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Lancashire's Peter Moores set for England return

Lancashire head coach Peter Moores. Credit: PA

Lancashire Country Cricket Club's coach Peter Moores is set for a return as England head coach.

Andy Flower's replacement will be announced at Lord's later this morning and it is understood that Moores is the chosen candidate.

The 51-year-old Lancashire coach previously held the job between 2007 and 2009, but was dismissed after disappointing results and a personality clash with then captain Kevin Pietersen.

If Moores is, as expected, appointed to replace his own successor then current limited-overs coach Ashley Giles would appear to be out of a job.

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Flintoff keeps fans guessing about return to former club

Former England captain Freddie Flintoff has left fans confused about his return to former club St Annes.

The cricketer told a follower on Twitter that he would be returning to the club to play cricket.

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“@tinney7: @flintoff11 is there any truth in you're going to play for St Anne's in the Twenty20 series???” You better believe it !

He later retracted the comment, claiming he was "only joking."

The former England captain was was forced to quit cricket in 2010 after he failed to recover from a serious knee injury.

Freddie Flintoff confirms return to St Annes

Cricket star Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff has confirmed his return to former club St Annes to play Twenty20 cricket.

The former England captain was was forced to quit cricket in 2010 after he failed to recover from a serious knee injury.

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“@tinney7: @flintoff11 is there any truth in you're going to play for St Anne's in the Twenty20 series???” You better believe it !

Moores 'interested' in leaving club for England

by David Chisnall

Lancashire coach Peter Moores says he is interested in leaving the club to take charge of England.

Lancashire's opening Division One fixture begins at Nottinghamshire on Sunday.

The pre-season chatter has been about Moores, who's among the favourites to succeed Andy Flower as England team director.

He told ITV Granada that his main focus remains on the red rose of Lancashire.

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Lancashire's Buttler top scores for England

Joss Butler Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.

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