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.

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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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.

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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.

Hameed - way ahead of schedule

Teenager Hameed set for big future

England believe teenage Lancashire opener Haseeb Hameed is years ahead of schedule as a Test cricketer.

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Graeme Fowler

BIG INTERVIEW: Former England and Lancashire batsman Graeme Fowler talks about his eventful life

Red Rose supporters of a certain generation will still remember Graeme Fowler in full flow.

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England players celebrate the wicket of Indian batsman Amit Mishra

Late strike gives England some hope

England’s labours were rewarded with two late wickets in four balls after India centurions Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay shut them out for almost the duration of day three in the first Test.

Indian wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha left, appeals for the wicket of England's batsman Zafar Ansari

Three century-makers as England hit 537

Ben Stokes rode his luck to hit the third century in England’s 537 all out before the tourists’ bowlers quickly discovered how hard it may be to take 20 Indian wickets for victory in Rajkot.

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Hameed on high over England debut

Lancashire’s Haseeb Hameed is about to become England’s youngest ever debutant opening batsman - and for him the occasion cannot come soon enough.

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Emma Lamb

Emma’s England call-up

Preston cricketer Emma Lamb has been called up to the England women’s squad to take on Sri Lanka.

Hameed - dream debut

Lancashire youngster in Test debut

Lancashire’s Haseeb Hameed is set to make his England Test debut against India in Rajkot tomorrow.

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England's Moeen Ali, left, celebrates with teammate Ben Stokes the dismissal of Bangladesh's Mominul Haque

Five-wicket Ali hails heroic Stokes

Moeen Ali claimed a five-wicket haul but praised Ben Stokes as the “main guy” after the pair prompted a Bangladesh collapse on the opening day of the second Test in Dhaka.

Bangladesh's captain Mushfiqur Rahim falls down on the ground after the ball hits on his helmet

England have rivals bang to rights

Bangladesh imploded on the opening day of the second Test as they lost nine wickets for 49 runs to fold to 220 all out and hand control to England in Dhaka.

Andy Holdsworth

Andy is back as Chorley skipper

Andy Holdsworth will return as Chorley Cricket Club’s skipper for the 2017 campaign.

England players celebrate

Cook hails England’s narrow triumph

Alastair Cook hailed Ben Stokes as a once in a generation cricketer after the all-rounder bowled England to victory in the first Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong.

Hameed - pressed England claims

Lancashire ace boosts Test claim

Birthday boy Ben Duckett and Lancashire’s Haseeb Hameed strengthened their chances of making their Test bows later this week as England’s final warm-up against a Bangladesh Cricket Board XI ended in a draw.

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Jos Buttler with the winners' trophy for their series against Bangladesh after the third one-day international in Chittagong

Buttler’s confident after ODI success

Lancashire’s Jos Buttler believes England have room for further improvement despite ending Bangladesh’s run of six successive home one-day series wins on Wednesday.

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Hameed - latecomer

New boy Hameed starts on wrong foot

Lancashire teenager Haseeb Hameed has made quite the impression on the county circuit but his England career began with a blip as he turned up late for the team bus ahead of his very first practice session with the national team.

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Procter - ever-present

Lancashire duo pen new contracts

Lancashire cricketers Luke Procter and Matthew Parkinson have signed two-year deals with the Old Trafford club.

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