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STEPPING DOWN: Lancashire’s Tom Smith will be replaced by Steven Croft as captain of the Red Rose for the 2016 season

Injury forces Tom Smith to hand over Lancashire captaincy

England batsman Jos Buttler walks to pavilion took the score 116 not out against Pakistan during the Pakistan and England 4th One Day International match at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Friday Nov. 20, 2015. (AP Photo).

Kevin Pietersen: South Africa will be ecstatic if England omit Jos Buttler from Test team

FORM: Jos Buttler could be in line for a Test recall after his stunning ODI performances against Pakistan

Quickest century may usher Jos Buttler back into England contention

Jos Buttler

Lancashire batsman Jos Buttler smashes England's fastest one-day international hundred

DROPPED: Ian Bell has been left out of England's squad for the Test series in South Africa

Lancashire pair in England squad for Test tour to South Africa

CHAMPIONS: Burnley celebrate their Lancashire League title in 2015 and league chiefs remain confident the competition will be expanded for 2017

Lancashire League expansion remains on track despite setback

The league is hoping to add 10 more teams to the division

Lancashire League's proposed 2017 expansion put on hold

MAIN MAN: James Anderson, centre, celebrates with his England team-mates after taking a wicket

Lancashire and England bowler James Anderson fancies five more years at the top

England and Lancashire star Jos Buttler could be axed for crucial final Test

England and Lancashire star Jos Buttler could be axed for crucial final Test

England's James Anderson (centre) celebrates taking his 300th test wicket

James Anderson signs new Lancashire contract

Steven Croft

Steven Croft pens new deal at Lancashire

Clitheroe's Neil Bolton

East Lancashire clubs discover LCB Knock Out opponents

WITNESS: Lou Vincent arrives at Southwark Crown Court, with his partner Susie Markham

Former Lancashire League cricketer claims 'mentor' gave him 'direct orders' to fix games

TITLE: Bharat Tripathi

Lancashire League unveil 2016 fixtures

New director of cricket and head coach of Lancashire County Cricket Club Ashley Giles during a press conference at Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Lancashire. ... Cricket - Lancashire County Cricket Club Press Conference - Old Trafford ... 08-10-2014 ... Man

Lancashire trio sign new deals

ACHIEVEMENT: England Physical Disability coach Qasim Ali, from Nelson, has guided his side to victory in the first international tournament in the sport’s history

World Cup is England’s dream, says Nelson's Qasim Ali

UNCERTAIN FUTURES: The Ribblesdale League bat against the Northern League in this year’s inter-league T20 tournament

LCB officials to meet Lancashire League over proposed expansion

CHAMPIONS: Burnley celebrate winning this season’s Lancashire League and they will face increased competition for the 2017 campaign

Host of Ribblesdale and Northern League clubs apply to Lancashire League

TALENTED: Frank Tyson

Former England and Todmorden fast bowler Frank Tyson dies - aged 85


Runners-up spot leaves Lancashire coach Ashley Giles disappointed

PRAISE: Lancashire’s Alex Davies in action against Nottinghamshire during a successful year for the Darwen ace

Lancashire wicket-keeper Alex Davies up for the Breakthrough Player award

IMPRESSIVE: Burnley’s James Anderson returned his best Lancashire figures with 7-77 against Essex in Chelmsford

Lancashire set to miss out on title despite Anderson’s best Red Rose figures of 7-77

Lancashire batsman Ashwell Prince

Outgoing Lancashire star Ashwell Prince backing team-mates to get even better next time out

ACTION MAN: Lancashire Lightning’s Alex Davies during the Natwest T20 Blast which Lancashire won earlier this summer

Lancashire star Alex Davies can challenge for international spot

GOODBYE: Ashwell Prince salutes Old Trafford in his final game at the ground

Ashwell Prince bows out as Hameed stars for Lancashire

CARRY ON TWIRLING: Despite approaching his 54th birthday Keith Roscoe has no plans to retire from Lancashire League cricket just yet

BIG INTERVIEW: Roscoe talks about his love of cricket and possible musical future after it

BLAME: Batsman Tom Parton believes Ramsbottom can only blame themselves for failing to finish second in the Lancashire League this season

Ramsbottom rue weakness with bat in key game

Former England captain and Lancashire League pro Brian Close dies - aged 84

Former England captain and Lancashire League pro Brian Close dies - aged 84

BACK: Jimmy Anderson

New prices designed to encourage large crowd at Lancashire

MOMENT TO TREASURE: David Brown celebrates scoring 1,000 league runs

A day of records as Burnley party

THIRD: Jordan Clarke

Darwen seen off by Penrith's Niall Burke

BOWING OUT: Brett Pelser (right) is leaving Rawtenstall after three years as professional at the Worswick Memorial Ground

Pro Brett Pelser calls time on his stint at Rawtenstall

RALLY: Daniel Metcalf knows only a win will do against Cherry Tree

Oswaldwistle Immanuel skipper Metcalf ready for survival shootout

EYES ON THE BALL: Read sub pro Aniket Redkar bowls to Clitheroe’s Farouk Butt in Sunday’s Ribblesdale League clash

Title-holders Clitheroe maintain grip on silverware with two games left

WICKETS: Keith Roscoe

Roscoe’s wickets not enough for Rawtenstall as Todmorden win

CAPTAIN: Jordan Clarke’s side are back in second

Darwen miss out on title as Morecambe take league

CATCHING THE EYE: Settle star Imran Khalid has impressed ex-Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez

Pakistan tracking the progress of Settle pro

HAVE A GO: Bacup Tim Farragher is targeting a shock win tomorrow

Bacup bid to avoid a repeat of last year

OUT: Cherry Tree celebrate the wicket of Settle professional Imran Khalid      Pictures: KIPAX

Super Settle soar to Twenty20 glory

AIMING HIGH: Burnley wicketkeeper Chris Burton can’t quite take a catch as the Turf Moor men lost to Lowerhouse on Sunday Picture KIPAX

Burnley already eyeing repeat of stunning quadruple triumph

Lancashire celebrate after beating Northants

Lancashire coach Ashley Giles delighted with NatWest T20 Blast victory over Northants

DEPARTED: Ramsbottom’s Daryn Smit has returned to South Africa after a stellar season

Derbyshire captain Wayne Madsen to take place of ‘superhuman’ Smit at Rammy

ATTITUDE: Padiham professional Ben Heap

Skip heaps praise on home grown Padiham pro Ben Heap

GUNNING FOR SECOND: Enfield batsman Liam Bedford in action against Todmorden on Sunday     Picture: KIPAX

Enfield's Liam Bedford aiming for a top-two Lancashire League finish

HITTING OUT: Chris Holt made 62 for Burnley as they thrashed Colne

Burnley close in on Lancashire League title

Liam Livingstone

Lancashire batsman Liam Livingstone handed new deal

RUN MACHINE: Daryn Smit has hit three centuries this season

SATURDAY INTERVIEW: ‘Super-human’ star is heading home but vows he will return to Ramsbottom

AIMING: Lowerhouse professional Cobus Pienaar in action. His side are currently third in the Lancashire League

Heaton: Burnley will make worthy champs

KEY: Daryn Smit

Burnley aim for double delight in title race

Paul Horton

Lancashire to release opener Paul Horton at the end of the season

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