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.
Northants pace bowler Azharullah takes three wickets to put Essex under pressure on day one at Chelmsford.
Lancashire Lightning beat Northants Steelbacks by 13 runs at Edgbaston to win the T20 Blast for the first time.
Richard Levi hits an unbeaten 63 as Northants beat Birmingham Bears to reach the T20 Blast final at Edgbaston.
Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi rejoins Northants ahead of Saturday's T20 Blast finals day tomorrow.
BBC Sport analyses the star players and the form book as Birmingham, Hampshire, Lancashire and Northants contest Finals Day.
Leicestershire have to settle for a draw with Northants as rain denies them a likely third win of the season.
Leicestershire's Wayne White takes 5-51 to leave Northants in trouble after a rain-interrupted third day.
Mark Cosgrove's second century in as many Championship matches helps Leicestershire recover and lead against Northants.
A career-best first class score from Alex Wakely gives Northants the edge over Leicestershire on day one at Wantage Road.
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