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Lancashire
Lancashire
County Cricket
Cricket
Club, one of eighteen first-class county clubs in the domestic cricket structure of England
England
and Wales, represents the historic county of Lancashire. The club's limited overs team is called Lancashire
Lancashire
Lightning. Founded in 1864 as a successor to Manchester
Manchester
Cricket
Cricket
Club, Lancashire have played at Old Trafford since and had senior status from inception: i.e., classified by substantial sources as holding important match status from 1865 (first match) to 1894;[1][2] classified as an official first-class team from 1895 by Marylebone Cricket
Cricket
Club (MCC) and the County Championship
County Championship
clubs;[3] classified as a List A team since the beginning of limited overs cricket in 1963;[4] and classified as a senior Twenty20
Twenty20
team since 2003.[5] Lancashire
Lancashire
was widely recognised as the unofficial Champion County four times between 1879 and 1889. When the County Championship
County Championship
was officially founded in December 1889, Lancashire
Lancashire
was one of eight clubs to feature in the competition’s first season in 1890. In 1895, Archie MacLaren
Archie MacLaren
scored 424 in an innings for Lancashire, which remains the highest score by an Englishman in first-class cricket. Lancashire won their first two County Championship
County Championship
titles in 1897 and 1904. Between 1926 and 1934, Lancashire
Lancashire
won the County Championship
County Championship
five times. In 1950, they shared the title with Surrey. Cyril Washbrook became Lancashire’s first professional captain in 1954. Lancashire next won the County Championship
County Championship
in 2011, a gap of 77 years. Johnny Briggs, whose career lasted from 1879 to 1900, was the first player to score 10,000 runs and take 1,000 wickets for Lancashire. Ernest Tyldesley, younger brother of Johnny Tyldesley, is the club’s leading run-scorer with 34,222 runs in 573 matches for Lancashire
Lancashire
between 1909 and 1936. Fast bowler Brian Statham
Brian Statham
took a club record 1,816 wickets in 430 first-class matches between 1950 and 1968. The Lancashire
Lancashire
side of the late 1960s and early 1970s, which was captained by Jack Bond and featured the West Indian batsman Clive Lloyd, was successful in limited overs cricket, winning the Sunday League in 1969 and 1970 and the Gillette Cup four times between 1970 and 1975. Lancashire
Lancashire
won the Benson and Hedges Cup in 1984, three times between 1990 and 1996, and the Sunday League in 1989, 1998 and 1999. The County Championship
County Championship
was restructured in 2000 with Lancashire in the first division. Since then they have been relegated three times, and each time were promoted the following season.

Contents

1 Honours 2 Earliest cricket in Lancashire 3 History of the county club

3.1 Origin 3.2 Early successes 3.3 The golden era 3.4 Post-war 3.5 Limited-over success 3.6 New century

4 Ground 5 Finances 6 Players

6.1 Current squad

7 Captains 8 Records

8.1 Player records 8.2 Team totals 8.3 Partnership record for each wicket

9 See also 10 Notes 11 References 12 Further reading 13 External links

Honours[edit] See also: List of the competitive honours won by county cricket clubs in England
England
and Wales

First XI honours[6]

Champion County[notes 1] (1) – 1881; shared (3) – 1879, 1882, 1889 County Championship
County Championship
(8) – 1897, 1904, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1934, 2011; shared (1) – 1950

Division Two (2) – 2005, 2013

NatWest T20 Blast (1) – 2015 Gillette/NatWest/C&G/FP Trophy[notes 2] (7) – 1970, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1990, 1996, 1998 Sunday/National/ Pro40 League[notes 3] (5) – 1969, 1970, 1989, 1998, 1999

Division Two (1) – 2003

Benson and Hedges Cup (4) – 1984, 1990, 1995, 1996

Second XI honours

Second XI Championship (4) – 1964, 1986, 1997, 2017; shared (1) - 2013 Minor Counties Championship (7) – 1907, 1934, 1937, 1948, 1949, 1960, 1964

Other honours

Refuge Cup (1) – 1988 Lambert and Butler Floodlit Competition (1) – 1981[7]

