The Spin, Issue 3

The first Lancashire fanzine for more than 25 years has proved to be a great success. Last week we published the third and final edition of the season and hope to reach more than 2,000 readers. Sales at Lancashire’s crunch game with Worcs at Southport were amazing.

It’s been a hard road with a lot of mileage put in on a shoestring budget but the response has spurred us on when it would have been easy to get disheartened.

The second issue required a second print run of 300 to meet demand.

This third issue is the most readable yet and features and an exclusive interview with commentator David Lloyd who fully backs the ECB’s 100 ball competition (I wonder why!).

We delayed going to Press to see if Lancashire would reach T20 Finals Day. Even this simple matter became shambolic at Old Trafford.

I was chatting to the chief executive Daniel Gidney at a group game a few weeks ago and they still weren’t sure of what to do about a possible home Q-F tie as Liam Gallagher was playing a concert that week. They had only had since last November to plan this!

In the event panic-stations set in and 30 grand was splashed out in case ground preparation work was needed. As Lancs lost the last game it wasn’t. Sums things up at hq these days.

On to T20 Finals Day and possible relegation. It promises to be a roller-coaster ride till the end.

Anyone interested in buying the latest issue (£2) give me a shout.

Barry Turner,



2018-09-05T17:04:43+00:00September 5th, 2018|County Cricket|5 Comments


  1. Doug M September 7, 2018 at 6:18 am - Reply

    Barry, very pleased that you tied with Somerset, would have preferred that you won. But Surrey supporters cheered at Chelmsford. Don’t want to get deep into the Taunton pitch debate, but it shows that if you keep preparing iffy wickets eventually it bites you on the bum. And it shows what a mind game cricket is – 2 wks 1 run and couldn’t get it! Good luck in the T20.

  2. StephenFH September 7, 2018 at 7:52 am - Reply

    Impressive job being done and with the commitment of the sellers, including the guy who was outside the Oval ticket office for the Surrey-Lancs KSL fixture. The penultimate ball of the CC fixture between the two was a missed hoik to a short boundary with 6 the difference, so a near miss tie to go with the real thing this week.

  3. Ian Lomax September 7, 2018 at 10:17 am - Reply

    It’s been an exciting journey and we are building up a lot of momentum. You can also follow us on twitter at – @lancscccaction & on Facebook at – Lancashire cricket action group

  4. Roy M September 7, 2018 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    A hat trick of good reads – let’s hope that the momentum helps to push Lccc into improving facilities for members.

  5. rory davis September 8, 2018 at 10:37 am - Reply

    First two editions were well worth supporting as the Action Group is a most worthwhile cause. The third edition has come of age in its own right and is an excellent read for anyone interested in the county game.

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