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Ashley Giles takes it slow at Lancashire

Jan 8, 2015: The side's new coach is taking his time with the major decisions - captaincy, overseas signings, Glen Chapple's role - as he seeks to bring the team back to winning ways

Paul Edwards

Lancashire v Durham, Old Trafford, 4th day

Smith, Kerrigan heroes for Lancashire

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

Paul Edwards at Old Trafford

Lancashire v Durham, Old Trafford, 1st day

MacLeod and Hastings turn the tables

Aug 15, 2014: Unless Lancashire win a couple more games their chances of avoiding relegation are approximately zippo deluxe

Paul Edwards at Old Trafford

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's

Bigger concerns for England than Lord's pitch

Jul 15, 2014: While the pitch took most of the blame at Trent Bridge, at Lord's England will need to get more controlling overs from their spinners. The reality is there is no quick fix

Andrew McGlashan at Lord's

England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 5th day

Burnout worries after deathly slog

Jul 13, 2014: The opening Test ended with the levity of Alastair Cook taking a Test wicket in a match where his captaincy showed encouraging signs but England should be assisted more by their system rather than hindered

George Dobell at Trent Bridge

England news

Kerrigan recalled to England squad

Jul 13, 2014: Simon Kerrigan, the Lancashire left-arm spinner, has been recalled as part of a 14-man England squad for the second Investec Test against India at Lord's

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 4th day

England could turn to Kerrigan at Lord's

Jul 12, 2014: After a hard slog on a lifeless wicket and similarly docile conditions expected at Lord's, England may recall the Lancashire spinner to inject a bit of bite into their bowling attack

George Dobell at Trent Bridge

English spin hits the rough

May 2, 2014: Last summer, England's strategy was to spin out Australia. Now, with Graeme Swann's retirement, it is proving a challenge to even identify one Test candidate for the role

Alan Gardner

Sri Lanka A v England Lions, 3rd unofficial Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Kerrigan starts out on path to redemption

Feb 28, 2014: So highly rated in county cricket but so emphatically embarrassed in his first Test at the Oval last year, Simon Kerrigan delivered an incisive spell in Colombo that may light his path to redemption.

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

SL A v England Lions, 2nd unofficial Test, Dambulla

Lions ready for up-country spin test

Feb 18, 2014: England Lions have arrived in Sri Lanka's northern-most cricketing outpost hoping to wrap up the unofficial Test series

Alex Winter in Dambulla

Sri Lanka A v England Lions, 1st Test, Kandy

England's future goes on display

Feb 11, 2014: As the majority of English cricket supporters mourn the loss of Kevin Pietersen a group of players who are actually available are about to begin perhaps the most important series of their careers

Alex Winter in Kandy

SL A Emerging Players v England Lions, Colombo, 2nd day

Kerrigan returns to help skittle hosts

Feb 7, 2014: Simon Kerrigan slipped quietly back into action to take 3 for 31 as England Lions took firm control on the second day in Colombo

ESPNcricinfo staff

England Lions in Sri Lanka 2013-14

Rayner called up to Lions squad

Jan 21, 2014: Ollie Rayner, the Middlesex spinner, has been officially added to the England Lions touring party, with Simon Kerrigan unable to travel to Sri Lanka due to a back injury

ESPNcricinfo staff

England Lions in Sri Lanka 2013-14

Kerrigan in doubt for Lions tour

Jan 15, 2014: Middlesex's offspinning allrounder Ollie Rayner has been put on standby for the England Lions tour of Sri Lanka after concerns emerged about Simon Kerrigan's fitness

George Dobell

England news

Kerrigan withdrawn from EPP tour

Nov 4, 2013: Simon Kerrigan, the Lancashire spinner, has been withdrawn from the Performance Programme squad tour of Australia in order to work on his bowling at home

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

Kerrigan motivated by tough Test debut

Sep 10, 2013: Simon Kerrigan is determined to use the chastening experience of his Test debut to make himself into a better cricketer and earn another chance in the England team

ESPNcricinfo staff

Lancashire v Hampshire, Southport, 4th day

Wheater and Coles provide final-day value

Aug 31, 2013: A magnificently enterprising 191-run eighth wicket partnership between Adam Wheater and Matt Coles kept Lancashire waiting until mid-afternoon for victory

Paul Edwards at Southport

Lancashire v Hampshire, Southport, 2nd day

Kerrigan begins to put England horrors behind him

Aug 29, 2013: A week after his horrific Test debut against Australia, Simon Kerrigan began his fightback with Lancashire by starring with bat and ball

Paul Edwards at Southport

The Investec Ashes 2013

Not their best, but good enough from England

Aug 26, 2013: ESPNcricinfo assesses the performances of the England players who appeared in the Ashes series

George Dobell

Kerrigan's dream turned nightmare

Aug 23, 2013: Why does a cricketer's long-cherished hope of performing on the biggest stage often crumble on the big day?

Aakash Chopra
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