Earliest cricket in Lancashire[edit] Further information: Manchester
Manchester
Cricket
Cricket
Club The earliest known reference to cricket being played in Lancashire
Lancashire
is in 1781.[8] In 1816, the Manchester
Manchester
Cricket
Cricket
Club was founded and soon became representative of Lancashire
Lancashire
as a county in the same way that Sheffield
Sheffield
Cricket
Cricket
Club and Nottingham Cricket
Cricket
Club represented Yorkshire
Yorkshire
and Nottinghamshire. On 23–25 July 1849, the Sheffield
Sheffield
and Manchester
Manchester
clubs played each other at Hyde Park in Sheffield
Sheffield
but the fixture was called “ Yorkshire
Yorkshire
versus Lancashire”. It was the first match to involve a team using Lancashire
Lancashire
as its name and is generally reckoned to have been the first "Roses Match". Yorkshire
Yorkshire
won by five wickets.[9] Teams called Yorkshire, though based on the Sheffield club, had been active since 1833.[10] The Roses Match
Roses Match
is one of cricket's oldest and most famous rivalries. In 1857, the Manchester club moved to Old Trafford, which has been the home of Lancashire cricket ever since.[11] History of the county club[edit] Origin[edit] In 1864, the leading members of the Manchester
Manchester
Cricket
Cricket
Club organised a meeting for the purpose of forming a club to represent the county; 13 clubs were represented at the meeting and, on 12 January 1864, Lancashire
Lancashire
County Cricket
Cricket
Club was created. The club was committed to playing matches in different parts of the county to "introduce ... cricket into every part of Lancashire".[11]

Johnny Briggs played for Lancashire
Lancashire
between 1879 and 1900 and is the only player to have scored 10,000 runs and taken 1,000 wickets for the club in First-class cricket.

The new club’s first county match was played in 1865 at Old Trafford against Middlesex; Lancashire
Lancashire
won the match by 62 runs, although Middlesex bowler V. E. Walker
V. E. Walker
took all ten wickets in Lancashire’s second innings. The early Lancashire
Lancashire
side was reliant upon amateurs, which led to problems; although they were happy to play at Old Trafford, they were less willing to travel to away fixtures. During the early 1870s, the team was dominated by Monkey Hornby’s batting. The team’s standard of cricket improved with the arrival of two professional players, Dick Barlow
Dick Barlow
and Alex Watson. The impact of Barlow and Hornby was such that their batting partnership was immortalised in the poem At Lord’s by Francis Thompson. The team was further enhanced by A. G. Steel – an amateur considered second only to W. G. Grace
W. G. Grace
as the country’s best all rounder – Johnny Briggs – a professional from Sutton-in-Ashfield
Sutton-in-Ashfield
and the only player to score 10,000 runs and take 1,000 wickets for Lancashire – and wicket-keeper Dick Pilling – who in 1891 was rated by Wisden as the second-best wicket-keeper in the world behind Jack Blackham. As Lancashire’s consistency improved, so did their support: in 1878, 28,000 over three days watched Lancashire
Lancashire
play Gloucestershire.[12] Early successes[edit] The club’s first success came in 1879, when the majority of the cricket press – except for Wisden – agreed that Lancashire
Lancashire
and Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire
were joint champions. Lancashire
Lancashire
was the champion county in 1881 and again shared the title with Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire
in 1882.[12][12] Dick Barlow
Dick Barlow
carried his bat for just 5 not out in Lancashire’s total of 69 in two and a half hours against Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire
on a treacherous, rain-affected Trent Bridge pitch in July 1882.[13] Barlow and his longtime opening partner Hornby are the opening batsmen immortalised in the famous poem by Francis Thompson.[14] In 1884, Old Trafford became the second ground, after The Oval, to stage a Test match in England. Though it rained on the first day, 12,000 spectators attended on the second;[15] the match between England
England
and Australia resulted in a draw.[16] Controversy emerged during the 1880s; Kent and Nottinghamshire objected to the bowling actions of John Crossland
John Crossland
and George Nash. Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire
even went as far as refusing to play against Lancashire. Although the 1880s was a period of controversy and modest results for the club, it was also a time in which some club records were established. In 1885 George Kemp (later 1st Baron Rochdale) scored Lancashire’s first century in a Roses Match. In that same year Johnny Briggs and Dick Pilling
Dick Pilling
set a first-class record partnership for the tenth wicket of 173 that stood until 1899 and has not been bettered by Lancashire.[15] The club shared the title of champions with Surrey in 1889.[12]

A 1908 cigarette card of Archie MacLaren
Archie MacLaren
who captained the club from 1894 to 1896 and holds the record for the highest first-class score by an Englishman.

