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Lancs v Warks, Specsavers Championship, Div One, Old Trafford, 1st day

Doughty Croft blends Lancashire resistance

Jun 20, 2016: By the close Steven Croft and Karl Brown had taken their fifth-wicket stand to 105, helping to lift Lancashire from the perils of 91 for 4

Paul Edwards at Old Trafford

Lancashire v Hampshire, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Old Trafford, 1st day

Croft's fielding brilliance sets up Lancashire's dominance

May 8, 2016: Even when they won the County Championship in 2011 Lancashire did not enjoy days of dominance quite like this

Paul Edwards at Old Trafford

County news

ESPNcricinfo panel positive about professional revamp

Mar 14, 2016: With another English season approaching, George Dobell sat down with five stalwarts of the professional scene to chat about the latest changes in the county game

George Dobell

Kent v Lancashire, LV= Championship, Canterbury, 3rd day

Lancashire promoted despite 'worst' game

Sep 4, 2015: Lancashire were celebrating on Kentish soil for the third time in as many weeks after securing LV= County Championship promotion from Division Two after courageously batting out the final day at Canterbury


Northamptonshire v Lancashire, NatWest T20 Blast, Final, Edgbaston

Finally, Lancashire conquer Finals Day

Aug 29, 2015: The Red Rose heritage made the wait even harder to bear but Lancashire at last shed their unwanted title of champions chokers

Paul Edwards at Edgbaston

Northamptonshire v Lancashire, NatWest T20 Blast, Final, Edgbaston

Lancashire end long wait for Twenty20 title

Aug 29, 2015: There have been many disappointments and much heartbreak along the way, but Lancashire have clinched their first limited-over silverware since 1999 with a 13-run victory over Northamptonshire in the final of the NatWest T20 Blast.

George Dobell at Edgbaston

Birmingham v Lancashire, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, Edgbaston

Croft boosts Lancs quarter-final hopes

Jul 17, 2015: Lancashire gave their NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final hopes a giant boost by beating North Group leaders Birmingham by eight runs at Edgbaston


Leicestershire v Lancashire, LV= Championship, Division Two, Grace Road, 2nd day

Cosgrove keeps Leicestershire above water

May 18, 2015: Lancashire's bowlers took full advantage of a helpful pitch to leave Leicestershire still fighting to save the follow-on after a rain-shortened second day at Grace Road.

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Leicestershire v Lancashire, LV= Championship, Division Two, Grace Road

Wasteful Leics run up against Croft again

May 17, 2015: Leicestershire supporters at Grace Road endured a frustrating day where, for the second time in three days, Steven Croft proved a game adversary

Alex Winter at Grace Road

Lancashire v Leicestershire, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, Old Trafford

Croft seals final-ball chase for Lancashire

May 15, 2015: Steven Croft helped Lancashire get their NatWest T20 Blast campaign off to a successful start with an unbeaten 70 as they claimed a last-ball five-wicket Duckworth-Lewis win over Leicestershire


Lancashire v Middlesex, Old Trafford, 3rd day

Chapple's heroic blow keeps Lancashire hopes alive

Sep 25, 2014: With one heroic blow, Lancashire's captain Glen Chapple took their relegation fight against Middlesex into a final day

Paul Edwards at Old Trafford

Lancashire v Middlesex, Old Trafford, 2nd day

Lancashire cling on in edge-of-the-seat battle

Sep 24, 2014: Like mariners clinging to wreckage in the hope of eventual rescue, Lancashire's cricketers hoped to confound the logic of experience on the second day of this game

Paul Edwards at Old Trafford

Sussex v Lancashire, Hove, 4th day

Sussex leave Lancashire needing help

Sep 12, 2014: Lancashire did not suffer the ignominy of being relegated from Division One on the same day that Yorkshire lifted the Championship but their fate is no longer in their own hands

Alan Gardner at Hove

NatWest T20 Blast countdown

From pen pusher to six hitter

Jun 23, 2014: A record-equalling run by Steven Croft and Riki Wessels' form lead ESPNcricinfo's countdown of the things that mattered in the latest round of the NatWest T20 Blast

Vithushan Ehantharajah

Lancashire v Northamptonshire, Old Trafford, 1st day

Prince, Croft provide rare run glut

Jun 22, 2014: Ashwell Prince and Steven Croft sharing in a monstrous fourth-wicket stand in a rare day of runscoring for Lancashire as Northamptonshire suffered

Paul Edwards at Old Trafford

Warwickshire v Lancashire, Edgbaston, 4th day

Croft gives Warwickshire a scare

Jun 11, 2014: Glen Chapple opted for safety first against Warwickshire but Steven Croft still enjoyed a day to remember

Paul Edwards at Edgbaston

Derbyshire v Lancashire, NatWest T20 Blast, North Division, Derby

Croft and Brown ignite Lancashire

May 23, 2014: Steven Croft and Karl Brown combined in a record Lancashire T20 stand to lay the foundation for a comfortable win against Derbyshire

Graham Hardcastle

Hampshire v Lancashire. FLt20 quarter-final, Ageas Bowl

Carberry ton proves just enough

Aug 7, 2013: Michael Carberry blazed and blasted Lancashire for his first Twenty20 century but the tenacious Red Rose refused to be bullied and gave Hampshire the shock of their live

Alex Winter at the Ageas Bowl

Hampshire v Lancashire, Ageas Bowl, 4th day

Croft, Cross only winners on dull day

May 26, 2013: All results were just about possible by the close last night but this game between two of the second division's promotion favourites turned into the dullest of stalemates

David Lloyd at the Ageas Bowl

HRV Cup 2012-13

Croft, Styris steer Northern Districts to win

Nov 23, 2012: Middle-order batsmen Steven Croft and Scott Styris helped Northern Districts to a six-wicket win against Central Districts in Hamilton

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