Returning Tom Smith says Lancashire will target the title on Division One return

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: RETURN: Tom Smith, hitting a six against Leicestershire Foxes in the 2014 T20 tournament, is back fit for Lancashire this season

4:19pm Wednesday 20th January 2016

FORMER Lancashire captain Tom Smith said the Red Rose county would aim to avoid an immediate return to the second tier of the County Championship - by targeting this year's Division One title.

Lancashire sign New Zealand international as their overseas player for the 2016 season

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: WORLD CLASS: Ashley Giles is delighted to have signed Neil Wagner as Lancashire's overseas player for 2016

11:02am Friday 15th January 2016

LANCASHIRE have signed New Zealand international Neil Wagner as their overseas player for the 2016 season.

Quickest century may usher Jos Buttler back into England contention

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

10:42am Monday 23rd November 2015

ENGLAND may fit Jos Buttler straight back into their first-choice Test team after his spectacular return to form in white-ball cricket.

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

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

3:03pm Friday 20th November 2015

JOS Buttler hit England's fastest one-day international hundred, and Jason Roy his first, as the tourists piled up 355 for five against Pakistan at the Dubai International Stadium.

Lancashire pair in England squad for Test tour to South Africa

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

10:36am Thursday 19th November 2015

LANCASHIRE pair James Anderson and Jos Buttler have been named in England's Test squad for the tour of South Africa.

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

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

1:22pm Saturday 31st October 2015

THE hard yards of the United Arab Emirates are about to get tougher than ever for England’s seamers – but senior partner James Anderson is loving every minute of it.

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

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

3:46pm Wednesday 28th October 2015

ENGLAND may drop Lancashire star Jos Buttler for the final Test in Sharjah.

James Anderson signs new Lancashire contract

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: England's James Anderson (centre) celebrates taking his 300th test wicket, that of New Zealand's Peter Fulton, caught by Graeme Swann for 2 during the first test at Lord's Cricket Ground, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 17, 2013.

10:49am Monday 26th October 2015

JAMES Anderson has signed a new two-year deal with Lancashire.

Steven Croft pens new deal at Lancashire

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Steven Croft

5:07pm Thursday 15th October 2015

LANCASHIRE'S Steven Croft has penned a new deal to stay at Old Trafford.

Lancashire trio sign new deals

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: 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

11:08am Monday 12th October 2015

LANCASHIRE head coach Ashley Giles has revealed his delight at securing pace aces Kyle Jarvis, Tom Bailey and Gavin Griffiths to new contracts.

Runners-up spot leaves Lancashire coach Ashley Giles disappointed

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

4:20pm Monday 28th September 2015

LANCASHIRE coach Ashley Giles admitted he was slightly disappointed with his side’s second place finish in the County Championship Division Two and wants his team to keep improving next season.

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

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

4:15pm Monday 28th September 2015

WHEN opportunity knocks you have to open the door, but Alex Davies has gone one better and battered it down with Lancashire this summer — according to former England international Mark Butcher.

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

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

2:12pm Friday 25th September 2015

LANCASHIRE head coach Ashley Giles is keen his side learn their lessons from this season as the Red Rose look set to miss out on the LV County Championship Division Two title.

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

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

1:52pm Tuesday 22nd September 2015

OUTGOING Lancashire batsman Ashwell Prince believes the Red Rose side can go on and secure the County Championship title in 2016, regardless of whether they are promoted as champions this week.

Lancashire star Alex Davies can challenge for international spot

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

11:00am Monday 21st September 2015

WARREN Hegg insists Alex Davies could soon be challenging for England honours with Lancashire still in the hunt of wrapping up a memorable season with two trophies.

Ashwell Prince bows out as Hameed stars for Lancashire

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

3:10pm Friday 18th September 2015

SURREY’S attempt to beat Lancashire and thereby clinch the Division Two title were frustrated at Emirates Old Trafford as the match between the top two ended in a draw.

New prices designed to encourage large crowd at Lancashire

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

10:43am Monday 14th September 2015

LANCASHIRE are introducing a new pricing structure for their final County Championship game of the season at Old Trafford as they prepare for the crucial clash with Surrey.

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

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

10:26am Sunday 30th August 2015

A JUBILANT Ashley Giles believes Lancashire's overdue victory in the NatWest T20 Blast will not be a one-off success.

