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Hassan Ali returns to squad for Essex clash

Hassan Ali returns to squad for Essex clash

Glen Chapple has named a 13-strong to face Essex in the LV= Insurance County Championship, starting tomorrow (19 May) at Emirates Old Trafford.

Division Ones leading wicket-taker, Hassan Ali, returns to the squad - for what will be the final game of his six match stint with the Club - after he was rested for the Roses Match at Headingley last week. 

Jack Blatherwick has also been included in the squad after taking 13 wickets in the Second XI Championship so far this summer. Fellow seamer Saqib Mahmood has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a lumbar stress fracture.

The Red Rose head into the final round of Championship matches before the Vitality Blast begins in second place on 85 points, with Essex seventh on 54 points.

Lancashire squad to face Essex:

Dane Vilas*, James Anderson, Tom Bailey, George Balderson, Jack Blatherwick, Josh Bohannon, Steven Croft, Hassan Ali, Keaton Jennings, Matt Parkinson, Phil Salt+, Luke Wells, Luke Wood.

How to follow:

A live stream will be available on LancsTV, whilst live ball-by-ball radio commentary provided by BBC Radio Lancashire's Scott Read will also be available via the BBC Sport app and website.

For those unable to follow the action live, there will be regular updates and highlights on the Club's social media channels and the Match Centre, with daily highlights also posted on YouTube.

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