinghamshire
Thu Aug 21 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Northamptonshire v Essex
Wed Sep 3 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
2nd T20I - England Women v South Africa Women
Tue Sep 23 - Fri Sep 26
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
LV= County Championship Division One
Northamptonshire v Sussex
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The old press box, called the signal box, at the County Ground, Northampton, August 5, 2011
The old press box, called the signal box, at the County Ground
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Snow blankets the County Ground, Northampton
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Twenty20: the fans' favourite. A young fan cheers on his side at Northampton, Northamptonshire v Somerset, Twenty20 Cup, South Division, Northampton, July 6, 2007
Twenty20: the fans' favourite. A young fan cheers on his side at Northampton
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Northants v Lancashire at Northampton
Apr 27-30, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Group C: Nthants 2nd v Essex 2nd XI at Northampton
May 9, 2014
Group C: Nthants 2nd v Essex 2nd XI at Northampton
May 9, 2014
Group C: Nthants 2nd v Leics 2nd XI at Northampton
May 12, 2014
Group C: Nthants 2nd v Leics 2nd XI at Northampton
May 12, 2014
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