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Lancashire have won the 2ndXI Trophy after beating Durham in the final by 76 runs at Northern CC, Crosby


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Lancashire v Durham, 2ndXI Trophy Final, Northern CC, Crosby, 13 September
Won by 76 runs
Lancashire 190 all out (39 overs) Reece 75, Parry 26, Livingstone 23, Clark 22, Claydon 4-35
Durham: 114 all out (33.3 overs) Muchall 31, Hogg 5-23, Lilley 2-29 

Team: Luis Reece, Jordan Clark, Gareth Cross (wk), Stephen Parry (capt), Liam Livingstone, Louis Bentley, Arron Lilley, Kyle Hogg, Gavin Griffiths, Adnan Ghaus, Muhammad Abid.

Report: Lancashire won the toss and lost the early wicket of Louis Bentley, caught behind off Claydon.  Luis Reece and Jordan Clark added 55 for the second wicket in 10 overs, smashing Brathwaite for 29 in 3 overs. Breese and Coughlin slowed down the scoring rate, with Clark caught behind and Gareth Cross bowled to leave Lancs on 76-3.

Stephen Parry joined Reece and added 59 before Parry fell lbw for 26, Kyle Hogg was caught hitting out and Reece followed shortly after to a sharp caught and bowled to Pringle. Liam Livingstone and Arron Lilley added a quick fire 37 before Claydon and Breese finished the innings with 4 wickets for 3 runs with one over remaining.

Lancashire made early inroads in the Durham innings, when Hogg had Singh caught at mid off by Gavin Griffiths. The bowlers squeezed the Durham batsmen, and after 12 overs of powerplay the visitors were struggling at 29-2.  Durham hit their first boundary in the 14th over and at the half way point were only 53-3. The introduction of Lilley brought the two important wickets of Muchall and Breese, to leave Durham 78-5 in the 28th over.

Durham scored their second and third boundries in the 30th over and the game then turned decisivly in Lancashire's favour with the reintroduction of Hogg who took 3 wickets in one over. That left Durham on 112 for 9 and Clark claiming the last wicket when he had Weighell caught behind.

The Trophy was finally ours - fourth time lucky!
Darrin White
Photo (c) Mike Latham

Middlesex v Lancashire, 2ndXI Trophy Semi-Final, Radlett, 28 August
Lancashire won by 14 runs [Scorecard]
Toss: Middlesex
Lancashire 206-7 (40 overs) Clark 62, Davies 48, Bentley 32
Middlesex 192 all out (39.2 overs) Clark 3-20, Griffiths 3-22 

Team: Andrea Agathangelou, Alex Davies (wk), Luis Reece, Jordan Clark, Stephen Parry (capt), Liam Livingstone, Louis Bentley, Oliver Newby, Arron Lilley, Naqaash Tahir, Gavin Griffiths.

Report: Despite the loss of Andrea Agathangelou for 5, a partnership of 66 from Alex Davies (48) and Luis Reece (31) put Lancashire in to a good position. Davies fell just short of his half century with the score 98 for 3 in the 22nd over as the Middlesex spinners Smith and Stirling controlled the game, reducing Lancs to 133 for 5 after 30 overs. Jordan Clark and Louis Bentley (32) fought back strongly with 67 in 9 overs, Clark finishing with 62 off 72 balls as Lancs totalled 206 for 7.

Gavin Griffiths and Naqaash Tahir made early inroads in to the Middlesex top order, Griffiths taking 3 for 13 in 4 overs as the home side struggled to 28 for 4 in the 8th over. Simpson (76) and Higgins (55*) fought back with a partnership of 102 for the 6th wicket to give Middlesex hope with 39 runs required from 7 overs. The introduction of Clark changed the game decisively Lancashire's way, the all rounder taking 3 for 20 in his 4 overs, including a fantastic diving catch by Agathangelou on the boundary. Oliver Newby bowled last man Podmore to clinch a 14 runs victory with four balls left.
Darrin White

Durham v Lancashire, 2ndXI Trophy, Middlesborough, 21 August
Lancashire won by 6 runs (D/L) [Scorecard]
Toss: Lancashire
Durham 186-6 (40 overs) Parry 2-40
Lancashire 115-5 (22 overs) Smith 34, Agathangelou 22

Team: Stephen Parry (capt), Andrea Agathangelou, Tom Bailey, Louis Bentley, Jordan Clark, Ashley Gowers (wk), Gavin Griffiths, Arron Lilley, Liam Livingstone, Tom Smith, Naqaash Tahir.

