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29 04, 2019

Irani Launches Stress-Buster Clinic

April 29th, 2019|Talking Points|0 Comments

When Steve Harmison’s biography Speed demons was published a couple of years ago it was variously described as searing and brutal. I thought it was a bit more than searing – more like a red hot poker up the bottie. And not for the first time I found myself thinking, here’s another [...]

11 03, 2019

Last Orders For 50 Overs After The World Cup?

March 11th, 2019|Talking Points|13 Comments

More obituaries have been written about cricket than after a lively night at Passchendaele. The latest doom-monger, Vic Marks, mourns the death of the 50 overs format, proclaiming it has been gunned down by the ECB’s much-anticipated new speed thrash. Apparently many one-dayers will be consigned to outgrounds and also overseas players [...]

5 09, 2018

The Spin, Issue 3

September 5th, 2018|County Cricket|5 Comments

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 [...]

16 06, 2018

ECB galacticos and the smell of BS

June 16th, 2018|News|15 Comments

A group of supporters reformed the Lancashire Action Group late last year to lobby for better facilities at Old Trafford. An offshoot of that campaign has been a fanzine called not The Spin. It’s first edition sold 450 copies and now the second issue is about to hit the streets.  Editor and [...]

13 02, 2018

Red Rose Rebellion

February 13th, 2018|County Cricket|7 Comments

It seems that emotions are running high at Old Trafford. And it's got nothing to do with Jos Buttler's prediction that test cricket could be extinct (with T20 becoming the only form of the game) in twenty years' time. Here's Barry Turner, a Lancs fan through and through, with the latest developments. [...]