Tuesday 17 – Thursday 19 April 2018
Jones and Lamb lead way for Second XI
Lancashire Second XI made a solid start to their three-day friendly against Yorkshire, with an unbeaten stand of 84 between Rob Jones and Danny Lamb on a rain hit day at Emirates Old Trafford that saw just 30.3 overs bowled.
Opener Jones led the way with the bat and will return to the crease tomorrow 40 not out, while Danny Lamb will resume on 47.
Lancashire were asked to bat for the season opener, after their Roses rivals won the toss on an overcast morning in Manchester.
The home side started brightly, Jones and fellow opener Karl Brown striking a four each, before Brown was dismissed for 4, caught at second slip off the bowling of Ben Coad.
That would prove to be the only wicket of the day as Jones and Lamb made steady progress beyond their 50 partnership, before the latter began to increase the scoring rate ahead of the lunch break.
With the score on 96/1, the rain arrived and an early lunch was taken. There would be no further action on day one, with play abandoned at 4:30pm as the rain continued to fall.
Parkinson puts Second XI in control
Rob Jones was dismissed for 90 as Lancashire’s Second XI enjoyed a strong second day with both bat and ball in their friendly against Yorkshire.
Following a rain hit first day at Emirates Old Trafford, Lancashire resumed on 96/1 with Jones and Danny Lamb at the crease on an unbeaten stand of 84.
Both passed fifty with ease in the morning, before Lamb was caught off the bowling of seamer Matthew Waite for 58.
That brought Stephen Parry to the crease, to play a supporting role to Jones, who was eventually dismissed by spinner Karl Carver, just before lunch, for 90 from 208 balls.
Lancashire declared shortly after, with the score 198/3 as the Red Rose looked to force a result with some quick wickets in the afternoon.
They made the perfect start as Tom Lawson removed Alex Lees for 1 in his first over.
Yorkshire opener Tom Kohler-Cadmore was joined by Jonathan Tattersall and the pair put on a steady 53, before the former was dismissed by Ed Moulton for 48.
A burst of three wickets for 15 runs by spinner Matthew Parkinson before close of play put Lancashire in control.
The visitors declared on 146/7 from 54 overs before Karl Brown and Rob Jones finished the day unbeaten ahead of the third and final day.
Jones century not enough for Second XI
An unbeaten second innings century by Rob Jones wasn’t enough for Lancashire’s Second XI, who were beaten by three wickets on a frantic final day of their friendly against Yorkshire at Emirates Old Trafford.
After the visitors had declared their first innings on 146/7, still trailing by 52, Lancashire openers Jones, who was fresh from his 90 the previous day, and Karl Brown set about posting a total that would set-up a final day run chase.
Brown (7) was dismissed early in the morning session, bowled by Ed Barnes, to bring Danny Lamb to the crease, as he and Jones moved the lead beyond 100, with Lamb striking two sixes before he was caught for 29.
Lancashire lost a flurry of quick wickets in the middle order before Toby Lester (27*) joined Jones at the crease. The pair put on 55 in a timely fashion, as the declaration came in mid-afternoon with the score 197/6, leaving Jones unbeaten on 104 from 137 balls, striking 16 fours and a six.
Yorkshire required 250 for victory and made a good start with the bat, before Tom Kohler-Cadmore (20) was caught behind off the bowling of Tom Lawson (1-21), to make it 41/1 in the eighth over.
His opening partner Jonathan Tattersall, assisted by Azeem Rafiq (49) and Matthew Waite (37), would go on to play a match winning knock of 78 from 123 balls, despite George Balderson taking three middle order wickets to keep the Red Rose in the hunt.
Lancashire were given hope when Tattersall was eventually dismissed by Lamb (1-33) with the visitors still requiring 36 to win with four wickets remaining, but George Hill (31*) and Karl Carver (10*) would steer Yorkshire to victory in the final hour.
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