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Second XI Championship

Lancashire v Leicestershire

Lancashire Second XI Lan
Leicestershire Second XI Lei
383 & 30/0 dec
95/3 dec & 152/1

Match Drawn

Wednesday 15 - Friday 17 August 2018

Blackpool CC


  • Day One

    Haseeb Hameed starred for Lancashire's Second XI, hitting an unbeaten 131 in bowler friendly conditions on Day One of their Championship clash with Leicestershire.

    After losing the toss, the Red Rose were asked to bat first at Blackpool CC and made a solid start as Hameed and opening parnter Rob Jones put on 50 for the first wicket.

    However when Jones departed for 13, four middle-order ducks followed to reduce the hosts from 51-0 to 72-5.

    Hameed was still at the crease and was joined by Stephen Parry and the pair began to move the score along.


    The 21-year-old brought up his half century as Lancashire moved beyond 100 and by the time Perry reached his milestone, they had added 100 together. 

    Shortly after, Hameed reached his century in prompt fashion, from just 104 balls and including 15 fours.

    Parry was dismissed for a valuable 64 and George Balderson quickly followed, however Liam Hurt (35*) joined Hameed in the evening session and the pair ended the day with an unbroken stand of 52.

    Hameed finished on 131 not out, a timely return to form in tough batting conditions and the Boltonian will be looking to add to his total on Day Two, with his side 270-7 at the close. 

  • Day Two

    Haseeb Hameed carried his bat to finish unbeaten on 183, as Lancashire were bowled out for 383, on a rain affected Day Two of their Championship clash with Leicestershire at Blackpool.

    Following a delay for a wet outfield, the Red Rose resumed mid-afternoon on 270-7, with Hameed 131* and Liam Hurt 35*.

    Hurt was dismissed early on for 40, but Hameed continued to motor and moved beyond his 150, as he was joined by Chris Sanders who added a valuable 46 to help his side pass 350. 

    When Tom Hartley was dismissed for 8, Hameed was left stranded on 183 not out from 209 balls, including 24 fours, after batting through the entire innings. 

    Sanders made an early breakthrough with the ball in just the second over, to leave Leicestershire 1-1.

    He struck twice more in the evening session to end the day with figures of 3-30, as the visitors closed on 95-3, still trailing by 288 runs. 

    Lancashire will be looking for early wickets, to try and force a result on the third and final day. 

  • Day Three

    Lancashire and Leicestershire couldn't force a result on the final day of their Championship clash at Blackpool CC.

    On another day reduced by rain, the visitors declared on 95/3 still trailing the hosts first innings total by 288 runs.

    Lancashire came out and hit a quick 30 without loss before themselves declaring in the opening session.

    This left Leicestershire with a final day run chase of 319.

    They made swift progress through openers Sam Evans (74) and Hasan Azad (56*).

    But shortly after Chris Sanders picked up his fourth wicket the of the match to dismiss Evans, the rain came with the visitors 152-1 and the match ended in a draw. 


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