Anderson and Jarvis take three apiece as Lancashire draw
Kyle Jarvis and Jimmy Anderson struck three times apiece as Lancashire’s bowlers were given a good workout against Cambridge MCC Universities at Fenner’s during today’s final day of their pre-season programme.
The Red Rose attack enjoyed success as the students were reduced to 75-5 in the early stages of the afternoon before their lower middle order fought back.
Wicketkeeper Joe Tetley top-scored with 76 and led a recovery to 224 all out inside 88 overs.
Simon Kerrigan also struck twice to continue his encouraging start to the year after four wickets at Somerset last week, while Luke Procter struck once.
Jarvis finished with 3-58 from 21 overs and Anderson, who picked up two late wickets, 3-29 from 16.2.
With yesterday’s second day washed out, there was no chance of a positive result for either side.
First day centurion Steven Croft declared before the start of play today with the Red Rose on 290-7 from 85.2 overs and his 103 not out the top score.
Cambridge were reduced to 75-5 in the 43rd over, but a sixth-wicket partnership of 67 between Adil Arif and left-hander Tetley steadied the ship.
Arif made 40 before Tetley also added 45 for the seventh wicket with Alistair Allchin and 37 for the eighth with Josh Arksey.
Anderson made the breakthrough before lunch when opener Harrison Palmer edged to Croft at first slip, leaving the score at 29-1 in the 15th over.
The hosts had reached 55 by the time captain Harry Ellison, son of former England bowler Richard, was bowled by Kerrigan in his second over.
Kerrigan was involved in the third and fourth Cambridge wickets to fall - in the space of five balls in the 35th and 36th overs.
He completed a leg-side catch to help Jarvis get rid of opener Jamie Abbott (29), leaving the score at 62-3, before he got Ben Bryant caught at slip by Anderson.
When Jarvis, whose opening eight-over spell had earlier cost him only eleven runs, uprooted Tom Colverd’s off-stump shortly afterwards, Cambridge were tottering at five down.
There was something to shout about for the hosts when Arif hit Jarvis for six, and he and Tetley resisted.
But Arif’s 73-ball innings was ended not long before tea when he was run out by a combination of Saqib Mahmood and Alex Davies - 142-6 in the 62nd over.
Procter picked up the seventh Cambridge wicket when Allchin was caught at backward point by Haseeb Hameed for 23 with 187 on the board 13 and a half overs later.
Tetley reached his fifty off 105 balls in the 78th over with his sixth boundary, and unfortunately for Procter it was one of three fours in the over to bring up the 200.
The Yorkshireman, however, edged Anderson, bowling with the second new ball, to first slip in the 86th over, the first of three wickets in three overs for the visitors.
Arksey was trapped lbw by Jarvis before Anderson had Connor Emerton caught behind to end the match in the 88th.
New Zealand Test bowler Neil Wagner did not get a run out today, as was expected.
It was decided he would stick to training ahead of Sunday’s Championship opener against Nottinghamshire at Emirates Old Trafford.