Lancashire have confirmed their early-season fixtures for 2009 which includes two games against Yorkshire and the trip to the Middle East to take part in the Pro-Arch Trophy.
The 50 over games against Yorkshire take place on April 7th and 9th before a three-day game against Durham UCCE begins on April 11th.
The Pro-Arch trophy kicks off on March 19th.
Lancashire CCC Director of Cricket Mike Watkinson said: "Although the squad have been in full-time training since December and are in excellent physical shape, from March our focus will turn to becoming match fit and honing our cricketing skills ahead of the new season.
"We have a good programme of pre-season friendlies that will provide the opportunity for all squad members to push for first team selection ahead of our first Friends Provident and Championship fixtures."
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