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2ndXI through to Trophy final
2ndXI through to Trophy final
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The 2ndXI are through to the 2ndXI Trophy final for the third year in a row after a 3-wicket win against Somerset at Taunton Vale

 

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Somerset v Lancashire, 2ndXI Trophy Semi-Final, Taunton Vale, 29 August  (40 overs per side)
Lancashire won by 3 wickets

Somerset 174 all out (39.1 overs) Caunce 4-22, Lilley 2-25, Cheetham 2-32
Lancashire 176-7 (37.5 overs) Clark 75, Chilton 27, Lilley 22 (off 10 balls)

Toss: Somerset

Report: Lancashire reduced Somerset to 59 for 6 by the 23rd over to put themselves firmly in charge of the semi-final. Stephen Cheetham had struck in his over and then a sharp run out in the next over reduced the home side to 7 for 2. Cheetham struck again in the 10th over when he bowled Jones to make it 32 for 3, and Arron Lilley had Overton stumped in his first over to have Somerset in trouble at 34 for 4.  Nicky Caunce joined in when Andrea Agathangelou took a sharp catch at short mid wicket before Gavin Griffiths had Waller caught in the first over of his second spell to make it 59 for 6.

Somerset responded strongly with Haggett and Dibble fighting back in a partnership that realised 111 for the 7th wicket. Caunce returned in the final powerplay overs to bowl Haggett, followed by two Cheetham catches,to finish with 4 for 22 from his 8 overs and Lilley wrapped up the Somerset innings in the last over, bowling Hussain with his first ball.

Lancashire started badly in reply losing their first 3 wickets for 20 in 7 overs. Jordan Clark and Mark set about rebuilding the innings, adding 60 before Chilton was run out for 27. Clark continued to bat well and, with assistance from Alex Davies and then Liam Livingstone, took the score to 135 for 6, which meant 40 runs were required from the last 6 overs.

Lilley hit an unbeaten 22 from 10 balls and with Clark took Lancashire to the brink of victory. Clark fell just before the end for a match winning 75, and Lancashire won by 3 wickets with 13 balls to spare to reach their 3rd final in 3 years.

The final is on Monday 12th September against Notts at Liverpool CC, start 12 noon (with reserve day on Tue 13th September)..

Team: Andrea Agathangelou, Louis Bentley, Nicky Caunce, Stephen Cheetham, Mark Chilton (capt), Jordan Clark, Alex Davies (wkt), Gavin Griffiths, Arron Lilley, Liam Livingstone, Luke Perry. 12th man: Tom Bailey

Lancashire v Durham, 2ndXI Trophy, Lytham, 16 August  (40 overs per side)
Lancashire won by 59 runs

Lancashire 137- 6 (29 overs) Reece 63*, Procter 43
Durham 78 all out (17.2 overs) Cheetham 5-33. Procter 2-5

Report: In what was basically a quarter final Durham won the toss and asked Lancs to bat in a match reduced by rain to  29 overs per side.  It looked to have paid dividends with Lancashire reduced to 12 for 3 at the end of the 12th over. Reece joined Procter and the two left-handers put on 54 in the next 11 overs. Reece and Parry added a further 57 in the following 10 overs, Reece finishing on 63 not out. 
That meant Durham had to win the game in 14 overs in order to reach the semi-finals by having a superior net rate to Lancashire (the teams would have been then level on points). The chase proved academic. Newby struck first before the next 5 wickets fell to Cheetham, to leave Durham at 55 for 6 after 10 overs. A run out by Andrea Agathangelou, and wickets by Parry and Procter finished off the Durham innings.
Lancashire have now qualified to meet Somerset (away) in the Semi final.
Darrin White

Warwickshire v Lancashire, 2ndXI Trophy, Knowle & Dorridge, 2 August  (40 overs per side)
Lancashire won by 39 runs

Lancashire 240-9 (40 overs) Reece 50, Agathangelou 45, Bentley 36
Warwickshire 201 all out  (37 overs) Caunce 3-33, Cheetham 3-40

Report: After being asked to bat, Lancashire made a great start, moving onto 84 before losing Louis Bentley lbw for 36 in the 13th over and Andrea Agathangelou 2 overs later for 45 with the score at 91-2. Louis Reece and Jordan Clark then added 89 before Reece departed for a run-a-ball 50. Clark fell shortly afterwards after hitting two huge sixes during his innings. In the last 10 overs, the Lancashire batsmen added 53 for the loss of 6 wickets.

