Northamptonshire County Cricket Club formed in 1878. They are known as the Steelbacks in One Day Cricket, and their home ground is the County Ground, Northampton.
A council is considering a loan of up to £250,000 to its county cricket club which needs to return its finance "to a sustainable position".
Northants have not offered Scotland international Kyle Coetzer or bowler Maurice Chambers new contracts.
Former England paceman Frank Tyson, hailed as the quickest bowler of his era, has died at the age of 85.
Surrey clinch the Championship Division Two title despite drawing their final match against Northants at The Oval.
Brothers Tom and Sam Curran take all Northants' first-innings wickets as Surrey close in on the Division Two title.
Kumar Sangakkara hits his third hundred of the month for Surrey as they reach 378-8 on day two against Northants.
Northants head coach David Ripley says there is a "bit of haves and have-nots" between Division One and Two clubs.
Surrey's quest to clinch the Division Two title remains in tact despite rain washing out day one against Northants.
Somerset fast bowler Craig Overton is given a two-match ban after his third breach of ECB on-field behaviour rules.
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