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Anderson comes through unscathed for Lancs

21st August 2019, 09:23 by Michael Holland

James Anderson came through unscathed after bowling for Lancashire's second XI in an attempt to prove his fitness for England.

Anderson was left out of the second Ashes Test against Australia after aggravating a calf injury in the first and will also miss out in the third, which begins at Headingley tomorrow.

However he does have hopes of playing some part in the remainder of the series and will be encouraged after bowling nine overs for the Lancs second string.

Anderson took 2-23 against Leicestershire's second XI but more importantly the 37-year-old appears to have come through the test unscathed.

"He's fine. He's happy," said Lancashire second XI coach Chris Benbow. "He had an allotted spell of overs he wanted to bowl over the course of the three days and he's probably bowled a little bit more today than he'd planned to. He's moving well and he feels all right."

Anderson, who is England's all-time leading wicket-taker in Tests, hopes to be involved in the last two games of the series, at Old Trafford (September 4-8) and The Oval (September 12-16).

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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