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Match Report

2ndXI win two-day friendly

2ndXI win two-day friendly

Lancashire have won their two-day friendly against Yorkshire at Weetwood

2ndXI County Championship & 3/4-day friendlies 2010 - Scores & Summaries
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Yorkshire v Lancashire, 2ndXI Friendly, Weetwood, 7-8 September
Lancashire won on first innings scores 
Toss: Yorkshire
Yorkshire 1st innings: 234-9 dec (77 overs) Rob Woolley 5-63
Lancashire 1st innings: 237-5 dec (64 overs) Warren Goodwin 95, Jordan Clark 89
Team: Warren Goodwin (pictured), Luke Perry, Andrea Agathagelou (capt), Jordan Clark, Louis Bentley, Stephen Parry, Scott Stanworth (wkt), Rob Woolley, Arron Lilley, Nicky Caunce, Tom Bailey, Gavin Griffiths.

Report 2nd day: Yorkshire declared their innings at the overnight score of 234-9. Lancashire began their reply cautiously and at lunch were 74 for 1 from 32 overs. Andrea Agathagelou was out off the last ball of the first over after lunch but Jordan Clark joined Warren Goodwin in a partnership of 151 over 24 overs. Both batted brilliantly in taking the score to 223 before Goodwin was bowled for 95 off 162 balls. Jordan Clark saw Lancashire past the Yorkshire total before being out lbw for 89 off 77 balls (4x6,7x4).

1st day: Only a stand of 76 for the 8th wicket saved Yorkshire from being bowled out cheaply by a young Lancashire attack. After an opening partnership of 60 the introduction of right-arm medium pace bowler Rob Woolley saw the
wickets tumble. Woolley finished the day with 5 for 63 from 20 overs. Play ended early due to bad light and rain at 5.15pm.

Lancashire v Sussex, 2ndXI Friendly, Lytham, 1-3 September
Sussex won by 7 runs 
Toss: Lancashire
Sussex 1st innings: 162 all out (36.4 overs) Stephen Parry 5-13, Simon Kerrigan 2-8
Lancashire 1st innings: 60 all out (21.2 overs) Louis Bentley 17
Sussex 2nd innings: 160 all out (50.2 overs) Stephen Parry 5-34
Lancashire 2nd innings: 255 all out (84.1 overs) Rajiv Kumar 53, Warren Goodwin 42, Stephen Parry 35, Simon Kerrigan 30
Team: Andrea Agathagelou (capt), Rajiv Kumar, Warren Goodwin, Luke Procter, Jordan Clark, Louis Bentley, Stephen Parry, Simon Kerrigan, Scott Stanworth (wkt), Rob Woolley, Daren Powell, Gary Montgomery

Report - 2nd day: To follow
1st day: Having won the toss and inserted Sussex the Lancashire attack failed to take full advantage of the conditions, with the quick and medium paced bowlers conceded 43 extras. In a total of 162, only two Sussex batsmen reached double figures. The spinners were a different proposition and from 143 for 3, Sussex lost 7 wickets for 19 runs with Stephen Parry (5-13 off 5.4) and Simon Kerrigan (2-8 off 5) doing the damage.
 
Batting was difficult throughout the day on a pitch of variable bounce, and only Louis Bentley (17) got to double figures in Lancashire's innings of 60. 
 
The day ended with Sussex 128 for 6 in their second innings, Stephen Parry (3-18 off 7 overs) again to the fore, to lead by 230.
Chris Rimmer 

Lancashire v Derbyshire, 2ndXI Championship, Old Trafford, 17-19 August
Lancashire won by an innings and 29 runs - Lancashire 24 points, Derbyshire 4
Toss: Lancashire
Lancashire 1st innings: 339
all out (89.2 overs) Warren Goodwin 133, Luke Perry 51, Andrea Agathagelou 63
Derbyshire 1st innings:137all out (52.4 overs) Andrea Agathagelou 6-20, Stephen Parry 3-24
Derbyshire 2nd innings: (following on) 173 all out (48.4 overs) Stephen Parry 3-36
Team: Andrea Agathagelou (capt - pictured above), Luke Procter, Warren Goodwin, Jordan Clark, Louis Bentley, Luke Perry, Scott Stanworth (wkt), Rob Woolley, Arron Lilley, Daren Powell, Nick Caunce, Gary Montgomery

Report - 3rd day: Lancashire clinched a convincing victory just after 2pm, winning by an innings and 29 runs after the spinners took the majority of the wickets for the second day running. Stephen Parry (3-36), Andrea Agathgelou (2-31) and Arron Lilley (1-1) did the damage after Gary Montgomery (2-54) and Daren Powell had made the early inroads. Derbyshire's only resistance came from Jake Needham who made an unbeaten 41.

