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Lavelle hits century as Lancashire Cricket Academy win

Lavelle hits century as Lancashire Cricket Academy win

George Lavelle hit an outstanding hundred for Lancashire Cricket Academy in a 40 over friendly match against Sedbergh School yesterday.

Sedbergh won the toss and elected to bowl first and they made an early breakthrough in the sixth over to leave Lancashire 21/1.

Lavelle started steadily in difficult batting conditions as Sedbergh kept things tight early on.


Fielding, batting at three for Lancashire was trapped lbw for 18 to leave the visitors 83/2 in the 19th over. Lavelle brought up his half century from 59 balls with five boundaries.

The Lancashire Academy wicket keeper picked up the pace and went on to bring up his century from 93 balls which included 11 fours and one six. That is back-to-back centuries for Lavelle who hit an unbeaten 144 for Ormskirk last weekend. 

Lavelle was well supported by Sam Dorsey (43) before both batsmen departed in consecutive deliveries to leave Lancashire 181/4.

Tom Aspinall, who bowled with good pace and accuracy took 3/26 from five overs for Sedbergh School. The 14 year-old is currently on the Lancashire Junior EPP.

Lancashire finished their 40 overs on 213/6.

In reply, Lancashire made the perfect start with Wynn and Lord making early breakthroughs for the visitors to leave Sedbergh 41/2 in the 13th over.

The Lancashire bowlers bowled tightly with Louis Botes bowling an outstanding opening spell without any luck.

Newton (2/40) and Parkih (2/20) both took two wickets with Wynn (1/36) and Lord (1/18) taking a wicket apiece as Sedbergh posted 166/6 from their 40 overs as Lancashire won by 47 runs.

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