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Northamptonshire County Cricket Club

The Northamptonshire County Cricket Club was established in 1820, making it one of the oldest clubs in the history of county cricket. It was however recognized only in 1878 and acquired first class status in 1905. The team plays most of its home games at the County Cricket Ground, Northampton.


Although one of the oldest county sides, Northamptonshire was never one of the strongest sides to play the game. In the initial years, the county displayed some poor form. For a brief period in the early 1910s, Northamptonshire showed some promise and finished second in the county championship in 1912 and fourth in 1913. However, after the war the team seemed to have lost its touch one again. This led to a series of horrid performances and the team were placed at the bottom after failing to win any match between 1935 and 1939.

This was indeed a bad phase which began to pass after the Second World War. The county intelligently played many reputed players, both international and national, often bringing them from other county clubs. This resulted in Northamptonshire emerging as one of the strongest sides in the 1950s. Though the club is yet to win the County Championship, it has had relative success in the one day tournaments. With the services of various notable players, Northamptonshire will look to win its first championship title soon.


The Northamptonshire County Cricket Club has had many famous players in the side over the years. Some of the famous cricketers who represented the county are:

  • George Thompson
  • Sydney Smith
  • Vallance Jupp
  • Fred Bakewell
  • Freddie Brown
  • Frank Tyson
  • Allan Lamb
  • Wayne Larkins
  • Peter Willey
  • David Capel
  • Matthew Hayden
  • Curtly Ambrose
  • Andre Nel
  • Kapil Dev
  • Mike Hussey
  • Bishen Singh Bedi
  • Sourav Ganguly provides information on the Northamptonshire County Cricket Club and other County Cricket Clubs in the England.

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