Lancashire County Cricket Club is 150 not out on Sunday 12 January and will celebrate with a special Fans’ Forum and the launching of the Club’s new book, 150 years of Lancashire Cricket.
Relegated Derbyshire are already planning their return to the Championship top tier by announcing they have offered contracts to a trio of young Academy graduates. While Greg Cork and Jonathan Marsden have signed summer contracts for the 2014 season, Ben Slater has also been offered a one year deal.
The bedrock of the Lancashire squad have been rewarded with new contracts following a successful season which saw them clinch the LV= County Championship Second Division title in style.
Jos Buttler has brought the worst kept secret in English cricket to a close by confirming he is joining Lancashire after leaving Somerset at the end of the county season.
Sussex County Cricket Club have confirmed that Monty Panesar will be leaving the club at the end of the season. He has joine Essex on loan until he becomes a free agent on 27 September.
Chris Rogers admitted that he was playing for his Test career yesterday after scoring a polished 84 during the first day of the third Ashes Test at Emirates Old Trafford as the Aussies hit back with venom as they look to overturn a 2-0 deficit.