Report: Durham started steadily and only lost their first wicket in the 2nd powerplay, Raine caught by Louis Bentley at mid-off from the bowling of Tom Bailey for 23 to make the home side 54 for 1 after 12 overs. The introduction of Arron Lilley, and then Stephen Parry slowed the Durham rate as the pair picked up 3 wickets, two for Parry and one for Lilley who was the pick of the bowlers. Lilley finished with final figures of 1 for 17 from 8 overs. Two late wickets for Naqaash Tahir and Jordan Clark restricted Durham to 186 for 6 from their 40 overs.

Lancs openers Andrea Agathangelou and Tom Smith started well and it took the introduction of Breese and Mybergh, the Durham spinners, to break their 57-run partnership. Rain meant 15 overs, and six powerplay overs were lost and a new target set of 132 from 25 overs. Lancs lost 4 more wickets in pushing the score to 115 for 5 when the rain ended the game with Lancashire 6 runs ahead of the D/L par score.

The win clinched Lancashire second place in the North Group, on equal points with Durham but winning less games. Lancashire will be away to Middlesex on Tuesday 28 August in the semi-finals.

Lancashire v Yorkshire, 2ndXI Trophy, Todmorden, 14 August
Lancashire won by 5 wickets [Scorecard]
Toss: Lancashire
Yorkshire 141 all out (37.3 overs) Mahmood 2-13, Griffiths 2-17
Lancashire 143-5 (23.2 overs) Bentley 50, Procter 42
Team: Louis Bentley, Luke Procter, Oliver Newby, Ashley Gowers (w/k), Jordan Clark, Louis Reece, Liam Livingstone, Stephen Parry (capt), Sajid Mahmood, Arron Lilley, Gavin Griffiths.

Report: Lancashire struck early after winning the toss as Yorkshire wickets fell at regular intervals, with Gavin Griffiths taking 2 for 17 in his opening spell of 6 overs. Sajid Mahmood followed with 2 for 11 from his first 6 overs, and with Stephen Parry claiming a run out, Yorkshire had slumped to 71 for 6 after 24 overs. Rhodes and Lilley added 57 before Parry returned to break the partnership. Luke Procter dismissed Rhodes for 39, while Oliver Newby and a direct hit from Griffiths ended the innings on 141 in 37.3 overs.

Louis Bentley and Luke Procter opened with a partnership of 84 from 11 overs with some attacking shots and Lancashire lost wickets attempting to improve their run rate with one eye on next week's match with Durham. Newby with a six and Jordan Clark with another boundary finished the game in a hurry inside 24 overs.

Lancashire's vastly superior run-rate over Worcestershire means they just need to avoid a very heavy defeat in their final match against Durham to qualify for the semi-finals. Durham's 6 wins means Lancashire cannot win the group if they finish level on points with Durham, so we will be away in the semi-final to the winners of the South Group (probably Middlesex) on 27 August - assuming we qualify!
Darrin White

Lancashire v Derbyshire, 2ndXI Trophy, Westhoughton, 17 July
No Result - rain

Worcestershire v Lancashire, 2ndXI Trophy, Worcester RG School, 10 July
No Result - rain
Team: Andrea Agathangelou, Louis Bentley, Jordan Clark, Louis Reece, Liam Livingstone, Stephen Parry (capt), Sajid Mahmood, Arron Lilley, Naqaash Tahir, Liam Parkinson (wkt), Gavin Griffiths.

Northants v Lancashire, 2ndXI Trophy, Bedford School, 18 June
Lancashire won by 58 runs [Scorecard]

Toss: Lancashire
Lancashire 275-6  Agathangelou 132*, Livingstone 74
Northants 217-9  White 69, Howgego 78, Smith 3-42, Lilley 3-45, Newby 2-10
Team: Agathangelou, Smith, Bentley, Clark, Livingstone, Newby (capt), Mahmood, Lilley, Kerrigan, Tahir, Gowers (wkt), Ghaus.

