Lancashire bowlers make training return
The bowlers made their return yesterday (Friday 12 June), with the rest of the squad due back next week
Lancashire’s bowlers have restarted training as part of a phased return to training for the full squad.
They practiced yesterday (Friday 12 June) at Chester Boughton Hall, the same location England’s players are using with Emirates Old Trafford now under lockdown following the arrival of the West Indies.
The squad have remained off furlough during the period of lockdown, allowing them access to coaches support throughout, and are preparing for a potential cricket season.
Gym work and bowling practice were undertaken in line with the ECB and UK Government guidelines on cricket training, which includes social distancing and players using their own equipment. The remainder of the squad will return next week.
The ECB have confirmed the postponement of any county cricket until at least 1 August and counties remain in dialogue with the governing body over the possibility of a truncated season. Any potential season remains subject to UK Government approval.
Lancashire’s Director of Cricket, Paul Allott, said: “It is great to have the lads back training. While we have been in contact throughout the last three months, there is no substitute for being able to work with them in person, while obviously observing all the relevant guidelines.
“Having our players back at least seven weeks prior to any competitive cricket allows us the best possible opportunity to get them physically ready, and their return is being closely monitored by the strength and conditioning team.
“We are thankful to Chester Boughton Hall for allowing us to take advantage of their excellent facilities.”