Glen Chapple is among the most consistent bowlers in county cricket and a prized asset for Lancashire. He helped Lancashire win the County Championship Division Two title in 2005, when he made a stagerring display of 47 wickets at an average of 21.48. Later he made an impressive start to the 2006 season, taking 23 wickets with a 21.56 bowling average and a 43 batting average in the opening six Championship matches.
Considering his form Chapple was debuted against Ireland in 2006 and was withdrawn after a brief stint on account of an abdominal injury.
He is the recipient of the Gold Award for his 6 wickets in the Natwest Trophy of 1996. He also holds the record for the fastest ever first class century. He is also the Lancashire CCC 2002 Player of the Year. He is the tenth player to have made 5000 runs with 500 wicket first class double for Lancashire. He has represented England in the Hong Kong Sixes and won the tournament in 2003 and 2004.
Chapple’s crowning moment was the 1996 NatWest final at Lord’s, when he took 6 for 18 to skittle Essex for just 57, and was named Lancashire’s captain from 2009 for his years of service to the county.