Lancashire v Essex, LV= County Championship Div Two, Old Trafford, 1st day
Jul 6, 2015: The only optimistic note on a grey day at Old Trafford was that Tom Smith's back operation had been a success. Smith, appointed Lancashire captain in February, has led them in just one championship game
Feb 11, 2015: Lancashire have named Tom Smith as captain in all formats to prepare the way for Glen Chapple to move into a coaching role
Lancashire v Yorkshire, Old Trafford, 1st day
Aug 31, 2014: Lancashire's profligacy helped Yorkshire prosper on the first day of a Championship match in Manchester that may go a long way towards settling matters at both ends of the table.
Lancashire v Durham, Old Trafford, 4th day
Aug 18, 2014: Lancashire's one-wicket win was one of the finishes of this or any other season, not least because there were only two balls left in the contest
England Lions v New Zealand A, Tri-series, New Road
Aug 12, 2014: Abundant batting line-up or not, England Lions have not advanced their World Cup claims by the manner in which they have twice been dismantled by an experienced New Zealand A in the Royal London tri-series
Durham v Lancashire, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day
Jun 17, 2014: Day four at Chester-le-Street could prove to be season-defining for Durham and Lancashire, who both have fears of relegation. Lancashire require another 299 runs to win on a deteriorating pitch.
Lancashire v Leicestershire, NatWest T20, Old Trafford
Jun 13, 2014: Tom Smith continued his outstanding form as Lancashire hung on to claim a nine-run victory over Leicestershire at Old Trafford.
Lancashire v Warwickshire, Edgbaston, 1st day
Jun 8, 2014: Alex Davies made a half-century and Tom Smith battled for more than 100 balls to be unbeaten on 21 before the rain arrived at Edgbaston
Lancs v Worcs, NatWest T20 Blast, North Division, Old Trafford
May 17, 2014: Tom Smith's 74 at opener gave Lancashire a total that proved unassailable for Worcestershire in the NatWest Blast at Old Trafford
Northamptonshire v Lancashire, Wantage Road, 2nd day
Apr 28, 2014: Jos Buttler is undoubtedly one of the most talented young players that England can currently call upon and it should therefore come as no surprise to hear he is capable of game-changing innings
Nottinghamshire v Lancashire, Trent Bridge, 3rd day
Apr 9, 2014: Tom Smith not only top-scored with the bat to help his side avoid the follow-on, but also claimed a five-wicket haul to precipitate a remarkable collapse in Nottinghamshire second innings
Gloucestershire v Lancashire, Bristol, 4th day
Sep 20, 2013: Lancashire will have to wait for the coup de grace of their season after a tame draw at Bristol but the champagne moment arrived in a literal sense as they lifted the Division Two title
Gloucestershire v Lancashire, Bristol, 2nd day
Sep 18, 2013: "Shot Procy," came the cry from beyond the boundary. A phrase once so common in Gloucestershire but not heard since 1981 was revived on the second day at Bristol
Scotland v Lancashire, YB40 Group B, Glasgow
Aug 15, 2013: Tom Smith hit an unbeaten 42 as Lancashire beat Scotland by seven wickets in a rain-hit Yorkshire Bank 40 contest in Glasgow. The visitors reached their target of 125 in the 24th over with 28 balls to spare.
Lancashire v Surrey, Aigburth, 4th day
Sep 14, 2012: Allrounder Luke Procter shone during a low key final day of Lancashire's dismal season with the first seven-wicket haul of his career
Worcestershire v Lancashire, CB40 Group A, New Road
Aug 27, 2012: Lancashire opener Tom Smith smashed one of the quickest one-day centuries in history before a rain-affected Clydesdale Bank 40 fixture against Worcestershire was abandoned
Stanbic Bank 20 Series 2011-12
Nov 27, 2011: Chris Gayle was dismissed for a duck and conceded eight runs off his one over but Matabeleland Tuskers still beat Southern Rocks comfortably at the Harare Sports Club
Lancashire v Hampshire, Liverpool, 1st day
Sep 7, 2011: Lancashire staged an excellent fight back to reach 337 for 7 against Hampshire with half-centuries for Glen Chapple and Tom Smith
Worcestershire v Lancashire, New Road, 1st day
Aug 31, 2011: Lancashire will have to find another measure of the will to win that has served them so well in their quest for the Championship
Nottinghamshire v Lancashire, Clydesdale Bank 40, Trent Bridge
Aug 29, 2011: A brilliant all-round performance from Tom Smith secured a two-run victory for Lancashire Lightning as Nottinghamshire Outlaws missed out on a semi-final place in the Clydesdale Bank 40
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