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Derbyshire v Northamptonshire, Chesterfield, 4th day

Lucas completes Northamptonshire victory

Northamptonshire are poised to take another big stride towards promotion after bowling Derbyshire to the brink of defeat on the third day of the County Championship Division Two match at Chesterfield

Derbyshire v Northamptonshire, Chesterfield, 3rd day

Northants close in on victory

Northamptonshire are poised to take another big stride towards promotion after bowling Derbyshire to the brink of defeat on the third day of the County Championship Division Two match at Chesterfield

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O'Brien extends Northants contract

Niall O'Brien has extended his contract with Northants to 2013, while the on-loan Kyle Coetzer will remain at the county until the end of the season, and seamer David Lucas is set to be released after five seasons

Leicestershire v Northamptonshire, Leicester, 3rd day

Sorry Leicestershire sink to embarrassing loss

Division Two leaders Northamptonshire landed a spectacular victory against Leicestershire in their County Championship match at Grace Road, claiming the last eight wickets for 15 runs in 64 balls to win by an innings and 155 runs an hour before lunch on t

Leicestershire v Northamptonshire, Leicester, 2nd day

Northants take control at Grace Road

Stephen Peters just missed out on a century while David Lucas and Lee Daggett both hit career-best scores as Northamptonshire took a stranglehold on their County Championship game against Leicestershire at Grace Road

Leicestershire v Northamptonshire, Leicester, 1st day

Seamers put Northants on top

Northamptonshire made an impressive return to County Championship action, totally dominating the first day of the match against Leicestershire at Grace Road

Northamptonshire v Leicestershire, Northampton, 1st day

McDonald ton holds Leicestershire together

Andrew McDonald smashed an enthralling century for Leicestershire on the first day of their County Championship match against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road

Gloucestershire v Northamptonshire, Bristol, 2nd day

Middlebrook and Brooks continue dominance

James Middlebrook hit 109 - his highest score for Northamptonshire - as the visitors established an iron grip against Gloucestershire

Worcestershire v Northamptonshire, New Road, 1st day

Mason and Cox revive Worcestershire

Worcestershire exploited Northamptonshire's recent uncertainty by recovering to post 287 on the opening day of their County Championship Division Two clash at New Road

Northamptonshire v Derbyshire, Northampton, 4th day

Last-wicket stand denies Derbyshire

Paul Harrison and Jack Brooks batted out the final 79 balls to help Northamptonshire hold on for an unlikely draw against Derbyshire in their County Championship clash at the County Ground