Lancashire Academy start Oman tour off with victory
Lancashire Academy start tour off with victory
Lancashire Academy won their opening game by 113 runs against an Oman Development XI today on their tour, sponsored by the William Hare Group.
After winning the toss and electing to bat first, George Balderson (56) and Jamie Crawley (30) played very well for Lancashire and got the side off to a fast start.
The pair put on 53 for the first wicket. Ed Fluck (11) and George Lavelle (28), who scored at a run a ball, continued Lancashire's positive start with the visiting side on 115/3.
Sam Perry (56) impressed for the Red Rose and along with Tom Bailey (28*), Sam Dorsey (15) and Rehan Udwadia (13*), helped Lancashire post 264/9 from 50 overs.
The Oman Development XI also got off to a fast start, but Lancashire's fielding was excellent throughout.
Opening batsman Syed Taha hit a quick fire 47 but it was first teamer Jordan Clark who dismissed him to leave Oman 66/2.
Lancashire went on to take wickets with Muhammad Ahmad taking 3/35, Jack Morley 2/20 and Udwadia 2/28 as Gary Yates side bowled Oman out for 151 in the 35th over.