Fans of the County Championship at Old Trafford will be hard-pressed to consider the competition a summer game. Taking the metrological calendars definition of the season as running from the 1st of June through to the end of August, Lancashire’s headquarters will have witnessed only two four-day matches in that time, with almost ten weeks in between encounters against Hampshire and Warwickshire.
With this first-class domestic drought and my efforts to search out other levels of the sport thwarted by work, weather and an unwillingness to get out of bed early on my days off, I have experienced a barren spell with regards to live cricket resulting in my attention being diverted elsewhere. Whilst the sport may have finally regained its place in my affections over the last couple of years, this summer I have found myself returning to an old flame. Continue reading