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The hat-trick: A third straight Gillette Cup

The hat-trick: A third straight Gillette Cup

We remember the Clive Lloyd-inspired win over Warwickshire at Lord's in 1972, an historic third straight Gillette Cup win

Under the stewardship of the great Jack Bond, Lancashire's One-Day side of the early 70s was one of the most dominant in county cricket.

Following back-to-back Gillette Cup wins, Bond's side headed into the 1972 campaign full of confidence.

The going wasn't always smooth in the early stages of the competition, though. A close nine-run win against Somerset first up was followed by victory with nine balls to spare at Hampshire.

The semi-final - though not quite dramatic as the previous year - proved just as tense. Kent fell just nine runs shy and Lancashire clinched a third straight Lord's final appearance.

And so the Red Rose faithful descended upon the Capital once again as the side prepared to face Warwickshire.

Set 235 for yet another Gillette Cup win, the man who was built for the big occasion stepped up yet again to see Lancashire over the line.

It was a period that remains one of the Club's most successful and no fewer than four of those who played in the '72 final are to be inducted into the Lancashire Cricket Hall of Fame later this month.

Watch below for Sir Clive Lloyd's take on the game, with his knock taking the Red Rose to glory.

 
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