England seamer Jimmy Anderson will make his return to competitive cricket for Lancashire second XI in a three-day match against Nottinghamshire at Emirates Old Trafford starting on 15 July.

Anderson, who has not played since the second Test victory over Pakistan on 3 June, has spent the past month rehabilitating a long-standing right shoulder injury and has returned to bowling with Lancashire and England staff in the past seven days.

As part of his plan, ahead of the first Specsavers Test against India starting on August 1, he will first play against the Green and Golds and then in the Roses match in Specsavers County Championship Division One  against Yorkshire at Emirates Old Trafford, starting on 22 July.


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