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Chapple reacts to Worcestershire defeat

Chapple reacts to Worcestershire defeat

Lancashire Head Coach Glen Chapple was reflective on two periods of play which cost his side as Worcestershire claimed their opening Specsavers County Championship win of the season.

“It is fairly clear that we lost the game on day one. It was a very strange day. To have them 80-5 for lunch and for them to go on and make 247 was too many on that pitch on day one.

“We bowled very well up to lunch and we have to examine whether there was any complacency after lunch because our performance level certainly dropped.

“Again we were 77-0 with five or six overs to go of that first day and you don’t really expect to be five wickets down.

“Those two pockets of play immediately after lunch and the last few overs before the close cost us the whole game.

“We are still a fairly young team and maybe that is why we are getting inconsistencies. Some of our levels of performance are high and it was a fantastic effort by us in the second innings especially from Keaton.

“He showed a really disciplined and professional approach to batting. As a team and as a squad we have to look at the players who set the example for the rest and we have to try and live up to that.”

 
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