2nd day: Lancashire continued to dominate the game with Warren Goodwin (133) and Andrea Agatagelou (63) taking the score to 256 before Agathagelou was out. Jake Needham's 6-65 from 27.2 overs meant Lancashire only added a further 83 runs as they were bowled out for 339.
In reply Derbyshire were 100 for 2 at the tea interval but the evening session saw spinners Stephen Parry (3-24 from 14.4 overs) and Andrea Agathagelou (6-20 from 10 overs) run through the visitors batting and forcing Derbyshire to follow on. Left with 11 overs to bat in the day, Derbyshire ended 18 for 2 and face  a struggle to save the game.

1st day: A delayed start at 3.30pm meant the loss of 46 overs, and Lancashire finished the day on 228 for 1 wicket. Luke Perry (51) and Warren Goodwin (96no) opened with a partnership of 150 for the first wicket against a Derbyshire attack which had used 8 bowlers before the 40th over. After the departure of Perry, the in form Andrea Agathagelou (44 no) and Goodwin continued to dominate to leave Lancashire in a strong position going in to day two.
Chris Rimmer

Worcestershire v Lancashire, 2ndXI Championship, Ombersley, 10-12 August
Worcestershire won by 3 wkts - Worcs 20 points, Lancashire 4
Toss: Lancashire 
Lancashire 1st innings: 230 all out (63.3 overs) Jordan Clark 79, Kyle Hogg 61, Stephen Parry 36
Worcestershire 1st innings: 113-5 dec (37 overs) Gary Montgomery 2-19
Lancashire 2nd innings: 141-2 dec (27 overs) Warren Goodwin 76*,  Andrea Agathagelou 49
Worcestershire 2nd innings: 262-7 (67.2 overs) Kyle Hogg 2-18.
Team: Karl Brown (capt), Andrea Agathagelou, Warren Goodwin, Luke Procter; Kyle Hogg; Jordan Clark, Stephen Parry, Scott Stanworth (wkt), Nick Caunce, Gary Montgomery, Muhammad Abid, Greg Butterworth.

Report - 3rd day: After being set a target of 259 in a minimum of 68 overs, Worcestershire won the game with 4 balls of the final over left. Earlier, Warren Goodwin (76no) and Andrea Agathagelou (49),  had scored quickly with an entertaining partnership of 119 for the second wicket in 18 overs. This enabled Lancashire to declare before lunch with the hope that the bowlers would exploit a wearing pitch. Despite some early wickets falling, a crucial partnership of 98 for the 5th wicket between Choudhry (70) and Kapil (53) proved to be decisive, and Worcestershire made it home-just-in the final over.

Report - 2nd day (1st day-no play, rain) After winning the toss Lancashire chose to bat on a wicket which for the first hour was lively and of variable bounce. From a position of 44 for 4 Kyle Hogg (61) and Jordan Clark (79) enjoyed a good partnership of 126 for the 5th wicket, but the last five wickets only added a further 50 with Stephen Parry making 36. Worcestershire lost wickets regularly during their innings, and they decared at the end of the day, 117 runs adrift of Lancashire to set up an interesting final day.
Chris Rimmer


Lancashire v Yorkshire, 2ndXI Championship, Crosby, 3-5 August
Lancashire won by 131 runs - Lancashire 19 points, Yorkshire 4
Toss: Lancashire
Lancashire 1st innings: 273 all out (88.5 overs) Andrea Agathagelou 78, Warren Goodwin 55, Simon Kerrigan 48.
Yorkshire 1st innings: 11-0 dec (5 overs)
Lancashire 2nd innings: 27-1 (3.5 overs)
Yorkshire 2nd innings: 158 all out (74.5 overs) Arron Lilley 5-26, Simon Kerrigan 3-31
Team: Andrea Agathagelou, Luke Procter, Mark Chilton (capt), Warren Goodwin, Jordan Clark, Chris Tipper,
Simon Kerrigan, Scott Stanworth (wkt), Rob Woolley, Arron Lilley, Gary Montgomery, Nicky Caunce. 

