T20 fixtures announced for Vitality Blast & Kia Super League
Vitality Blast and Kia Super League fixtures announced
Glen Chapple’s side, who will once again be boosted by the return of Australian all-rounder James Faulkner next year, will start their Vitality Blast campaign away to Leicestershire at Grace Road on Friday 19 July with the side’s first home game two days later against Durham Jets at Emirates Old Trafford on Sunday 21 July.
The first instalment of the highly anticipated Roses clash between Lancashire Lightning and Yorkshire Vikings takes place at Headingley on Thursday 25 July where the Red Rose will be looking to replicate last year’s victory. The return fixture at Emirates Old Trafford will take place on Friday 9 August.
Lancashire Lightning will be looking to reach a record eighth T20 Blast Finals Day after reaching the semi-final in 2018, before being beaten by the eventual winners Worcestershire Rapids at Edgbaston.
Watch: Lancashire's Road to Vitality Blast Finals Day in 2018
Lancashire Lightning’s Vitality Blast Fixtures
19 July - Leicestershire Foxes vs Lancashire Lightning – Grace Road
21 July - Lancashire Lightning vs Durham Jets – Emirates Old Trafford
25 July - Yorkshire Vikings vs Lancashire Lightning – Headingley
26 July - Lancashire Lightning vs Worcestershire Rapids – Emirates Old Trafford
28 July - Derbyshire Falcons vs Lancashire Lightning – County Ground, Derby
2 August - Durham Jets vs Lancashire Lightning – Emirates Riverside
3 August - Lancashire Lightning vs Notts Outlaws – Emirates Old Trafford
9 August - Lancashire Lightning vs Yorkshire Vikings – Emirates Old Trafford
11 August - Birmingham Bears vs Lancashire Lightning – Edgbaston
14 August - Northants Steelbacks vs Lancashire Lightning – County Ground, Northampton
16 August - Lancashire Lightning vs Birmingham Bears – Emirates Old Trafford
25 August - Worcestershire Rapids vs Lancashire Lightning – New Road
26 August - Lancashire Lightning vs Derbyshire Falcons – Emirates Old Trafford
30 August - Lancashire Lightning vs Leicestershire Falcons - Emirates Old Trafford
Meanwhile, Lancashire Thunder’s Kia Super League fixtures have also been announced and they will be looking to build on their performances from 2018. The squad, led by former Australian batsman Alex Blackwell, won five out of ten group stage matches last year and just missed out on a berth at Finals Day.
Liverpool CC will host two home fixtures against Southern Vipers on Tuesday 6 August and Yorkshire Diamonds on Tuesday 13 August. Emirates Old Trafford will host a standalone Kia Super League fixture for the first time on Tuesday 20 August as Lancashire Thunder take on Loughborough Lightning.
There are two home fixtures which venues are still to be confirmed. They will be announced in due course.
Bobby Cross, General Manager of Lancashire Thunder said: “We were really pleased with how the side progressed last year and, as a squad, we’re determined to go one better next year and reach Finals Day. The character, skill and determination that was shown throughout the competition from everyone was fantastic and we’ll be looking to build on that in 2019.
“Our overseas and England international players contributed really well, but what I was really pleased with is that it was the Lancashire home-grown players who we’ve invested in, put their hands up and put in some outstanding and match winning performances.
“The Kia Super League, and women’s cricket in general, continues to grow with crowds increasing a significant amount over the last few years, and it’s important we continue that trend in the coming years.”
Lancashire Thunder’s Kia Super League Fixtures
6 August - Lancashire Thunder vs Southern Vipers – Liverpool
8 August - Surrey Stars vs Lancashire Lightning – TBC
10 August - Western Storm vs Lancashire Lightning - Taunton
13 August - Lancashire Thunder vs Yorkshire Diamonds – Liverpool
15 August - Southern Vipers vs Lancashire Thunder – TBC
18 August - Lancashire Thunder vs Western Storm – TBC
20 August - Lancashire Thunder vs Loughborough Lightning – Emirates Old Trafford
23 August - Yorkshire Diamonds vs Lancashire Thunder – TBC
25 August - Loughborough Lightning vs Lancashire Thunder – Edgbaston
28 August - Lancashire Thunder vs Surrey Stars – TBC
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