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Lancashire II vs Yorkshire

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  • Day One

    Yorkshire won the toss and elected to bat first Will Rhodes and Andrew Hodd posted a century stand for the first wicket.

    Hodd was the only wicket to fall in the morning session when he was stumped for 51 from 67 balls with 10 fours off Parkinson At lunch, Yorkshire had reached 124-1 with Rhodes 43 not out and Gibson 33 not out.

    Rhodes reached his 50 from 106 balls with four 4’s and went on to complete a chance-less ton from 187 balls with 11 fours. He was fourth man out (for 137 from 248 balls, 16 × 4’s) with the score at 287. Gibson made 53 from 65 balls with 8 fours before he was adjudged lbw to the leg spin of Parkinson.

    Parkinson took 5-49 from 22 overs for Lancashire, but Yorkshire could be pleased with a close of play total of 350-8.

  • Day Two

    Lancashire Second XI Captain Luis Reece (134) hit a century on the Day Two of the side’s friendly fixture against Yorkshire at Liverpool CC yesterday.

    Tom Smith made his return to action for Lancashire with the bat and made a steady 32 as him and Reece put on 88 for the first wicket.

    Lancashire lost three quick wickets as the hosts were reduced to 91/3 with Matthew Fisher dismissing Rob Jones and Jordan Clark cheaply. Danny Lamb came in and steadied the Lancashire innings alongside opener Luis Reece.

    Reece was unbeaten on 95 at the tea break with Lancashire at 172-4 before the Red Rose opening batsman went on to complete his century from 211 balls with 12 fours before being trapped lbw to Ben Coad

    Lancashire declared at 250 for 7 leaving Yorkshire with a minimum of 8 overs to negotiate. At close, Yorkshire were 47 for 1 off ten overs with Toby Lester picking up the wicket of Hodd (19).

  • Day Three

    Resuming at 47-1 Yorkshire batted for a further 25 overs declaring at 12.35 pm. During those 25 overs the visitors added 146 for no further loss.

    This left Lancashire needing 305 to win from a minimum of 69 overs.

    Lancashire were then reduced to 15-2 with a wicket each for Coad and Wainman.

    A flurry of fours was interrupted by a 3rd wicket but there was then a partnership of 109 between Jones and Lamb that was broken when Lamb was stumped for 41 from 74 balls with 5 fours and a six. At tea Lancashire were 154-4 with 34 overs left, needing a further 151.

    Jones was trapped lbw by Ben Coad for 81 from 105 balls with 10×4s and 2×6s with the total at 183 – Lancashire then required 122 from almost 29 overs. Lilley was caught down the leg side off Warner and as the last hour started they needed 72 with 4 wickets remaining. Bailey was going well being 57no and with 10 overs left they needed 45.

    Bailey was then trapped lbw by MacQueen and a superb pick up and throw from the boundary accounted for Yates and suddenly the balance had shifted our way.

    Yorkshire had just over 4 overs at the last pair but were unable to make the final breakthrough and the game finished at 6.20pm in a draw

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