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Guest hits unbeaten century as Lancashire dominate

Guest hits unbeaten century as Lancashire dominate

Guest and Sanders star in comprehensive win

Lancashire made it three wins out of three in Dubai after beating the UAE Blues by 176 runs at the ICC Academy with impressive performances from Brooke Guest (101*) and Chris Sanders (4/32).

Lancashire won the toss and elected to bat first. Openers Rob Jones and Brooke Guest made a watchful start against the UAE quick bowlers.

Jones hit an early boundary was soon dismissed for 12. That brought Danny Lamb to the crease and the Lancashire all-rounder made a positive start to his innings with two early boundaries.

Guest played straight throughout and soon brought up his half century which was soon following by Lamb’s, coming from 48 deliveries.

The pair put on 143 in 38 minutes at the crease with both batsmen impressing.

Lamb was dismissed on 66 but Guest continued on his way to century, coming from 113 deliveries including 10 boundaries and one maximum. The Lancashire wicket keeper then retired to give other batsmen an opportunity in the middle.

Arron Lilley was the next man in and he was aggressive from ball one.

The Lancashire all-rounder dominated the crease and started to pick off the UAE fast bowlers with ease.

Lilley went to his half century and was eventually dismissed for 73, coming from just 41 balls which included eight boundaries and two maximums.

Parry (17) and Kerrigan (11) chipped in with lower order runs and Lancashire were eventually bowled out for 337.

In reply, Chris Sanders and Tom Bailey opened the bowling for Lancashire and both were rewarded with wickets in their opening spells leaving the UAE 20/2 in the 9th over. Lamb, who was on first change, then picked up his first wicket of the afternoon.

Spin bowling was introduced in the form of Stephen Parry, Arron Lilley and then later Rob Jones but it was Parry who took two wickets in one over.

The left arm spinner dismissed Mirza and then Haider to leave the UAE Blues 64/5 in the 19th over.

Lilley then struck before Sanders took his second wicket of the day but the UAE stuck to their task, frustrating the Lancashire bowlers.

The UAE were 144/7 in the 41st over.

Chris Sanders then took the final three wickets for Lancashire and finished with figures of 4/32.

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