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Another dismal night for Steelbacks as they are downed by Durham Jets

Northants Steelbacks suffered another dismal night in the Vitality Blast on Thursday as they were bowled out for just 95 to lose by 75 runs to Durham Jets at Chester-le-Street. It was David Ripley’s men’s seventh defeat in eight matches in this...

2 August 2018 in Sport
 

THE BIG KICK-OFF: Cobblers are ‘where we need to be’ declares boss Austin

Boss Dean Austin says the Cobblers are ‘where we need to be’ as they prepare for Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two season opener against Lincoln City (ko 3pm). A big crowd is expected at the PTS Academy Stadium as Town return to life in the basement...

2 August 2018 in Sport
 

Weedon fire leaves house 'totally destroyed'

An elderly man's home has been "totally destroyed" by a fire in Weedon yesterday. Daventry neighbourhood sergeant Sam Dobbs was with firemen at the Croft Way home this morning following up on the blaze, which he described as catastrophic....

2 August 2018 in Regional East
 

THE BIG KICK-OFF: Defender Buchanan says Cobblers ‘can’t wait to get started’

David Buchanan says the Cobblers squad has shaken off the disappointment of last season’s relegation, and the team is ready to bounce straight back. The 32-year-old admits dropping out of Sky Bet League One last season was a bitter pill for him and...

2 August 2018 in Sport
 

Backroom change at Cobblers as Day replaces Hollman as goalkeeping coach

The Cobblers have announced a shake-up in their coaching staff with the news that Chris Day has replaced Jim Hollman as goalkeeping coach. Former Tottenham Hotspur, Watford, Crystal Palace, Queens Park Rangers, Oldham Athletic, Millwall and Stevenage...

2 August 2018 in Sport
 

Northamptonshire libraries closure plans on ice - for now

A decision to stop funding 21 Northamptonshire libraries has been placed on hold. Northamptonshire County Council had said earlier this year it could no longer afford to pay for the threatened libraries to stay open because of its ongoing financial...

2 August 2018 in Regional East
 

Tributes paid to Daventry teenager whose body was found in lagoon last week

Tributes have been paid by family members and the school of a 17-year-old Daventry boy who died in Warwickshire last week. The family took to Facebook to confirm that the 17-year-old who was found in the Blue Lagoon area of Bishops Itchingtonlast...

2 August 2018 in Regional East
 

Five Saints players named in England pre-season training squad

Five Saints players have been named in England’s 44-man pre-season training squad that gets together on Saturday at Lensbury Hotel in Teddington. The players named in head coach Eddie Jones’s squad are Piers Francis, Courtney Lawes, James Haskell,...

2 August 2018 in Sport
 

'Redundancy programme' and 'radical service reductions' will be debated at next Northamptonshire County...

A proposed action plan to haul Northamptonshire County Council out of financial crisis has been issued by the authority this morning. The plan, which does not detail any specific cuts at this stage, promises "radical service reductions"...

2 August 2018 in Regional East
 

Duckett issues Steelbacks rallying call ahead of away-day double header

Northants batsman Ben Duckett says he and his team-mates have ‘to stick together’ as they try to turn around their dismal Vitality Blast T20 campaign. Seven games played, just one point on the board after six defeats and a tie, and a bowling attack...

2 August 2018 in Sport
 

LIVE Latest transfer news from Sky Bet Leagues One and Two

Welcome to our live feed sifting through what’s happening in terms of player movement in Sky Bet League One and Two today. Our live blog has all the latest deals and rumours from the Cobblers’ rivals this season, and all the lower league clubs up and...

2 August 2018 in Sport
 

THE BIG KICK-OFF: Expectation is no extra burden for Cobblers boss Austin

Boss Dean Austin insists he is not feeling any extra weight of expectation as the Cobblers prepare to kick-off the new season as one of the favourites for promotion from Sky Bet League Two. A summer of steady recruitment, with a clutch of new players...

2 August 2018 in Sport
 

Public hit out at councillors as no firm service cut details come to light

A fiery Northamptonshire County Council meeting shed no further light on the details of unprecedented upcoming cuts to local services. Councillors faced the wrath of the public last night at County Hall, where elected members met to debate on a set of...

2 August 2018 in Regional East
 

Ripley has the backing of Northants board during difficult season

David Ripley did his best to don a smile for as long as possible after last week's defeat to Worcestershire Rapids, but you could feel the pain of the Northants head coach. A man who has been involved with the County for 30 and cares so deeply about...

2 August 2018 in Sport
 

Steelbacks urged to respond in two tricky away games

Long bus trips can be character building for any club. And the County will hope that is the case during the next two days as they do battle with Durham Jets and Yorkshire Vikings. The Steelbacks head north to face Durham today (start time 6.30pm)...

2 August 2018 in Sport
 


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