Congratulations to Gary Keedy on taking his 600th first-class wicket during the match against Sussex at Hove
Sussex v Lancashire at Hove
Gary reached the landmark when he took the wicket of Luke Wright in the Sussex first innings.
Of his 600 wickets, 598 have been taken while playing for Lancashire with the other two coming in this season's curtain raiser in Abu Dhabi when Gary played for MCC against Nottinghamshire.
Gary became the 26th Lancashire player to acheive 600 wickets for the county when he had Murray Goodwin stumped by Gareth Cross in the Sussex second innings.
Gareth Cross' century at Hove has put the wicketkeeper in the records books.
Gareth's 125 was the 8th highest first-class score by a Lancashire wicketkeeper. Somewhat surprisingly it is also the first ever first-class century by a Lancashire wicketkeeper against Sussex.
Lancashire's total of 590 was the county's 3rd highest ever total against Sussex after the 640-8 in 1937 (where Eddie Paynter scored 322 in a day!) and the 601-8 in 1905 which also featured a century by Lancashire's no.8 batsman - James Hallows.
It's the second successive game where Lancashire's no.8 batsmen has scored a century, and we have yet to find a previous instance of this happening.
Lancashire's third consecutive total in excess of 450 this season is also tasking our statisticians. Checking through all the scorecards takes time - watch this space!
Maharoof's Dream Debut
Lancashire v Somerset at Liverpool
Farveez Maharoof wrote himself in to the Lancashire record books at Liverpool.
The Sri Lankan all rounder completed a century on his debut during the morning session of the third day of the LV= County Championship match against Somerset, before taking two crucial wickets after lunch to help put the skids under the visitors.
He was also involved in a run out to cap a great debut, and his Lancashire team-mates pushed a reluctant Farveez to the front to take his plaudits as the teams left the field at the end of the match.
A century on debut is a rare acheivement. Only 7 Lancashire players had scored a hundred on their first team debut for the county before Maharoof, the most recent being Andrew Symonds in 2005.
Gary Yates still holds the record as the batsman lowest in the order (at number 9) to have scored a century on what is generally recognised as his first team debut (having already played first-class games against Oxford University and touring teams).
The full list is:
CENTURIES ON FIRST APPEARANCE FOR LANCASHIRE
|1990||G. Yates#||106||Notts||Trent Bridge||9|
|1994||J.E.R. Gallian#||171||Surrey||Old Trafford||2|
|2005||A. Symonds||134||Essex||Old Trafford||5|
# Championship debut
Andrea Agathangelou (v Oxford MCCU) and Farveez Maharoof (v Somerset) have both made their first-class debuts for Lancashire this season, making them the 648th and 649th players respectively to have represented the county.
Simon Kerrigan played in his first List A one-day game when he took the field against the Unicorns at Old Trafford for the opening Clydesdale Bank 40 match of the season, although he has played in 12 Twenty20 games to date.
Middle order mayhem
Lancashire v Sussex at Liverpool
Lancashire's batsmen created a new record in the LV= County Championship match against Sussex at Liverpool in the first Championship match of the season.
It's the first time batsmen numbers 4,5,6,7, and 8 have all scored a half century in same innings for Lancashire in a first-class game.
There are only 4 other instances of this happening in the entire history of the County Championship, most of them in recent times including one which was actually last year. They are;
1895 - Derbyshire v Northants at Trent Bridge
1992 - Kent v Gloucestershire at Bristol
2002 - Northants v Essex at Northampton (with 7 fifties in the innings)
2010 - Gloucestershire v Glamorgan at Cardiff
Debut century for Brown
Karl Brown chose the perfect time to score his maiden first-class hundred as Lancashire assumed control of their Championship match against Sussex.
The 22 year-old right-hander, in only his 18th innings, notched three figures off 177 balls in the 73rd over of the innings.
Brown finished with 114 off 236 balls, including 18 boundaries, the highest four-day score by a Lancashire player on this ground since Graeme Fowler’s 169 against Kent in 1987.
Compiled by Mark Taylor & Ken Grime