John Sadler has named an unchanged squad for Northamptonshire’s third fixture in the LV= Insurance County Championship.

The start of the season has seen two excellent examples of first-class cricket, with a strong chase falling just short against Gloucestershire and a defiant, 120 over batting effort to secure a draw against Yorkshire.

Skipper Ricardo Vasconcelos was proud of how his side had performed so far.

“We’ve played some really good cricket over the eight days so far.”

“The fight that we showed in the last game on that last day, it would have been easy for us to just crumble under pressure and to be honest I think that’s probably what a lot of people away from the club would have expected.”

“So for us to go out there and show we’ve got a bit about us this year and prove we’re here to fight with every team gives us a lot of confidence moving forward in terms of getting the results we’re after.”

The side now travel to Chelmsford to take on Essex, the first away matchup of 2022.

“We’re in a good space after two games but it’s always about the next game and we’re all focused in that.”

Northamptonshire squad to take on Essex.

Ricardo Vasconcelos (c)
Gareth Berg
Josh Cobb
Emilio Gay
Matt Kelly
Rob Keogh
Simon Kerrigan
Lewis McManus (wk)
Luke Procter
Ben Sanderson
Tom Taylor
Will Young
Saif Zaib