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Lancashire begin coach debate

Lancashire will begin assessing the applications for their new first-team coach this week and are hopeful of having the position filled in time for the successful candidate to play a significant role in pre-season training

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Search for next national fast bowling coach

DeFreitas wants England job

Phil DeFreitas has thrown his hat into the ring for the position of England's fast bowling coach

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Retiring players

Farewell and thanks for the memories

Cricinfo take a look at the major players who have retired after or during the 2005 English season

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International 20:20, Leicester

A sound idea fraught with risks

A preview of the inaugural International 2020 tournament which gets underway at Leicester on Thursday

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DeFreitas to retire at end of season

Phil DeFreitas, the last active English cricketer who knows how it feels to win the Ashes, has announced that he is retiring at the end of the forthcoming season

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Ackerman secures draw for Leicestershire

Leicestershire drew their opening fixture of the 2005 season, a three-day warm-up match against a PCB XI in Lahore, although they needed the services of their captain, HD Ackerman to ensure against defeat after an astonishing new-ball spell from

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Hodge takes over as Leics captain

Brad Hodge, the Australian-born batsman, has been named as the new captain of Leicestershire

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Frizzell County Championship round-up

Hooper holds up Surrey as Hodge hammers 200

Carl Hooper held up Surrey's quest to go back on top of the Championship with a majestic hundred, as Lancashire sneaked into a four-run first innings lead

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Batty shines for Surrey at Old Trafford

Surrey 330 for 9 v Lancashire at Old Trafford Scorecard Every game is now an important one for Surrey, and Jonathan Batty, one of their smaller stars, gave them the big performance they needed to stay on top of the Lancashire bowling