Northamptonshire Second XI further pressed their advantage from day one, ending only 3 wickets away from a comfortable victory.

The success came early with the bat as Saif Zaib drove the innings forward with a superb 153, as the lower order helped to cruise to an enormous total of 493.

Some more fantastic bowling from Tom Taylor saw Northamptonshire take 7 wickets and limit Warwickshire to only 83 runs, meaning they head into day three 3 wickets away from victory and a lead of 313.

Although Tom Taylor fell in the first session after a fantastic 80, Northamptonshire looked comfortable throughout the morning session.

Zaib claimed his century in 169 balls and continued to share productive partnerships through the order. When Zaib was dismissed off the bowling of Scott, it was Kerrigan who picked up the scoring mantle – smashing 63 off 40, including four back-to-back sixes, to ensure the total reached a lofty amount.

Freddie Heldreich also chipped in with an impressive 44 off 44 before he was bowled and caught by Scott and Northamptonshire walked off with a mighty total of 493.

The chase was a daunting prospect for Warwickshire, and it got even more difficult when Amir Khan was bowled by Taylor in just the fourth over.

The wickets then kept tumbling as Northamptonshire trapped the next four batters lbw – Taylor with two more and Berg & Procter chipping in.

Although Warwickshire steadied the ship after the fall of Newby, Kerrigan then bowled Smith and Khan was caught by Weldon off the bowling of Russell to end the day 70/6, leaving Northamptonshire on the edge of victory on day three.

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