Defending champions Northants Steelbacks will bid to end a disappointing NatWest T20 Blast campaign on a high note away to Durham Jets.
The Steelbacks’ slim hopes of reaching the quarter-finals were extinguished by a 22-run defeat to Notts Outlaws on Wednesday night at Wantage Road.
Captain Kyle Coetzer top-scored, passing fifty for the first time in the competition, and afterwards admitted his side had failed to find the consistency to mount a successful defence.
“We’ve shown some glimpses of what we’re capable of – we’ve bowled really well at times and batted really well at times but we just haven’t been able to put a full performance together too often this year,” he said.
The Jets have also endured a similarly disappointing tournament and their only incentive before the match is to pick up a win that would move them above the Steelbacks and into sixth place in the North Group.
The Jets have retained the same squad that suffered a 27-run defeat to Lancashire Lightning at Emirates Old Trafford last night.