Aussies beat Northamptonshir

CRICKET: Australia warmed up for Thursday&rsquo;s third Ashes Test with a 135-run victory in their tour match against Northamptonshire.<br /><br />Fast bowler Mitchell Johnson&rsquo;s poor form continued as he managed just 1-65 off more than 11 overs, but all-rounder Shane Watson boosted his chance of a recall by making 50 off 35 balls as the tourists declared on 270-3.<br /><br />Seamer Stuart Clark also shone, taking 2-29 as Australia dismissed Northamptonshire for 217.