Simon Kerrigan struck in his first over when he bowled Webb for  5, and with Steven Cheetham striking 2 overs later, Warwicks were in early trouble at 24 for 2 in the 5th over. Stephen Parry with 2 wickets in 2 overs further reduced Warwicks to 71-4 after 16 overs.  The spinners continued to pressure the Warwickshire batsmen, and although they adding 84 for the next wicket, the required run rate climbed to 9 an over.  First Cheetham, then Nicky Caunce, took advantage with Cheetham claiming 2 wickets and Caunce finishing off the innings with 3-12. Lancashire ran out winners by 39 runs with 3 overs remaining.
Darrin White

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Yorkshire v Lancashire, 2ndXI Trophy, Bingley, 25 July  (40 overs per side)
Lancashire won by 7 wkts

Yorkshire 238 all out (38.5 overs) Newby 5-39, Cheetham 2-37
Lancashire 241-3 (35.5 overs) Reece 75, Agathangelou 70, Bentley 66

Team: Louis Reece, Andrea Agathangelou, Henry Thompson, Louis Bentley, Jordan Clark, Stephen Parry (capt), Alex Davies (wkt), Arron Lilley, Oliver Newby, Rob Woolley, Stephen Cheetham, Nicky Caunce.

Report: Yorkshire elected to bat, losing two early wickets to Oliver Newby. Brophy and Geldart fought back with 156 runs for the third wicket, before both fell in the batting powerplay. Yorkshire collapsed to 238 all out in the 39th over Newby returning at the end to claim 3 wickets in his last two overs, finishing on 5-39.

Lancashire never looked in trouble chasing down the total. Both Louis Reece and Andrea Agathangelou scored at better than a run a ball, and Bentley contributed to a century opening partnership, and added 61 with Reece for the second. Clark finished the match with a punch through mid wicket for 4 with 4 overs to spare
Darrin White .
 
Lancashire v Notts, 2ndXI Trophy, Todmorden, 19 July  (40 overs per side)
Notts won by 6 wkts

Lancashire 233-6 (40 overs) Agathangelou 82, Reece 50, Newby 34*
Notts 235-4 (38.3 overs) Kerrigan 2-38

Team: Andrea Agathangelou, Louis Bentley, Louis Reece,  Jordan Clark, Stephen Parry (capt), Scott Stanworth (wkt), Oliver Newby, Simon Kerrigan, Rob Woolley, Stephen Cheetham, Nicky Caunce.

Report: Lancashire started well with a century partnership from Andrea Agathangelou and Louis Bentley, before Bentley fell for 32 at the end of the 18th over, 104 for 1. Agathangelou was batting well before being run out for 82, Louis Reece made 50, but it was Newby with 34 from 17 balls who pushed the score to 234 for 6 at the end of 40 overs. Simon Kerrigan opened the bowling and struck in the first over trapping Ali Brown lbw, but trialist Karl Turner from Durham made a flawless 101 from 102 balls. From 176 for 3 after 29 overs Benham saw Notts home with 9 balls to spare. 

Lancashire v Northants, 2ndXI Trophy, Heywood, 11 July  (40 overs per side)
Lancashire won by 55 runs

Team: Oliver Newby (capt), Paul Horton, Mark Chilton, Andrea Agathangelou, Jordan Clark, Louis Bentley, Dan Pawson (wkt), Arron Lilley, Stephen Cheetham, Nicky Caunce, Simon Kerrigan.
Toss: Northants

Lancashire 185-9 (40 overs) Pawson 43, Chilton 40
Northants 130 all out (34.4 overs) Kerrigan 3-15, Newby 2-23

Report: Northants won the toss and Lancashire started badly, 18 for 4 after 7 overs, with only Mark Chilton surviving the early onslaught. Chilton and captain Oliver Newby started the recovery, adding 62 for the 5th wicket before Newby fell for 30. Simon Kerrigan joined Chilton and added a further 39 before Chilton went for a very useful 40. Local Boy Dan Pawson starred in front of his home crowd to top score with a hard hitting 43 not out in 28 balls, as the tail enders smashing 45 in the 4 overs of power play to take the score to 185 for 9.
 
Northants started well in reply, moving on to 52 for 1 in the 9th over. The introduction of Kerrigan turned the game, the spinner claiming with 3 for 15 in his 8 overs. Wickets fell regularly, equally spread between the bowlers, as Northants subsided to 130 in the 35th over.

Derbyshire v  Lancashire, 2ndXI Trophy, Glossop, 24 June  (40 overs per side)
Lancashire won by 7 wkts

Team: Oliver Newby (capt), Andrea Agathangelou, Louis Bentley, Luke Perry, Dan Pawson, Alex Davies (wkt), Joshua Tolley, Junaid Khan, Arron Lilley, Stephen Cheetham, Tom Bailey.
Toss: Lancashire

Derbyshire 171-9 (40 overs) Cheetham 3-27, Newby 3-30
Lancashire 175-3 (29.3 overs) Perry 75*, Davies 33*

Report - After winning the toss, skipper Oliver Newby and new overseas Junaid Khan bowled well to contain Derbyshire to 32 for 3 after 12 overs (Newby 2 for 18, Khan 1 for 9). Derbyshire pushed the score to 91 in the 25th over before Cheetham struck with 3 wickets in his last 2 overs finishing with 3 for 27. Lilley and Newby picked up a wicket each towards the end, with Lilley ending the innings with a run out. Junaid finished with 1-27 from his 8 overs, following an opening spell of 1-9 from 6 overs.
 
