Glen Chapple: Lancashire veteran still striving to improve

Lancashire's Glen Chapple believes he still has lots to offer after taking his 900th first-class wicket.

The 39-year-old seamer achieved the milestone on day two of the County Championship Division Two match against Gloucestershire at Aigburth.

He told BBC Radio Manchester: "I don't think I've lost anything yet. I'm trying to improve. Time will take its toll eventually, but I feel good."

Lancashire captain Chapple is in his 22nd season with the Red Rose.

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As well as reaching a bowling milestone, his innings of 14 with the bat earlier in the day took him past 8,000 runs in first-class matches.

Chapple, who won his solitary one-day international cap for England in 2006, added: "You don't set out with the ambition of getting 900 wickets.

"It's obviously a lot but it comes through being lucky enough to play for a long time and playing the right number of matches.

"Obviously I'm pleased, but the next however many wickets I get are the most important at this stage.

"When you sit back and you've finished playing, all your achievements will be something to be proud of."

Yorkshire-born Chapple captained Lancashire to the Championship title in 2011 - their first outright success for 77 years - and was later named as one of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year.

He took 16 wickets in the first five Championship games of 2013 and added two more as Gloucestershire closed on 143-4 in reply to Lancashire's first innings total of 310.