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Cricket: England close in but Lancs are beaten

Ben Stokes believes England are well placed to clinch victory in the third Test against South Africa at the Oval, but concedes there is still work to be done on Monday.

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England's Jonny Bairstow mistimes a shot and is caught out by South Africa's Chris Morris off the bowling of Keshav Maharaj

England humbled at Trent Bridge

England collapsed to a 340-run defeat well inside four days as their batting failed embarrassingly once again in the second Test against South Africa at Trent Bridge.

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Red Rose youngster Haseeb Hameed

Lancashire ace in Lions party

Lancashire batsman Haseeb Hameed has been handed the opportunity to bolster his claim for a Test place this summer after being named in the England Lions’ squad for next week’s four-day fixture against South Africa A.

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Glen Chapple

Five-for Parry lights up Trafalgar Road triumph

A first Championship five-wicket haul for Stephen Parry and a timely knock from England opener Haseeb Hameed ensured there were no major scares for Lancashire at Southport.

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Joe Root

Root named England captain

England have appointed Joe Root as their new Test captain.

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Alastair Cook poses with the Urn in 2013

Cook quits as Test skipper

Alastair Cook has stepped down as England Test captain.

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Lancashire's new head coach Glen Chapple and his assistant Mark Chilton. Photo: Lancashire County Cricket Club

Chappy so happy to be Red Rose head coach

Glen Chapple believes it is the perfect moment for him to become the new head coach of Lancashire.

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Alastair Cook

Future’s unclear for Cook

Alastair Cook will not make any immediate decision on whether he will continue as England captain after he came under further scrutiny for their embarrassing collapse in the final Test against India.

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Steven Croft

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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