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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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