Lancashire’s cricketers travel across the Pennines tomorrow to take on Yorkshire in the first Roses match of 2019.

The side head to Emerald Heading in desperate need of a win to keep their Royal London One-Day campaign alive.

Glen Chapple’s men have played two matches in the competition this season – losing both at the expenses of Worcestershire and Nottinghamshire.

Despite the two defeats, there are plenty of positives to take from the performances so far with individuals finding form with both bat and ball.

The Red Rose haven’t won a List-A fixture against Yorkshire since 2008 and haven’t won a match at Headingley in the same format since 2002 when they chased 83 to win the match.


Yorkshire are unbeaten in the competition this year – recording a win over Leicestershire at Headingley and tied a dramatic match against Warwickshire at Edgbaston yesterday.

Gary Ballance and Harry Brook both notched centuries in the opening match and the middle order proved against Warwickshire that they are more than capable of contributing if required.

Andrew Gale’s men reached the quarter-final stage of the competition last year but lost out to eventual champions Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl.

His side won a classic Roses tie at Emirates Old Trafford last season where a whopping 742 runs were scored, with Adam Lyth and David Willey scoring centuries that day.

Lancashire squad: Dane Vilas (c), James Anderson, Josh Bohannon, Steven Croft, Brooke Guest, Haseeb Hameed, Liam Hurt, Keaton Jennings, Rob Jones, Saqib Mahmood, Glenn Maxwell, Graham Onions, Matt Parkinson, Stephen Parry.

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