Lancashire batsman Liam Livingstone handed new deal

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

11:30am Monday 24th August 2015

LANCASHIRE batsman Liam Livingstone is one of three promising players to be handed new unspecified deals by the club.

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

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: CENTURION: Paul Horton

11:53am Thursday 20th August 2015

LANCASHIRE will release opener Paul Horton at the end of the season.

Lancashire and England bowler James Anderson to miss final Ashes Test

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: James Anderson celebrates the wicket of Australia's Nathan Lyon during day one of the Third Investec Ashes Test at Edgbaston

12:32pm Wednesday 19th August 2015

ENGLAND bowler James Anderson will miss the fifth and final Ashes Test against Australia after failing to recover from a side strain.

Jos Buttler available for Lancashire's T20 Blast quarter-final tie

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

12:40pm Monday 10th August 2015

JOS Buttler will be available for Lancashire's T20 Blast quarter-final tie with Kent this weekend, the Red Rose have confirmed.

ASHES 2015: Social media reacts to James Anderson's incredible spell against Australia

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

6:02pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

JAMES Anderson took advantage of favourable conditions at Edgbaston as England bowled Australia out for 136 before tea on day one of the third Investec Test.

Lancashire Lightning’s Lilley says confidence is key to win

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

10:44am Friday 24th July 2015

LANCASHIRE Lightning go into their final NatWest T20 Blast against Worcestershire Rapids tonight knowing that in all probability a win will be necessary to ensure they qualify for the quarter-finals.

Ashley Giles’ joy as Lancashire lay down ‘statement’

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

10:58am Thursday 23rd July 2015

LANCASHIRE gave their LV= County Championship Division Two promotion hopes a huge boost as they claimed victory over Glamorgan by an innings and 157 runs at Colwyn Bay.

Lancashire's Petersen and Prince smash records on dominant day

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Lancashire batsman Ashwell Prince

10:50am Tuesday 21st July 2015

AFTER Alviro Petersen and Ashwell Prince had broken numerous batting records and also Glamorgan hearts, the Lancashire bowlers, led by 41year-old Glen Chapple made good use of scoreboard pressure to make inroads into Glamorgan’s top order.

Burnley pace ace Anderson feeling confident of Ashes triumph after opening Test victory

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

12:10pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

JAMES Anderson believes England have “got the lot” after their huge opening Ashes win over Australia.

Lancashire braced for Brendon McCullum T20 Blast debut

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

10:29am Friday 26th June 2015

BRENDON McCullum will make his debut for Birmingham Bears in the T20 Blast away to Lancashire Lightning tonight – thereby giving Bears captain Varun Chopra a problem.

James Anderson: I'll always be grateful to the Burnley people who launched my career

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

10:31am Thursday 25th June 2015

IT has been a remarkable two months for James Anderson, and those who helped him at the very start of his cricket career have never been far from his mind.

Buttler an injury doubt for England

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: England's Jos Buttler acknowledges the crowd after his innings of 129 during the Royal London One-Day Cup at Edgbaston, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 9, 2015. See PA story CRICKET England. Photo credit should read: David

11:55am Friday 19th June 2015

LANCASHIRE'S Jos Buttler had to miss the remainder of England's practice yesterday after splitting the webbing on his left hand in fielding drills on the eve of the final Royal London Series match.

Stokes full of praise for Farbrace and Morgan

2:59pm Friday 19th June 2015

ALL-ROUNDER Ben Stokes has credited interim coach Paul Farbrace and one-day captain Eoin Morgan for bringing a "positive formula" to an improving England team.

Croft in reflective mood as Lancashire suffer T20 Blast defeat

12:05pm Friday 19th June 2015

LANCASHIRE skipper Steven Croft felt his side were unlucky to lose out in a final over thriller to Worcestershire on Thursday night.

Brown rues missed chance but Red Rose still in control

9:07pm Monday 15th June 2015

KARL Brown narrowly missed out on a first LV= County Championship century since early 2011 - but his composed 96 still ensured Lancashire reached the halfway stage of their clash with Leicestershire at Emirates Old Trafford in total control.

Red Rose ace says England are now on right track

6:52pm Wednesday 10th June 2015

LANCASHIRE'S Jos Buttler wants England to maintain their momentum following his brilliant century in their record-breaking win over New Zealand.

Jarvis cautious despite another Lancashire victory

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: (28658340)

6:50pm Wednesday 10th June 2015

LANCASHIRE match-winner Kyle Jarvis insists the Red Rose are not getting carried away with their start to the Championship season despite securing another division two victory at Gloucestershire yesterday.