The County Championship
County Championship
was founded in 1890, and champions were decided by points rather than the press as had happened previously. Lancashire
Lancashire
was one of the eight founding teams of the championship along with Gloucestershire, Kent, Middlesex, Nottinghamshire, Surrey, Sussex and Yorkshire.[17] The team was runner up in 1890 and 1891. Archie MacLaren
Archie MacLaren
was appointed captain in 1894, four years after making his debut whilst still captain of Harrow. In 1895 MacLaren made his record breaking innings of 424 against Somerset at Taunton; his innings remained the highest first-class score for an Englishman, was the first first-class quadruple century, and was the highest score in first-class cricket until Bill Ponsford
Bill Ponsford
scored 429 in February 1923. Again, Lancashire
Lancashire
was runner up in 1895, despite Arthur Mold
Arthur Mold
taking 192 wickets in the season, a feat bettered only twice for the club. The current pavilion was constructed in 1895 and cost £10,000 (£1,060,000 in 2018);[18] it replaced the earlier pavilion, dating from 1857 when Old Trafford was originally built.[15] Lancashire
Lancashire
won its first county championship in 1897, a productive bowling attack made up of Johnny Briggs, Willis Cuttell, Albert Hallam, and Arthur Mold
Arthur Mold
took 420 wickets between them. In 1898 Lancashire
Lancashire
bought the ground and some adjoining land from the de Traffords for £24,732 (£2,530,000 in 2018).[18] In 1902, amateur and professional players began walking onto the field side by side in a break with tradition. Lancashire
Lancashire
won its second championship title in 1904, going undefeated throughout the season; Wisden described the season as “the brightest in the history of Lancashire
Lancashire
cricket”. That season, James Hallows completed the feat of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets in the season. During the late 1900s and early 1910s, players such as Walter Brearley, Harry Dean, and Bill Huddleston were the mainstays of Lancashire
Lancashire
bowling. The club began to experience financial problems during this same period; the increased popularity of other sports was blamed for the dip in attendances. In 1914, Lancashire
Lancashire
sank to its lowest position of eleventh, whilst during World War I the pavilion was used by the Red Cross
Red Cross
and 1,800 patients were treated there.[15] The golden era[edit] After the war Lancashire
Lancashire
developed a very strong batting side, including Ernest Tyldesley and Johnny Tyldesley, both Test batsmen. In 1920, Lancashire
Lancashire
finished runner up and bowlers Harry Dean and Lawrence Cook took 274 wickets between them. During 1921, interest in cricket reached an all-time high, with over 250,000 people attending Old Trafford and over 4,500 members. 1922 was a year of contradictions, a strong team winning seven out of fifteen matches by an innings, but still managing to lose seven and finish 5th; that season Cec Parkin and Lawrence Cook mustered 308 wickets between them and Ernest Tyldesley scored over 2,000 runs.[19] Lancashire’s steady progress was capped by a hat trick of championship titles between 1926 and 1928 under the captaincy of Leonard Green. In the 1926 victory, Ernest Tyldesley and Harry Makepeace each scored over 2,000 runs. In 1927, Charlie Hallows scored six centuries and the bowling attack was led by Dick Tyldesley and Ted McDonald
Ted McDonald
with support from Frank Sibbles. In 1928, Frank Watson and Ernest Tyldesley scored over 2,000 runs each and George Duckworth
George Duckworth
claimed 107 victims and earned recognition as one of Wisden’s five Cricketers of the Year. At the end of the season Leonard Green decided to retire with a record of three successive championships and 42 wins against just three defeats.[20] Under the captaincy of Peter Eckersley, Lancashire
Lancashire
finished second in the championship in 1929 and reclaimed the title in 1930, with ten victories and no defeats that season. After four titles in five seasons, the early 1930s saw a number of retirements including McDonald and Dick Tyldesley in 1931 and Ernest Tyldesley in 1935: no Lancashire
Lancashire
batsman has matched Tyldesley’s 100 centuries in first-class cricket. Lancashire
Lancashire
won the championship outright for the last time in 1934, the same year that Len Hopwood performed the double of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets (a feat he repeated in 1935) and Cyril Washbrook began to work his way into the team. The captain, Peter Eckersley, retired in 1935 to become an MP. The later half of the 1930s was a period of rebuilding up until the war, with the opening partnership of Cyril Washbrook and Eddie Paynter
Eddie Paynter
the highlight.[20] Paynter scored 322 in five hours for Lancashire
Lancashire
against Sussex in 1937 having come down on the sleeper train from the victorious Old Trafford Test against New Zealand. He put on 268 in 155 minutes with Cyril Washbrook and celebrated his innings that evening at Brighton's Ice Palace.[21] Post-war[edit] When play began in 1946, after World War II, things started badly for Lancashire
Lancashire
when the captain and veteran player, Jack Iddon, was killed in a car accident just before the start of the season. Jack Fallows stood in as captain for the season. His successor, Ken Cranston, was an unusual choice as he had no prior first-class experience; despite this his captaincy was not unsuccessful as Lancashire
Lancashire
finished third and fifth during his two years in charge. In 1947 Cyril Washbrook and Winston Place
Winston Place
both scored over 2,500 runs and scored 19 centuries between them. Washbrook’s benefit took place in August 1948 and was watched by 50,000 people; he received £14,000 (£470,000 in 2018),[18] beating the previous record by over £10,000. Despite finishing 11th in 1949, in 1950 – under the captaincy of Nigel Howard – Lancashire
Lancashire
shared the county championship with Surrey, winning 16 matches; Roy Tattersall and Malcolm Hilton claimed nearly 300 wickets between them. The 1950 season marked the emergence of Brian Statham. In the following three seasons, Lancashire
Lancashire
finished third each time.[22] With the retirement of Nigel Howard in 1954, Lancashire
Lancashire
appointed its first professional captain, Cyril Washbrook, who would captain the club for the next six years. In 1954 Geoff Pullar, Ken Grieves and Alan Wharton all scored over 2,000 runs, whilst Brian Statham, Ken Higgs and Tommy Greenhough all took over 100 wickets; despite this, Lancashire
Lancashire
managed to finish only 5th. Lancashire
Lancashire
came close to reclaiming the county championship in 1960 under a new captain, Bob Barber. Five batsmen scored more than 1,000 runs in the season, and Statham, Higgs and Greenhough all took over 100 wickets; Lancashire
Lancashire
finished runner up due to a poor run of form towards the end of the season: losing four and drawing two of the last six matches after topping the table in August. The following year, however, Lancashire
Lancashire
dropped to 13th, due in part to Barber’s inexperience and Statham’s and Geoff Pullar’s England
England
commitments. Things declined further in 1962, under the leadership of Joe Blackledge, who had had no previous first-class experience, as Lancashire
Lancashire
dropped to second last, winning only two matches. After a period of unrest, Brian Statham was appointed captain between 1965 and 1967 and Lancashire’s results improved. Statham retired in 1968 with 1,816 first-class wickets, a record for the club.[23] Limited-over success[edit] Jack Bond became Lancashire
Lancashire
captain in 1968 and remained in the position until 1972. During his tenure, Lancashire
Lancashire
performed well in the championship, finishing third in 1970 and 1971. His biggest triumph as captain was the five one day trophies he secured during his five-year captaincy. Farokh Engineer joined Lancashire
Lancashire
in 1968, and Clive Lloyd
Clive Lloyd
