Parkin in shock at Irvine sacking
Irvine, 51, was shown the door despite saving the Lancashire outfit from relegation in the 2007/08 campaign and guiding them into the play-offs last season. Parkin said: "Everyone was in massive shock when Alan was sacked. It has been quite strange. "Alan brought me to the club and I have a lot to thank him for. We as players all feel responsible for him losing his job."
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