Direct from Old Trafford
Lancashire, champions of the Sunday League since its inception in 1969, today play Essex in a match which could prove vital to their hopes of retaining the title. Essex have proved themselves to be great exponents of the one-day game and are the pacemakers so far in the 1971 series.
During the tea interval at 4.0*: Profile of a Cricketer: J.C. Laker (Surrey, Essex and England) by John Arlott
Frank Bough introduces the programme which includes news of all today's other League fixtures.
Commentators at Old Trafford: John Arlott and Jim Laker