The Guardian's Andy Wilson on Lancashire's long-awaited triumph in the county Championship.

The pennant will now be hung somewhere at Old Trafford for the first time having been introduced in 1951, the year after Lancashire shared the title with Surrey. Since their last outright win, as some in Yorkshire have pointed out, the Old Trafford pavilion has been bombed by the Luftwaffe. Generations of fine Lancastrian cricketers, from Roy Tattersall to David Hughes, Jack Bond to Andrew Flintoff, have played their whole careers without winning a championship. Imports such as Ken Grieves, Farokh Engineer, Clive Lloyd, Wasim Akram and Muttiah Muralitharan helped to secure plenty of Lord's finals and one-day trophies, but never the prize most coveted by all county cricketers.

Former Lancashire player Jack Simmons gives us his take on the victory in the Daily Telegraph.

Michael Vaughan, writing in the same paper, says the county game may have its flaws but it is still the best domestic structure in world cricket.

Nikita Bastian is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo