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Lancashire side miss out on former England cricket ace Graeme Swann

Lancashire Telegraph: The Ashes: Swann disappointed by dropped catches

11:04am Wednesday 29th October 2014

RISHTON have had to pull out of a shock deal to sign former England spinner Graeme Swann as professional for next season.

Former England fast bowler released by Lancashire CCC

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FORMER England fast bowler Kabir Ali has been released by Lancashire.

'Freddie' Flintoff close to Australian T20 deal

Lancashire Telegraph: Andrew Flintoff

11:40am Wednesday 15th October 2014

ANDREW Flintoff’s Twenty20 comeback is gathering pace after Brisbane Heat coach Stuart Law revealed he expects to sign him for this winter’s Big Bash League.

New Lancashire CCC head coach Ashley Giles taking longer term approach

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:20am Thursday 9th October 2014

THERE will be no ‘quick fix’ to get Lancashire back fighting for County Championship titles, according to new Red Rose chief Ashley Giles.

PRESS CONFERENCE: Ashley Giles unveiled as Lancashire’s cricket director and head coach

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:52am Wednesday 8th October 2014

FOLLOW our live coverage of Ashley Giles' first press conference as Lancashire CCC cricket director and head coach.

New Lancashire head coach Ashley Giles targeting swift return to top division

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:59am Wednesday 8th October 2014

ASHLEY Giles is targeting a swift return to the County Championship’s top division after being appointed as cricket director and head coach at Old Trafford.

Lancashire's James Anderson comes under fire in Kevin Pietersen autobiography

Lancashire Telegraph: James Anderson claimed three wickets

11:08am Tuesday 7th October 2014

LANCASHIRE'S England bowler Jimmy Anderson came under attack yesterday in Kevin Pietersen’s new autobiography.

Mike Watkinson resigns as Lancashire cricket director

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:56pm Monday 6th October 2014

MIKE Watkinson has resigned as Lancashire’s cricket director with immediate effect.

Lancashire relegated from County Championship Division One

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:28pm Friday 26th September 2014

LANCASHIRE have been relegated from the County Championship Division One after drawing their final game of the season with Middlesex.

Glen Chapple's unbeaten 45 keeps Lancashire's survival hopes alive

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:43am Thursday 25th September 2014

GLEN Chapple scored a magnificent unbeaten 45 to keep Lancashire's County Championship Division One survival hopes alive.

Spinner Kerrigan believes in Lancashire's battle for survival

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:19pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

LANCASHIRE need a resounding victory over Middlesex in the final County Championship match of the season to avoid relegation to the second division.

Pelser to miss final Rawtenstall game

Lancashire Telegraph: Brett Pelser shone for Rawtenstall

8:01am Wednesday 10th September 2014

RAWTENSTALL will have to find a substitute professional for the final game of the Foster's Lancashire League season after Brett Pelser was forced to return home to South Africa.

Bumble 'thrilled' as latest Lloyd makes Accrington debut

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

CRICKET legend David Lloyd says he was thrilled to find out his young grandson Joe had continued the family dynasty of playing for Accrington - even though he didn’t know about it beforehand.

Lancashire League: House in a hurry to their party

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:54am Tuesday 9th September 2014

FOSTER’S Lancashire League champions Lowerhouse showed their ruthless streak on a day of celebration at the Neville Gee Recruitment Ground and made it 19 league wins on the spin as they hammered last year’s champions Accrington yesterday.

Northern League: Bye George...Linde signs off in style

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:52am Tuesday 9th September 2014

DARWEN professional George Linde signed off for the 2014 season in spectacular style as he hut a hundred and claimed five wickets – but his efforts couldn’t earn the Towers a victory at Netherfield.

Ribblesdale League: Champions seal the deal

Lancashire Telegraph: Janaka Gunaratne

7:48am Tuesday 9th September 2014

CLITHEROE retained the Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League title as they saw off the threat of Great Harwood on Saturday to spark a party in the Ribble Valley.

Lancashire League: Super House are just champion

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:47am Monday 1st September 2014

SUPER Lowerhouse are the Foster’s Lancashire League champions for 2014 after they squeezed themselves over the line to claim a fourth title in 10 glorious year in the dark at Todmorden last night.

