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Police praise fans who attended British MotoGP

Estrella Galicia's Scott Redding during the Octo British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Police have praised the patience of fans who attended the British Moto GP at Silverstone in Northamptonshire over the weekend.

A record crowd of 73,000 people watched the race yesterday.

there were long delays as bikes and cars left the circuit.

Police said the traffic control operation had been successful.

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Northamptonshire shock Bears to reach T20 final

The teams shake hands at the end of the match Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Northamptonshire Steelbacks produced a stunning bowling performance to shock the Birmingham Bears in the first semi-final of the T20 Blast competition at Edgbaston.

Four early wickets for Northamptonshire slowed Birmingham's hopes for a big early score, with David Willey getting the top three.

Fifty-one from Ateeq Javid helped Birmingham post a respectable score though, with Laurie Evans scoring a quick-fire 18 to total 131 from their 20 overs.

Rory Kleinveldt celebrates the wicket of Tim Ambrose Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Northamptonshire started strongly though, and apart from a slight wobble when a few wickets fell in the middle overs, cruised to the total.

Opener Richard Levi top scored for the Steelbacks, scoring an unveaten 63, with Shahid Afridi hitting the winning runs with two overs to spare.

Northamptonshire will take on either Hampshire or Lancashire in this evening's final.

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