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Jones hits rapid T20 century for Second XI at Westhoughton

Jones hits rapid T20 century for Second XI at Westhoughton

Lancashire Second XI put in two strong performances to beat Leicestershire in their T20 double header at Westhoughton CC, as Rob Jones struck a rapid century in the second match.

After winning the toss and electing to bowl in the first match, the Red Rose bowlers shared the wickets around as the visitors scored 170-7 from their 20 overs. 

Tom Bailey (2-33), Liam Hurt (2-20) and Tom Hartley (2-21) all took two wickets each and recorded economical figures. 

In reply, Lancashire lost Jones (1), Haseeb Hameed (10) and Brooke Guest (12) cheaply, but Josh Bohannon hit 32 as he was joined by George Lavelle. 

When Bohannon was dismissed with the score 60-4, Lavelle upped the scoring rate and together with Tom Bailey (37) moved Lancashire close to their target.

The home side got home with an over to spare, with Lavelle finishing unbeaten on 61 from 36 balls, including eight fours and a six.

Scorecard - game one

The roles were reversed for the second fixture as Lancashire had first hit. 

Jones and opening partner Ed Fluck crashed 108 for the first wicket in just 11 overs, before Jones was joined by Hameed when Fluck was dismissed for exactly 50.

The runs continued to flow and by the time Jones had move to his century and Hameed his 50, Lancashire had reached 212-1 from 20 overs.

Jones finished unbeaten on 106 from 62 balls, hitting 12 fours and smashing three sixes, during his outstanding knock. 

Despite Harry Dearden's century at the top of the order, Leicestershire never quite looked like reaching the huge total set by the hosts. 

Lancashire completed a 69-run victory, with Chris Sanders (1-25), George Balderson (1-17), Stephen Parry (1-17) and Hurt (1-31) amongst the wickets. 

 

 
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