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Chilton remains positive despite Essex defeat

Chilton remains positive despite Essex defeat

Chilton remains positive despite Essex defeat

Lancashire Assistant Head Coach Mark Chilton remained positive despite a second defeat in a row in the Specsavers County Championship against Essex.

Lancashire were bowled out for 288, chasing 320 on Day Three at Chelmsford with Alex Davies, Jordan Clark and Joe Mennie all hitting half centuries.

“Initially we are very disappointed. Joe played wonderfully at the end there, and Parky was doing a tremendous job. But in cases like this if you are leaving it to the 10th wicket to chase 70 runs down you are asking quite a lot.

"We were very positive about the chase at the start of the day. It was recognised that the pitch had settled a bit. I thought if we’d played really well we would have knocked the runs off. But the two wickets after lunch did the damage.


"We have to look at areas where we need to improve before the next match.

"We don’t tend to debrief immediately after the game because we don’t feel it has great value – let people digest what happened over the next day or two.

"When we get together for practice later in the week we’ll discuss areas where we’d hope to improve our play and try and get a win against Surrey, starting on Friday.

"I don’t think the players need picking up, so to speak. We’ve lost two games but that shows what a competitive league this is. We just have to regroup.

"We know we’ve got a lot of good players in our side, it’s just trying to bring the unit together to try and identify areas in our game where we can be a little more clinical.”

Day Three Highlights



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