Thursday 17 May 2007 

Anderson To Return To Lancashire

Earlier today, the England team to play in the first Test at Lord’s was announced. Lancashire all-rounder Andrew Flintoff was left out with an ankle injury and James Anderson wasn’t selected in the final 12-man team.

Anderson has been released from his England duties and will be returning to Old Trafford to play for Lancashire in the current LV County Championship fixture against Worcestershire.

An expected time of arrival hasn’t been confirmed, but when he does return to Old Trafford sometime today, he will replace substitute Tom Smith in the Lancashire XI.

Play at Old Trafford was abandoned yesterday without a ball being bowled and rain this morning has prevented play from starting.