Report: 3rd day - two declarations at the start of the final day meant that Yorkshire were set a target of 290 runs to win in a minimum of 90 overs. They never looked like getting close as spin duo Arron Llilley and Simon Kerrigan worked their way through the order. Off spinner Lilley finished with the impressive figures of 22-10-26-5 and Kerrigan bowled 15.5 overs for his 3-31 return, claiming the final wicket with more than 15 overs to spare. The win moves Lancashire up to third in the table.

2nd day - no play, rain. 1st day - After an 90 minute delay for rain, Lancashire suffered an early setback with the dismissal of Luke Procter with the score on 6. Andrea Agathagelou (78) then added 59 with Mark Chilton (25) and 75 with Warren Goodwin who made 55. From 140-3 wickets fell regularly with left arm spinner Randhawa working his way through the batting, finishing with 6-98 from 31.5 overs.

A seventh wicket stand of 63 between Simon Kerrigan (48) and Scott Stanworth (24) helped push the score past the 250 mark, the side all out for 273 late in the day. The Yorkshire openers sucessfully navigated the remaing 5 overs to finish at 10-0.

Glamorgan v Lancashire, 2ndXI Championship, Panteg, 28-30 July
Drawn - Glamorgan 11 points, Lancashire 9
Toss: Glamorgan 
Glamorgan 1st innings: 332-6 dec (100 overs)  Stephen Parry 4-48, Steven Cheetham 2-59
Lancashire 1st innings: 316 all out (95.4overs) Warren Goodwin 106, Andrea Agathagelou 62, Jordan Clark 38, Adrian Shankar 31*
Glamorgan 2nd innings: 269-9 dec (69 overs), Stephen Parry 6-94
Lancashire 2nd innings: 32-2 (10 overs)
Team: Karl Brown (capt), Warren Goodwin, Andrea Agathagelou, Luke Procter, Jordan Clark, Adrian Shankar, Louis Bentley, Arron Lilley, Stephen Parry, Nick Caunce, Gary Montgomery, Steven Cheetham

Report-3rd day: Rain finally brought an end to this game just after the teams had taken an early tea. An improved bowling and fielding performance on the last morning, saw the hosts lose 6 wickets for 106 in 35 overs. Half hour after lunch Glamorgan declared at 269-9 with Stephen Parry taking 6-94 from 30 overs and match figures of 10 for 142.
 
Left with a minimum 52 overs to get 286 to win the Lancashire innings was brought to a premature end when the rain arrived shortly before 3pm with Lancashire 32-2 from 10 overs, Karl Brown 19 not out.
 
2nd day: Glamorgan built a 151 run lead with 9 wickets remaining having bowled Lancashire all out for 316 on day two. The day began with Andrea Agathagelou (62) and Warren Goodwin taking their 2nd wicket partnership to 117 before Agathagelou departed. Jordan Clark (38) and Goodwin then took the score to 186.
Goodwin was out at 241 for a brilliant century (106 from 196 balls with 1x6 and 16x4). Wickets fell at regular intervals with Adrian Shankar (31no) battling to take the score past 300 and gain full batting points.
 
Glamorgan led by 16 runs and added a further 135 for the loss of 1 wicket, against some wayward bowling and fielding by the Lancashire team.

1st day-The day started well for Lancashire with Stephen Cheetham having opener Bragg lbw with the 3rd ball of the day. However this was the only success until the afternoon session as the Glamorgan captain Nick James (67), together with David Brown (109) took the score to 171 before the 2nd wicket fell. Stephen Parry, having arrived at lunch from the 1st team game at Essex the previous evening, soon made inroads into the batsmen and finished with the very creditable figures of 4-48 from 22 overs.
 
Glamorgan declared their innings after 100 overs at 332-6 leaving Lancashire a trying 50 minutes to bat during which time they lost their captain, Karl Brown for 13, to finish the day 28 for 1.
Chris Rimmer

Lancashire v MCC Young Cricketers, 2ndXI Championship, St. Annes, 21-23 July
Lancashire won by an innings & 17 runs - Lancashire 24 points, MCCYC 3 points
Toss: Lancashire
MCC Young Cricketers 1st innings: 138 all out (36 overs) Daren Powell 5-33, Gary Keedy 3-19
Lancashire 1st innings: 341-8 dec (64 overs) Kyle Hogg 94, Jordan Clark 90, Andrea Agathagelou 78
MCC Young Cricketers 2nd innings: 186 all out (57.4 overs) Gary Keedy 4-55, Stephen Parry 2-39

Team: Karl Brown (capt), Warren Goodwin, Andrea Agathagelou, Gareth Cross (wkt), Kyle Hogg, Jordan Clark, Stephen Parry, Chris Tipper, Gary Montgomery, Gary Keedy, Daren Powell, Steven Cheetham.
 
