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Simon Kerrigan puts playing career on hold amid form struggle

Apr 28, 2018: The left-arm spinner, who played one Test for England in 2013, will focus on coaching during the the 2018 season

ESPNcricinfo staff

Glamorgan v Northants, Specsavers Championship Division Two, Cardiff, 4th day

Nightwatchman Kerrigan hits new heights

Sep 15, 2017: Lancashire loanee Simon Kerrigan struck a career-best 62 and Rob Newton pronounced himself king of the half-centuries as Northants achieved a hard-won victory in Cardiff

ECB Reporters Network

Surrey v Lancashire, Specsavers Championship Div One, Kia Oval, 3rd day

Parry and Kerrigan leave Surrey in a spin

Apr 16, 2017: In days of yore, the sight of two spinners bowling in tandem, scuttling through their overs like squirrels scurrying up a tree, was commonplace on the county circuit

Tim Wigmore at Kia Oval

Durham v Lancashire, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day

McCarthy and Borthwick lead Durham's charge

May 17, 2016: As if in playful reproof to those who thought the second half of this game might limp into high-scoring tedium, Tuesday's cricket galloped along like a Grand National winner crossing the Melling Road and brought riches beyond our imagining

Paul Edwards at Chester-le-Street

Lancashire v Hampshire, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Old Trafford, 4th day

Kerrigan spins Lancashire to handsome victory

May 11, 2016: Bright blue mornings at Worcester, June afternoons at Canterbury, mist-fringed evenings at Hove. There are days when cricket takes the advice of Barbra Streisand in Hello Dolly and puts on its Sunday clothes

Paul Edwards at Old Trafford

Lancashire v Glamorgan, LV= Championship, Division Two, Old Trafford, 4th day

Lancashire denied but near promotion

Aug 24, 2015: Lancashire's draw against Glamorgan left the Division Two leaders needing just five points to clinch promotion in the LV= County Championship


England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, Kia Oval

Rashid conundrum faces England

Aug 18, 2015: When England gave a debut to a spinner with the Ashes decided two years it did not go well for Simon Kerrigan, but this time the situation is significantly different and Adil Rashid is likely to be needed in the UAE

Alan Gardner

Glamorgan v Lancashire, LV= Championship, Division Two, Colwyn Bay, 4th day

Spinners seal win despite weather threat

Jul 22, 2015: Rain and gloom delayed the start but Lancashire wasted no time in taking the final five wickets they needed to confirm a resounding innings victory over Glamorgan

Paul Edwards at Colwyn Bay

England v New Zealand, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 4th day

Moeen, catching among England's problems to solve

Jun 1, 2015: ESPNcricinfo looks at the dilemmas facing the England selectors in the coming weeks

George Dobell at Headingley

Lancashire v Derbyshire, LV= Championship, Division Two, Southport, 4th day

Lilley and Kerrigan spin Lancs to win

May 27, 2015: Lancashire's spinners bowled 36.1 overs on the fourth morning, during which seven wickets fell at a cost of 43 runs to give them an innings victory

Paul Edwards at Southport

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
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