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Royal London One-Day Cup

REACTION: Vikings v Lightning

REACTION: Vikings v Lightning

Match Reaction: Yorkshire Vikings v Lancashire Lightning

Lancashire Lightning captain Liam Livingstone and Yorkshire Vikings Director of Cricket Martyn Moxon share their thoughts on the Royal London One-Day Cup fiture at Headingley which saw the Red Rose fall short in their second One-Day match of the 2017 season.

Lancashire Lightning captain, Liam Livingstone

“We were outplayed by a better side, We didn’t bowl too well at the start and we ended up dragging it back really well. That gave us a better start but batting-wise we faced too many dot-balls and that kills you in one-day cricket.

“Stephen Parry and Jordan Clark bowled really well but it took us forty overs to realise what we should be doing on the pitch. I don’t think it was out greatest bowling performance and it certainly wasn’t our greatest batting performance.

“We can’t afford to lose too many more games now and we have to learn quickly. We are keen to learn and we’re trying to get better.”

Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon

"It's pleasing to get two wins out of two," said Moxon. "That was a pretty good all-round performance again. There was a slight disappointment that we didn't get more runs in those final 10 overs of our innings when we were set up so well.

"Other than that, we have got to be very pleased with the win and the performance. Peter looked fantastic. Hopefully he is coming into a rich vein of form. Obviously Gary's continuing his fine form. Their partnership was crucial.

“It was a fantastic display of batting because the conditions at that time were tricky with the lights on and dampness in the pitch. To get to 240 with 10 overs left was outstanding. We still felt that 290 was a good score if we bowled well. And we certainly did.

"Adil was outstanding. Obviously his wickets with his googlies were good to see. He showed his value to the team and what he's capable of. Also, don't underestimate Azeem's performance. He picked up four wickets at a time when the batsmen were looking to attack. He varied his pace extremely well."

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