Northamptonshire captain Nicky Boje believes the returning Mal Loye can fire the club to promotion this summer.
Robert White's unbeaten 132 guided Northamptonshire to a victory target of 289 for a six-wicket success over Gloucestershire.
Northamptonshire start the season in familiar territory, mired in the lower tier of the county championship with minimal expectations of promotion.
Northants have appointed South African all-rounder Nicky Boje as their new skipper for the coming season.
Ireland's humbling by South Africa should not derail their push for a quarter-final spot, says Mike Atherton.
ICC World Cup
Australia win by 275 runs
Pakistan win by 129 runs
Bupa Sheffield Shield
Kevin Pietersen's possible return for England is an 'extraordinary' twist, says Bob Willis.
England must reassess their ODI approach after a nine-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka, says Nasser Hussain.
Jacques Kallis and V.V.S. Laxman will be part of Sky Sports' wall-to-wall, multi-platform coverage of the ICC World Cup.
David Lloyd tees it up with Jimmy Anderson and goes in to bat for the Associate nations.
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