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Rain forces game against Durham to be abandoned

Rain forces game against Durham to be abandoned

Lancashire Lightning's final one-day game of the season was abandoned after only seven overs were possible in the Royal London One-Day Cup match against Durham Jets on a rain-hit evening at Emirates Old Trafford.

Lancashire won the toss and elected to bat, making two changes from the previous days’ match with Nathan Buck and Arron Lilley replacing Kyle Jarvis and Tom Smith.

Play finally started at 6.15pm after a lengthy rain delay with the game reduced to 24 overs per side, and Karl Brown was quickly away with some sweetly timed shots, striking five fours in the first four overs.

In fact Brown and Alviro Petersen hit five boundaries in seven balls at one point to take the Lightning to 29 without loss from the first powerplay of 5 overs, and the score had moved on to 39-0 after 7 overs when rain forced the players off.

Despite several attempts to restart play, rain returned to prevent any further action with the game declared a ‘No Result’ at 8.10pm.

Both teams receive one point from the game with Durham eliminated from the competition after Yorkshire's defeat against Warwickshire at Headingley tonight.

Ken Grime
Photo: Simon Pendrigh

REFUNDS: Spectators at tonight’s Royal London Cup match can exchange their ticket for a day’s play in this year’s Specsavers County Championship or for a Royal London Cup match next season (excluding quarter-final). Please contact LCCC Ticket Office to exchange.

brian burns

yipppppeeeeeee a point

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