Report - 3rd day: In 70 minutes batting Lancashire took their score to 341 for 8 before declaring, Jordan Clark (90) and Stephen Parry (35) leading the assault.
 
With a deficit of 204 and a minimum of 88 overs left the MCC batters faced an uphill task to save the game. This was made harder when wickets continued to drop at regular intervals. Gary Keedy with 4-55 from 24 well flighted overs took some crucial wickets as MCC were finallly bowled out for 186 leaving Lancashire the victors by an innings. 

2nd day (1st day no play): After a rained off 1st day and a delayed start on day 2, Lancashire ended the day in the ascendancy with a lead of 116 with 5 wickets in hand. Having inserted the oppositon, the Lancashire bowlers gave the visiting batsmen a torrid time, bowling them out for 138 in 46 overs. Daren Powell (5-33 off 15 overs) and Gary Keedy (3-19 off 8 overs) doing the damage.

Lancashire replied and after being 18-3, Andrea Agathagelou (78) and Kyle Hogg (94) combined with a 4th wicket partnership of 108. Hogg together with Jordan Clark (46no) then added a further 111 for the 5th wicket to leave their side in a strong position going into the last day.
Chris Rimmer

Lancashire v Somerset, 2ndXI Friendly, Southport, 12-14 July
Lancashire won by 8 wkts
Somerset 1st innings: 238 all out (86.4 overs) Gary Keedy 4-60, Andrea Agathagelou 4-34
Lancashire 1st innings: 317 all out (96.2 overs) Andrea Agathagelou 129, Kyle Hogg 57, Warren Goodwin 55
Somerset 2nd innings: 227 all out (77.3 overs)  Andrea Agathagelou 6-90
Lancashire 2nd innings: 149-2 (34.1 overs) Andrea Agathagelou 70*, Karl Brown 52

Team: Karl Brown, Warren Goodwin, Andrea Agathagelou, Kyle Hogg, Chris Tipper, Luke Perry, Luke Sutton (capt/wk), Jordan Clark, Nick Caunce, Steven Cheetham, Gary Keedy, Gary Montgomery.
 
Report - 4th day: After a delayed start through overnight rain and an early lunch, Somerset resumed their second innings at 1.40pm on the last day and Stephen Cheetham took the last wicket with the 3rd ball of the day leaving Lancashire 66 overs to score 149 to win.
 
The win arrived in 35th over after Karl Brown (52) and Andrea Agathagalou (70 no) combined in a second wicket partnership of 103. Agathagalou completed a memorable game, scoring 199 runs in the match and taking 10 wickets for 124 runs in 44 overs of leg spin. 
 
 3rd day: At the end of the third day Lancashire were firm favourites to win the game providing the weather does not intervene. Lancashire resumed their first innings but lost their last 2 wickets inside 4 overs at the start of the day, leaving a lead of 79. A steady start by the Somerset openers brought 52 runs for the 1st wicket. A change to spin soon reaped its reward with both Gary Keedy (2-26 from 12 overs), and Andrea Agathagelou (6-90 from 32 overs) causing most of the Somerset batsmen problems. The only batsman to trouble the bowlers was the Somerset wicketkeeper Devon Conway (86) with his second half century of the match.

2nd day: When rain stopped play for the day at 4.30pm Lancashire had built up a lead of 73. Two century partnerships and a maiden century by Andrea Agathangelou (129 from 208 balls; 16 x 4, 1 x 6), were the highlights. Warren Goodwin (55) combined with Agathagelou for a partnership of 102 for the 2nd wicket, then Kyle Hogg (57) and Agathagelou made 117 for the 4th wicket.

