Stand-in skipper Croft signs new deal

Croft - wants more trophies
Croft - wants more trophies

Steven Croft has become the latest Lancashire cricketer to commit his future to the club by signing a new deal.

The Blackpool-born all-rounder captained the Red Rose for the majority of the season and led the team to promotion and NatWest T20 Blast glory.

Croft played in every NatWest T20 Blast game for Lancashire Lightning, 118 consecutive appearances in the competition, an English record.

He was Lightning’s top run scorer in the shortest format of the game with 478 runs

Cricket director and head coach Ashley Giles said: “Crofty has done a terrific job in leading the team on the field in the absence of Tom Smith this year. He’s led by example and his performances have been outstanding.

Croft, who lives in Ansdell, said: “I want to help us win more trophies.

“It’s an exciting time to be part of this club and it’s great to see the talent in the changing room, particularly with some of the younger guys signing new contracts - we want to be the first club to defend the T20 Blast and challenge in the top division of the County Championship.”