Sunday 22 June 2008 

Lancashire Look For Change In Fortunes At Trent Bridge

What a difference a week makes! After three comfortable wins to start their Twenty20 Cup campaign, the Lightning have suffered three narrow defeats in the space of four days to sit mid table in the Northern Group.

To keep their title hopes on track, Lancashire must beat the in form Nottinghamshire Outlaws.

Two days ago at Old Trafford in front of a sell out crowd of 17,000, Glen Chapple and Andrew Flintoff made their long awaited return for Lancashire in the club’s much hyped clash against Yorkshire Carnegie. We all know the result, but the pleasing aspect for the Lightning is that both players came through the match without any discomfort.

Lancashire has been heavily affected by injuries this summer, but for the first time since April, with the exception of Steven Mullaney, all players are fit and available – making squad selection a nightmare for Cricket Manager Mike Watkinson and captain Stuart Law.

“It’s a great problem to have, but you can only pick 11 players for any one match, and some who don’t deserve to miss out on selection will.“ explained Law.

This dilemma has lead to the club announcing a 13-man squad for the Twenty20 Cup match against Notts Outlaws at Trent Bridge:

Lou Vincent
Mal Loye
Stuart Law (capt)
Andrew Flintoff
Francois Du Plessis
Steven Croft
Gareth Cross (wkt)
Kyle Hogg
Glen Chapple
Simon Marshall
Dominic Cork
Sajid Mahmood
Gary Keedy

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