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It was a bit of a freak morning with 12 wickets falling for hardly any runs on the final day of our game against Nottinghamshire.


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It’s a great honour for me to receive a testimonial year with Lancashire.

Saqib Mahmood

New Lancashire deals for pace pair Bailey and Mahmood

Fast bowlers Saqib Mahmood and Tom Bailey have signed extended contracts with Lancashire County Cricket Club.

Former Blackpool ace Liam Livingstone is Lancashire's new skipper

Croft pledges to help out new captain Liam

Steven Croft is backing Liam Livingstone, his replacement as Lancashire’s captain, to shine in his new role.

Mennie in action for the Sheffield Shield

Lancashire announce Australian Joe Mennie as 2018 overseas player

Lancashire have signed Australian bowler Joe Mennie as their overseas player for 2018.

Liam Livinstone

England Test call for Lancashire captain Livingstone

Lancashire batsman Liam Livingstone has been named in the England Test squad for the first time ahead of the  two-match series against New Zealand in March.

Australia's Steve Smith and team-mates celebrate winning The Ashes at Sydney Cricket Ground

Jimmy: Ashes was missed opportunity

England’s failure to capitalise on opportunities in key moments of the Ashes resulted in their 4-0 loss to a “far better” Australia side, Lancashire’s Jimmy Anderson admitted after the series drew to a close in Sydney

Craig Overton suffers an injury during the Ashes Test match at the WACA in Perth

Boxing Day Test is temptation for Craig

Craig Overton may risk suffering a punctured lung if he plays on in the Ashes with a hairline rib fracture.

Australia celebrate the final wicket of Chris Woakes to win the Ashes at the WACA in Perth

Root demands response after Ashes debacle

Joe Root admitted England have been outclassed by Australia as they surrendered the Ashes before Christmas following a comprehensive innings-and-41-run defeat in Perth.

Australia's Josh Hazelwood celebrates the wicket of Joe Root

Root digs his heels in as critics take aim

Joe Root insists England are still “massively” in the Ashes series despite falling 2-0 behind with a 120-run defeat in the second Test.

James Anderson bowls during day three of the Ashes Test match at the Adelaide Oval

Anderson still eyeing England victory

James Anderson believes England can still win the second Test after they staged a final-session fightback against Australia on day three in Adelaide.

Emirates Old Trafford

Two England internationals at Lancashire in 2018

Two England white-ball fixtures are to be staged at Emirates Old Trafford in 2018.

The Red Rose were winners at Old Trafford

Lancashire wrap up victory

Lancashire completed their sixth County Championship victory of the season from 10 matches as they chased down a target of 41 to beat Warwickshire at Old Trafford.

England's Stuart Broad celebrates taking the wicket of Shane Dowrich

Root knows the true value of hero Broad

Stuart Broad’s historic match-winning intervention came as no surprise to captain Joe Root in England’s innings-and-209-run trouncing of West Indies in this country’s first day-night Test.

Ben Stokes takes the wicket of Faf du Plessi

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.

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.

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.

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.

Joe Root

Root named England captain

England have appointed Joe Root as their new Test captain.

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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