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Davies' century leads the way for Lancashire

Davies' century leads the way for Lancashire

Report from Day Two at Emirates Old Trafford 

MATCH CENTRE

Alex Davies batted all day to post an unbeaten century on the second day of Lancashire's pre-season friendly with Derbyshire. 

In their final pre-season fixture before the 2021 season gets underway next week, Lancashire's batsmen made the most of a full day in the middle - in favourable conditions for batting - after watching their bowlers take 12 wickets on the opening day. 

The home side were under pressure early on when both Keaton Jennings (1) and Josh Bohannon fell cheaply (0) but after Steven Croft joined Davies out in the middle, the runs started to flow. 

The pair guided Lancashire into lunch at 59-2, before upping the scoring rate during the afternoon session. Shortly after Davies brought up his half-century, Croft fell for 37 top-edging one off Fynn Hudson-Prentice (1/20). 

Davies - along with captain Dane Vilas - continued to motor and, immediately after the tea interval, reached a well-earned three figures from 168 balls. 

Vilas (39) became Sam Conners' (2/36) second victim of the day before Rob Jones (3), George Balderson (9) and Danny Lamb (11) were all dismissed before stumps, leaving Davies unbeaten on 130. 

Lancashire closed on 240-7 with Davies batting through the entire day at Emirates Old Trafford, scoring 21 fours along the way, the opener looking in fine touch ahead of next week's LV= County Championship curtain raiser with Sussex. 

 

 

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