Lancashire started positively, reaching 50 after 7 overs, before Andrea Agathangelou fell for 22 with the score at score 56 for 1. Louis Benley helped to keep the momentum with a run a ball 23, while Luke Perry batting steadily at the other end. Alex Davies and Perry came together at 106 for 3, and took just another 10 overs to win the game by 7 wickets, Perry finishing 75 not out and Davies 33 not out.

Leeds/Bradford University v  Lancashire, 2ndXI Friendly, Weetwood, Leeds, 26 May  (50 overs per side)
No Result - rain

Team: Andrea Agathangelou, Louis Bentley, Liam Livingstone, Jordan Clark, Stephen Parry (capt), Joe Davies (wkt), Luke Perry, Arron Lilley, Stephen Cheetham, Nicky Caunce, Tom Bailey.
Toss: Lancashire

Lancashire 276-7 (50 overs) Livingstone 60, Perry 38*, Bentley 37
Leeds/Bradford Univ 65-4 (15 overs) Slater 27*, Bailey 2-9, Lilley 2-5

Report: Having won the toss, the Lancashire batsmen all made runs, the highlight being Liam Livingstone with 60. Other good contibutions came from Louis Bentley with 37, Joe Davies 28, Stephen Parry 24, Arron Lilley
26 from 10 balls, and Luke Perry who finished the innings off with 38 not out.
 
In reply the University openers made a confident start and 40 runs were on the board before Tom Bailey took a wicket with his first ball.  Unfortunately the weather then played its part and after a couple of interuptions and with no chance of the game finishing, the match was abandoned after 15 overs with the University on 65 for 4.
Chris Rimmer
 
Unicorns A v  Lancashire, 2ndXI Trophy, Chester Boughton Hall, 19 May  (40 overs per side)
Lancashire won by 6 runs

Team: Andrea Agathangelou, Louis Bentley, Jordan Clark, Kyle Hogg, Stephen Parry (capt), Simon Kerrigan, Alex Davies (wkt), Luke Perry, Arron Lilley, Stephen Cheetham, Nicky Caunce.
Toss: Lancashire

Lancashire 143 all out (39.3 overs) Davies 45, Sydall 5-5
Unicorns A 137 all out (39.2 overs) Hogg 3-22, Caunce 3-22

Report: The Lancashire innings was blown in to disarray by a devastating spell of left arm pace bowling by A Sydall who took 5 for 5 from 8 overs to leave Lancashire at 31 for 6 after 16 overs.  A partnership of 75 between Alex Davis (45) and Luke Perry (25) took the score past the hundred mark. The lower order were eventually dismissed in the last over leaving Lancashire the hard task of defending 143.

In reply the Unicorn fared little better and wickets fell at regular intervals. Six bowlers were used and all impressed with their line and length. Slowly the wickets arrived with Kyle Hogg 3-22, Nicky Caunce 3-22 and Stephen Cheetham 2-35 doing most of the damage. The Unicorns A lost their last wicket in the final over, seven runs short of their target.
Chris Rimmer

North Staffordshire & South Cheshire League v Lancashire, 2ndXI Friendly, Hem Heath CC, Stoke, 17 May  (50 overs per side)
Lancashire won by 13 runs

Team: Kyle Hogg, Alex Davis, Stephen Parry, Liam Livingstone, Louis Bentley, Jordan Clark, Will Chapples, Arron Lilley, Matty McKiernan, Nicky Caunce, Yakub Bhamji.
Toss: NS&SC League.
 
Lancashire 283-5 (50 overs) Clark 80*, Davis 67, Livingstone 37
NS&SC League 270-8 (50 overs) Hancock 79, Hassall 42*
 
Report: Having been put into bat the Lancashire top order scored heavily with Alex Davis (67 from 111 balls) leading the way. Kyle Hogg (22) and Liam Livingstone (37) continued to build the score and when Louis Bentley (29no) was joined by Jordan Clark for the last 10 overs, 96 runs were scored with Clark hitting 80no from 45 balls with 5 sixes and 8 fours.
 
The League's opening pair in reply made 104 until Mellor (30) was bowled by Mattie McKiernan. Hancock (79) continued to impress, but when he was out it was left  to Hassall (42no) with some late blows to get the total past 250.

