Vote for April's Hilton Garden Inn Player of the Month
Four players are in the running for April's Player of the Month, sponsored by Hilton Garden Inn
Vote now for your Lancashire Cricket Player of the Month for April, sponsored by Hilton Garden Inn.
Matt Parkinson, Luke Wood, Dane Vilas and Tom Bailey are all in the running to pick up the award, after Lancashire made a flying start to the season to top Group Three of the LV= Insurance County Championship.
For one lucky voter, Hilton Garden Inn are offering a two-night stay at one of their hotels around the world - for two people - as well as a signed Lancashire County Championship shirt. The winner will be drawn at random once voting closes at midday on Wednesday 12 May.
See below for the nominees and vote using the poll at the bottom of the page. Due to Lancashire's match away to Sussex beginning on 29 April, the full match has been taken into consideration for April's nominations.
It's been quite the month for Matt Parkinson. The Lancashire leg-spinner has taken 18 wickets at an average of 17, from just three matches played.
After not featuring during England's tour of the sub-continent, Parkinson returned to action for the Red Rose in style, going viral with 'The Ball of the 21st Century' to dismiss Northants' Adam Rossington, on his way to claiming match figures of 6/88 in his first red ball fixture for almost two years.
Parkinson followed that up with a match-winning, and career-best, effort of 7/126 in the second innings at Kent to propel Lancashire to a final day victory.
He then claimed three wickets in the recent victory at Sussex - and produced yet another sublime delivery - bowling Delray Rawlins in Sussex's second innings, the left-hander choosing to leave a delivery which then turned sharply out of the rough and came back to shatter the stumps.
Fiery all-rounder Luke Wood is quickly becoming a Lancashire Cricket fan favourite following his all action performances with both bat and ball.
Wood has played a key role in Lancashire's early season form. From three matches played, he's claimed 9 wickets at 26 apiece and contributed 191 runs.
He starred in the innings victory at Kent, hitting his first century for the Club on Day Two, during a county record eighth-wicket stand of 187 with Danny Lamb which helped the Red Rose reach 500+ - before taking three Kent wickets in the evening session to put his side in control.
His contribution in the final day victory over Northants at Emirates Old Trafford should not be forgotten too. As the visitors dug in during the final session, Wood removed Nathan Buck and Simon Kerrigan is consecutive deliveries to swing the momentum back in his side's favour.
Dane Vilas has led from the front since game one, setting the tone for the season by amassing 189 over Days One and Two versus Sussex.
Snow would thwart Lancashire on the final day but Vilas has since captained his side to three straight victories in the LV= Insurance County Championship.
He struck a counter-attacking 53 on the opening day of Lancashire's victory at Kent and currently tops the Club's run-scoring charts with 292 scored at an average of 58.
Vilas also showed his versatility by donning the wicket-keeping gloves during last weekend's comeback win over Sussex on the South Coast.
Tom Bailey has grown into one of Lancashire's most consistent performers over the last few years and April 2021 has been no different for the tall seamer.
Bailey, now leader of a young Red Rose attack, has 18 wickets at an average of 20 so far this season, many of his victims taken with the new ball with which he is one of the most dangerous propositions to face in English domestic cricket.
He has taken at least four wickets in each game so far this season, with his most complete performance coming in the recent victory away at Sussex - when the 30-year-old claimed 3/69 and then 3/28, spearheading the attack, as Lancashire turned the game on its head.