New deals for Red Rose cricketers

Simon Kerrigan - new deal at Lancashire
Simon Kerrigan - new deal at Lancashire
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Lancashire Cricket Club have completed a raft of contract negotiations with 15 players agreeing new deals with the Red Rose.

The county won last season’s LV= County Championship Division Two title and have responded by acting decisively to tie down the majority of their playing staff.

Captain Glen Chapple, 39, has signed until the end of next season alongside Oliver Newby and Andrea Agathangelou, while there were two-year contracts for a handful of fellow first-teamers.

Simon Kerrigan, who made a challenging Test debut in the final match of this summer’s Ashes, is among those to commit themselves to 2015, alongside Karl Brown, Kyle Hogg, Paul Horton, Stephen Parry, Luke Procter and Tom Smith.

Academy products Jordan Clark, Alex Davies, Arron Lilley and Luis Reece have also agreed deals for the next two campaigns, while Liam Livingstone has been given a first professional contract at Old Trafford.

All-rounder Livingstone signed a one-year professional deal after making the step up from a scholarship contract.

Lancashire’s director of cricket Mike Watkinson said: “With the exception of Andrea, all the players are products of our development system, which is a great endorsement of the strength and effectiveness of the cricket played across the County.

“It also provides the squad with quality and stability as we look forward positively to the challenges ahead.”