Rob Newton comes to Northants' rescue as he helped the newly-promoted side draw with champions Durham at Northampton.
Matthew Spriegel falls three runs short of his ton as Northants battle to stay on par with Division One champions Durham.
Northants fight back after 91 from Phil Mustard sees Durham post a daunting total on day two at Northampton.
Division One newcomers Northants hold their own against reigning champions Durham on even day at Northampton.
Northamptonshire's injury crisis continues with the withdrawal of South Africa all-rounder Rory Kleinveldt.
Northamptonshire will sign South Africa all-rounder Rory Kleinveldt, subject to a successful visa application.
Northamptonshire's Alex Wakely hopes to be involved behind the scenes this season despite his long-term Achilles injury.
BBC Sport radio commentators assess the prospects for the teams ahead of the 2014 season
The BBC will broadcast live commentary on every county cricket game this summer.
Northamptonshire offer a contract to South Africa all-rounder Rory Kleinveldt, BBC Radio Northampton reports.
A back injury means Australia Test bowler Jackson Bird will not play for Northants in the 2014 season.
Northants all-rounder David Willey could miss the start of the season because of ongoing concerns about his back.
Northants spinner Graeme White backs his team-mates to fill the void left by injured captain Alex Wakely.
All 900 jobs at a food processing plant in Northamptonshire are to go with the closure of the site, workers are told.
Northamptonshire limited-overs captain Alex Wakely is likely to miss the 2014 season with a ruptured Achilles tendon.
South African batsman Richard Levi returns to Northants to join their T20 and one-day squads for 2014.
Northants limited-overs captain Alex Wakely returns from tour of Barbados after injuring his Achilles tendon.
The death of a man outside a pub in Northamptonshire is being treated as suspicious by police.
Northants limited-overs captain Alex Wakely signs a new two-year deal until 2015 with the FLt20 champions.
Captain Stephen Peters signs a new two-year deal with Northamptonshire after leading the club to promotion in 2013.