Skipper admits his side need a victory to boost morale after Lincolnshire loss
Northants Federation's Adams Trophy team - winners of the competition in 2015 - suffered its second successive defeat in the current campaign on Saturday.
This time Lincolnshire inflicted an 18-4 points mauling following last week's 19-3 loss at home to holders Suffolk.
Despite the recall of several players from Middleton Cup duty or previously unavailable, on a green that played into the hands of the more familiar home players, Northants quickly found themselves 24 shots adrift overall by 10 ends and 64-95 behind five ends later.
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