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Wantage Road End, Lynn Wilson Centre End
Northamptonshire
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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

2020
Mon Apr 13 - Wed Apr 15
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Marylebone Cricket Club University Matches
Northamptonshire v Leeds/Bradford MCCU
Sat Apr 25 - Tue Apr 28
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Northamptonshire v Essex
Fri May 1 - Mon May 4
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Northamptonshire v Kent
Fri May 22 - Mon May 25
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Northamptonshire v Yorkshire
Fri Jun 5 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Durham
Sun Jun 7 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Derbyshire
Thu Jun 11 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Worcestershire
Wed Jun 24 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Lancashire
Fri Jun 26 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Nottinghamshire
Sun Jun 28 - Wed Jul 1
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Northamptonshire v Surrey
Fri Jul 3 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Leicestershire
Sun Jul 5 - Wed Jul 8
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Northamptonshire v Lancashire
Thu Jul 9 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Warwickshire
Fri Jul 24
The Women's Hundred
Manchester Originals Women v Oval Invincibles Women
Tue Jul 28 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Northamptonshire v Derbyshire
Sun Aug 2 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Northamptonshire v Somerset
Thu Aug 6
The Women's Hundred
London Spirit Women v Welsh Fire Women
Sun Aug 9 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Northamptonshire v Glamorgan
Sun Aug 30 - Wed Sep 2
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire
Mon Sep 14 - Thu Sep 17
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Northamptonshire v Warwickshire
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