Fourteen man squad named for Bears T20 clash
Ashley Giles has named a thirteen man squad for Lancashire Lightning's final NatWest T20 Blast group stage match of the summer against the Birmingham Bears at Emirates Old Trafford, in association with Thomas Cook Sport.
Lancashire Thunder are also in action as they take on Loughborough in a friendly T20 clash to warm up ahead of the Kia Super League
Nathan Buck, Karl Brown, Jordan Clark, Steven Croft, Kyle Jarvis, Rob Jones, Arron Lilley, Liam Livingstone, Saqib Mahmood, Tom Moores, Stephen Parry, Alviro Petersen, Luke Procter, Tom Smith
Lancashire Lightning v Birmingham Bears
- The last six times these two counties have met, the winning side has been the one to bat first.
- Lancashire Lightning have won three of their four previous home matches versus Birmingham Bears (L1); that solitary defeat came in the most recent meeting there however (2015).
- Nathan Buck (Lancashire Lightning) took his best ever figures in the reverse fixture earlier this campaign (4/26).
- Laurie Evans (Birmingham Bears) is seven runs shy of 1,000 in T20 cricket.
How to follow:
A report of the game will be available on the website shortly following the close of play.
There will be full ball-by-ball commentary for this fixture provided by BBC Lancashire - click here to view all county cricket commentaries.
Lancashire v Birmingham NatWest T20 Blast:
Watch Lancashire Lightning take on Birmingham Bears at Emirates Old Trafford on Friday 29 July.