Alex Davies admits it’s ‘difficult’ for both him and Jos Buttler as they battle for the wicketkeeping gloves at Lancashire. Last season Davies was behind the stumps in the Specsavers County Championship, even when Buttler was available. But in the NatWest T20 Blast, the England keeper took the spot and Davies was left out of the side altogether.
Haseeb Hameed will probably be glad to see the back of 2017. But the Lancashire batsman hopes that come the end of his career, he can look back fondly on this year as the one that helped shape him into a world-class batsman. Having slipped so seamlessly into the England Test side last winter after a stunning full debut campaign for the Red Rose in 2016, 2017 has seen him struggle for runs and he ended the season nursing a broken finger.
Matthew Parkinson and Rob Jones have both signed contract extensions with Lancashire. The duo, who have both come through the Lancashire Academy, have signed one-year extensions to their current contract, keeping them at the club until at least 2019. Leg-spinner Parkinson, 21, made his debut for Lancashire in 2016, taking six wickets against Warwickshire at Emirates Old Trafford. He played in 14 matches this year, and impressed in the second half of the season taking 28 wickets.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".