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Red Rose close in on virtual victory

Red Rose close in on virtual victory

Another strong day leaves Lancashire five wickets away from an opening win against Kent

A string of solid contributions from the whole XI has left Lancashire five wickets from a virtual Specsavers County Championship opening round win over Kent at Emirates Old Trafford.

At the request of Lancashire's supporters over on Twitter, the Red Rose declared with four-and-a-half sessions left to leave the opposition requiring 410 to win.

Keaton Jennings was the backbone of Lancashire's 233/7 declared, making his second half-century of the fixture, with other players making more than useful knocks around him.

In reply, Kent dropped to 131/5 at the close of play and needing a bit of a miracle to salvage anything from the final day.

The wickets were shared around equally with all five bowlers - James Anderson, Graham Onions, Tom Bailey, Matt Parkinson and Josh Bohannon - taking a wicket apiece.

As he has done from the previous two days, BBC Radio Manchester's Scott Read brings a light-hearted round-up of the day.

Join Lancashire Members and supporters throughout the next three days to discuss and action key decision throughout the fixture, bringing the Red Rose family together at the start of the season.

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