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Wantage Road End, Lynn Wilson Centre End
Northamptonshire
17:03, Mon May 25, 2015 (UTC +0100)
County Ground
 

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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

2015
Tue May 26 (20 ovs)
Second Eleven Twenty20
North Division - Northamptonshire 2nd XI v Nottinghamshire 2nd XI
Tue May 26 (20 ovs)
Second Eleven Twenty20
North Division - Northamptonshire 2nd XI v Nottinghamshire 2nd XI
Fri May 29 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Warwickshire
Fri Jun 5 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Worcestershire
Sun Jun 7 - Wed Jun 10
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Northamptonshire v Essex
Thu Jun 11 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Derbyshire
Fri Jun 19 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Lancashire
Sat Jun 20 - Tue Jun 23
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Northamptonshire v Kent
Wed Jul 8 - Fri Jul 10
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Second Eleven Championship
North Division - Northamptonshire 2nd XI v Durham 2nd XI
Sun Jul 12 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Leicestershire
Fri Jul 17 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Yorkshire
Sat Jul 18 - Tue Jul 21
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Northamptonshire v Derbyshire
Fri Jul 24 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Durham
Sat Jul 25 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Northamptonshire v Durham
Wed Jul 29 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Northamptonshire v Leicestershire
Mon Aug 3 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Northamptonshire v Somerset
Fri Aug 14 - Sun Aug 16
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Northamptonshire v Australians
Mon Aug 17 (50 ovs)
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group A - Northamptonshire v Gloucestershire
Fri Aug 21 - Mon Aug 24
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Northamptonshire v Leicestershire
Mon Sep 14 - Thu Sep 17
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Northamptonshire v Glamorgan
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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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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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Snow blankets the County Ground, Northampton, January 6, 2010
Snow blankets the County Ground, Northampton
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Twenty20: the fans' favourite. A young fan cheers on his side at Northampton, Northamptonshire v Somerset, Twenty20 Cup, South Division, Northampton, July 6, 2007
Twenty20: the fans' favourite. A young fan cheers on his side at Northampton
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
North Division: Nthants 2nd v Notts 2nd XI at Northampton
May 26, 2015
North Division: Nthants 2nd v Notts 2nd XI at Northampton
May 26, 2015
North Group: Northants v Warwickshire at Northampton
May 29, 2015 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
North Group: Northants v Worcs at Northampton
Jun 5, 2015 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
Northants v Essex at Northampton
Jun 7-10, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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