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Lancashire win ratio tops 1934 heroes: Andrew Hignell

  The long 2011 season has finally drawn to a close. For batsmen Mark Chilton, Mark Wagh and Ali Brown, it was their final summer of run-scoring on the county cricket before retirement, while for fast bowler Dominic Cork – … Continue reading

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Lancashire’s title boost from the weather: Andrew Hignell

“Go West, young man. Go West and grow up with the country” – so wrote Horace Greeley, the famous American newspaper editor and politician in 1850, encouraging people to head away from the settlements on the eastern seaboard and to … Continue reading

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Contrasts of Cork and Chilton remembered in retirement

As cricketers, and characters, Mark Chilton and Dominic Cork did not have a great deal in common. The fact that they happened to announce their retirement on the same day provides a chance to relish the contrast between the two. … 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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Moores, Lancashire and KP’s ‘legacy’: Andy Wilson

Cheers, KP. If his inability or unwillingness to work with Peter Moores had not made its way mysteriously to the pages of the Telegraph and the Mail in early 2009, Lancashire’s long wait for an outright County Championship would almost … Continue reading

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Lancashire chase silverware double in season’s final week

The last County Championship fixture of the season at Taunton is not the only significant match for Lancashire cricket this week. On Monday September 12, when Glen Chapple’s team begin their game against Somerset, the county’s Second XI face Nottinghamshire … Continue reading

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Jefferson the first semi-final hero: T20 Finals Day: Paul Bolton

Friends Life t20 Finals Day, Edgbaston 1st semi-final:  Leicestershire (132-6)  beat  Lancashire (79-6)  in super over after scores were level Oh the fun and frolics of Twenty20 cricket. Leicestershire reached the final of the Friends Life t20 in dramatic  fashion, … Continue reading

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Lancashire face tricky decision over 2012 venues

Lancashire are facing a tricky decision over where to play their home County Championship matches next summer after the huge success of this 2011 season on the road. Taking six games to Liverpool and one each to Southport and Blackpool … Continue reading

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Keedy set to swap Old Trafford for Edgbaston in 2012

Warwickshire are set to complete the signing of left-arm spinner Gary Keedy from Lancashire. Warwickshire made a formal approach for the out-of-contract Keedy in mid-season and are understood to have secured the services of the 36-year-old Yorkshireman on a two-year … Continue reading

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Focus switches to Southport in Lancashire title challenge

The day after sealing Lancashire’s unforgettable Roses triumph at Headingley, Gary Keedy was back in Yorkshire. Not to gloat, but to take his kids to Eureka, the National Children’s Museum in Halifax. Neither Keedy nor his fellow veteran Glen Chapple … Continue reading

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