For the first time in three matches, Northants
had a platform for the end of the innings.
captain Alex Wakely, meanwhile, said:" I thought it was a very poor pitch and very difficult for the bowlers to take wickets.
But just when Northants
had built some momentum, Willey bowled an extraordinary triplewicket maiden in the 19th over.
' captain Alex Wakely admitted: "We were a bit sloppy in the field, a few chances went down and a few too many runs were scored at the end of the innings to give them a good score on a slow pitch."
Levi and Keogh saw Northants
through to lunch with Levi producing the strokes of the morning with a sweet cover-drive off Sanderson and a slog-sweep against Jeetan Patel over long-on for six.
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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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.
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Despite a slow start, Dan Birch found his rhythm as he knocked the Northants
spinners, Nicky Boje and Brown, around the ground, hitting seven fours and three sixes on his way to a 70-ball half-century.
The Welsh county failed to put up much of a fight yesterday as they were skittled for just 154 in 52.3 overs, Northants
wrapping up their victory just before 3pm with 42.3 overs remaining.
Keogh's half-century, just his second of the season, was a vital innings after Northants
slumped to 14 for 3 as they looked to build on a first-innings lead of 127.