Ribblesdale League: Pace too hot as Clitheroe bow out of Lancashire Cup and slip in the league

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:44am Monday 1st September 2014

CLITHEROE’S dreams of winning the LCB Lancashire Cup were extinguished yesterday as they found the pace bowling of Liverpool Competition Ormskirk too hot to handle.

Northern League: Chorley suffer Royal London heartache

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:41am Monday 1st September 2014

CHORLEY’S dreams of Royal London ECB National Knockout glory were ended last night as Nottinghamshire Premier League big hitters Sandiacre Town broke their hearts at Windsor Park.

The Roses: Lancashire on the back foot against Yorkshire

Lancashire Telegraph: Steve Croft, Naomi Aspin, Peter Moores and Tom Smith at Lancashire’s Old Trafford headquarters

7:40am Monday 1st September 2014

Title-chasing Yorkshire made light of losing the toss and clearly held the upper hand by the close of the first day of the LV= Division One Roses match at Emirates Old Trafford.

Lancashire League Sunday: Roscoe joins two more select clubs

Lancashire Telegraph: Keith Roscoe will rock Rawtenstall

8:12am Monday 25th August 2014

Keith Roscoe spun his way to two more remarkable Foster’s Lancashire League landmarks yesterday – and still shows no signs of slowing down.

Lancashire League Saturday: Lowerhouse march towards title with a Ram slam

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:10am Monday 25th August 2014

LOWERHOUSE put one hand on the Foster’s Lancashire League title as they blew their closest rivals Ramsbottom away on a super Saturday.

Ribblesdale League: Red Cap is a smash hit star

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:07am Monday 25th August 2014

Amal Athulathmudali wrote his name into the Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League record books yesterday as the Sri Lankan filled in for Salesbury and blasted Brinscall’s bowling attack to a new league record score.

Northern League: Darwen held up by Penrith's last pair

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:05am Monday 25th August 2014

DARWEN’S charge for honours in the Chorley Building Society Northern League was held up by Penrith’s final pair on Saturday as they were forced to settle for a winning draw on their long trip north.

James Anderson is world’s most skilful bowler, says England skipper Cook

Lancashire Telegraph: James Anderson claimed three wickets

5:30pm Thursday 14th August 2014

ALASTAIR Cook has no hesitation in describing Burnley’s James Anderson as the world’s most skilful bowler.

Rawtenstall ace hits career best score of 146 in victory

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:20pm Monday 11th August 2014

CHRIS Cook-Martin smashed the highest score of his run-laden career as Rawtenstall kept up their bid for a top six place in the Foster’s Lancashire League with the most resounding of wins over East Lancashire.

Hurricane blows Worsley Cup final off course

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:11pm Monday 11th August 2014

YESTERDAY’S Foster’s Worsley Cup final between Rawtenstall and Burnley was cancelled after heavy rain during the morning swept across Lancashire.

Worsley Cup final: Weather leads to cancellation of Worsley Cup final

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:52am Sunday 10th August 2014

This afternoon's Foster's Worsley Cup final between Rawtenstall and Burnley has been cancelled after heavy rain this morning.

Brown's an umpiring Lord

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

CRICKET and Paddy Brown were made for each other.

Burnley ready for final test

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:10pm Saturday 9th August 2014

CHRIS Holt is hoping Vinny Hanson wins his Worsley Cup fitness battle and says the final would be less of an occasion without the Rawtenstall skipper – even though his ears wouldn’t be taking such a bashing if the wicketkeeper missed out.

Hanson will only play Worsley Cup final if he is ready

Lancashire Telegraph: Vinny Hanson

12:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

‘MR Rawtenstall’ Vinny Hanson admits that it would be heartbreaking to miss tomorrow’s Foster’s Worsley Cup final through injury – but insists his main priority is his team and not himself.

Worsley Cup: Holt ready for his final dream

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

HOMEGROWN pro Chris Holt says he wants to pay Burnley back in the best way – by leading them to Worsley Cup final glory on Sunday.

Worsley Cup: Pelser admits he can’t wait for Worsley Cup final showdown

Lancashire Telegraph: Brett Pelser shone for Rawtenstall

1:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

CLASS act professional Brett Pelser admits he can’t wait for Sunday’s Worsley Cup final and reckons it’s the biggest game he has played in during his time in England – but the South African insists the showpiece isn’t about him.

