Lancashire complete second day of intra-squad friendly
Keaton Jennings and Alex Davies were the high scorers on a fruitful day at Chester Boughton Hall
Attentions now turn to Emerald Headingley as Lancashire completed their two-day, intra-squad friendly at Chester Boughton Hall CC.
The 90-over per day friendly proved a valuable run out for the Red Rose players, with the batsmen spending valuable time at the crease and bowlers getting overs under their belt.
Keaton Jennings and Alex Davies were the high scorers on the day, striking 94 for Team B and 73 not out for Team A respectively.
Davies, who captained his side, batted throughout the morning session as they returned for 30 overs in addition to the 60 spent at the crease yesterday. Vilas’ team followed for the final 60 overs.
Aside from surviving a sharp early chance to Luke Wood at point, Davies batted fluently and upped the tempo towards the back end of the session as the change in innings approached.
Davies and Owais Shah shared an opening stand of 82, the left-hander adding 43 before nicking Josh Boyden behind.
Bohannon joined the ‘keeper at the crease and they put on 66 in double quick time, with the Boltonian hitting the largest six of the match over the road into the houses adjacent to the ground.
Lavelle completed a tough diving chance to remove him, flying away to his left hand side.
The lunchtime declaration meant a target of 232 to win from 60 overs, though the result was negligible in such circumstances.
Despite losing Balderson early, Jennings and Lavelle combined for a 48-run partnership before the latter was unluckily run out. Backing up with Danny Lamb bowling, Jennings’ fierce straight drive was deflected back onto the stumps.
Left-arm spinner Jack Morley then struck twice in the same over, clean bowling Luke Wood and having Tom Hartley caught at short leg turning off his hips.
But Jennings batted on and with intent, too, cutting and pulling around the ground and adding a number of impressive straight drives.
The left-hander put on 57 with former Durham team mate Graham Onions before both fell within three balls, Jennings chipping Hurt to point and Onions having one rushed through his defences by Lamb.
With 14 overs still to bat, Bell and Burrows dug in to bat out the remainder of the game and conclude a more than worthwhile run out for Lancashire’s squad.
Next up is a trip to Yorkshire on Friday and Saturday before returning to Chester Boughton Hall next week to face Derbyshire. Both games are two-day, behind-closed-doors friendlies.