Lancashire

  • County Championship: Lancashire relegated after defiant Middlesex dig deep 3 days ago

    London: Lancashire were relegated to the Second Division of the County Championship on Friday after their decisive showdown with fellow strugglers Middlesex ended in a draw. Glen Chapple's side needed a victory at Old Trafford to avoid the drop and send Middlesex down instead but, after bad weather took 14 overs...
  • Andrew Flintoff relishes return to centre stage August 25, 2014

    London: Andrew Flintoff said he had enjoyed being back in the spotlight during English county cricket's Twenty20 finals day with Lancashire but added, "If we'd won it would have been a hundred times better." Former England captain Flintoff was set to be nothing much more than a squad player at Edgbaston...
  • Flintoff heroics can't stop Bears winning T20 title August 24, 2014

    London: Andrew Flintoff returned to the Lancashire side five years to the day since he last played Test cricket but his efforts weren't quite enough to stop Warwickshire winning English county cricket's Twenty20 Blast final. Flintoff, who had made just two appearances in the competition after coming out of retirement earlier...
  • Andrew Flintoff back for Lancashire after retirement July 7, 2014

    Andrew Flintoff said he "loved" making his county cricket comeback for Lancashire on Sunday, four years after retiring from the game. The former England allrounder 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 by...
  • Rain puts Andrew Flintoff's return to competitive cricket on hold July 5, 2014

    Andrew Flintoff's possible comeback to competitive cricket following a fiveyear 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 Birmingham...
  • Cricketers halt match to catch iPhone thief June 17, 2014

    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 a...
  • Andrew Flintoff comeback on hold June 6, 2014

    Manchester: Andrew Flintoff's muchtalked 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 36yearold allrounder was back in their Twenty20 squad five years...
  • Andrew Flintoff warmsup with club treble June 1, 2014

    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 36yearold allrounder was back in their Twenty20 squad five years after the former England captain's injuryinduced retirement. And ahead of his expected return to county duty...
  • MCC 'snub' sparked Andrew Flintoff return May 31, 2014

    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 been...
  • Andrew Flintoff out of retirement to play county Twenty20 May 30, 2014

    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 allrounder Flintoff played 79 Tests and 141 oneday internationals and seven Twenty20s for England before injury forced the now 36yearold to retire in...
  • ECB charges Lou Vincent and Naved Arif for matchfixing in county cricket May 22, 2014

    London: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has charged former Sussex players Lou Vincent and Naveed Arif under its AntiCorruption 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 game...
  • Former England allrounder Andrew Flintoff all set for Twenty20 return May 14, 2014

    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 36yearold Flintoff, who has been out of cricket since 2009, has recently been training with Lancashire. "We are in talks...
  • Peter Moores gets second stint as England cricket coach April 19, 2014

    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 Ashes...
  • James Anderson back in swing with five-for in County April 7, 2014

    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 at...
  • James Anderson extends Lancashire contract to 2015 October 16, 2013

    London: England fast bowler James Anderson has extended his contract with Lancashire, the English county side announced on Wednesday. The 31yearold, 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 Lancashire shirt...
  • Buttler joins Lancashire from native Somerset October 1, 2013

    London: England oneday international wicketkeeper Jos Buttler has joined Lancashire, the county side announced on Monday. The 23yearold Buttler, who has played 19 oneday 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 Somerset was...
  • Test hopeful Simon Kerrigan shaking off disbelief August 19, 2013

    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 24yearold leftarm tweaker was on Sunday included for the first time in any England setup and is bracing for the slim possibility of a Test debut...
  • Essex 20 all out in worst total since 1901 June 14, 2013

    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 through the...
  • Lancashire sign Mitchell McClenaghan for T20s June 14, 2013

    Mitchell McClenaghan, the New Zealand leftarm quick, has been signed up by Lancashire for the Friends Life t20. The 27yearold is the leading wickettaker 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 May 23, 2013

    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 May 5, 2013

    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 55yearold from Lancashire, northwest England, who has served in Parliament for two...
  • Lawmaker arrested on suspicion of rape, say reports May 5, 2013

    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 55yearold from Lancashire, northwest England, who has served in Parliament for two decades. British police do...
  • English batsman hits six sixes in one over April 25, 2013

    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 22yearold had achieved the feat in a Championship Second XI game against Yorkshire to join an illustrious list...
  • Ashwell Prince back at Lancashire for fourth time March 28, 2013

    London: South African batsman Ashwell Prince has signed for Lancashire for the fourth time, the secondtier English county club announced on Thursday. The lefthander, 35, has agreed a twoyear contract, subject to successful visa and registration applications, and will be available to play in all three forms of the game...
  • Lancashire unveil 'Emirates Old Trafford' February 28, 2013

    London: Old Trafford, one of England's most historic cricket grounds, is to be known formally as Emirates Old Trafford for the next 10 years after Lancashire announced a sponsorship agreement with the airline. The lucrative deal, reportedly worth up to £10 million (£15 million) and the largest in English county...
  • James Anderson signs new deal with Lancashire September 13, 2012

    London: England pace bowler James Anderson signed a new twoyear contract with Lancashire on Thursday despite his English county's relegation to the Second Division. Anderson, who made his Lancashire debut in 2002, has played only a limited role for Lancashire in recent years after becoming a key member of England's bowling...
  • Injury scare for Anderson ahead of WI series May 2, 2012

    London: England duo James Anderson and Stuart Broad had an awkward day for different reasons when they returned to county action in Wednesday's County Championship clash between Lancashire and Nottinghamshire at Old Trafford. Seam bowler Anderson gave England a scare ahead of their threeTest series against the West Indies, which...
  • British woman forces son to live as prisoner April 23, 2012

    London: A woman in Britain has been found keeping her 10yearold son locked up in a coalbunker 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 urinefilled potty. The youngster slept in the padlocked outhouse...
  • Ajmal waits on Worcestershire fullseason contract April 7, 2012

    Lahore: Saeed Ajmal has been offered a lucrative fullseason contract by English County Worcestershire, but the Pakistan offspinner may be forced to reject it as he is still waiting for a confirmation that he will be released for national duty during his stint. The 34yearold took 24 wickets to help Pakistan...
  • Junaid ready for second stint with Lancashire April 5, 2012

    London: Pakistan international Junaid Khan will return to Lancashire in June, the English county champions revealed on Thursday. The 22yearold starred predominantly in last year's domestic T20 competition, taking 12 wickets, including a career best of 3 for 12 against Derbyshire. "Junaid showed last season his ability to win a game...