Ben Duckett hit 137 from 92 balls as the North warmed up for the North-South series with a 71-run win over Worcestershire.
Mark Wood is among the county stars preparing to take part in the inaugural North-South series in Dubai, this week.
It's not hard to put 2016 into words - quite simply, it's been a brilliant year of cricket. Here's a selection of our quotes of the year.
Our review of 2016 continues with a look at the World T20, the IPL, Northants' T20 Blast win and a dramatic tie at Trent Bridge.
The 2017 NatWest T20 Blast will dominate the domestic cricket agenda at the height of summer next year.
Keep up with the latest county moves ahead of the 2017 season as Lancashire snap up West Indies legend Shivnarine Chanderpaul.
It's been a dream season for Ben Duckett that has won him an England call-up, but how has the youngster reached this point?
Ben Duckett has told Sky Sports News HQ he had no hesitation in deciding to tour Bangladesh after being picked for England.
Northants batsman Ben Duckett has been awarded the PCA Players' Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards.
He impressed in the ODI series, and is now pushing hard for an England Test debut, but who is Ben Duckett?
Ben Duckett has been named as the 2016 Cricket Writers' Club Young Player of the Year with Charlotte Edwards winning the women's award.
After a thrilling conclusion to the campaign, Rob Key picks his County Championship team of the season. But who makes the cut?
Ben Duckett has committed his future to Northamptonshire by signing a contract extension until the end of 2018.
A recap of all the action as Middlesex won the Specsavers County Championship title after beating Yorkshire by 61 runs at Lord's.
The Professional Cricketers' Association have announced a four-man shortlist for the prestigious NatWest Player of the Year award.
Ben Duckett admitted that he was slightly surprised to get a call-up to the England Test squad for the tour of Bangladesh.
Essex's players set off to celebrate their Division Two title success despite suffering only their third defeat of the summer.
South African all-rounder Rory Kleinveldt has signed a one-year contract extension at Northamptonshire County Cricket Club.
Miguel Cummins bowled Worcestershire to a dramatic 11-run win over Sussex in Specsavers County Championship Division Two.
So, you've had a go at part one of our Royal London One-Day Cup Quiz - will you fare any better in part two?