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Yes, Installed for 2010 Season
Wantage Road End, Lynn Wilson Centre End
Northamptonshire
20:24, Mon Feb 08, 2016 (UTC +0000)
County Ground
 

Records and statistics

South Africa v Sri Lanka - May 19, 1999 Scorecard
Bangladesh v Pakistan - May 31, 1999 Scorecard
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Profile

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.
Martin Williamson

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Fixtures

2016
Sun Apr 10 - Wed Apr 13
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Northamptonshire v Sussex
Sun May 1 - Wed May 4
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Northamptonshire v Derbyshire
Sun May 15 - Wed May 18
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Northamptonshire v Kent
Fri May 27 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Derbyshire (Floodlight)
Sat May 28 - Tue May 31
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Northamptonshire v Essex
Fri Jun 3 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Worcestershire (Floodlight)
Wed Jun 8 (50 ovs)          
Royal London One-Day Cup
North Group - Northamptonshire v Lancashire
Sun Jun 12 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
North Group - Northamptonshire v Leicestershire
Fri Jun 17 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Durham (Floodlight)
Sun Jun 26 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Leicestershire
Fri Jul 8 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Nottinghamshire (Floodlight)
Sun Jul 10 - Wed Jul 13
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Northamptonshire v Worcestershire
Tue Jul 19 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Warwickshire (Floodlight)
Thu Jul 21 (50 ovs)          
England A Team Tri-Series
England Lions v Sri Lanka A
Fri Jul 22 (50 ovs)          
England A Team Tri-Series
Pakistan A v Sri Lanka A
Sun Jul 24 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
North Group - Northamptonshire v Durham
Fri Jul 29 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Yorkshire (Floodlight)
Sun Jul 31 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
North Group - Northamptonshire v Derbyshire
Wed Aug 3 - Sat Aug 6
2nd Youth Test - England Under-19s v Sri Lanka Under-19s
Sat Aug 13 - Tue Aug 16
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Northamptonshire v Leicestershire
Wed Aug 31 - Sat Sep 3
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Northamptonshire v Glamorgan
Mon Sep 12 - Thu Sep 15
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire
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No play was possible at a watery Wantage Road, Northamptonshire v Australians, Tour match, Northampton, 1st day, August 14, 2015
No play was possible at a watery Wantage Road
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Spectators take in the early season action, Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire, Championship, Division Two, Wantage Road, April 14, 2015
Spectators take in the early season action
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A general view over Wantage Road, July 11, 2014
A general view over Wantage Road
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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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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Northants v Sussex at Northampton
Apr 10-13, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Northants v Derbyshire at Northampton
May 1-4, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Northants v Kent at Northampton
May 15-18, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
North Group: Northants v Derbyshire at Northampton
May 27, 2016
Northants v Essex at Northampton
May 28-31, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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