Glen Chapple: Lancashire veteran plans to play on in 2014
Lancashire captain Glen Chapple has confirmed he will play on next season as he approaches his 40th birthday.
The veteran seamer, who passed the milestone of 900 first-class wickets in May, is currently in his 22nd season with the Red Rose county.
"It's like he's going backwards in years rather than forwards - he's like Benjamin Button," head coach Peter Moores told BBC Radio Manchester.
Chapple has claimed 49 victims for the Division Two leaders in 2013.
Peter Moores on Glen Chapple
“It's like he's going backwards in years rather than forwards - he's like Benjamin Button”
Moores continued: "He looks as fit as he's ever done and he's certainly not lost any pace. If anything, he seems to have gained it."
Chapple has been a mainstay of Lancashire's bowling attack for two decades and captained them to their first outright Championship title for 77 years in 2011.
Although relegation followed a year later, his side are in a strong position to seal an immediate return to the top division.
Many believe paceman Kyle Jarvis, who gave up a Test career with Zimbabwe to join Lancashire, was signed with a view to being Chapple's long-term replacement.
"I've seen a little bit of him," said Chapple, who turns 40 in January.
"He bowls with good pace and looks like he's got good skills. Hopefully he's the kind of bloke who loves playing cricket and wants to play at a good club for a long time."