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Lancs CCC want Sir Howard Bernstein as next president

Sir Howard Bernstein Credit: PA

The board at Lancashire County Cricket Club is proposing that Sir Howard Bernstein should be their new President.

Sir Howard is the Chief Executive of Manchester City Council.

The club say his appointment will contribute to its further growth and future development.

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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.


Lancashire set for Trent Bridge test

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.

Lancashire celebrating their 2013 title Credit: Picture: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

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.

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