1st day: Gary Keedy (4-60) and Andrea Agathangelou (4-34) bowled Lancashire into a strong position at the end of the first day. Only Gregory (66) and Conway (73) who shared a 5th wicket partnership of 108 looked comfortable on a turning wicket. Bowling Somerset out before 5pm left Lancashire with an hour to bat and they finished the day 37-1 from 16 overs losing the wicket of Karl Brown.
Chris Rimmer

Lancashire v Leicestershire, 2ndXI Championship, Todmorden, 29 June-1 July
Lancashire won by 10 wickets 
Leicestershire won the toss
Lancashire 1st innings: 420 all out (92.1 overs) Luke Procter 150, Louis Bentley 62, Stephen Parry 57
Leicestershire 1st innings: 245 all out (66.4 overs) Nick Caunce 3-48, Luke Procter 2-32, Stephen Parry 2-79, Arron Lilley 2-30
Leicestershire 2nd innings: 185 all out (54.5 overs) Stephen Parry 4-45, Luke Procter 3-31
Lancashire 2nd innings: 14-0 (2 overs)
Team: Kal Brown, Warren Goodwin, Andrea Agathagelou, Gareth Cross (capt/wk), Luke Procter, Jon Clark, Louis Bentley, Stephen Parry, Rob Woolley, Arron Lilley, Mo Abid, Nick Caunce.
 
Report - 2nd day:: Lancashire completed a compehensive win in 2 days at Todmorden with a 10 wicket win. Leicestershire started the day 397 runs in arrears and were soon in trouble losing a 4th wicket in the 2nd over of the day. Wickets fell at regular intervals to all the bowlers. Nick Caunce (3-48), Luke Procter (2-32), Stephen Parry (2-79) and Arron Lilley (2-30) all bowling well to leave Leicestershire 175 runs behind on 1st innings.
 
The follow-on was enforced and again the Lancashire bowlers continued to dominate. With the end of play approaching and 8 wickets taken, the extra half hour was claimed and Stephen Parry (4-45) and Luke Procter (3-31) finished the tail to leave Lancashire 4 overs in the day to score 11 to win. Two overs were needed with Warren Goodwin hitting 14 runs in the second over to leave Lancashire convincing 10 wicket winners inside 2 days.

1st day - Despite starting the game 50 minutes late through the weather, and having been inserted, the Lancashire batsmen made the Leicestershire bowlers toil throughout the day. Most made a start; Karl Brown and Warren Goodwin opening with a stand of 52 for the 1st wicket, and the highlight of the Lancashire innings was Luke Procter's 150 containing 21 fours and 5 sixes. Louis Bentley(62) and Stephen Parry also contributed half centuries in a total of 420.

Leicestershire were left with 9 overs to bat and made a disastrous start ending the day on 20 for 3. Opening bowlers Nick Caunce (1-17) and Luke Procter (2-6) did the damage, with the previous days' centurion Jones also dropped in the gully during the last over of the day. 
Chris Rimmer

Derbyshire v Lancashire, 2ndXI Friendly, Derby, 22-24 June
Match Drawn
Debyshire won the toss and fielded
Lancashire 1st innings: 168 all out (41.2 overs) Arron Lilley 66, Gary Montgomery 31. Smith 4-61
Derbyshire 1st innings: 232 all out (81.2 overs) Poona 40*,  Redfern 32, Arron Lilley 3-45, Steven Cheetham 2-44, Daren Powell 2-48
Lancashire 2nd innings: 413-6 dec (90 overs) Luke Sutton 139, Kyle Hogg 97, Mark Chilton 61
Derbyshire 2nd innings: 253-8 (82 overs) Steven Cheetham 3-45, Arron Lilley 2-64

Team: Karl Brown, Adrian Shankar, Mark Chilton, Luke Sutton (capt/wk), Luke Procter, Andrea Agathagelou, Louis Bentley, Arron Lilley, Daren Powell, Gary Montgomery, Steven Cheetham.
 
Report - 3rd day: Lancashire added another 64 runs in 11 overs with Luke Sutton eventually being dismissed for 139. That left Derbyshire 83 overs to score 350 to win, the overs being reduced by 2 after a rain shower.
 
A wicket in Powell's first over gave hope of victory, but the Derbyshire batsmen dug in. Stephen Cheetham (3-45 in 23 overs) and Arron Lilley (2-64 in 28 overs) were the pick of the bowlers, but the home held on for the draw finishing with eight wickets down.

2nd day: As a result of playing positively on an improving wicket, Lancashire have played themselves into a good position at the end of day 2. Derbyshire were bowled out for 232 shortly before lunch, giving them a lead of 64 runs on first innings.
 
The Lancashire batsmen played with aggression to end the day 285 runs in front with 6 wickets in hand. Luke Sutton joined Mark Chilton with the score 74 for 2, and the pair added 76 runs before Chilton fell for 61. Kyle Hogg and Sutton combined to add a further 147 for the 4th wicket with Hogg (97 from 89 balls 13x4. 4x6) dominant. Sutton continued to reach his century - 117 not out (183 balls 17x4) at the close. 