Report: Lancashire lost 2 early wickets before Andrea Agathangelou was joined firstly by Jordan Clark (18), and then Liam Livingstone (74 from 41 balls 4x6 and 6x4) taking Lancashire to a formidable 275 -6 from their 40 overs. Agathangelou with 132 not out from 115 balls ( 3x6 and 14x4) led the way. His partnership with Livingstone was 120 from just 13 overs.
In reply the two Northants openers White (69) and Howgego (78) had a first wicket partnerswhip of 122 in 20 overs. Once White was out, wickets fell on a regular basis, the next highest partnership being 20. Tom Smith and Arron Lilley took 3 wickets each with Oliver Newby contributing 2-10.
Chris Rimmer

Lancashire v Warwickshire, 2ndXI Trophy, Old Trafford, 28 May
Warwickshire won by 4 wickets [Scorecard]
Toss: Lancashire
Lancashire 169 all out (38.3 overs) Clark 71, Agathangelou 35
Warwickshire 173-6 (39 overs) Javed 56, Tahir 3-32

Team: Agathangelou (capt), Bentley, Clark, Reece, Pawson (wkt), Livingstone, Lilley, Kerrigan, Tahir, Chapples, Ghaus, Bailey.

Report: Having won the toss and electing to bat, Lancashire's batting struggled to come to terms with the Warwickshire attack. Only captain Agathangelou ( 35) and Jordan Clark (71). made significant contributions in a disappointing total of 169 a/o in 38.3 overs. Agathangelou and Reece with 45 for the 2nd wicket, and Clark and Tahir with 42 for the 9th wicket were the only partnerships of note.
In reply the Warwickshire innings followed a similar trend and at 91-5 in the 23rd over the game was delicately poised.  A 6th wicket partnership of 73 between skipper Javid (56), and Poilet (36no) took the game away from Lancashire and left the visitors winning by 4 wickets
with 1 over remaining.
Chris Rimmer

Lancashire v Leicestershire, 2ndXI Trophy, Crosby, 15 May
Lancashire won by 27 runs - match reduced to 22 overs per side [Scorecard]
Toss: Leics
Lancashire 150-5 (22 overs) Chapples 54* Newby 38*
Leicestershire 123-7 (22 overs) Tahir 2-14, Newby 2-23
Team: Andrea Agathangelou, Jordan Clark, Stephen Parry (capt), Alex Davies (wkt), Oliver Newby, Liam Livingstone, Arron Lilley, Naqaash Tahir, Muhammad Abid, Will Chapples, Gavin Griffiths

Report: Once again rain affected another game, with a wet square and run up delaying the start and reducing the match to 22 overs each.
Lancs had a decent start moving onto 47-1 after 8 overs but the loss of four quick wickets from left arm spinner Sykes reduced the home side to 53-5 in the 11th over. This brought Newby and Chapples together, who first rebuilt and then attacked, adding 97 runs before the innings closed ar 150-5 after 22 overs. Chapples finished on 54 not out from 40 balls, while Newby struck an unbeaten 38.

In reply, the visitors started badly with Tahir striking twice to leave Leics 2 -2 after 3 overs. Newby ended Leics hopes when he had du Toit caught by Lilley for 63, and further wickets for Newby, Abid and Griffiths saw Leics finish 27 runs short. Darrin White

Lancashire v Unicorns 'A', 2ndXI Trophy, Northop Hall, 14 May
Lancashire won by 3 wickets  [Scorecard]

Unicorns 'A' 197-9 (40 overs) Levitt 70, Woolley 42*, Naqaash Tahir 5-36, Keedy 2-32
Lancashire 198-7 (40 overs) Agathangelou 75, Clark 48, Wadlan 3-45
Team: Andrea Agathangelou, Jordan Clark, Stephen Parry (capt), Alex Davies (wkt), Oliver Newby, Liam Livingstone, Arron Lilley, Naqaash Tahir, Gary Keedy, Will Chapples, Adnan Ghaus.

Report: The Unicorns started steadily, scoring at just above 5 an over before Tahir struck twice in his 4th over, to remove opener Ord and ex-Lancs player Tripathi for a duck. The introduction of Keedy and Parry brought 3 more wickets, with Keedy bowling through his 8 overs to take 2-23. Woolley and Levitt added 64 in 10 overs before Tahir picked up three late wickets as the Unicorns finished on 197-9.

