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Lancashire Legends: David Hughes

Lancashire Legends: David Hughes

The former captain and all-rounder catches up with Warren Hegg in the latest edition of Lancashire Legends

From all the way in his home in Charleston, USA, David Hughes joins Warren Hegg for the fourth instalment of the Lancashire Legend series.

Hughes is one of the most recognisable names in Lancashire Cricket history, following a 20+ year career at Emirates Old Trafford which included being named a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1988.

His name is forever etched in Red Rose folklore after the 1971 Gillette Cup semi-final heroics against Gloucestershire, a match which remains one of the most memorable in the Club's long history.

In this edition of Lancashire Legends, Hegg is joined by his very first captain at the Red Rose to discuss:

  • Growing up among the great Brian Statham
  • Being a part of two of the greatest eras in Lancashire Cricket history
  • Inviting Cyril Washbrook into the changing room for the first time as captain
  • The story of signing Wasim Akram - and how everyone thought they'd gone for Ian Botham and Graham Dilley
  • Returning from the Second XI to captain the First XI late in his career
  • Aiming to get to 1,000 at the Oval during Neil Fairbrother's knock of 366

The pair also reminisce about post-season golfing trips to Scotland and reflections on playing for the Red Rose.

It is the fourth interview in the series following Ian Austin, Neil Fairbrother and Wasim Akram.

Watch the full interview below, with the next name in the series to be announced early next week.

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