Onions hails Lancashire strength

12 April 2018 06:36:50 EST

Veteran former England and Durham seamer Graham Onions believes his new county Lancashire have the strongest squad he has ever played in.

The 35-year-old helped Durham to three County Championship titles during his time in the north-east, before opting to move to Old Trafford to ensure first division cricket this summer.

The strength in this squad is by far the best I've played with, for the volume of players.

Graham Onions

And Onions has been highly impressed by the depth of a Red Rose squad who hope to mount a strong challenge for honours under new captain Liam Livingstone.

He told the county's official website: "The strength in this squad is by far the best I've played with, for the volume of players.

"Durham, when they won the Championship for a couple of years, literally had eleven players that were unbelievable. Here, it's 24 or whatever.

"There's a lot of players who will be disappointed if they're not playing on Friday. No-one knows what the team is going to be.

"I'm 35 years old, so I'm coming towards the end, but one of my goals is that I want to win a trophy, ideally a Championship, over the next couple of years. Then I can retire happy."

Onions is joined at Old Trafford by fellow former Durham star Keaton Jennings, with the left-handed opening batsman hoping a move will help him get back into the international reckoning with England.

Lancs, who finished second to Essex in County Championship Division One last summer, are 33/1 to win the title this season, with Yorkshire available at 25/1 and Hampshire 28/1.

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