The timings for the opening day of Northamptonshire’s upcoming LV= Insurance County Championship fixture have changed.

In response to the extreme heat forecast for Tuesday, each session will be shortened by 30 minutes with a new close of play of 4:30pm.

Play will still begin as scheduled at 11am.

A minimum of one drinks interval per session is scheduled which will be factored into over-rate calculations.

Supporters are reminded of the importance of staying hydrated and taking appropriate action to protect themselves from the sun. Covered seating is available to all spectators in the cinch Stand and Turner Stands and as part of the Hevey Suite.

Any supporters who feel unwell on the day should seek shelter and notify their nearest steward.

Supporters with a general admission ticket for Day 1 can also use their ticket for entry to the ground on Day 2.