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Magoffin’s rise, Lancashire’s flop: Richard Gibson

Steve Magoffin’s excellent debut for Sussex continued his extraordinary change of fortune since being dumped by Western Australia 12 months ago. The Queenslander took nine wickets in his first outing as the club’s overseas player but the prospect of such … Continue reading

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Anderson in line to bowl historic ball at Old Trafford

James Anderson, the Lancashire and England fast bowler, could bowl the first delivery in first-class cricket at Old Trafford from the “new” Pavilion End. Lancashire may not have been done any favours by the England management over player availability in … Continue reading

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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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Kerrigan or Keedy, or both? Lancashire’s dilemma

Keedy or Kerrigan? That is the most ticklish selection question confronting Lancashire before they launch their defence of the LV= County Championship title on April 12 – and the answer, in their opening fixture against Sussex at Aigburth, could yet … Continue reading

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Lancashire staying calm despite record £4m loss

Don’t panic. That was the crux of the message that Lancashire stressed to their members in an annual report that revealed eyewatering losses of almost £4m, smashing the previous record for the worst financial results in county cricket history. Tempting … Continue reading

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Naqaash keen to take his chance with Lancashire

Lancashire have made Naqaash Tahir a surprise and low-profile addition to their seam bowling options for the forthcoming season. Tahir, a 28-year-old from Birmingham who has been with Warwickshire for more than a decade, has signed a one-year contract. “We’re … Continue reading

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Hart and Milner to support Anderson: Richard Gibson

Manchester City’s England footballers Joe Hart and James Milner have indulged their mutual love of cricket by agreeing to feature in James Anderson’s UK benefit year launch. The City duo are guests of honour at Old Trafford – cricket’s version … Continue reading

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England U19 tour selection for Abid delights Stanworth

Lancashire were delighted by this week’s selection of Mo Abid, a young leg-spinner from Ashton-under-Lyne, in the England under-19 squad that will head for Queensland next month for a quadrangular one-day series against Australia, India and New Zealand. But they … Continue reading

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Prince looks a perfect fit in Lancashire middle order

Lancashire have significantly strengthened their batting line-up ahead of next season’s County Championship defence by signing Ashwell Prince, the South African who is already a popular figure at Old Trafford after two previous stints with the club in the last … 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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