Northamptonshire County Cricket Club will remember club legend, David Capel when the Steelbacks play Somerset at The County Ground on 8th August.  

The Royal London Cup fixture will be Capel’s memorial game after the former England and County all-rounder sadly passed away in September 2020, after being diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2018.  

In Capel’s memory, the Club will donate £1 from each ticket sold for the Somerset fixture to The Brain Tumour Charity, who will also be in attendance on the day.   

David Capel’s daughter, Jenny said: 

‘David was a county man through and through. He loved nothing more than seeing a great crowd watch Northants play well.’ 

‘We are grateful to Northamptonshire County Cricket Club for holding the memorial cricket match in honour of David and we welcome friends, family and supporters to celebrate David’s life and time at Northamptonshire Cricket Club.’ 

‘Capes’ joined Northants in 1980 as an apprentice cricketer and went on to spend 32 years at the club as both a first-class player and head coach. 

The all-rounder played for England and was the first player born in Northamptonshire to represent England at test level in 77 years.  

The game against Somerset will also see a number of former Northamptonshire players return to the County Ground to remember their old friend and colleague.

Tickets for the 50 over Royal London Cup fixture are now available to order online.