Northamptonshire

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a county is central England

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HOW THEY STAND P W L TNR Pt LANCASHIRE 10 6 1 0 3 15 Notts 9 4 302 10 Worcester 9 4 3 0 2 10 Derbyshire 9 4 4 0 1 9 Durham 9 4 40 1 9 Warwicks 9 3 4 1 1 8 Leics 9 3 402 8 Northants 9 2 403 7 Yorkshire 9 1 4 1 3 6 Alex Davies celebrates his matchwinning knock for Lancashire last night
At 76 for three in the 11th over, Northants were in familiar territory but Alex Wakely and Rob Keogh carefully but confidently steered their side through 14 overs in a stand of 86 for the fourth wicket.
"We can't comment on the way Northants played, but had we been in their position, we would have certainly attacked more, declared and had a go at winning the game."
Northants opted not to declare and instead batted on as Glamorgan used 10 bowlers in an attempt to feed them runs and speed up a chance to bat again, with home spinners Kiran Carlson and Billy Root both deciding to bowl medium pace.
And when Prasanna swung and missed at a Jack Brooks slower ball and lost his leg stump, Northants were 106 for 5 in the 15th over.
When the wickets fell, the required rate spiralled and, even though Rory Kleinveldt kept Northants alive with 41 in 27 balls with three fours and two sixes, the task proved beyond them.
The toss was contested here with both sides wanting to bat, and Northants contributed to their own downfall with a slipshod display.
On a cloudy day, and on a pitch that had been covered for two days, Northants might have regretted their decision to bat first as the Glamorgan seamers obtained plenty of movement to trouble the batsmen.
Paceman Azharullah leads the way with the ball for Northants with 12 wickets, while Kleinveldt has nine with subtle seamers.
Coach James Morgans switched up the teams defence to a 3-2 zone, making it difficult for Northants to free up for shots and make an impact in the second half.
Northants escaped the follow on thanks to some cavalier batting byWigley (18 not out) and Brown, before the latter fell leg-before to Jake Needham for 13 with the score on 341, 144 behind.
After they had won a helpful toss, Northants posted a mammoth total of 531 on the opening two days before bowling Glamorgan out on consecutive days.
DIV ONE: Bristol: Gloucs v Northants, Lord's: Middx v Lancs.
Rob Keogh made 76 at Wantage Road from a tricky position to help Northants close day three 210 for 6 in their second innings with a lead of 341.
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