Lancashire players show off the football skills in the dressing rooms. It involves all the players heading the ball from one player to another and finally putting it in a bin and all the players cheer loudly after that. Lancashire, led  by some excellent biwling from James Anderson are currently in a good position against Essex in the County Championship. Essex were bowled out for 394, following half-centuries from Ravi Bopara and Ryan ten Doeschate. But it was Jesse Ryder, who stole the show with an excellent ton. Anderson finished with figures for 7 for 77, one of his wickets included that of his international skipper Alastair Cook. READ: County Championship, 2007: The mad, mad last day

Lancashire have to play extremely well if they are to gt back into this game and win it. But that however doesn’t seem to have deterred Lancashire players from having a ball in the dressing room. Lancashire, who have been assured of promotion, will look to win this match as well.

South African batsmen Alviro Petersen and Ashwell Prince shared the highest first-class partnership for Lancashire when they added 501 runs for the third wicket against Glamorgan at Colwyn Bay in a Second Division clash in July. Their stand was the centrepiece of Lancashire’s total of 698 for five, with Petersen extending his overnight 205 not out to 286 and Prince taking his unbeaten 154 on the first day into an innings of 261. In the process they surpassed a Red Rose record that had stood for more than 80 years, topping the 371 added by Frank Watson and Ernest Tyldesley against Surrey at Old Trafford in 1928. READ: Petersen signs two-year contract with Lancashire

(With inputs from AFP)