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Northants part company with head coach Capel
Northamptonshire head coach David Capel has left his role with immediate effect after six years in the job. David Ripley, the second XI coach and academy director, will take charge on an interim basis.
The county reached the midway point in the Championship season handily placed at fourth in Division Two but have suffered a miserable time in one-day and Twenty20 cricket.
They only recently managed their first limited-overs win of the season, against Glamorgan in the FLt20, and remain bottom of the Midlands/West/Wales group. They are also bottom of Group C in the CB40.
In a brief statement the club said: "Northants Cricket chief executive David Smith wished on behalf of the board of directors and all at the club to sincerely thank David for his efforts over the past six years in his current role."