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Colts games hit by rain
Colts games hit by rain
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Like most cricketers, the Lancashire Colts have had their recent games badly affected by the weather.

In fact they have only played one of their latest three games with the fixtures against St. Annes and Chorley abandoned.

The last Colts game to be played was against Netherfield on 12th August

Netherfield CC 260-7 (50 overs)
Lancashire Colts 170-8 (50 overs)
Match drawn

After the home side won the toss openers Marc Brown (23) and Chris Williams (12) made a cautious start, with Matthew Taaffe and Ben Roberts both claiming an early wicket. Roberts then prised out the key wicket of Cobus Pienaar, lbw for 22, and John Huck was run out for 45. Half centuries from skipper John Mason and Ben Haddrick then pushed Netherfield to 260-7 from their 50 overs while Roberts finished with 3-64 from 11 overs and Taaffe 1-31 from 6 overs.

In response, opening Colts pair Sam Hunt and Tom Steel both fell for ducks as did Dan Pawson, and it was Liam Livingstone and Sam Holden who then started a spirited fight back with a range of attacking drives and well placed shots. The fourth wicket for Lancs fell when Livingstone was cleaned bowled for 23 by Chris Williams, but Holden found another able partner in Mark Friend as the pair took the total past 100 before Holden departed for 45 from 69 balls. The Colts eventually held out for a draw at 170-8 off their 50 overs with Friend making 42 and Charlie Taylor 33. For Netherfield the best of the bowling figures saw Pienaar return 3-40 from 15 overs and Williams 2-58 from 17 overs.
Scott Churchman, Lancashire CB Colts.