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Northants,

England: see NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshire
or Northants
, county (1991 pop. 568,900), 914 sq mi (2,367 sq km), central England. The county seat is Northampton. The county comprises seven districts: South Northamptonshire, Northampton, Daventry, Wellingborough, Kettering, Corby, and East
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Laurie Evans, the Warwickshire batsman playing his first game on loan for Northants and the 501st player to represent the county, and David Murphy then effected a partial recovery, sharing an unbroken partnership of 70 for the fifth wicket, with Evans unbeaten on 42 at the close and Murphy on 29.
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Northants players made every effort to get a shot up, but too many missed attempts proved advantageous for Sefton, with rebounds from Michelle Adu giving Sefton the possessions they needed to keep their composure and the lead.
Northants struggled to get to grips with Hinds as theWest Indian eased past 50 with a well-struck four.
After Glamorgan were bowled out for 278 on Friday, Northants captain Nicky Boje enforced the follow-on at Swansea yesterday and his opening bowlers, Johann Van Der Wath and David Lucas, utilised the helpful swinging conditions to rip through the hosts' top order.
Despite Nick Selman's maiden championship century, Northants gained a first innings lead of 85, after a disciplined bowling performance by their seam department.
Yorkshire and Northants received one point, with Yorkshire finishing third in Group A and Durham fourth, with the latter's run rate of 0.
Northants hit back as the wickets continued to tumble.
Northants lost the maximums battle 5-1 to Notts while Sussex's dangerous top order are expected to put their disappointing effort at the weekend behind them.
Derbyshire added 97 to their overnight total in just 14 overs before declaring on 268 for four to give Northants a difficult victory target of 358 with Greg Smith and Ross Whiteley unbeaten on 57 and 52 respectively.
I did not even want to play cricket - for Northants or Northampton Saints, let alone England.
Once dangerman Dimitri Mascarenhas fell to Johan van der Wath, the Friends Provident Trophy winners lost four wickets in eight balls as Northants booked a semi-final match against Sussex.

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