Glenn Chapple’s late show boosts Lancashire

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

11:00am Monday 8th June 2015

LANCASHIRE took two late Gloucestershire wickets to edge the opening day of their LV=County Championship match in Bristol.

Lancashire's Jos Buttler had no doubts in dramatic Yorkshire victory

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

10:55am Monday 8th June 2015

LANCASHIRE’S match-winner Jos Buttler said he knew his side were going to get the better of Yorkshire from the start of the final over.

Fantastic Buttler leads Lancashire to victory over Roses rivals Yorkshire

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

9:23pm Friday 5th June 2015

JOS Buttler smashed an unbeaten 71 from 35 deliveries to lead Lancashire to victory over Roses rivals Yorkshire at Headingley in the Natwest t20 blast.

WAR OF THE ROSES: Lancashire head coach Ashley Giles looking forward to Yorkshire derby

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: TAKE IT EASY: Ashley Giles wants Kyle Jarvis to ride difficult times

11:07am Friday 5th June 2015

LANCASHIRE cricket director and head coach Ashley Giles is relishing his first taste of a Roses match and says England star Jos Buttler’s availability is a “huge bonus.”

Lancashire maintain advantage at summit after Surrey draw

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Lancashire's Kyle Jarvis in action for Read on Saturday

10:32am Thursday 4th June 2015

THERE was no farewell flourish from Kevin Pietersen in what was expected to be his final appearance for Surrey before their clash with LV=County Championship second division leaders Lancashire fizzled out into a draw.

Clever Kyle cracks the KP threat for Lancashire

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

10:36am Monday 1st June 2015

IT WAS a disappointing day for anyone who turned up at the Kia Oval hoping to see Kevin Pietersen turn on the style as he was dismissed for just two runs against Lancashire.

James Anderson becomes first Englishman to reach 400 Test wickets

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

1:46pm Friday 29th May 2015

LANCASHIRE'S James Anderson became the first Englishman to reach 400 Test wickets on day one of the second Investec Test against New Zealand at Headingley.

JAMES ANDERSON: 12 things you may not know about England's leading wicket-taker

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: James Anderson claimed three wickets

1:56pm Friday 29th May 2015

JAMES Anderson has become the first English bowler to take 400 Test wickets.

Lancashire to hand James Faulkner debut in NatWest T20 Blast

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

11:07am Friday 29th May 2015

LANCASHIRE Lightning will hand a debut to Australian World Cup winner James Faulkner in tonight’s NatWest T20 Blast game away at Derbyshire Falcons.

Ashley Giles praises Lancashire spinners for inspiring fine home win

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

11:46am Thursday 28th May 2015

LANCASHIRE’S Director of Cricket Ashley Giles heaped praise on spin kings Arron Lilley and Simon Kerrigan after the pair inspired the Red Rose to victory over Derbyshire at Southport.

Impressive Ashwell Prince puts Lancashire in control

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

10:56am Wednesday 27th May 2015

DERBYSHIRE lost a couple of vital wickets in the last two overs of the day at Southport to leave Lancashire slight favourites to win the LV= Division Two match at Trafalgar Road.

South African duo set new record for Lancashire

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

11:07am Tuesday 26th May 2015

A RECORD-BREAKING third-wicket stand of 258 in 60 overs by Ashwell Prince and Alviro Petersen restored Lancashire’s fortunes in their County Championship clash with Derbyshire.

Lancashire star Jos Buttler plays key role in England fightback

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

10:49am Friday 22nd May 2015

LANCASHIRE’S Jos Buttler made an impressive 67 as England made a remarkable recovery on day one of the opening summer Test with New Zealand at Lord’s.

Lancashire's Karl Brown eager for NatWest T20 Blast home victory

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

10:50am Friday 22nd May 2015

KARL Brown has hailed Lancashire as a ‘great’ Twenty20 side on home turf at Emirates Old Trafford as the Lightning look to make it two wins from two against Durham.

Glenn Chapple inspired match-winning spell, insists Lancashire hero Tom Bailey

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen:

11:40am Thursday 21st May 2015

LANCASHIRE seamer Tom Bailey said working with Glenn Chapple recently had been a huge factor after finishing with a career-best 5-12 from nine overs as Lancashire routed Leicestershire for 78 to complete victory by 244 runs.


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