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Lancashire complete two-day victory over Cambridge

Lancashire complete two-day victory over Cambridge

Lancashire defeat Cambridge in final pre-season game

Lancashire completed a 340 run victory on Day Two against Cambridge MCCU after an extraordinary 25 wickets fell at Fenner's.

Cambridge, resuming on 15/2, lost their first wicket in the opening over of the day from fast bowler Tom Bailey as Greenidge was caught behind by Alex Davies to leave the hosts 17/3.

The home side then settled down and playing defensively for the following twelve overs before Lancashire made the fourth breakthrough, as Jarvis took his first wicket of the game.

He then took his second shortly after as he clean bowled Callum Guest (7) cheaply.

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Stephen Parry and James Anderson were introduced into the attack and caused the Cambridge side all-number of problems.

Parry, took his first wicket by trapping Moses lbw without scoring before Anderson bowling top scorer Senaratne (31) the following over to leave Cambridge 56/7.

The Lancashire pair then took another wicket apiece before Anderson (5/11) took his fifth as the hosts were bowled out for 62.

Ryan McLaren and Dane Vilas opened the batting for Lancashire in the second innings but early wickets soon fell.

McLaren was the first man to go after Rippington trapped the former South African international lbw.

Jordan Clark (8) and Stephen Parry (0) were the next batsmen to fall as Lancashire were reduced to 28/3 in the ninth over.

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It didn’t get any better for the visitors as Jarvis and Croft were dismissed without scoring to leave Glen Chapple’s side in real trouble at 28/5.

Opener Vilas was still at the crease and was joined by James Anderson (10) who hit two early boundaries but was Barton’s fifth scalp.

Alex Davies, fresh from his 80 in the first innings, came in and played nicely for Lancashire. The pair put on 75 for the eighth wicket as Davies (50*) hit his second half century of the match. Vilas (42*) hit two boundaries in his innings as the Red Rose declared on 120/7. 

In Cambridge’s second innings, again, early wickets tumbled. Anderson took the first wicket, bowling opener Harrison Palmer (1) before Ryan McLaren dismissed fellow opener Tom Colverd (4) to leave Cambridge 14/2.

Jordan Clark (3/11) was introduced into the attack and the Lancashire all-rounder took three quick wickets as Cambridge were reduced to 17/5 before Kyle Jarvis got in on the act taking his first.

As the light was fading, Liam Livingstone (2/8) and Stephen Parry (2/15) then two wickets each as Lancashire bowled the Cambridge students out for 56 as the Red Rose completed an emphatic 340 run victory.

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4000Holes

Can't help but think that it would have been better for the team that played at Fenners should have been the team that played at Taunton. Somerset have played an extremely strong squad which would have been a far bigger test in preparation for the new season, than a University team?

 
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