Worsley Cup: Talking Cricket column

Lancashire Telegraph: Cole Hayman signs for Lancashire

12:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

SUNDAY is the big one; the game that every player in the Foster’s Lancashire League wants to be involved in; the game they all want to win.

Great Harwood miss the chance to close the gap at top of table

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:40pm Monday 4th August 2014

GREAT Harwood missed a great chance to close the gap at the top of the Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League as they suffered a big defeat on a day when the rain hit the programme hard.

Lucky 13 for super Lowerhouse

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:40pm Monday 4th August 2014

RUTHLESS Foster’s Lancashire League leaders Lowerhouse made it a sensational 13 wins on the spin as they crushed Rishton in double quick time.

Lancashire League Saturday: Record breaking Neser is a master blaster

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:46am Monday 28th July 2014

BIG Bash star Michael Neser wrote his name into Todmorden’s record books on Saturday – just a matter of hours after being called up for the Australia A team.

Ribblesdale League: Stacksteads finally win ...after a four-year wait

Lancashire Telegraph: Janaka Gunaratne

7:42am Monday 28th July 2014

STACKSTEADS seconds celebrated long into Saturday night after they finally had something to cheer as the villagers claimed a first Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League Division One win in four years!

Lancashire League Sunday: Ruthless Lowerhouse march on at the top

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:39am Monday 28th July 2014

LOWERHOUSE flexed their muscles at the top of the Foster’s Lancashire League yesterday as they brushed Nelson aside to make it 12 league wins on the spin.

Northern League: Linde hits a ton but Darwen are held up in Lakes

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:36am Monday 28th July 2014

DARWEN professional George Linde scored a magnificent century – but the Towers hopes of a return to winning ways in the Chorley Building Society Northern League were dashed by a Kendal rearguard action on Saturday.

Big four line up in battle for honours

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:50am Friday 25th July 2014

OCKERT Erasmus will lead the Foster’s Lancashire League into battle this morning as they look to defend their Lookers Interleague Twenty20 title when the competition bursts into life for its third year.

Focus is key for Cherry Tree skipper

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:20pm Friday 18th July 2014

RAMSBOTTOM Cup finalists Cherry Tree are determined to bounce back to form after suffering the shock of a double weekend defeat as they prepare for two big days out while still pressing for promotion.

Ockert leading league boys

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:13pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

ACCRINGTON professional Ockert Erasmus will once again captain the Lancashire League team as they bid to defend their Lookers Inter-League Twenty20 title at Blackpool on Friday week.

Kes puts Notts in a right old spin

Lancashire Telegraph: Keith Roscoe will rock Rawtenstall

4:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

KEITH Roscoe put Nottinghamshire in a real spin as he bowled Lancashire Over 50s towards success in the 50-plus County Championship match they had to win at Littleborough.

House aim for a huge final night

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

LOWERHOUSE are gearing up to put a spectacular occasion on when they aim to retain their Moorhouse’s Lancashire League Twenty20 crown on Friday night.

Holt hails Turf team efforts

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:50pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

DELIGHTED pro Chris Holt has heaped praise on his Burnley team-mates after they put poor league form behind them to scorch into the final of the Foster’s Worsley Cup on Sunday.

Old boys claim the bragging rights in challenge

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:10pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

VETERAN cricketers from Todmorden took to the field for a challenge match with their Central Lancashire League neighbours Walsden to raise money for the Anthony Nolan Trust.

Kerrigan can’t wait for return to Tests

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:16am Tuesday 15th July 2014

SIMON Kerrigan is ‘really excited’ at the prospect of returning to the England Test side for the second Investec Test against India which gets underway on Thursday at Lord’s.

Worsley Cup: Rocky win thriller with a final flurry

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:42pm Monday 14th July 2014

RAWTENSTALL will play Burnley in next month’s Foster’s Worsley Cup final after they edged out Lowerhouse in one of the all-time great semi-finals yesterday.

Lancashire League: Big-hitting Tyler is so Glad!

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:34pm Monday 14th July 2014

RISING star Tyler McGladdery wrote his name into the pages of Nelson’s history as he became the headline act of Saturday’s Foster’s Lancashire League programme with an innings to remember.

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