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Lancashire step up the search for Cumbes’ successor

Lancashire were continuing their preparations for the defence of the County Championship in Cambridge over the Easter weekend with the club also stepping up the process of appointing a new chief executive. Jim Cumbes has already deferred his retirement twice … Continue reading

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Cumbes delays retirement again to help Lancashire

Jim Cumbes has delayed his retirement as Lancashire’s chief executive yet again to avoid unnecessary upheaval at the club as the redevelopment of Old Trafford reaches the crucial final stages. Cumbes, the former county seamer and Football League goalkeeper, has … Continue reading

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Lancashire Ashes hopes await another magical Thursday

For the second consecutive Thursday, everyone at Old Trafford will be on tenterhooks. Exactly one week after Lancashire clinched their first outright County Championship for 77 years in such dramatic, unforgettable circumstances in Taunton, attention will turn to the ECB’s … Continue reading

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Lancashire and Cumbes plan Old Trafford celebration

There will be a celebratory mood at the last game of England’s one-day series against Sri Lanka at Old Trafford on July 9, even if in the meantime Alastair Cook and Co are crushed again in the fourth of five internationals … Continue reading

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Uncertainty clouds Old Trafford as decision day looms

American Independence Day will have a very different significance for Lancashire this summer, as a Court of Appeal hearing to determine whether their plans to redevelop Old Trafford will be reborn – or crushed – takes place on the fourth … Continue reading

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The Old Trafford farce that isn’t funny

Lancashire’s bid to redevelop Old Trafford is starting to resemble the scene with the Black Knight in Monty Python’s Holy Grail – although it is impossible for anyone involved to see the funny side. Derwent Holdings – the company whose … Continue reading

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Cumbes: Old Trafford naming rights vital

Lancashire will step up their efforts to sell naming rights for Old Trafford following the latest legal victory in the redevelopment battle which the club hopes may finally have come to end. In celebrating the High Court rejection of the … Continue reading

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