Lancashire

  • Andrew Flintoff back for Lancashire after retirement 07-07-2014 12:10 PM

    Andrew Flintoff said he "loved" making his county cricket comeback for Lancashire on Sunday, four years after retiring from the game. The former England all-rounder did not bat in a Twenty20 Blast fixture at Worcestershire but he took two for 36 with the ball as Lancashire (229 for four) won...
  • Rain puts Andrew Flintoff's return to competitive cricket on hold 05-07-2014 11:03 AM

    Andrew Flintoff's possible comeback to competitive cricket following a five-year absence was frustrated by the weather in Birmingham on Friday. The allrounder, whose last appearance for England was against Australia in the 2009 Ashes finale at The Oval, was included in Lancashire's squad for their domestic Twenty20 match against the...
  • Cricketers halt match to catch iPhone thief 17-06-2014 05:18 PM

    London: A cricket match in Britain was brought to a halt after both teams abandoned the pitch to chase down and catch a thief who stole a dozen iPhones from the pavilion. The suspect sneaked into the changing rooms to steal 12 iPhones from the jacket pockets of players during...
  • Andrew Flintoff comeback on hold 06-06-2014 09:12 AM

    Manchester: Andrew Flintoff's much-talked about return to county cricket won't take place this week after he was left out of Lancashire's squad to play Yorkshire in a Twenty20 match at Old Trafford on Friday. Last week saw Lancashire announce that the 36-year-old allrounder was back in their Twenty20 squad five...
  • Andrew Flintoff warms-up with club treble 01-06-2014 10:54 AM

    London: Andrew Flintoff prepared for his anticipated Lancashire comeback by taking three wickets for his old club side on Saturday. Friday saw Lancashire announce that the 36-year-old all-rounder was back in their Twenty20 squad five years after the former England captain's injury-induced retirement. And ahead of his expected return to...
  • MCC 'snub' sparked Andrew Flintoff return 31-05-2014 12:05 PM

    London: Andrew Flintoff has revealed how being overlooked for the upcoming Lord's Bicentenary match between Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and the Rest of the World spurred him on to make a Twenty20 comeback with Lancashire. The Red Rose county confirmed on Friday that Flintoff, one of their favourite sons, had...
  • Andrew Flintoff out of retirement to play county Twenty20 30-05-2014 01:13 PM

    Former England captain Andrew Flintoff has come out of retirement to join Lancashire's squad for this season's English domestic Twenty20 competition, the county announced on Friday. Pace bowling all-rounder Flintoff played 79 Tests and 141 one-day internationals and seven Twenty20s for England before injury forced the now 36-year-old to retire...
  • ECB charges Lou Vincent and Naved Arif for match-fixing in county cricket 22-05-2014 08:57 PM

    London: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has charged former Sussex players Lou Vincent and Naveed Arif under its Anti-Corruption code, the ruling body said on Thursday. Former New Zealand batsman Vincent has been charged with 14 offences relating to two Sussex matches in August 2011 - a Twenty20...
  • Former England allrounder Andrew Flintoff all set for Twenty20 return 14-05-2014 10:12 PM

    English cricket club Lancashire have confirmed that they are in talks with former England allrounder Andrew Flintoff over a return to the team for this season's Twenty20 Blast, BBC reported. The 36-year-old Flintoff, who has been out of cricket since 2009, has recently been training with Lancashire. "We are in...
  • Peter Moores gets second stint as England cricket coach 19-04-2014 09:44 AM

    Peter Moores was appointed as the new head coach of the England cricket team on Saturday, returning to the job he previously held for two years before getting sacked. The 51-year-old Lancashire coach replaced Andy Flower, who lost the Test coaching role following England's 5-0 loss to Australia in the...
  • James Anderson back in swing with five-for in County 07-04-2014 10:21 AM

    London: James Anderson did his best to put a disappointing Ashes tour of Australia behind him by enjoying yet more success at Trent Bridge as he took five wickets on the first day of the 2014 County Championship season. England seamer Anderson, who has taken 49 wickets in seven Tests...
  • James Anderson extends Lancashire contract to 2015 16-10-2013 04:32 PM

    London: England fast bowler James Anderson has extended his contract with Lancashire, the English county side announced on Wednesday. The 31-year-old, a key figure in England's Ashes success over Australia earlier this year, has prolonged his existing deal by one year to 2015. "I am always proud to wear the...
  • Buttler joins Lancashire from native Somerset 01-10-2013 09:10 AM

    London: England one-day international wicketkeeper Jos Buttler has joined Lancashire, the county side announced on Monday. The 23-year-old Buttler, who has played 19 one-day international but has yet to make his Test debut, joins from his native Somerset. His bid for more time behind the stumps at county level at...
  • Test hopeful Simon Kerrigan shaking off disbelief 19-08-2013 12:56 PM

    London: Uncapped Lancashire spinner Simon Kerrigan has termed as "surreal" his inclusion in England's squad for the final Ashes Test at The Oval. The 24-year-old left-arm tweaker was on Sunday included for the first time in any England set-up and is bracing for the slim possibility of a Test debut...
  • Essex 20 all out in worst total since 1901 14-06-2013 10:34 PM

    London: English county side Essex on Friday posted their lowest total since 1901 after Lancashire bowled them out for just 20. Essex were already behind by 125 runs after the Red Rose made 398 in their first innings in a second division county championship match at Chelmsford. But Lancashire ripped...
  • Lancashire sign Mitchell McClenaghan for T20s 14-06-2013 03:09 PM

    Mitchell McClenaghan, the New Zealand left-arm quick, has been signed up by Lancashire for the Friends Life t20. The 27-year-old is the leading wicket-taker in the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy with eight from two matches and will joined former Australia batsman Simon Katich as the club's overseas option for their...
  • Soldier beheaded: UK police raids house in Lancashire 23-05-2013 11:02 PM

    London is in shock after a British soldier was beheaded by two armed men outside military barracks in Woolwich. ...
  • UK: Lawmaker Nigel Evans arrested for allegedly raping two men 05-05-2013 07:23 AM

    London: British MP and senior Conservative Party politician Nigel Evans was arrested on Saturday by the London Police after being accused of raping two men. The reports identify the politician as Deputy House of Commons Speaker Nigel Evans, a 55-year-old from Lancashire, northwest England, who has served in Parliament for...
  • Lawmaker arrested on suspicion of rape, say reports 05-05-2013 03:00 AM

    London: British media say that a senior Conservative Party politician has been arrested for questioning on suspicion of rape and sexual assault. The reports identify the politician as Deputy House of Commons Speaker Nigel Evans, a 55-year-old from Lancashire, northwest England, who has served in Parliament for two decades. British...
  • English batsman hits six sixes in one over 25-04-2013 03:11 AM

    London: Lancashire's Jordan Clark has become only the fifth batsman to hit six sixes in one over during a professional cricket match. The English County said in a statement on Wednesday that the 22-year-old had achieved the feat in a Championship Second XI game against Yorkshire to join an illustrious...
  • British woman forces son to live as prisoner 23-04-2012 03:50 AM

    London: A woman in Britain has been found keeping her 10-year-old son locked up in a coal-bunker for over a year for being naughty or stealing food from the kitchen. His room had a soiled mattress, a dirty sleeping bag and a urine-filled potty. The youngster slept in the padlocked...