Glen Chapple: Lancashire veteran still striving to improve

Glen Chapple

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

The 39-year-old seamer 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

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 in 2011 - their first outright success for 77 years - and

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.

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