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Live blog: Lancashire vs Derbyshire, Day One

Live blog: Lancashire vs Derbyshire, Day One

Updates from the first day of the two-day, behind-closed-doors friendly against Derbyshire at Chester Boughton Hall

Welcome to the live blog for Day One of the practice fixture against Derbyshire at Chester Boughton Hall CC.

This is Lancashire's final chance for a run out ahead of the season starting at Blackfinch New Road on Saturday following last week's intra-squad friendly and the two-day match at Yorkshire.

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7:13pm: And there is the close of play for Day One.

Jennings and Bohannon both unmoved, finishing on 35 and 37 respectively, as the Red Rose make 89/1 from 30 overs.

A good day for both teams, you'd think, with plenty more overs under the belt and miles in the legs, which is what it's all about at this stage.

Read the close of day report

7:07pm: Pretty dark out there now as we move into the penultimate over of the day on 89/1 with Jennings (35*) & Bohannon (37*) looking well set at the crease.

Bohannon's just unfurled probably the shot of the day, launching into a well-executed cover drive for four.

6:15pm: 13 overs left in the day as Lancashire move on to 55/1; Jennings 25*, Bohannon 16*.

Jennings did survive a splendid catch at gully a few moments ago off Ben Aitchison, but the bowler had overstepped the mark.

5:35pm: First wicket of the innings has just fallen as Alex Davies is bowled by Sam Conners for 10.

Josh Bohannon in at first drop. The score is currently 17/1.

5:20pm: After a short turnaround, the players have started the final session of the day.

As expected under the pre-arranged terms of the game, Lancashire are now batting with Keaton Jennings and Alex Davies opening up. The score is 7/0 in the fourth over at present.

4:50pm: Tea at Chester Boughton Hall, and Derbyshire reach 163/2 from their first allocation of 60 overs. 

Wayne Madsen finishes unbeaten on 68, while Leus du Plooy was also not out.

The Red Rose will bat for the final session of the day when we get back underway in about 20 minutes or so.

4:05pm: A wicket for George Balderson! Alex Davies, stood up to the stumps, takes a neat catch to remove Billy Godleman for 60.

In the meantime, Wayne Madsen has just reached his half-century. 122/2 the score.

3:50pm: No more wickets to report yet as Derbyshire move on to 116/1 off 44 overs.

Plenty of personnel changes for the Red Rose, who are rotating bowlers on and off the field to get through various lengths of spells.

Godleman reached his half-century and is now 60* while Madsen is approaching the milestone on 45 not out.

3:00pm: A brief stoppage in play as Wayne Madsen cops one in the unmentionables off the bowling of Luke Wood. It's a sore blow and the players take the opportunity for a quick drinks break.

The right-hander is good to continue, though, and he's on 32* with Godleman 32* and the score 75/1.

2:00pm: Lunch at Chester Boughton Hall and Derbyshire have advanced to 54/1 from 30 overs.

Watchful stuff from Godleman (19*) and Madsen (28*), who survived some testing deliveries from Graham Onions early on in the piece.

Lancashire have rotated their bowlers before the break and will bowl for the afternoon session, too, before batting later on.

1:00pm: A competitive first hour as Derbyshire reach 25/1 from 14 overs.

Some great back-and-forth action between the Lancashire opening bowlers and Derbyshire's two batsmen, Billy Godleman and Wayne Madsen.

Liam Hurt and Danny Lamb are into the attack. It will be tough graft for the bowlers, this, in increasingly windy conditions.

12:10pm: It takes Tom Bailey less than two overs to strike. Former Lancs man Reece is the man to go, feathering behind to Alex Davies.

11/1 as Wayne Madsen comes to the crease.

12:00pm: Lancashire's fielders, led by Dane Vilas, take to the field to mark the start of this practice fixture. 

Steven Croft is among the fielding side, having missed last week's matches with a slight calf twinge.

Billy Godleman and former Lancs man Luis Reece open up for the visitors.

11:45am: The sun is out but make no mistake, it's a blustery old day in Cheshire ahead of the start of play at midday.

There have been intermittent showers in the lead up but they seem to have blown away reasonably quickly and the forecast is improving into the afternoon, so we should be set for a full 90-over day.

The match will be played in the same format as last week's intra-squad friendly, with one side batting 60 overs and the other going out to bat for the final 30 overs, and that will switch tomorrow.

For Derbyshire, it's their first and only friendly fixture before their first Bob Willis Trophy against Nottinghamshire.

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