Thursday 2 August 2007 

Mal Loye Awarded 2008 Lancashire Benefit

Mal Loye has been awarded a Benefit in 2008 by Lancashire County Cricket Club.

Mal joined the Red Rose county at the beginning of the 2003 season, after 12 years with his home county Northamptonshire.

Mal is an aggressive top-order batsman particularly in the one day form, having scored over 13,000 first class runs at an average of 41. His first taste of England honours came when he was selected in the Under 19’s and again for England A in 1993. He had to wait another 13 years before his next call up as part of the England’s one day campaign in Australia. Many would say he should’ve represented England more often, but Lancashire has reaped the benefit of having such a talented player available for the Club.

Jack Simmons, Club Chairman; “We a highly delighted to announce that Mal Loye will be officially given a Benefit in 2008. I know one or two people will question that he hasn’t played for Lancashire for a number of years, but what Mal has given to County Cricket both with Northants and us, we always regard that as ‘giving something to the game’.

What he has done for the Club to date has been superb. He has endeared himself to everyone associated with Lancashire, and there isn’t a nicer player in the sport.”

Mal Loye says; “Not only do I feel proud and privileged to play for Lancashire, but to be awarded a Benefit by such as prestigious club is a great honour, and I would like to thank them for their support.”

© Lancashire CCC