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Yes, Installed for 2010 Season
Wantage Road End, Lynn Wilson Centre End
Northamptonshire
12:55, Sat Feb 04, 2023 (UTC +0000)
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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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

2023
Thu Apr 13 - Sun Apr 16
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship Division One
Northamptonshire v Middlesex
Thu Apr 20 - Sun Apr 23
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship Division One
Northamptonshire v Hampshire
Thu May 11 - Sun May 14
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship Division One
Northamptonshire v Nottinghamshire
Wed May 24 (20 ovs)          
Vitality Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Worcestershire
Fri May 26 (20 ovs)          
Vitality Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Durham
Wed May 31 (20 ovs)
Charlotte Edwards Cup
Sunrisers v Western Storm
Wed May 31 (20 ovs)          
Vitality Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Warwickshire
Fri Jun 2 (20 ovs)          
Vitality Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Leicestershire
Fri Jun 16 (20 ovs)          
Vitality Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Lancashire
Sun Jun 18 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Nottinghamshire
Wed Jun 21 (20 ovs)          
Vitality Blast
North Group - Northamptonshire v Derbyshire
Sun Jun 25 - Wed Jun 28
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship Division One
Northamptonshire v Kent
Sat Jul 15 (50 ovs)
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy
Sunrisers v Thunder
Wed Jul 19 - Sat Jul 22
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship Division One
Northamptonshire v Somerset
Sun Aug 6 (50 ovs)
One-Day Cup
Group A - Northamptonshire v Sussex
Wed Aug 9 (50 ovs)
One-Day Cup
Group A - Northamptonshire v Somerset
Wed Aug 16 (50 ovs)
One-Day Cup
Group A - Northamptonshire v Worcestershire
Sun Aug 20 (50 ovs)
One-Day Cup
Group A - Northamptonshire v Derbyshire
Sun Sep 3 - Wed Sep 6
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship Division One
Northamptonshire v Lancashire
Sun Sep 24 (50 ovs)
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy
Final - TBC v TBC
Tue Sep 26 - Fri Sep 29
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
County Championship Division One
Northamptonshire v Essex
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