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Rain forces Guildford draw

Rain forces Guildford draw

Lancashire claimed their sixth draw of the season against Surrey as their LV= County Championship finished in a draw following an abandoned final day due to a wet outfield at Guildford today.

The Red Rose claimed eight points compared to Surrey’s nine ahead of Wednesday’s clash with Worcestershire at Old Trafford, which the hosts head into lying sixth in the Division One table.

Captain Glen Chapple reserved praise for his side’s batting, with particular mention to first innings centurions Paul Horton and Steven Croft as well as Surrey’s England batsman Kevin Pietersen, who scored 234 not out during Friday’s third day.

Had play started on Saturday, Surrey would have resumed on 430-5 in reply to Lancashire’s 485-7 declared.

Chapple said: “We were very pleased to get 480 with the bat first game back after Twenty20. They were superb knocks from Crofty and Horts. We could have got more runs, but the rain affected things.

“Obviously KP then play a quality knock for them. He was very destructive, and it was very disappointing for us that we didn’t get him out. I think everybody appreciated just how well he played. He looks in good form.”

Lancashire, who have now played ten of their 16 Championship matches, host Middlesex in the Clydesdale Bank 40 at Old Trafford under lights on Monday.  [Updated table]

Reports: Day 1   I  Day 2   I   Day 3

Graham Hardcastle
Photo (c) Nigel French/EMPICS
Article (c) Lancashire CCC Ltd


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