joined in 1969; together Lloyd and Engineer helped establish Lancashire
Lancashire
as one of the best one day sides in England. The silverware included a hat-trick of Gillette Cups (1970–72) and the Sunday League twice in successive seasons (1969–1970). Mainstays of the successful one day side included Clive Lloyd, David Lloyd, Barry Wood, Harry Pilling, Frank Hayes, Peter Lever, Ken Shuttleworth, David Hughes and Jack Simmons. In the Gillette Cup semi-final against Gloucestershire in 1971, David Hughes walked to the crease at 8.45pm and hit 24 from an over in near darkness to win the match. David Lloyd was captain from 1973 to 1977 and secured Lancashire’s fourth Gillette Cup in 1975, and coming runners up in 1974 and 1976. However, in the late 1970s, the team that had been so dominant in the one day format began to break up. Despite boasting international players such as Lloyd and Engineer, Lancashire’s first-class performances never matched the success of the limited overs team.[24] It wasn’t until 1984, under the captaincy of John Abrahams, that the club won more silverware, this time in the Benson & Hedges Cup. Despite a resurgence in limited overs matches, Lancashire
Lancashire
finished in the bottom six of the county championship. After suffering defeat in the final of the 1986 Nat West Trophy, David Hughes was appointed captain. Towards the end of the 1980s, Lancashire’s side began to develop, with Graeme Fowler and Gehan Mendis building a productive opening partnership, while David Hughes and Neil Fairbrother provided support in the middle order. The bowlers were led by Patrick Patterson and Paul Allott with support from David Hughes, Mike Watkinson and Jack Simmons. In 1987 after eleven successive years in the bottom six, Lancashire
Lancashire
finished second in the championship, their highest position in 27 years. Mike Atherton
Mike Atherton
made his Lancashire
Lancashire
debut in 1987 – scoring 600 runs in the second half of the season – and Wasim Akram
Wasim Akram
first played for the team in 1988. Lancashire
Lancashire
defeated Worcestershire in the final of the Refuge Cup in 1988. The following year the club won the Sunday League on the last day of the season in 1989 and finished fourth in the championship. At the age of 48, in 1989 Jack Simmons retired after having taken 985 first-class wickets for the county.[24] In 1990, Lancashire
Lancashire
won both the Nat West Trophy and Benson & Hedges Cup finals at Lord's. This was the first time any county had won both competitions in the same year; Lancashire
Lancashire
narrowly missed out on a treble, finishing runners-up in the Sunday League. Lancashire's consistency continued, and the team finished second in the Sunday League and B&H Cup. Paul Allott and Graeme Fowler were released at the end of the 1992 season. The team lost the B&H final to Derbyshire in 1993. In 1994, young bowlers Peter Martin and Glen Chapple took 50 wickets each. The batting too looked promising, with John Crawley
John Crawley
scoring two double centuries and Jason Gallian steadily improving. In 1995, Lancashire
Lancashire
again won the Benson & Hedges Cup. In 1996, Lancashire
Lancashire
again won the double of the NatWest Trophy and Benson & Hedges Cup. In 1998, with Wasim Akram
Wasim Akram
as captain, Lancashire
Lancashire
won the NatWest Trophy and Axa League, and finished second in the championship despite losing only five games in all competitions throughout the season. Apart from the National League second division title in 2003, this was the last time Lancashire
Lancashire
won a trophy.[25] 1999 was an eventful year for Lancashire
Lancashire
with the debut of Muttiah Muralitharan, the departure of coach Dav Whatmore
Dav Whatmore
after just two years with the club and again the team finished second in the championship and won the National League.[26] New century[edit] The team that had been so successful in the 1990s began to break up at the start of the 2000s. Since winning their last trophy in 1998, the team has lost eight semi-finals and two finals.[25] In 2008 Lancashire managed to finish second in the County Championship. The competition was divided into two divisions for the 2000 season, with Lancashire
Lancashire
in the first division.[17] Lancashire's one day form began to fluctuate in 2000, losing to Gloucestershire in the semi-finals of both the B&H Cup and the NatWest Trophy, and being relegated in the National League. In 2001, Lancashire
Lancashire
avoided relegation by just 5 points and were not promoted in the National League. The end of the season saw the retirement of Ian Austin from first-class cricket and of Mike Atherton
Mike Atherton
from all forms of cricket. John Crawley
John Crawley
left the club in the winter after not being retained as captain. Between 2001 and 2002 saw the squad change significantly, with players recruited from Essex, Northamptonshire, Worcestershire, and Yorkshire; the most notable additions to the squad were Stuart Law and David Byas – the Yorkshire
Yorkshire
captain of the previous season. After a quiet 2001 season – finishing mid-table in the county championship and again failing to secure promotion in the National League – 2002 was far more encouraging. Mike Watkinson was appointed cricket manager,[27] and Stuart Law and Alec Swann both scored over 1,000 first-class runs and Peter Martin and Glen Chapple
Glen Chapple
both took more than 50 wickets; the find of the season was that of James Anderson, who burst onto the scene with 50 wickets in the second half of the season, earning him a promotion to the England
England
side. At the end of the season, Lancashire
Lancashire
stalwarts Neil Fairbrother and Graham Lloyd retired. 2003 was a promising year, and Lancashire
Lancashire
were genuine contenders for the county championship. Mark Chilton, Carl Hooper and Mal Loye
Mal Loye
all scored over 1,000 runs and Stuart Law was player of the year with 1,820 runs. Altogether, 28 championship centuries were scored for Lancashire, the second highest total in a season for the club. Gary Keedy was lead wicket taker with 60 wickets, supported by Martin and Chapple who took 41 and 49 respectively. They were promoted from the second division of the National League, lost in the semi-final of the C&G Trophy, and finished second in the county championship.[28] In 2004, Lancashire
Lancashire
were relegated to the second division of the County Championship
County Championship
for the first time since the competition was restructured into two divisions.[29] This was despite starting the season as the bookmarkers' favourite to win the competition. At one point in the season, the team was without eight bowlers, with James Anderson, Andrew Flintoff, and Sajid Mahmood
Sajid Mahmood
on international duty, while Glen Chapple, Dominic Cork, Kyle Hogg, Peter Martin, and all-rounder Carl Hooper were all injured. Their problems were not blamed solely on the injuries, Watkinson said "quite simply the opposition have done the basics better than us. In addition we've one or two who are out of form on top of the injury list which ripped us to pieces".[30] Despite being relegated in the County Championship, the team managed finish as runners up in the National League and were expected to be promoted back to the first division of first-class cricket in the 2005 season.[31] While Watkinson expected backlash from the fans, he said that "they were tremendously understanding about the injury situation".[29] The squad underwent changes, with six players leaving – including Martin and Chris Schofield – and six joining, as well as a change of captain from wicket-keeper Warren Hegg to batsman Mark Chilton;[31] Chilton was the club's first Yorkshire-born captain.[32] Between 1864 and 2004, Lancashire
Lancashire
played 2,790 matches, winning 1,034, losing 583, drawing 1,170, with three tied matches. In this period, no other team had drawn more matches. The team's percentage of wins was 37.06%, third behind Yorkshire
Yorkshire
(44.05%) and Surrey (39.74%).[33]