Leicestershire v Lancashire, 2ndXI Trophy, Leicester 10 May (40 overs per side)
Lancashire won by 40 runs
Team; Stephen Parry (capt), Andrea Agathangelou, Louis Bentley, Jordan Clark, Luke Perry, Danny Pawson (wkt), Simon Kerrigan, Tom Bailey, Arron Lilley, Nicky Caunce, Stephen Cheetham.
Toss: Lancashire
 
Lancashire 228-7 (40 overs) Clark 81, Pawson 33, Parry 31
Leicestershire 188-9 (40 overs)

Report: Having won the toss the Lancashire batsmen made steady progress to reach 142 for 4 after 30 overs. Jordan Clark (81) with Stephen Parry (31) and Danny Pawson (33) made sure of a competitive score with 86 runs being added in the last 10 overs.
 
None of the Leicestershire batsmen could respond in the same way. Wickets fell at regular intervals to the seven bowlers that Lancashire used. Leicestershjire finished on 188 for 9 leaving Lancashire convincing winners by 40 runs.
Chris Rimmer

Lancashire v Worcestershire, 2ndXI Trophy, Northop Hall, 3 May  (40 overs per side)
Lancashire won by 41 runs
Toss: Worcestershire won the toss and fielded.
Team; Stephen Parry (capt), Andrea Agathangelou, Louis Bentley, Jordan Clark, Danny Pawson, Simon Kerrigan, Alex Davis (wkt), Tom Bailey, Arron Lilley, Nicky Caunce, Stephen Cheetham.
 
Lancashire 254-7 (40 overs) Clark 109, Bentley 42, Parry 36
Worcestershire 213-6 (40 overs) Bansal 70, McGuire 52, Kerrigan 3-36

The Lancashire openers made a steady start with 42 before the first wicket fell in the 8th over. Jordan Clark hit a fine century as the runs began to flow, with Louis Bentley (42) and captain Stephen Parry (36) posting significant contributions.
 
Chasing 255, Worcestershire made a disastrous start with Simon Kerrigan following his Clydesdale Bank 40 opening spell at Chelmsford the day before with 2 wickets in the 2nd over, leaving the visitors on 9-2. Steady batting by K Bansal (70) and B.McGuire (52) took the score to 97 before McGuire was bowled by Stephen Parry. Tight bowling prevented the middle order from keeping up with the required rate, and Worcestershire finished 41 runs short of their target. Simon Kerrigan finished with 3-35 from 8 overs to be the pick of the Lancashire bowling.

Lancashire v Cheshire Development XI, Westhoughton, 29 April  (Friendly - 50 overs per side)
Lancashire won by 100 runs
Toss: Lancashire won toss and batted
Team: Andrea Agathangelou, Henry Thompson, Liam Livingstone, Stephen Parry (Capt), Alex Davies, Will Chapples, Jordan Clark, Tom Bailey, Arron Lilley, Nicky Caunce, Yaqub Bhamji.
  
Lancashire 289 all out (50 overs) Agathangelou 75, Livingstone 53.
Cheshire Development; 189-9 (50 overs) Cranmer 55*, Rowe 31, Parry 4-11
 
Having won the toss Lancashire's batsmen scored quickly with Andrea Agathangelou (75) and Liam Livingstone (53) leading the way. All the batsmen made runs before being out trying to up the tempo. Arron Lilley (24) and Nicky Caunce (23) at 9 and 10 led a late flurish.
 
In reply the Cheshire made steady start to reach 72-2 until the spinners Stephen Parry (4-11 from 7 overs) and Arron Lilley (1-25 from 10) bowled in tandem to reduce Cheshire to 90-6.  A late onslaught from D Cranmer (55no) batting at 9 held up the bowlers, but Lancashire ran out comfortable winners by 100 runs.

Cheshire Development XI v Lancashire, Toft, 27 April  (Friendly - 50 overs per side)
Lancashire won by 110 runs
Toss: Lancashire won toss and batted
Team: Stephen Parry (capt); Louis Bentley, Jordan Clark, Andrea Agathangelou, Liam Livingstone, Dan Pausen, Tom Bailey, Arron Lilley, Liam Watkinson,  Nicky Caunce, Yaqub Banji.
 
Lancashire 295-4 (50 overs) Clark 144, Bentley 76, Bailey 30*
Cheshire Development 185 all out (47.1 overs) Law 65,  Bailey 4-23, Lilley 3-23
 
Jordan Clark (144) and Louis Bentley (76) opening with a partnership of 203 for the first wicket in 38.4 overs before Bentley was caught and bowled. The Lancashire batsmen continued to dominate with 90 runs coming from the last 10 overs.

In reply Cheshire made steady progress to reach 96-2 after 25 overs. Immediately after the drinks break Arron Lilley was introduced into the attack and in his first 4 overs reduced Cheshire to 110 for 5. Wickets continued to fall at regular intervals as Cheshire finished 110 runs short.

Chris Rimmer  

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