Lancs reached 58 in reply before losing Davies for 19. Agathangelou and Clark took the score to 125 before losing Agathangelou for 75 in the 28th over. When Clark departed for 48, a mini collapse left Lancs needing 11 from the last over with Tahir and Chapples at the wicket. 7 runs came from Wooley's first 5 balls, before Tahir coolly hit the last delivery straight for 4 to long on.
Darrin White

North Staffs & South Cheshire League v Lancashire, Friendly, Longton, 10 May
Match Abandoned, rain

Inter-squad games, 2ndXI & Lancs Academy, Old Trafford, 7-8 May
Game 2 - May 8
Lancs 'B' won by 171 runs
Lancs 'B' 357-2 (50 overs) Agathangelou 196*, Davies 84*, Livingstone 42
Lancs 'A' 186 all out (36.5 overs) Chapples 59, Bentley 54, Kettle 33, Ghaus 3-36, Connolly 2-40, McKiernan 2-41

Teams: Lancs 'A':  H Thompson, L Bentley, J Clark (capt), J Kettle (wkt), N Tahir, W Chapples, R Jones, A Lilley, M Abid, G Griffiths, D Hawke, Saqib.
Lancs 'B': A Agathangelou (capt), J Tolley, L Livingstone, A Davies (wkt), O Newby, Walling, R Zelum, L Watkinson, M McKiernan, A Ghaus, C Connolly

Game 1 - May 7
Lancs 'A' won by 65 runs
Lancs 'A' 204 all out (41.1 ov) Bentley 87, Agathangelou 2-27, McKiernan 2-31
Lancs 'B' 139 all out (31.4 overs) Davies 38, Abid 6-8

Teams: Lancs 'A': H Thompson, L Bentley, J Clark (capt), J Kettle (wkt), H Haseeb, W Chapples, R Jones, A Lilley, M Abid, G Griffiths, D Hawke. 
Lancs 'B': A Agathangelou (capt), R Zelum, L Livingstone, A Davies (wkt), O Newby, J Tolley, L Watkinson, T Steele, M McKiernan, G Harris, C Connolly.

Yorkshire v Lancashire, Friendly, Headingley Carnegie, 1 May
Match Abandoned, rain [Scorecard]

Toss: Yorkshire
Lancashire 85-5 (23 overs) Agathangelou 39
Yorkshire did not bat

Team: Stephen Parry (capt), Andrea Agathangelou, Louis Bentley, Arron Lilley, Jordan Clark, Alex Davies (wkt), Liam Livingstone, Chris Connolly, Naqaash Tahir, Gavin Griffiths, Reg Querl.

Lancashire v Cheshire Development XI, Friendly, St Annes, 27 April
Match called off the day before due to waterlogged ground

Squad: Stephen Parry (capt), Liam Livingstone, Andrea Agathangelou, Jordan Clark, Oliver Newby, Louis Bentley, Alex Davies (wkt), Henry Thompson, Naqaash Tahir, Chris Connolly, Muhammad Abid, Gavin Griffiths.

Lancashire v Derbyshire, Friendly, Middlewich, 24 April
Result: Lancashire won by 4 wickets [Scorecard]

Toss: Derbyshire
Derbyshire 167all out (39.3 overs) Clark 5-36, Mahmood 3-27
Lancashire 168-6 (37.5 overs) Agathangelou 55, Bentley 34

Team: Stephen Moore, Louis Bentley, Andrea Agathangelou, Jordan Clark, Stephen Parry (capt), Sajid Mahmood, Alex Davies (wkt), Liam Livingstone, Arron Lilley, NaqaashTahir, Chris Connolly

Report: Derbyshire got off to a good start, reaching 68 in the 13th over before Clark struck to break the partnership. Clark struck again 4 overs later when Parry took a smart catch at mid-wicket to remove Patel. Clark then removed danger man Hughes in his next over, caught at long on by Agathangelou. Parry and Lilley slowed the scoring rate but the reintroduction of Mahmood brought about the next wicket,  Needham clean bowled. Parry and Lilley took a wicket apiece before the return of Clark and Mahood with a further two wickets each finished off the Derbyshire innings.
Lancs lost the early wicket of Moore before Bentley and Agathangelou added 77 for the 2nd wicket in 19 overs. Bentley departed to a very sharp caught and bowled, while Agathangelou reached 55 before playing on. Lancs never looked in trouble reaching the target, having 2.1 overs and 4 wickets to spare.
Darrin White

Nottinghamshire v Lancashire, 2ndXI Trophy, Welbeck Colliery CC, Mansfield, 17 April
Result: Match Abandoned without a ball bowled

Squad: Stephen Parry (capt), Andrea Agathangelou, Luis Reece, Jordan Clark, Oliver Newby, Alex Davies (wkt), Arron Lilley, Liam Livingstone, Naqaash Tahir, Gavin Griffiths, Chris Connolly.