Old Trafford in 2007, before the ground was renovated.

Lancashire
Lancashire
were promoted back to the first division of the county championship in 2005, winning the second division title in the process. They stayed up in the National League, progressed to the finals' day of the Twenty20 Cup
Twenty20 Cup
and were knocked out in the semi-final of the C&G Trophy.[34] Despite winning the second division title, there were concerns that the squad may have been getting too old and that there were limited opportunities for the younger players. Of Lancashire's performance over the season, Watkinson said "I was not happy about our batting and, although we have achieved what we set out to do – get promoted – our performance left a lot to be desired".[35] Lancashire
Lancashire
are one of three teams, along with Middlesex and Surrey, never to have finished bottom in the County Championship.[17] On their return to the first division in the 2006 season, Lancashire
Lancashire
finished second in the Championship. They also finished as runners-up in the NatWest Trohpy.[36] In 2007, although they led the table before the final round of matches, Lancashire
Lancashire
were again runners-up in the County Championship. After being knocked out of the Twenty20
Twenty20
competition in the group states and performing poorly in the other one-day competitions early in the season, supporters started to become discontented with the captain and coach.[25] Sussex ended up winning the title as Lancashire lost their final match of the competition against Surrey. Chris Adams, the Sussex captain, said "you played well, you had a hard season, there's no shame in your performance and you nearly did it".[37] After the match against Surrey, Chilton was in tears and said "I'm extremely proud of what our guys have achieved though. As captain I'm privileged to have seen the efforts they have put in. To get close to our target was a phenomenal effort but the lads are just broken. Our players have risen to an almighty challenge and to come so close is an enormous effort".[37] After three years as captain, Mark Chilton stepped down in October 2007 and was replaced by Stuart Law who is the most successful captain in Australian domestic cricket.[38][39] However his captaincy lasted for just one season, and Lancashire
Lancashire
again failed to claim any silverware. At the end of the season Law and veteran player Cork were released,[40][41] with Chapple replacing Law as captain. In December 2008, Watkinson's job as cricket manager was changed to that of director of cricket – a job which would focus solely on aspects of cricket, rather than the traditional all-encompassing job of general team management. The move was explained by the club chairman as an effort to modernise.[27] In February 2009, it was announced that Peter Moores – who had been sacked as England coach the previous month – would be Lancashire's new coach and had a three-year contract.[42][43] In 2011 Chapple and Moores took Lancashire
Lancashire
to their first outright first-class county championship title since 1934, although they had shared the title with Surrey in 1950. Despite being reigning champions in 2012, Lancashire
Lancashire
had a poor season and were relegated to the Second Division. In 2013 they bounced straight back to Division 1 by winning the second division championship with a game to spare. They were once again relegated to Division 2 on the last day of the 2014 season after failing to win a tightly fought game against Middlesex. Ashley Giles (formerly of Warwickshire and England) was appointed as Director of Cricket
Cricket
and Head Coach after Mike Watkinson stepped down from the role in October 2014. Ground[edit]

