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Second XI T20

Lancashire v Leicestershire

Lancashire Second XI Lan
Leicestershire Second XI Lei

Lancashire won both matches

Livingstone makes fifty as Seconds go two from two

Liam Livingstone scored a quickfire half century in the second of two Second XI T20 matches against Leicestershire at Westhoughton yesterday (Wednesday 24 July).

The 25-year-old scored 59 off 33 balls to lead a chase of 132 to secure a second win of the day.

Livingstone's knock contained five fours and four sixes as Lancashire recovered from 36/4 to ease home with 16 balls remaining.

Owais Shah (25) provided middle order support for the opener before Rob Jones (19*) helped Chris Benbow's side over the line.

Chris Sanders (3/21) was the pick of the bowlers as Leicestershire made 131/7 from 20 overs. Sanders' haul included a sensational catch by wicket-keeper George Lavelle, removing top-scorer Ateeq Javid for 64.

A six in the 19th over proved pivotal, though, as they snuck home with a ball to spare.


In the first match, Lancashire also put up 131 batting first but were able to restrict the visitors to just 94/9 from their 20 overs, running out winners by 37 runs.

Rob Jones's half century (52 from 42 balls) was the backbone of the innings, with Brooke Guest adding 21 in support.

Leicestershire made a good start, progressing to 27 inside three overs, before Ollie Sutton opened the floodgates by having Harry Swindells caught behind for 14.

Sutton finished with 2/9 from two overs while Stephen Parry (2/11), Tom Hartley (1/13) and Jones (2/18) getting through four economical overs each to tie the Foxes down.


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