Lancashire County Cricket Club's Peter Moores has been given a second opportunity to coach England.
Lancashire Cricketer, who lost mum to cancer, opens first Macmillan shop
Lancashire's James Anderson has reached another career milestone during the fourth Ashes Test down under.
Lancashire's wicket keeper Jos Buttler's 113 run stand with Eoin Morgan has left England well placed to secure their first win over Australia this winter leaving the tourists on 300 for 8.
Lancashire Cricket Club's Jos Buttler top scored as England reached a competitive 264 for eight against a Prime Minister's XI in Australia.
Wicketkeeper Buttler (61) and Tim Bresnan (36) rescued England from 149 for six in a warm up match in Canberra.
The England captain Alastair Cook though, failed to survive the first over for a second successive game as his miserable tour of Australia was dealt a fresh blow.
Cook lasted two balls before nervously edging behind a short delivery from 37-year-old former Australia quick Brett Lee.
Lee also pinned the similarly out-of-sort Joe Root lbw for one, in a fiery initial burst reminiscent of his best days.
In stiflingly hot conditions, and on a slow Manuka Oval outfield, England's score was built around two half-century stands.
The second ashes test match gets underway tonight and former Lancashire and England all rounder Andrew Flintoff hopes all the focus will be on the play and not what people say.
Australia captain Michael Clarke was fined after the first test when a television microphone picked up him warning Burnley's Jimmy Anderson to 'get ready for a broken arm'.
Flintoff was no stranger to a bit of verbal sparring with the Aussies in his playing career and he thinks it's all harmless banter.
Lancashire will mark their return to cricket's top flight with a trip to Trent Bridge.
The Second Division champions will face Nottinghamshire in their opening match of the County Championship on April 6th.
All championship games will start on a Sunday next season.
There'll be at least five roses matches against Yorkshire with a game in each competition.
2014 will also mark Lancashire's 150th anniversary.
We are under way on day 5, with Australia declaring and setting England 332 to win. Great effort by Matt Merchant & his groundstaff as well
11.30 start here at Emirates Old Trafford providing there is no more rain. Australia have declared.
The umpires will make a further inspection at 10.45am to assess conditions, but it is very wet. Groundstaff continuing to mop up