Chris Dent plays the pull

Northants v Gloucestershire, Northampton, 4th day

Northants victory hopes Dented

Chris Dent hit an unbeaten century as the Gloucestershire opener batted throughout the final day to help his side secure a draw in the LV= County Championship Division Two match at Northamptonshire

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David Willey took a triple-wicket maiden to rip out Gloucestershire's lower order

Northants v Gloucestershire, Northampton, 2nd day

Willey's mad over swings match Northants' way

Three wickets in four balls from David Willey helped Northamptonshire set up a healthy lead over Gloucestershire after day two at Wantage Road. Northants, with eight second innings wickets remaining, are 105 in front.

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Adam Rossington made 34 in 17 balls

Northants v Gloucs, Northampton, 1st day

Rossington counterattacks after Miles best

Adam Rossington underpinned Northamptonshire's efforts with a fine 95 to help them reach 333 all out against Gloucestershire

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James Middlebrook made a patient half-century

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Payne confirmed as CEO at loss-declaring Northants

Ray Payne has been confirmed as the new chief executive of Northamptonshire but inherits a testing financial position after the club declared a loss of £305, 636 for 2014.

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The County Tavern in Northampton

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Northants' about turn on pub sale

Northamptonshire is not first on the list of grounds to visit for the casual cricket fan but the club have retained at least one reason for a jaunt to Wantage Road by deciding not to sell the County Tavern pub.

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Shahid Afridi prepares to hit the ball

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Northants sign short-term Afridi deal

One of the biggest names in world cricket will feature in the T20 Blast next season with Northamptonshire signing Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi.

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Yorkshire spray the champagne after winning the County Championship

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Yorkshire begin defence at New Road

Yorkshire will begin the defence of their County Championship title at New Road in 2015 as Worcestershire face the toughest of starts to life back in Division One.

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Stephen Peters' stumps are demolished

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David Smith leaves Northamptonshire

David Smith has departed as Northamptonshire's chief executive after a difficult season in which the club were relegated from Division One of the Championship