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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Wicketkeeper Jos Buttler takes a catch to dismiss Shakib Al Hasan

Buttler in barney over Bangladesh celebrations

England captain Jos Buttler and his deputy Ben Stokes were involved in separate spats as Bangladesh claimed a 34-run win in an ill-tempered second one-day international at Dhaka.

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Gayan Maneeshan is joining Chorley Cricket Club next season

Windsor Park set to welcome Gayan

Sri Lankan all rounder Gayan Maneeshan has been named as Chorley Cricket Club’s professional for next season.

Lancashire skipper Steven Croft

Lancashire retain division one status

Lancashire lost to Warwickshire in a relegation battle at Edgbaston, but stayed in the top flight of the County Championship when rivals Hampshire lost to Durham.

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Hameed - a lot resting on his shoulders

Lancashire in battle against the drop

Lancashire will start a tense final day in trouble on 28 for three in their potential relegation decider against Warwickshire in the Specsavers County Championship.

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Steven Croft

Lancashire deeper in relegation peril

Warwickshire’s Keith Barker took four wickets against his native Lancashire to plunge them deeper into relegation peril on day two of their final Specsavers County Championship fixture at Edgbaston.

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Bailey- four wicket haul

Lancashire on top in relegation battle

Lancashire’s bowlers piled the pressure on Warwickshire on the opening day of their Specsavers County Championship relegation battle at Edgbaston.

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Bailey- two-wicket haul

Lancashire make vital strikes

Lancashire built a strong position against Warwickshire during a tension-filled second session of their Specsavers County Championship survival battle at Edgbaston.

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Leyland celebrate taking the wicket of Blackpool's Josh Boyne

Weekend cricket round-up

Leyland are the new Northern League Division One champions after performing a demolition job on title rivals Blackpool on Saturday.

Paul Danson - his side in real trouble

Leyland deny Blackpool in Northern League decider

Leyland Cricket Club are Northern Premier League champions after crushing Blackpool in the title-decider at Stanley Park
Hameed - dream selection

Hameed: I am ready for the England Test call

Lancashire batsman Haseeb Hameed is fully prepared for the barrage he expects to receive as England’s youngest opener.

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Hameed - dream selection

Lancashire teenager in dream England call

Lancashire’s 19-year-old opening batsman Haseeb Hameed has been named in England’s Test squad for the tour of Bangladesh.

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South African Brett Pelser will line up for Leyland this weekend

Makinson primed for title showdown

Leyland captain David Makinson has virtually seen it all in his long cricket career, but even he admits this weekend will be a completely new experience for him.

Buttler - cameo innings

Lancashire still short of division one safety

Lancashire’s draw with title-chasing Middlesex still leaves them needing points to stave off the threat of relegation.

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Hameed - England call?

Lancashire teenager poised to make history

Lancashire youngster Haseeb Hameed is expected to be one of the solutions when England deliver their verdict on the fiendish logic problem complicating squad selections to tour Bangladesh.

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