The ground's main entrance

Main article: Old Trafford Cricket
Cricket
Ground Since its formation Lancashire
Lancashire
has played its home matches at Old Trafford, located in Stretford, to the west of Manchester
Manchester
city centre. Old Trafford is one of the largest cricket venues in the United Kingdom, and has played host to international matches since 1884. In recent years, the club has considered moving to a new ground, with sites in east Manchester
Manchester
and Wigan
Wigan
discussed,[44] but following a long period of discussions and rumours the club decided to remain at Old Trafford, which it hopes to redevelop.[45] The need for an improved ground was highlighted when Old Trafford lost out to Cardiff as a venue for the 2009 Ashes, much to the disappointment of cricket fans in the region.[46] A financial plan is awaited for the redevelopment, costed at £30 million.[47] Lancashire
Lancashire
matches are also played at Stanley Park, Blackpool
Stanley Park, Blackpool
and Liverpool
Liverpool
Cricket
Cricket
Club. Finances[edit] Lancashire
Lancashire
County Cricket
Cricket
Club has a record of strong finances which has been attributed to several factors including its diverse facilities and having the largest membership in the country.[48] The Old Trafford Lodge is a hotel which is part of the ground and the ground has been used for conference facilities and has staged music concerts. Another source of income is opening the ground's car park during Manchester
Manchester
United F.C.'s home matches.[48] Between 2004 and 2006, the club made record profits, each year getting progressively better and in 2006 recorded a profit of £747,370.[48] While in 2009 more than half of the 18 counties were in profit, 15 in 2010 experienced financial losses, Lancashire
Lancashire
included. The total losses of the 18 counties amounted to over £9 million.[49] Lancashire suffered losses of £2.1 million for 2010, primarily because of the club's investment in rebuilding Old Trafford, particularly the construction of The Point. The absence of Test cricket
Test cricket
and legal action related to the ground's redevelopment also contributed to the financial loss.[50] Players[edit] See also: List of Lancashire
Lancashire
County Cricket
Cricket
Club players Current squad[edit]

No. denotes the player's squad number, as worn on the back of their shirt. denotes players with international caps.  *  denotes a player who has been awarded a county cap.

No. Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes

Batsmen

1 Keaton Jennings   England (1992-06-19) 19 June 1992 (age 25) Left-handed Right arm medium

7 Liam Livingstone*   England (1993-08-04) 4 August 1993 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm leg break Club captain

11 Shivnarine Chanderpaul*   West Indies (1974-08-16) 16 August 1974 (age 43) Left-handed Right arm leg break Kolpak registration

12 Rob Jones  England (1995-11-03) 3 November 1995 (age 22) Right-handed Right arm leg break

14 Karl Brown*  England (1988-05-17) 17 May 1988 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm medium pace

20 Josh Bohannon  England (1997-04-09) 9 April 1997 (age 20) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast

23 Haseeb Hameed*   England (1997-01-17) 17 January 1997 (age 21) Right-handed Right arm leg break

All-rounders

15 Steven Croft*  England (1984-10-11) 11 October 1984 (age 33) Right-handed Right arm off break

16 Jordan Clark*  England (1990-07-14) 14 July 1990 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm medium pace

26 Danny Lamb  England (1995-09-07) 7 September 1995 (age 22) Right-handed Right arm medium

— James Faulkner   Australia (1990-04-29) 29 April 1990 (age 27) Right-handed Left arm fast-medium Overseas player (T20 only)

Wicket-keepers

6 Jos Buttler   England (1990-09-08) 8 September 1990 (age 27) Right-handed — England
England
white-ball contract

17 Alex Davies  England (1994-08-23) 23 August 1994 (age 23) Right-handed —

29 Brooke Guest  England (1997-05-14) 14 May 1997 (age 20) Right-handed — Summer contract

33 Dane Vilas   South Africa (1985-06-10) 10 June 1985 (age 32) Right-handed — Kolpak registration

Bowlers

4 Stephen Parry*   England (1986-01-12) 12 January 1986 (age 32) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox

5 Toby Lester  England (1993-04-05) 5 April 1993 (age 25) Left-handed Left arm fast-medium

8 Tom Bailey  England (1991-04-21) 21 April 1991 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium

9 James Anderson*   England (1982-07-30) 30 July 1982 (age 35) Left-handed Right arm fast-medium England
England
test contract

10 Simon Kerrigan*   England (1989-05-10) 10 May 1989 (age 28) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox

19 Arron Lilley  England (1991-04-01) 1 April 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm off break

22 Liam Hurt  England (1994-03-15) 15 March 1994 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium

25 Saqib Mahmood  England (1997-02-25) 25 February 1997 (age 21) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium

28 Matt Parkinson  England (1996-10-24) 24 October 1996 (age 21) Right-handed Right arm leg break

99 Graham Onions   England (1982-09-09) 9 September 1982 (age 35) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium

— Joe Mennie   Australia (1988-12-24) 24 December 1988 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium Overseas player

Captains[edit]

2018 to date Liam Livingstone 2016-2017 Steven Croft 2015 Tom Smith 2009–2014 Glen Chapple 2008 Stuart Law 2005–2007 Mark Chilton 2002–2004 Warren Hegg 1999–2001 John Crawley 1998 Wasim Akram 1994–1997 Mike Watkinson 1992–1993 Neil Fairbrother 1987–1991 David Hughes 1986 Clive Lloyd 1984–1985 John Abrahams 1981–1983 Clive Lloyd 1978–1980 Frank Hayes 1973–1977 David Lloyd 1968–1972 Jack Bond 1965–1967 Brian Statham 1963–1964 Ken Grieves 1962 Joe Blackledge 1960–1961 Bob Barber 1954–1959 Cyril Washbrook 1949–1953 Nigel Howard 1947–1948 Ken Cranston 1946 Jack Fallows 1946 Jack Iddon (captain-elect killed) 1939–1945 WWII – No county cricket 1936–1939 Lionel Lister 1929–1935 Peter Eckersley 1926–1928 Leonard Green 1923–1925 Jack Sharp 1919–1922 Myles Noel Kenyon 1914–1918 WWI – No county cricket 1908–1914 Albert Henry Hornby 1899–1906 Archie MacLaren 1897–1898 A.N. Hornby 1894–1896 Archie MacLaren 1879–1893 A.N. Hornby 1866–1879 Edmund Butler Rowley

Records[edit] Further information: List of Lancashire
Lancashire
County Cricket
Cricket
Club records Player records[edit]

Batting

Player Information

Highest score[51] 1. Archie MacLaren 2. Neil Fairbrother 3. Eddie Paynter 424 v Somerset at County Ground, Taunton
County Ground, Taunton
in 1895 366 v Surrey at The Oval, London
London
in 1990 322 v Sussex at County Ground, Hove
Hove
in 1937

Most runs in season[52] 1. Johnny Tyldesley 2. Eddie Paynter 3. Charlie Hallows 2,633 in 1901 2,626 in 1937 2,564 in 1928

