NORTHANTS B begin the new decade with an away match against North Cambs in the Derbyshire Trophy on Sunday (January 5).

Team captain Malcolm Squires makes three changes, one enforced, for the English Bowling Federation indoor county championship fixture being played at the Sutton St James club, the new home for North Cambs following the closure of the Wisbech club last year.

Graham Agger and Les Sharp return to the team and there's a first appearance for Fred Richardson. They replace Squires, Melvyn Beck and the late Mick Duell from the team beaten by Lincolnshire in the previous match.

A first victory in the competition would lift Northants B off the bottom of the southern section table at the expense of Sunday's hosts.

Northants B (not in rink order): Les Sharp, Ray Keating, Mick Linnell, Brian Bassam, Jeff Clipston, Dick Noble, Cliff Watson, Graham Agger, Mike Ramsden, Fred Richardson, Mick Greaves, John Holroyd.