Lancashire County Cricket Club - History Visit Lancashire CCC for all the latest news, scores and events from the Red Rose county. en-gb Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:13:33 GMT Copyright: (C) Lancashire County Cricket Club Lancashire CCC Relegation and Promotion! Following the euphoria of their Championship success in 2011, Lancashire suffered the shock of relegation the following season becoming the third side, after Notts and Yorkshire, to drop out of the top flight the year after winning the title since the introduction of two divisions in 2000. However Glen Chapple's side put that disappointment behind them to clinch the Division 2 title in 2013 and bounce straight back up. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:13:33 GMT Champions at last! LANCASHIRE'S recent history has been littered with near misses in all forms of the game, but that was soon to change in dramatic circumstances in the glorious summer of 2011. Thu, 12 Jan 2012 10:10:11 GMT Title agony continues It was a case of so nearly for Lancashire between 2004 and 2008, with a heart breaking Championship finale at the Oval in 2007 the closest the side had come to ending their 73-year title drought. Tue, 20 May 2008 16:05:50 GMT Into the New Millennium A time of change as the team that had enjoyed so much success in the 1990's began to break up. Mike Watkinson and Warren Hegg take charge in 2002 and the teams fortunes revive with a great Championship campaign in 2003. Wed, 05 May 2004 16:39:12 GMT Team Of The Nineties! The success of 1995 bolstered the strong feeling that within the next few years Lancashire could have their best chance since the War to win the County Championship outright. Wed, 05 May 2004 16:37:34 GMT One Day Wonders Jack Bond led Lancashire for five seasons during which time they finished third in the championship in 1970 and 1971. They also won the Gillette Cup three times and the Sunday League twice. Wed, 05 May 2004 16:35:18 GMT First Professional Captain The 1950's saw the emergence of one of Lancashire and England's all-time greats, Brian Statham. Wed, 05 May 2004 16:31:51 GMT The Post War Years Championship cricket resumed in 1946 with Lancashire particularly affected by the war and retirements to the older players. Jack Fallows stood in for one year when Jack Iddon the captain-elect was killed in car crash just before the season. Wed, 05 May 2004 16:26:37 GMT Hat-Trick of Championships Major (later Colonal) Green took over for the 1926 season and Lancashire were champions, the first time since 1904. He was described as leading by example and "of much tactical instinct and better still with an understanding of character". Wed, 05 May 2004 16:25:12 GMT Lancashire's Golden Era County cricket emerged from the dark horror of the war years into the resplendent sunlight of a beautiful summer but the County championship was chaotic and unbalanced. Wed, 05 May 2004 16:23:30 GMT The Growth Of Lancashire Cricket The growth of Old Trafford continued alongside the success of the team on the field as the Lancashire side became one of the foremost sides in the country. In 1884 Old Trafford became the second ground after the Oval to stage Test cricket in England. Wed, 05 May 2004 16:21:20 GMT Early Years 1864-1879 Following the formation of eight county cricket sides, the leading clubs in Lancashire organised a meeting at the Queens Hotel in Manchester on 12th January 1864, with a view to forming a Lancashire County Cricket Club. Wed, 05 May 2004 16:18:44 GMT Origins The dawn breaks as the mist rises off the River Irwell, at the bend of the river in Salford, and one of Manchester's earliest cricket clubs is born in the early 1800's. Wed, 05 May 2004 15:36:33 GMT