Peter Moores hailed the efforts of his squad as Lancashire clinched a return to Division 1 of the LV= County Championship.
"It's a great effort, especially to get promotion with two games to go," said Moores. "Obviously we've got a very good chance of winning the title as well, but promotion was the main goal, to be back into the first division. It's a real relief in some ways and a great credit to the players in how they've played the season.
"We certainly want to win it because winning's a habit. We also want to stay undefeated, which would be a great achievement as well. Over the course of a summer, it's a long time.
"We're in a very strong position at the moment, and we've got to play good cricket for two more games. It's a bit cliched, but we'll take it as we have done all the way through - it's one game at a time. We'll go to Bristol and do the same sorts of things, try and play our brand of cricket and try to get a win."
Picture: Lancashire's players and staff celebrate promotion on the dressing room balcony (c) Simon Pendrigh