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REACTION: Lancashire v Middlesex

REACTION: Lancashire v Middlesex

REACTION: Lancashire v Middlesex, Specsavers County Championship

See what Lancashire Head Coach Glen Chapple said following the pulsating Specsavers County Championship fixture between Lancashire and Middlesex at Southport.

Lancashire recorded their second victory of the season in the Championship in a game which took just three days to complete as the Red Rose swept aside the current title holders Middlesex with an emphatic eight-wicket victory in front of a jubilant crowd.

Glen Chapple, Lancashire head coach

"We faced a challenge after Yorkshire and I think we've come through that brilliantly.

"The lads have put in a great team performance and defeated a team that haven't been beaten since 2015 so we're delighted with that.

"When you face your first loss of the season it's always a mental challenge and we're fairly confident that we've been playing good cricket this season so it's always nice to comeback from a loss with a performance like that.

"Ryan McLaren is looking really solid with the bat and hits great lengths with the ball so both his areas are in good nick and he's starting to really fire for us.

"We've got a good lower order so we can always extend the innings and we got a good lead on a pitch that had a bit of life in it.

"I felt the lead was potentially match winning but it's never done until it's done and today we knew it required a lot of effort because we didn't want to chase much more than 100.

"There's eight good teams in the division and one week you can beat last year's champions so you can't make any predictions. You've just got to work hard.

"After a win you take a lot of confidence and we'll take a lot of belief from this. You have result pitches at out grounds but to beat a good team like Middlesex requires a lot of work."

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