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Anderson handed England vice-captain's role

James Anderson will serve as Joe Root's vice-captain on their Ashes tour, the England camp have confirmed.

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Anderson - ready to answer the call

Anderson ready to answer vice-captain call

Joe Root will have a willing vice-captain if he decides to replace the absent Ben Stokes with James Anderson for the fast-approaching Ashes series.
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Deputy Mayoress Cllr Sarah Rainford accepts flowers from  Molly Durnell (Longridge CC), Lucy Rawson and Ruth Harbord (Salesbury CC).

Cricketers bowl the rest over

Longridge CC was the venue as the Ribble Valley District Cricket Development Group (CDG) held their third awards evening late last month.

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House and Burnley are handed home ties

House and Burnley are handed home ties

Lowerhouse will face Great Eccleston in the first round of the 2018 Lancashire Knock Out Cup competition, after sharing the trophy last month with Ormskirk.

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Reads Cricket Clubs title clinching second string

Read seconds crowned champions

Read Cricket Club’s second string added silverware to the Whalley Road treasure trove after being crowned champions of the Ribblesdale League First Division.

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Pupils and teacher, Abigail Bates, from Shuttleworth College at the ICC Womens Cricket World Cup game between England and New Zealand.

Shuttleworth College pupils play a part in cricket World Cup

Pupils from Shuttleworth College were treated to a once in a lifetime opportunity as they took part in the national anthem ceremony for England Women’s Cricket ICC World Cup match in Derby.

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Ben Heap

Professional and skipper are stars of the West End

While Lowerhouse staked their claim as one of the leading forces in the county, sharing the LCB Knockout trophy, the club’s professional and skipper combined to play a leading role in the Lancashire League.

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Burnleys title-winning Under 11s

Future is bright at Turf Moor for cricketers

Burnley Cricket Club have won the Under 11s’ Division One league title.

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Anderson celebrating the wicket of Kraigg Brathwaite.

The results are in: Burnley wants a statue of Jimmy!

The results are in and Burnley has spoken: the favoured tribute to England swing bowler, James Anderson, would be a statue, according to a recent poll.
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Gary OConnor (left) receives his award at Emirates Old Trafford from Bob Hinchliffe (Chairman of the LCB).

Read CC's "unflappable" groundsman recognised

One of Read Cricket Club's very own has been recognised for his services to cricket, with their devoted groundsman the winner of the ‘Get The Game On’ Award at this year’s Lancashire Cricket Board OSCAs.

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Anderson (centre) with teammates Stuart Broad (left) and Ben Stokes (right) after taking a career-best 7-42 against the Windies at Lord's.

Burnley CC back campaign for tribute to Burnley's 'greatest ever sportsman'

Burnley Cricket Club have added their voice to the growing support for a tribute to England swing bowler, James Anderson, after the cricketer took his 500th Test wicket to cement his place in the record books.

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Jimmy Anderson (right) became just the sixth man in history to take 500 Test wickets this summer.

POLL: How would you pay tribute to Jimmy Anderson?

After his record-breaking exploits, the calls for a tribute to be paid to Burnley-born England cricketer, James Anderson, have exploded, but how would you honour Burnley's "greatest ever sportsman"?
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Ben Heap

Heap proud to see Lowerhouse’s name on LCB trophy

Liverpool Road skipper Ben Heap is very proud and privileged to have skippered the club to success on the county stage.

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James Anderson is England's leading wicket-taker in Test history, with 506 wickets at an average of 27.39.

Lowerhouse CC calls for Jimmy Anderson statue in town centre

Lowerhouse Cricket Club has appealed for Burnley to honour England swing bowler, James Anderson, with a statue of the man they call "the town's greatest ever sportsman."
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Lowerhouse captain Ben Heap

House claim share of cup

Lowerhouse have claimed a share of the LCB Knockout Cup, after the scheduled reserve date of the final against Ormskirk at Blackpool on Sunday again fell victim to the weather.

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England's James Anderson celebrates with Ben Stokes (left) after bowling West Indies' Kraigg Brathwaite to take his 500th Test wicket during day two of the Third Investec Test match at Lord's, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday September 8, 2017. See PA story CRICKET England. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use without prior written consent of the ECB. Still image use only. No moving images to emulate broadcast. No removing or obscuring of sponsor logos.

Calls to honour Anderson

Lowerhouse Cricket Club chairman Stan Heaton has led the call for a statue in Burnley for James Anderson.

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James Anderson

Anderson creates history with 500th Test wicket

James Anderson has created history as the first Englishman to reach 500 Test wickets.

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Padiham's Phil Haggerty and Jordan Relph

Padiham looking to get back to where they belong

Padiham skipper Phil Haggerty feels the founder members of the Ribblesdale Cricket League deserve to be back among the big boys following a brief hiatus from the top tier.

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Clitheroe players celebrate their win over Haslingden last Saturday. Photo: Keith Driver

Champions elect Clitheroe face possible investigation

Champions elect Clitheroe could be investigated by the Lancashire League after a rival club lodged an official complaint regarding their conduct.

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Jimmy Anderson has taken his 500th Test wicket

Jimmy left stranded on 499 wickets

Jimmy Anderson is just one wicket short of becoming the first Englishman to reach 500 Test wickets.
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