Friday 27 June 2008 

Lancashire&#39s Smith To Go On Loan To Grace Road

Lancashire County Cricket Club has loaned out all-rounder Tom Smith to Leicestershire CCC for a month-long period starting on Sunday (29th June).

At present, the Red Rose County has a full roster of fast bowlers available for selection including Andrew Flintoff, and this loan spell will enable 22-year-old Smith to gain further first team experience during a period where opportunities at Lancashire are limited.

Smith goes straight into Leicestershire’s squad for their LV County Championship Division 2 fixture against Worcestershire CCC at Grace Road starting on Sunday.

Lancashire Cricket Manager Mike Watkinson said: "Tom has recently missed 7 weeks of cricket due to a thigh injury. This loan spell is a great opportunity for him to get some regular First Team experience on his return to action."

The loan agreement allows Smith to be recalled if required by Lancashire.

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