1st day: At the end of a fluctuating day on a wicket of variable bounce, the game is evenly balanced. Having been inserted, Lancashire were indebted to Aran Lilley (66) and Gary Montgomery (31) who added 89 for the 9th wicket, taking the score from 78-8 to 168 before Lilley was out. In reply the Derbyshire batsmen found batting just as hard. Redfern (32) and Poona (40no) added 53 for the 5th wicket with all the Lancashire bowlers causing problems.
Chris Rimmer

Middlesex v Lancashire, 2ndXI Friendly, Ealing, 15-17 June
Match Drawn
Middlesex won the toss and elected to bat;
Middlesex 1st innings: 324- 9 dec (88 overs) Housego 59, Scollay 91, Simpson 53, Andrea Agathangelou 4-25, Daren Powell 2-55, Nick Caunce 2-28. 
Lancashire 1st innings: 468-8 dec (125.4 overs) Adrian Shankar 122, Luke Sutton 100, Luke Perry 58*
Middlesex 2nd innings: 253-8 dec  Simpson 69*; Scollay 53; Brasssington 53; Daren Powell 4-44
 
Team: Luke Sutton (capt/wkt), Karl Brown, Luke Procter, Adrian Shankar, Kyle Hogg, Andrea Agathagelou, Jordan Clark, Luke Perry, Arron Lilley, Daren Powell, Nick Caunce, Steven Cheetham

Report - 3rd day: Lancashire continued their first innings on the third morning and both Luke Perry (85no) and Aran Lilley (14) batted positively until Lilley was caugh, which prompted the declaration with a lead of 144.

This left 86 overs remaining in the day with Lancashire needing early wickets to have any chance of winning. Two early wickets left the home side at 26 for 2 but a 3rd wicket partnership between Scollay and Brassington took the scored past 100. Both batsmen were then dismissed just before the deficit had been reached to put Lancashire on top.

Wickets continued to fall with Daren Powell (4-44 off 14 overs) being the pick of the bowlers. At 222 for 8, with 27 overs remaining, a determined rearguard effort by Evans (16no) and Simpson (69no) ensured a draw.

2nd day: At the end of day 2 Lancashire were 98 runs ahead with 3 wickets remaining.  Highlight of the days' play was the 3rd wicket partnership of 200 betwee Luke Sutton (100) and Adrian Shankar (122). After Shankar was dismissed with the score on 256 the middle order batted positively with Kyle Hogg (25), Luke Perry (58no), Jordan Clark (32) and Darren Powell (27) leaving Lancashire on top.

1st day: Lancashire fought back with Middlesex at one stage 197 for 2 and looking as if they would post a high score on a good batting surface. Agathagelou led the fight back with a burst of 4 quick wickets which disrupted the Middlesex momentum in the middle of the innings.

Having reached 324 for the loss of 9 wickets Lancashire were left with 14 overs to bat during the day  and lost Karl Brown (5) with the score on 6 in the 3rd over. Agathagelou (18no) and Shankar (14no) saw the day out and tomorrow will start the day 287 adrift of the Middlesex total.
Chris Rimmer

Lancashire v Warwickshire, 2ndXI Championship, Blackpool, 26-28 May
Warwickshire won by 174 runs - Lancashire 6 points, Warwickshire 24. 
Warwickshire won the toss
Warwickshire 1st innings: 355 all out (96.4 overs) Barker 110*; Fawcett 61; Stephen Parry 3-60, Gary Montgomery 2-63, Steven Cheetham 2-67.
Lancashire 1st innings 236 all out (63.2 overs)  Tom Smith 81, Louis Bentley 58.
Warwickshire 2nd innings: 216 all out (51 overs) Johnson 61, Gary Montgomery 4-56, Stephen Parry 3-51.
Lancashire 2nd innings: 161 all out (38.1 overs) Louis Bentley 38, Nick Caunce 36, Piolet 5-39
Team: Andrea Agathangelou, Karl Brown, Adrian Shankar, Gareth Cross, Tom Smith, Stephen Parry, Chris Tipper, Louis Bentley; Nick Caunce, Arron Lilley, Gary Montgomery, Steven Cheetham.

Report-3rd day:
Warwickshire were dismissed for 216 at the start of the final day, leaving Lancashire requiring an unlikely 336 in 79 overs on a pitch showing signs of uneven bounce. Piolet's five wickets took Warwickshire to a comfortable victory, Lancashire 42 for 5 eventually totalled 161 thanks to some late blows.

