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Leicester, September 10 - 13, 2019, Specsavers County Championship Division Two
308 & 189
(T:141) 357 & 142/3

Northants won by 7 wickets


Northants move into promotion position

They had few alarms completing a seven-wicket victory over Leicestershire

Ben Curran batting, Northamptonshire v Sussex, County Championship Division Two, The County Ground, May 23, 2019

Ben Curran of Northamptonshire batting  •  Getty Images

Northamptonshire 357 (Keogh 132, Rossington 63, David 4-73) and 142 for 3 beat Leicestershire 308 (Azad 86, Cosgrove 65, Rhodes 61) and 189 (Ackermann 60) by seven wickets
Northamptonshire moved into second place in Division Two after completing a seven wicket victory over Leicestershire in the Specsavers County Championship match at the Fischer County Ground.
Beginning the day on 22-0, with a target of just 141 to win, openers Ben Curran and Rob Newton extended their partnership to 68 before Newton went leg before to an Alex Evans delivery that came back in to the right-hander.
Curran, on 40, edged a flat-footed drive at Will Davis to Colin Ackermann at second slip, and Ackermann picked up a second catch when first innings centurion Rob Keogh edged a drive at left-arm spinner Callum Parkinson.
The odd ball was beginning to turn for Parkinson, but by that stage Alex Wakely was well established, and the vistors' former skipper saw his side across the line with an unbeaten 40.