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Davies century clinches win

A century by Alex Davies kept the 2ndXI's defence of the 2ndXI Trophy alive with a convincing seven-wicket victory against Glamorgan at Middleton

This result means that the 2ndXI will qualify for the semi-finals if they beat Yorkshire in their final game. The sides meet next Tuesday (20 August) at Todmorden.

Lancashire v Glamorgan, 2ndXI Trophy, Middleton 13 August
Lancashire won by 7 wickets [Updated Table]
Glamorgan 213-4 (35 overs) Nick James 78.
Lancashire 214-3 (27 overs) Alex Davies 104 not out

Team: Luis Reece, Alex Davies (wk), Paul Horton (capt), Luke Procter, Liam Livingstone, Ross Zelum, Ashley Gowers, Tom Bailey, Mattie McKiernan, Gavin Griffiths, Adnan Ghaus.

Report - A young Lancashire attack kept on top of the Glamorgan openers, conceding just 26 runs during the 7 over powerplay in a game reduced to 35 overs per side. Bragg and James dug in to put 93 on the board by the 16th over before Livingstone had Bragg caught by Gowers, a late call up for Agathangelou who had returned to the Yorkshire Bank 40 match at Emirates Old Trafford.

Procter then took a wicket in the first over of his spell, Walters caught at short mid-wicket by Horton. Griffiths returned to bowl Davies and Glamorgan were 160-3 in the 28th over. James almost carried his bat, only to edge the returning Ghaus to wicketkeeper Davies to make the score 199-4. The visitors went on to finish on 213-4 from their 35 overs.

Another great start by the Lancashire pair of Davies and Recce took the Red Rose to 58-0 at the end of the 7-over power play. Davies went on to pass 50 in the 10th over, taking only 33 balls. Reece was finally out caught in the 11th over for 34, in a partnership of 89. Horton added 53 with Davies before two wickets fell in the 21st over to set back the Lancashire run chase. Livingstone hit back with some attacking shots, including 4 huge sixes in an innings of 38 off 22 balls.

Davies batted through for the second time this season reaching his second century in the Trophy. He brought up his century with a boundary through deep mid-wicket and hit the winning boundary backward of square to see Lancashire to a seven-wicket victory off the last ball of the 27th over.
Darrin White
 

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