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Northants v Leicestershire, Specsavers Championship Division Two, Wantage Road

Skipper Wakely has a chance to stop the rot

Jun 10, 2018: Northants are bottom, without a win in four games, but Alex Wakely's unbeaten half-century has given them a decent chance of improved fortunes

ECB Reporters Network

Northants v Durham, RL Cup, North Group, Wantage Road

Northants fluff their lines again as chase comes up short

May 27, 2018: Durham's bowlers produced a fine comeback in the field to keep their Royal London hopes alive with a five-run win

ECB Reporters Network

Nottinghamshire v Northamptonshire, Royal London Cup, North Group, Welbeck Colliery

Wakely finds release from testing start to the season

May 20, 2018: Northants have singularly failed to live up to optimistic pre-season forecasts but they dug deep at the old Welbeck Colliery ground

ECB Reporters Network

Northants v Birmingham, NatWest Blast, North Group, Northampton

Last-ball run-out for Wakely as Bears pip champions

Aug 1, 2017: Birmingham went top of North Group as Aaron Thomason held his nerve in the final over at Wantage Road

ECB Reporters Network

NatWest T20 Blast

Marked men of T20: Northants' challenge to stay ahead

Jul 10, 2017: The changes to this season's competition, as well as their status as champions, mean Northamptonshire face a battle to maintain their remarkable T20 record

Tim Wigmore

Durham v Northants, Specsavers Championship Div Two, Chester-le-Street, 4th day

Northants win in rain with a ball to spare

Jun 5, 2017: Alex Wakely led the way with 83 as Northamptonshire defied the elements and sealed a dramatic two-wicket win with one ball left in the Specsavers County Championship match at Chester-le-Street

ECB Reporters Network

Lancashire v Northants, Royal London Cup, North Group, Liverpool

Wakely's ton leaves Lancashire immense task

May 5, 2017: Alex Wakely's unbeaten hundred condemned Lancashire to a third successive defeat and left them in danger of elimination in the Royal London Cup

ECB Reporters Network

Data and cricket

Northants' T20 nous a tribute to Moneyball approach

Dec 6, 2016: Their stunning rise from no-hopers to county cricket's most formidable T20 outfit has been a tale of teamwork, statistics and shrewd signings

Tim Wigmore

Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire, Specsavers Championship Div Two, Northampton, 1st day

Newton and Wakely set Northants platform

Sep 12, 2016: Rob Newton and Alex Wakely made centuries for Northamptonshire but Gloucestershire came back smartly after tea to leave the home side 322 for 6 by the close

ECB Reporters Network

Durham v Northamptonshire, NatWest T20 Blast final, Edgbaston

'If you have a happy changing room, you perform'

Aug 21, 2016: Alex Wakely, the Northamptonshire captain, hailed his team's apparent weaknesses - their small squad and financial worries - as key factors in his side's success in the NatWest T20 Blast

George Dobell

Durham v Northamptonshire, NatWest T20 Blast final, Edgbaston

Defiant Northants dig deep to lift T20 prize

Aug 20, 2016: Northants have defied injuries, international call-ups and relentless financial problems to secure their second limited-overs trophy since 1992 with victory in the final of the NatWest Blast

The Report by George Dobell

Nottinghamshire v Northants, NatWest T20 Blast semi-final, Edgbaston

Duckett stars as Northants reach final

Aug 20, 2016: A career-best T20 score from Ben Duckett has powered Northants into the NatWest Blast T20 final for the third time in four years.

Report by George Dobell

Northants v Yorkshire, NatWest T20 Blast North Group, Wantage Road

Leaning's impetus puts Yorkshire in last eight

Jul 29, 2016: Jack Leaning and Alex Lees led Yorkshire into the quarter-finals of the NatWest T20 Blast with a 14-run win over Northamptonshire at Wantage Road but the hosts did enough to earn a home tie in the last eight

ECB Reporters Network

Northants v Kent, Specsavers Championship Div 2, Wantage Road, 2nd day

Libby and Wakely set up Northants reply

May 16, 2016: Alex Wakely and Jake Libby provided a solid reply for Northamptonshire on the second day at Wantage Road with a stand of 156 for the second wicket.

ECB Reporters Network

County previews

Northants bowling reserves dangerously thin

Apr 4, 2016: Northants suffer from a small squad and dubious management and some talented players deserve better

George Dobell

Northants v Leicestershire, LV= Championship, Division Two, Wantage Road

Wakely century revives Northants

Aug 21, 2015: From 42 for 4, Northants recovered to post 325 against Leicestershire. Three wickets late in the day as the visitors began their reply completed the comeback

ECB/PA

Giving England's young players a helping hand

Aug 4, 2015: The England Development Programme's focus on working closely with counties has helped players make an easier transition to the top level and also helped keep them grounded

Vithushan Ehantharajah

Gloucs v Northants, LV= Championship, Division Two, Cheltenham, 2nd day

Brutal Taylor ton downs Northants

Jul 8, 2015: A magnificent attacking century from Jack Taylor and five wickets for Craig Miles wrapped up an unlikely Gloucestershire victory

ECB/PA

Gloucs v Northants, LV= Championship, Division Two, Cheltenham, 1st day

Norwell continues fine form as Wakely scores ton

Jul 8, 2015: Liam Norwell passed 50 wickets for the season and Alex Wakely scored a ton on the first day at Cheltenham

ECB/PA

Derbyshire v Northamptonshire, LV= Championship, Division Two, Derby, 4th day

Keogh marshals magnificent rearguard

May 13, 2015: A magnificent unbeaten 163 from Rob Keogh and the bravery of Josh Cobb and Alex Wakely denied Derbyshire what looked a certain victory over Northamptonshire on a dramatic final day

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