2nd day:By the end of the second day Warwickshire were building a solid foundation to push for a win. By close their lead had stretched to 226. The day began with Warwickshire being bowled out for 355, but Lancashire's reply fell over a hundred short of the visitors total with only Tom Smith (81) and Louis Bentley (58) getting the better of the visitors attack
 
Warwickshire's batsmen added 107 in the remaining 28 overs for the loss of 3 wickets with Stephen Cheetham taking for 40 from 8 overs.

1st day: After a delayed start of nearly 2 hours, Lancashire made a good start with Montgomery and Cheetham both claiming a wicket. From 23 for 2 Warwickshire fought back with Fawcett (61) and Newport (40) taking the score to 125. Another 3 quick wickets reduced the visitors to 136 for 5, and Lancashire's bowlers appeared to be on top. Barker (103no), together with Javid (33) and Tahir (27) in particular turned matters around in the last session of the day to steer Warwickshire to 323 for 9 at the close.
Chris Rimmer
 

Nottinghamshire v Lancashire, 2ndXI Championship, Cleethorpes, 19-21 May
Lancashire won by 144 runs - Lancashire 22 points, Notts 4
Lancashire won the toss
Lancashire 1st innings: 224 all out (64.4 overs) Louis Bentley 64, Stephen Parry 39
Nottinghamshire 1st innings: 148 all out (44.3 overs) Steven
Cheetham 3-63, Gary Montgomery 3-55
Lancashire 2nd inninngs: 263 all out (58.2 overs) Gareth Cross 106, Louis Bentley 39
Nottinghamshire 2nd innings 195 all out (53 overs) Steven Cheetham 5-62
 
Team: Karl Brown, Andrea Agathagelou, Gareth Cross (capt/wkt), Adrian Shankar, Stephen Parry, Chris Tipper, Tom Hardman, Nick Caunce, Steven Cheetham, Arron Lilley, Gary Montgomery, Louis Bentley.

Report - 3rd day: Lancashire duly wrapped up this game just before lunch with Stephen Cheetham 5 for 62
from 22 overs and Stephen Parry 3 for 35 from 10.5 overs taking the wickets.

2nd day: Another good day as Lancashire found themselves needing to take a further 6 wickets tomorrow
to win the game, and Notts still needing a further 217 runs. Captain Gareth Cross (106 off 117 balls with 18 fours) played a superb innings to put his side in the box seat, particularly in a partnership of 105 with Stephen Parry (26) for the 4th wicket. Louis Bentley 39 (8 fours) also provided some lusty blows towards the end of the innings.

Requiring 340 to win Notts struggled against the bowling of Montgomery and Cheetham and only A. Patel with 64 had any answers as the Lancashire attack appear to be leading their side towards a victory.

1st day: On a warm sunny morning at Cleethorpes Lancashire chose to bat, but the batsmen founfd conditions difficult throughout the day with some variable pace and bounce, as 18 wickets went down. Adrian Shankar (29), Gareth Cross (26), Stephen Parry (39) and Louis Bentley (41) were Lancashire's top scorers in a total of 224. In reply the Notts batters fared no better against the pace bowling of Cheetham, Montgomery, Caunce and Hardman and at the end of play were 111 for 8.
Chris Rimmer

Durham v Lancashire, 2ndXI Championship, Chester-le-Street, 11-13 May
Durham won by 2 runs - Durham 21 points, Lancashire 4
Durham won the toss
Durham 1st innings: 157 all out (49.4 overs) Oliver Newby 5-50, Gary Montgomery 4-48
Lancashire 1st innings: 127 all out (29.4 overs) Gareth Cross 60
Durham 2nd innings: 202 all out (64.4 overs) Luke Procter 4-41, Gary Montgomery 3-63
Lancashire 2nd innings: 230 all out (67.4 overs) Gareth Cross 71, Luke Procter 64, Karl Brown 42

Team:
Oliver Newby (capt), Andrea Agathagelou, Karl Brown, Nick Caunce, Steven Cheetham, Gareth Cross (wkt), Arron Lilley, Gary Montgomery, Stephen Parry, Luke Procter, Adrian Shankar, Chris Tipper.


Report 3rd day: Resuming on 132-4 and needing a further 101 runs to win, Lancashire lost nightwatchman Gary Montgomery to the first ball of the day. Luke Procter and Stephen Parry then added 62 before Parry (23) was run out by the bowler deflecting a drive from Procter on to the wickets. Procter took the attack to Durham before he top edged a catch to the keeper for 64.

