Lancashire Cricket set for Hall of Fame Ceremony
The first seven names will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at Emirates Old Trafford tomorrow evening
Lancashire Cricket is set for the first seven names to be inducted into its Hall of Fame at an exclusive dinner tomorrow (Thursday) evening.
A.N.Hornby, Cyril Washbrook CBE, Brian Statham CBE, Jack Bond, Farokh Engineer, Sir Clive Lloyd CBE and Jack Simmons MBE, all names synonymous with the Red Rose, were selected from an extensive list of candidates.
Commemorative caps will be handed out to players and to family members of those who are sadly no longer with us - a booklet has also been produced to reflect on their services to Lancashire Cricket.
The Hall of Fame has been established to celebrate and honour leading figures from the Club's history, with a number of past players inducted annually. To be considered for the Hall of Fame, players must be retired and not under current employment with the Club.
A permanent place will also be created to mark the inductees inside the new museum and heritage centre which forms part of the upcoming redevelopment at Emirates Old Trafford.
Warren Hegg, Head of Cricket Business for Lancashire Cricket, said: “We were thrilled to launch the Lancashire Cricket Hall of Fame, something allows us to preserve and promote the heritage of our great club.
“The Hall of Fame will see us pay tribute to players that have given so much to the club in years gone by, as we relive past glories and celebrate those who engineered some of the greatest moments in Red Rose folklore.
“It’s sure to be a fantastic evening at Emirates Old Trafford tomorrow, when we induct seven legends into the inaugural Lancashire Cricket Hall of Fame.”
The Club's social media accounts will cover the evening from the 1864 Suite inside the Pavilion, with a full write-up and reaction available after via lancashirecricket.co.uk.