Bowling

Player Information

Best bowling (innings)[53] 1. William Hickton 2. Johnny Briggs 3. Bob Berry 10–46 v Hampshire at Old Trafford, Manchester
Manchester
in 1870 10–55 v Worcestershire at Old Trafford, Manchester
Manchester
in 1900 10–102 v Worcestershire at Stanley Park, Blackpool
Stanley Park, Blackpool
in 1953

Best bowling (match)[54] 1. Harry Dean 2. Walter Brearley 3. Harry Dean 17–91 v Yorkshire
Yorkshire
at Aigburth, Liverpool
Liverpool
in 1913 17–137 v Somerset at Old Trafford, Manchester
Manchester
in 1905 16–103 v Somerset at Recreation Ground, Bath in 1910

Most wickets in season[55] 1. Ted McDonald 2. Cecil Parkin 3. Arthur Mold 198 in 1925 194 in 1924 192 in 1895

Wicket-keeping

Player Information

Most victims in innings[56] 1. Bill Farrimond 2. Warren Hegg 7 v Kent at Old Trafford, Manchester
Manchester
in 1930 7 v Derbyshire at Queen's Park, Chesterfield
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
in 1989

Most victims in season[57] 1. George Duckworth 2. Geoff Clayton 97 in 1928 92 in 1962

Most first-class runs for Lancashire Qualification – 20,000 runs[58]

Player Runs

Ernest Tyldesley 34,222

Johnny Tyldesley 31,949

Cyril Washbrook 27,863

Harry Makepeace 25,207

Frank Watson 22,833

Jack Sharp 22,015

Jack Iddon 21,975

Ken Grieves 20,802

Charlie Hallows 20,142

Most first-class wickets for Lancashire Qualification – 1,000 wickets[59]

Player Wickets

Brian Statham 1,816

Johnny Briggs 1,696

Arthur Mold 1,541

Dick Tyldesley 1,449

Alexander Watson 1,309

Harry Dean 1,267

Roy Tattersall 1,168

Ted McDonald 1,053

Ken Higgs 1,033

Dick Pollard 1,015

Team totals[edit] Highest Total For[60] – 863 v Surrey at The Oval, London
London
1990 Highest Total Against[61] – 707-9d by Surrey at The Oval, London 1990 Lowest Total For[62] – 25 v Derbyshire at Old Trafford, Manchester 1871 Lowest Total Against[63] – 20 by Essex at County Cricket
Cricket
Ground, Chelmsford, Chelmsford
Chelmsford
2013 Partnership record for each wicket[edit]

Wicket[64] Score Batting partners Opposition Venue City Year

1st 368 Archie MacLaren
Archie MacLaren
and Reggie Spooner Gloucestershire Aigburth Liverpool 1903

2nd 371 Frank Watson and Ernest Tyldesley Surrey Old Trafford Manchester 1928

3rd 501 Alviro Petersen
Alviro Petersen
and Ashwell Prince Glamorgan Penrhyn Avenue Colwyn Bay 2015

4th 358 Stephen Titchard and Graham Lloyd Essex County Ground Chelmsford 1996

5th 360 Stuart Law and Carl Hooper Warwickshire Edgbaston Birmingham 2003

6th 278 Jack Iddon and Henry Butterworth Sussex Old Trafford Manchester 1932

7th 248 Graham Lloyd and Ian Austin Yorkshire Headingley Leeds 1997

8th 158 John Lyon and Bob Ratcliffe Warwickshire Old Trafford Manchester 1979

9th 142 Les Poidevin
Les Poidevin
and Alexander Kermode Sussex The Saffrons Eastbourne 1907

10th 173 Johnny Briggs and Dick Pilling Surrey Aigburth Liverpool 1885

See also[edit]

Cricket
Cricket
portal Lancashire
Lancashire
portal

Lancashire
Lancashire
County Cricket
Cricket
Club in 2005 List of cricket grounds in England
England
and Wales List of Test cricket
Test cricket
grounds

Notes[edit]

^ An unofficial seasonal title sometimes proclaimed by consensus of media and historians prior to December 1889 when the official County Championship was constituted. Although there are ante-dated claims prior to 1873, when residence qualifications were introduced, it is only since that ruling that any quasi-official status can be ascribed. ^ Formerly known as the Gillette Cup (1963–1980), NatWest Trophy (1981–2000) and C&G Trophy (2001–2006). ^ Formerly known as the Sunday League (1969–1998).

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Further reading[edit]

H S Altham, A History of Cricket, Volume 1 (to 1914), George Allen & Unwin, 1962 Derek Birley, A Social History of English Cricket, Aurum, 1999 Rowland Bowen, Cricket: A History of its Growth and Development, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1970 Roy Webber, The Playfair Book of Cricket
Cricket
Records, Playfair Books, 1951 Lancashire
Lancashire
CCC Yearbook – various editions Playfair Cricket
Cricket
Annual – various editions Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
– various editions Lancashire: Every Day of the Year – a chronological record of facts, figures and trivia

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