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News - 11th April 2011

Moores' praise after Aigburth win

Moores' praise after Aigburth win

Lancashire Head Coach Peter Moores has praised his ‘new breed of player' for paving the way for victory against Sussex at Aigburth.

The experienced duo of Gary Keedy and Glen Chapple wrapped up victory by taking seven wickets between them inside of an hour on day four to give the Red Rose an innings and 55 run victory.

However, Moores was quick to point out the contributions made by his batsmen which set up the opening day victory for Lancashire who now sit at the top of the LV= County Championship with Yorkshire.

Addressing the press after the game, Moores spoke in glowing terms about his developing group of players.

Moores said: “It was a really good win which was set up really by how well we batted in the first innings.

“What was nice is that this was a proper team’s performance, from someone like Karl Brown coming in and getting his 100 backed up with a senior man in Mark Chilton.

“But you see that new breed of player, Steven Croft, Tom Smith and Gareth Cross from the middle order coming in and playing really well.

“Gareth Cross came in and showed how he can accelerate and put pressure on people, so it was an all round team performance.”

Reflecting on the four days as a whole, the Lancashire Head Coach has highlighted the contributions made in the second session of day one which ultimately set up the win.

“I go back to the start, they started well with something like 108-1 after the first session,” Moores added.

“The second session we got back in and they had a poor session, and I think that a sign of a good team is one that doesn’t let the other side get back in.

“We held the dominant end throughout the game and came out on top, so I am really pleased with the way that we played.”


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