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Lancashire start at Essex

Lancashire’s fixtures for the 2017 season have been announced, with the Red Rose starting their County Championship Division One campaign away against newly-promoted Essex on Friday, April 7, at Chelmsford.

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Lancashire skipper Steven Croft

Lancashire retain division one status

Lancashire lost to Warwickshire in a relegation battle at Edgbaston, but stayed in the top flight of the County Championship when rivals Hampshire lost to Durham.

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Bailey- four wicket haul

Lancashire on top in relegation battle

Lancashire’s bowlers piled the pressure on Warwickshire on the opening day of their Specsavers County Championship relegation battle at Edgbaston.

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Hameed - dream selection

Hameed: I am ready for the England Test call

Lancashire batsman Haseeb Hameed is fully prepared for the barrage he expects to receive as England’s youngest opener.

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Hameed - dream selection

Lancashire teenager in dream England call

Lancashire’s 19-year-old opening batsman Haseeb Hameed has been named in England’s Test squad for the tour of Bangladesh.

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Buttler - cameo innings

Lancashire still short of division one safety

Lancashire’s draw with title-chasing Middlesex still leaves them needing points to stave off the threat of relegation.

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Jarvis - probing

Lancashire feel the heat on final day

The initiative swung away from Lancashire in favour of Middlesex on the last day of the Specsavers County Championship clash at Old Trafford.

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Kerrigan - three wicket haul

Lancashire set for exciting final day

Rob Jones carried his bat for a magnificent maiden first-class century before Simon Kerrigan took three for 16 to slow Middlesex’s title charge at Old Trafford.

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Kerrigan - three wicket haul

Lancashire battle to save follow-on

A remarkable, topsy-turvy day ended prematurely at Old Trafford with Lancashire’s sixth wicket pair battling to save the follow-on after a sensational opening spell from Toby Roland-Jones had left them 6-4.

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Buttler - missed chance

Lancashire second best in county clash

Lancashire had a tough opening day at Old Trafford in their County Championship clash with title aspirants Middlesex.

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Kerrigan - two-year deal

Kerrigan pens new Old Trafford deal

Simon Kerrigan has committed his immediate future to Lancashire by signing a new two-year deal.

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The Pakistan team walk around the ground after winning the match on day four of the fourth Test at The Oval

Top-order batting a concern for Cook

England captain Alastair Cook said a lack of top-order runs and sloppy catching cost his side the chance of a series win against Pakistan.

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England batsman Moeen Ali walks past Steven Finn (right) after he was out for 63 to Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir

Ballance and Moeen shine on tricky day

Gary Ballance and Moeen Ali kept England competitive on a taxing first day of the third Test against Pakistan at Edgbaston.

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England's Stuart Broad is bowled out by Pakistan's Mohammad Amir

England fail in Lord’s run chase

England failed in their bid to chase a record 283 as they lost the first Test against Pakistan at Lord’s by 75 runs.

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Livingstone - four catches

Maximum points haul for Lancs

Durham skipper Paul Collingwood fell short of his twin targets on Monday morning as Lancashire secured maximum bowling points four balls before the 110-over cut-off.

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Bailey - three wickets

Lancashire made to battle

Scott Borthwick’s classy century and an unbeaten 85 from the evergreen Paul Collingwood helped Durham make a positive start to their Specsavers County Championship match against Lancashire.

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Kerrigan - rejuvenated

Kerrigan inspires Lancashire win

Resurgent spinner Simon Kerrigan produced a superb final afternoon spell to lead Lancashire to an innings and 94-run victory over Hampshire in the Specsavers County Championship clash at Old Trafford.

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Carberry - caught behind

Rain holds up Lancs victory bid

Hampshire’s slim chances of getting anything out of their Specsavers County Championship Division One clash with Lancashire took an upturn as they battled on during a truncated day three with eight wickets still intact.

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PICTURE BY ALEX WHITEHEAD/SWPIX.COM - Cricket - County Championship - Yorkshire v Somerset, Day 3 - Headingley, Leeds, England - 09/05/13 - Somerset's Alviro Petersen hits out.

Lancashire pile on the pressure

A second day of Lancashire dominance has left Hampshire facing an uphill struggle if they are to prevent their Specsavers County Championship Division One match ending in anything but a win for the hosts.

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