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Jaik Mickleburgh in action against Surrey

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

Mickleburgh and Browne lead strong Essex reply

Jaik Mickleburgh and Nick Browne provided an opening partnership of 195 as Essex batted themselves back into the game at Wantage Road

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Ben Duckett scored the first double century of the season

Northamptonshire v Essex, Specsavers Championship Div 2, Wantage Road, 1st day

Duckett 189 gives Northants upper hand

Ben Duckett's 189 saw Northamptonshire dominate the opening day against Essex at Wanatge Road. Duckett's second century of the season moved Northants to 376 for 5 by the close

Richard Levi thrashed 58 off 37 balls

Northants v Derbyshire, NatWest Blast, North Division, Northampton

Levi powers Northants' record chase

Richard Levi's 28-ball half-century helped Northamptonshire to a second consecutive win in the NatWest T20 Blast and the highest successful chase at Wantage Road

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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.