Lancashire CCC is delighted to announce a number of key appointments within the Lancashire Cricket structure.
Former England and Lancashire all-rounder Andrew Flintoff MBE, who made more than 200 appearances for England and almost 250 for the Red Rose, will join the Club’s board alongside James Sheridan, who has been the Chairman of the LCCC Foundation since its inception in 2012, and is one of the owners of Turner Parkinson, a Manchester-based independent business law firm.
The Lancashire Cricket Board (LCB) and LCCC Foundation will merge to form the Lancashire Cricket Foundation, a separate entity to the Club, with an overall aim to deliver some extremely exciting growth in both participation and attendance across the game throughout the region in the coming years.
Bobby Cross, a partner at Sharp Cross and Mann LLP and current LCB board member, will be appointed as Chairman of the new Lancashire Cricket Foundation.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has developed its national Cricket Unleashed strategy focusing on More Play, Great Teams and Inspired Fans. As a result the newly formed Lancashire Cricket Foundation will focus more on participation and growth of recreational cricket in the County rather than talent identification and elite player development.
The Elite Player Pathway (EPP), including all Lancashire age group teams, and all talent identification, will transfer from the LCB to the Club through the Academy. The Club will continue to work alongside the Lancashire Schools Cricket Association (LSCA) and U19 Federation to produce the next generation of Lancashire players.
As part of this new structure, current Lancashire County Cricket Club non-executive director and former Red Rose and England bowler Paul Allott, will take up the role of Director of Cricket, responsible for the overall talent identification and development through the Elite Player Pathway (EPP), as well as the growth of participation and recreational cricket.