A fixture on the county circuit for the best part of two decades, seam-bowling all-rounder Chapple ranks among Lancashire’s finest servants.
He made his debut in 1992 and is one of a select band of players to have amassed 5,000 runs and 500 wickets for the county in first-class cricket - without achieving the international recognition many of his supporters felt he deserved.
He won a call-up to the England squad for the third Test against South Africa in 2003, but missed out on a place in the XI, and had to wait until 2006 to make his senior bow in a one-day international against Ireland at Stormont. On that occasion, an abdominal injury restricted him to just four overs.
Chapple was a key component in Lancashire's all-conquering one-day side of the 1990s, with arguably his finest performance the 6-18 he took to help dismiss Essex for just 57 and secure a 129-run victory in the 1996 NatWest Trophy final.
He hit the fastest first-class century in England - off 27 balls - against declaration bowling from Glamorgan at Old Trafford in 1993, a feat equalled by Essex's Mark Pettini in similar circumstances 13 years later.
Chapple enjoyed his finest hour in 2011 when, in his third year as captain and having finished as a runner-up on five occasions, he led Lancashire to their first outright County Championship title in 77 years. At 37, his contribution with the ball - 55 wickets at 19.81 - proved invaluable.
Unfortunately for the veteran, such a high was followed by a disappointing low next season as he oversaw Lancashire's relegation despite impressive individual returns with the ball.