Needing 7 to win, Chris Tipper was trapped lbw, then a mix-up between Oliver Newby (batting with a runner) and Arron Lilley saw the latter run out. Newby then hit 4 over mid-on but was caught behind off the next ball.

2nd day:
Durham progressed slowly to lunch adding 98 runs in 38 overs (121-3). Luke Procter was the pick of the bowlers with a 15 over spell that yielded just  22 runs on his way to a career-best 4-41. Procter could have had even better figures but saw two chances go down in the slips in one pre-lunch over. 

Lancashire quickly finished off Durham during the afternoon session with the home side's last 7 wkts falling for 81 runs. Gary Mongomery took 3-63 to add to his four wickets in the first innings.

Lancashire lost 2 early wickets chasing a target of 233, 58-2 at tea, but Gareth Cross and Karl Brown took the score to 93 before Brown fell for 42. Then just before the close of play Cross went for 71 leaving Lancashire needing a further 101 runs to win.

1st day: Durham won the toss and batted, but were quickly 41-3 with 2 wickets for Oliver Newby and one for Steven Cheetham before Breese and Borthwick took the score to 89-3 at lunch.

Wickets tumbled after lunch. Despite an hour lost to rain Newby forming an unusual partnership with Andrea Agathagelou who took 4 catches off him at 2nd slip. Gary Montgomery helped clean up the tail with 4 wkts after the rain.

Lancashire didn’t start too well themselves and were 54-4 in the 15th over. Gareth Cross battled well before falling for 60 as Lancashire collapsed to 127 all out in the 30th over.

Batting for the second time in the day, there was still time for Durham to lose the wicket of Stoneman to Newby, with play finally finishing at 8.05pm.
Darrin White

Yorkshire v Lancashire, 2ndXI Friendly, Stamford Bridge, 19-22 April
Lancashire won by 28 runs
Lancashire 1st innings: 315-9 dec (108.1 overs) Gareth Cross 104, Karl Brown 48, Andrea Agathagelou 47. 
Yorkshire 1st innings: 250 all out (70 overs) Nick Caunce 2-21, Luke Procter 2-46, Oliver Newby 2-52, Steven Cheetham 2-52
Lancashire 2nd innings: 217-7 dec (55 overs) Andrea Agathagelou 82
Yorkshire 2nd innings: 254 all out (62.4 overs) Stephen Parry 3-60, Gary Montgomery 2-36, Oliver Newby 2-63

Team: Andrea Agathagelou, Karl Brown, Nick Caunce, Steven Cheetham, Gareth Cross (wkt), Joe Davies, Gary Montgomery, Oliver Newby (capt), Stephen Parry, Luke Procter, Adrian Shankar, Chris Tipper.

Report:  4th day-Resuming on 85-1 Agathagelou soon passed 50, and moved onto 82 before falling caught and bowled  Pyrah. Cross went caught behind next ball, Lancs 129-3. Procter, Shankar and Parry took the score to 178-6 and Lancs finally declared at 217-7 leaving a target of 283 from a minimum of 65 overs.

In the 10 minutes before lunch Montgomery and Cheetham struck leaving Yorkshire on 1 for 2. Brophy led the post-lunch reply batting through to tea, 135-4, and took control in the final session before Parry ran out Hodgson.

The match was still in balance with Yorkshire at 194-5, just before the last hour was called. With wickets falling at the other end Brophy finally perished for 135, caught behind off Parry, the score at 250-9. Montgomery took the final wicket to clinch victory by 28 runs with 5.2 overs remaining.   

3rd day-Lancs batted briefly before declaring, and Yorkshire started steadily reaching 109-2, Newby and Cheetham with a wicket apiece. The second session belonged to Lancs as 8 wickets fell with only a further 141 runs added. The wickets were shared; 2 for Newby, Cheetham, Procter and Caunce.

Lancs started well in their second innings losing only Brown for 21 to finishing the day on 85-1, with Andrea Agathagelou 49no and Adrian Shankar 14 no, a lead of 150 going into the last day

2nd day-Brown was timing the ball well and quickly moved on to 48 before being caught behind down the leg side. His new opening partner Andrea Agathagelou looking very solid compiling 40 not out at lunch (Lancs 103-1), but Yorkshire took two quick wickets straight after the resumption to take back the initiative.

1st day - no play, rain.
Darrin White


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