Keaton Jennings shines but Lancashire face an uphill battle at Worcestershire

Worcestershire are on track to clinch their first Specsavers County Championship victory of the season despite the best efforts of Lancashire opener Keaton Jennings.

Jonny Bairstow smashed 139 for England as they posted a world record 481 in their 50-over win over Australia at Trent Bridge

Steven Croft column: Back-to-back County Championship games crucial

It’s been frustrating to sit out the game with Worcestershire.

Neels Bergh

Fylde coast cricket preview: Bergh feasts on second helpings at Fleetwood

He’s the top run-scorer in the division, and for Fleetwood Cricket Club hotshot Neels Bergh the secret is a second term in the Northern Premier League and the recruitment of coach Liam Castellas.

Lancashire's Danny Lamb

Danny Lamb creates history as Lancashire struggle at Worcestershire

Lancashire’s Danny Lamb is to become the first concussion replacement in English first-class cricket after his team-mates were put to the sword by Worcestershire’s batsmen.

A St Annes wicket

Fylde Under-11s maintain fine form against St Annes

Fylde Cricket Club made it five wins out of five in the Under-11 Palace Shield following their  33-run home win over St Annes.
Jordan Clark had a good day for Lancashire

Lancashire's good work undone by late slump on day one at Worcestershire

A late surge of wickets by Worcestershire all-rounder Ed Barnard turned the opening day of the Specsavers County Championship match with Lancashire at Blackfinch New Road on its head.

Alex Hales hit 147 for England

Morgan targets ODI 500 after Trent Bridge heroics

Eoin Morgan believes England’s one-day international record-breakers may yet have a world-first total of 500 within their capabilities after their near miss against Australia at Trent Bridge.

Steven Croft had his best day yet for Lytham CC

Fylde coast cricket review: Fleetwood win T20 group, Lytham topple leaders, Palace Shield update

Fleetwood won through to the semi-finals of the Readers T20, pipping Blackpool on net run rate after both clubs won at St Annes on the deciding day of the Fylde coast group.

Ben Saunders

Captain Saunders set for Lytham charge: Fylde coast cricket preview

Lytham CC captain Ben Saunders hopes Saturday’s home game against league leaders Northern can be the start of a push to the top four.

Lancashire have a nine-day break between first XI fixtures

Steven Croft's Lancashire cricket column: Southport match unlike anything I'd experienced

I haven’t really experienced anything like what happened at Southport this week.
Fleetwood CC Under-10

Fleetwood's young cricketers stump Blackpool in Palace Shield

Fleetwood Cricket Club’s Under-10s defeated Blackpool by three runs in a Palace Shield group A nailbiter.

Iain Critchley

Leyland steals show for Adlington

Adlington’s success story rolls on with wins for both the first and second XIs at the weekend.

Liam Livingstone takes strike against Essex's Sam Cook

Lancashire beaten inside three days by Essex

A magnificent bowling display sealed a five-wicket victory for Essex inside three days in their Specsavers County Championship match against Lancashire at Emirates Old Trafford.

Steven Croft

Fylde coast cricket: Lancashire's Croft helps Lytham to vital victory; Palace Shield round-up

Lytham eased to a much-needed nine-wicket win at bottom club New Brighton which lifted them four places up the Liverpool Competition table.

The air ambulance landed on the Old Trafford pitch

Air ambulance halts Lancashire's game at Old Trafford

Lancashire's game against Essex was halted for over half an hour after an air ambulance landed on the Old Trafford pitch to attend to an ill spectator.

Josh Boyne was on top form for league leaders Blackpool

Cricket round-up: Blackpool capitalise on St Annes’ slip

Josh Boyne was Blackpool’s all-round hero in the seven-wicket win at Preston which left them 12 points clear at the top of the Northern Premier League after St Annes suffered their first defeat of the campaign at Morecambe.


Rain and a rearguard action frustrate Lancashire CCC bowlers

England opener Alastair Cook’s half-century left Lancashire’s Specsavers County Championship Division One match against Essex at Emirates Old Trafford evenly poised.

Anderson is suffering with a shoulder problem

Lancs bowler Jimmy Anderson faces six weeks on sidelines

England pace bowler Jimmy Anderson is to miss Lancashire’s next two matches as he rests a long-standing shoulder injury ahead of the forthcoming Test series with India.

Richard Gleeson in action during his time with Blackpool

Former Blackpool speed king Gleeson eyes England call-up

He’s one of few bowlers in the country who can clock 90mph and speed king Richard Gleeson is hoping that can lead to England honours.

Dane Vilas goes on the attack during Lancashire's defeat to Yorkshire at Old Trafford on Tuesday

Exclusive Steven Croft column: Hoping to make my mark

It’s been a bit of a stop-start month for me really, to be honest. It has been frustrating not to be involved in the last few one-day games.

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