D-Day looms for Pool’s pro verdict

Blackpool Cricket Club hope to find out early next week if New Zealander Daryl Mitchell will return as professional at Stanley Park for the 2017 Northern Premier League season.

Chapple - promoted after Giles departure

Chapple and Chilton taking charge at Lancs

Lancashire have named former players Glen Chapple and Mark Chilton as acting head coach and acting assistant coach respectively after cricket director and head coach Ashley Giles returned to Warwickshire

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Ashley Giles

Giles leaves Lancashire and returns to Warwickshire

Ashley Giles has left Lancashire to return to former club Warwickshire as sport director.

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Petersen - two-year ban

Lancashire batsman in two-year ban

Lancashire and former South Africa batsman Alviro Petersen has been banned for two years after admitting attempting to cover up a match-fixing scandal.

Alastair Cook

Future’s unclear for Cook

Alastair Cook will not make any immediate decision on whether he will continue as England captain after he came under further scrutiny for their embarrassing collapse in the final Test against India.

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The Indian players celebrate the dismissal of Adil Rashid

Woeful England slump to heavy defeat

England had no answer to Ravindra Jadeja as their attempt to salvage a stalemate fell flat with an innings defeat in the fifth Test in Chennai.

England's captain Alastair Cook, right, shakes hand with India's Karun Nair after he reached his 300.

England stunned by India record-breakers

England conceded their highest-ever Test score to any opposition as triple-centurion Karun Nair piled on the agony for Alastair Cook’s tourists in India’s own national-record 759 for seven declared.

Moeen Ali salutes his century

Century-maker Ali heads fightback

Moeen Ali took centre stage with an unbeaten hundred as England overcame their sticky start to the Fifth Test against India in Chennai

Anderson - missing

Anderson ruled out of Test

England seamer James Anderson has been ruled out of the final Test against India due to “body soreness”.

Livingstone - Sri Lankan call

Lancashire pair are pride of Lions

Lancashire duo Liam Livingstone and Haseeb Hameed have been named in the England Lions squad to tour Sri Lanka early in the New Year.

Ben Stokes - sums up England's dejection

Woeful England slump to heavy defeat

England slid quickly to a predictable innings and series defeat on the final morning of the fourth Test against India at the Wankhede Stadium.

Buttler - on the attack

England held up after Buttler heroics

Lancashire’s Jos Buttler confirmed his value to England with a sterling half-century from number seven but more hard work lay ahead for the tourists after a largely chastening second day of the Fourth Test in Mumbai.

Jennings celebrates his century

Jennings ton on England Test debut

Keaton Jennings’ century on Test debut helped England defy Ravi Ashwin on a spinners’ pitch at the Wankhede Stadium.

League link-up?

Lancashire cricket set for shake-up

The link-up between two of the oldest cricket leagues in Lancashire - the Northern Premier League and the Palace Shield - is expected to be all but formalised on Monday night.

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Hameed defies his injury to hit a boundary

Hameed hero on way home for op

England opener Haseeb Hameed is heading home from the tour of India for an operation on his injured finger.

Mitchell - Blackpool return?

T-20 cricket comes to Blackpool in 2017

Cricket will be such a ‘Blast’ at Stanley Park next summer.

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England's captain Alastair Cook is bowled out by India's Ravichandran Ashwin

England face battle to stave off loss

England appeared to be losing their battle to stay in with a chance of series success after Ravindra Jadeja and Ravi Ashwin helped India dominate day three of the third Test

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Steven Croft

Lancashire start at Essex

Lancashire’s fixtures for the 2017 season have been announced, with the Red Rose starting their County Championship Division One campaign away against newly-promoted Essex on Friday, April 7, at Chelmsford.

The Indian players celebrate after the fall of Moeen Ali

England need a rescue act

England were left needing a lengthy rescue act by Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow after being reduced to 103 for five by India on day two of the Second Test.

The dog that stopped play dodges a flying boot

Dogged India duo frustrate England

A pitch-invading dog provided a moment of levity on a painful day for England as centuries from Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara put India in control on day one of the second Test in Vizag.

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