KARL Brown, a key member of Lancashire’s 2011 County Championship title triumph, is backing the club’s current group of players to repeat that breakthrough success once cricket is allowed to resume again.

In fact, the former batsman believes they have all the makings of a team which could dominate four-day cricket over the next few years.

Brown has been reflecting on the highlight of his career, when he was part of the Red Rose side which won the Championship for the first time since 1934 - a 77-year wait.

It is 10 summers since the likes of Brown, Glen Chapple, Steven Croft and Simon Kerrigan contributed to the most glorious campaign, and they reunited this coming week via video link to reminisce.

Chapple, captain then and coach now, and Croft, as an experienced playing head, remain part of the current Lancashire squad vying to repeat the success, though Brown has retired into coaching at Cheadle Hulme School.

He still follows the county’s fortunes closely and said: “I think this group are definitely good enough to win it again.

“There’s a lot of talent in that dressing room, and they will be challenging for the next few years I would have thought.

“The challenge is to go on and win it again and again.

“We were the team which won it after so long, but these lads could be the team who dominates Championship cricket for a while. They are definitely good enough.

“Talent wise they are very good. They also have a lot of confidence.

“If you look at the likes of Liam Livingstone, Al Davies, Matt Parkinson, Crofty is still around, Rob Jones and Josh Bohannon coming through, Keaton Jennings. They have a real good mix of local lads who know exactly what it means to wear the Red Rose and international cricketers in Jennings and Graham Onions, and Jimmy (Anderson) and Jos (Buttler) when they come back from their (England) commitments.

“The captain (Dane Vilas) is also a top player. But I think you can go through the team and there’s not really a weakness in there.”

Brown, who turned 23 in May 2011, was an ever present in the team that summer and scored 888 runs batting at number three.

He had only played six Championship games with a top score of 40 prior to hitting 114 in the opening round win against Sussex at Liverpool.

He also hit a sensational 96 in a 10-wicket win over Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl in May and was at the crease when Croft hit the winning runs to seal the title by beating Somerset at Taunton during the final week of the campaign.

“It was definitely the highlight of my career,” he added.

“It was just one of those years where everything fell into place. We had some really close matches where we got over the line. It was a brilliant year all round for the club.

“For me, it was a bit of a breakthrough year, and I am really proud I played every game.

“The hundred against Sussex was a great feeling, but the knock at Hampshire was definitely the better innings. I would have to put it up there as one of the best I’ve ever played in professional cricket.

“With the conditions and the way the game went, it was a really tough wicket to score on.

“It was one of those where I had to ride my luck a bit. I definitely had some of that. But I managed to spend enough time at the crease, and every run was vital. That’s the way the game played out.”