County Men v Warwickshire

Northamptonshire are expected to go with a blend of youth and experience for their first and second team friendlies with Warwickshire on Sunday at Wellingborough GC and The Henley GC respectively.

As the two sides put the final touches to their preparation for the Anglian League season, first team skipper Graham Bott is looking to build on the 12-3 thrashing of Bedfordshire in their first friendly of the year.

He admitted: “We will have a number of first team squad players missing for this match, just as we did against Bedfordshire. And look how that ended up!

“If they can replicate that result, then they are going to be putting a lot of pressure on the selectors to pick them in the Anglian League, which is exactly what we want.

“The strength in depth we have within the county is a massive positive.”