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Steven Crook played a defiant innings at No. 7

Gloucestershire v Northants, Specsavers Championship Div 2, Bristol, 4th day

Newton, Crook salvage draw for Northants

Rob Newton and Steven Crook hit centuries to bat Northamptonshire to a draw on the final day of the County Championship match with Gloucestershire at Bristol

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Michael Klinger struck nine fours and a six

Gloucestershire v Northants, Specsavers Championship Div 2, Bristol, 3rd day

Prasanna takes five but Klinger ton retains control

Michael Klinger marked his return to Gloucestershire's four-day side with 140 as his team set up a winning position on the third day of the Specsavers County Championship match with Northamptonshire at Bristol

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Chris Dent helped give Gloucestershire a solid start

Gloucestershire v Northants, Specsavers Championship Div 2, Bristol, 2nd day

Dent and Klinger take firm control

Chris Dent and Michael Klinger batted Gloucestershire into a commanding position on the second day of the Specsavers County Championship match with Northamptonshire at Bristol.

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Josh Shaw took four wickets on his Gloucestershire debut

Gloucestershire v Northants, Specsavers Championship Div 2, Bristol, 1st day

On-loan Shaw cuts through Northants

Josh Shaw claimed four wickets as Northamptonshire plunged into trouble on the opening day of the Specsavers County Championship match with Gloucestershire at Bristol

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Richard Levi let flying during his innings

Leicestershire v Northamptonshire, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, Grace Road

Levi's 20-ball fifty outdoes Umar Akmal

A brutal half-century from opener Richard Levi, made off just 20 balls, helped last year's beaten finalists Northants Steelbacks make a winning start to their 2016 T20 Blast campaign against local rivals Leicestershire Foxes

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Kent asked for the toss and elected to bat under blue skies

Northants v Kent, Specsavers Championship Div 2, Wantage Road, 4th day

Rain holds sway as Kent secure draw

Just 11 overs were possible on the final day at Wantage Road as Northamptonshire and Kent took 11 points each for the draw

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Adam Rossington struck a rapid fifty

Northants v Kent, Specsavers Championship Div 2, Wantage Road, 3rd day

Kleinveldt and Stone earn lead as bat holds sway

A third draw in three matches at Wantage Road became the most likely outcome after the third day between Northamptonshire and Kent.

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Alex Wakely recorded his fourth first-class hundred

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

Libby and Wakely set up Northants reply

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.

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Monty Panesar celebrates his first wicket

Northants v Kent, Specsavers Championship, Div Two, Wantage Road, 1st day

Denly ton sets up Kent on Panesar's return

Joe Denly made his first century of the season but four wickets after tea left the opening day between Northamptonshire and Kent quite even

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Ben Sanderson appeals for a wicket

Leicestershire v Northants, Specsavers Championship Div 2, Leicester, 1st day

Leicestershire remain favourites as wickets tumble

An extraordinary day's cricket saw 21 wickets fall and Leicestershire, having declined to enforce the follow-on, close with a lead of 313 with four wickets remaining in their second innings