Jennings stars in Second XI T20 victory
The Second XI bounced back from a heavy defeat against Yorkshire last time out with a victory over Derbyshire at Liverpool CC in their latest T20 match today (Friday 11 June)
The Red Rose side was strengthened by the inclusions of Josh Bohannon and Jack Blatherwick who had been included in the match day squad for the First XI’s victory over Leicestershire at Emirates Old Trafford on Thursday evening. The pair were also joined in Liverpool by Keaton Jennings.
Captain Rob Jones won the toss for Lancashire and sent his side into bat first. Jennings who opened the batting, batted through the 20 overs and fell just three runs short of a hundred ending up on 97 not out from 63 balls where he hit nine boundaries and one six.
George Balderson (20) and George Lavelle (24) helped guide Lancashire to 173-5 from their 20 overs.
Wickets were shared amongst the Lancashire bowlers early on in Derbyshire’s run chase as Liam Hurt (1/19), George Burrows (2/19) and Bohannon (1/14) all struck early to leave Derbyshire 30-3 inside 5 overs.
Luke Wells was then brought onto bowl and ended any hope of a Derbyshire victory by taking 3 wickets and finished with figures of 3/21 from his 4 overs to be the pick of the Lancashire bowlers.
Derbyshire were eventually restricted to 134-7 as Lancashire won by 39 runs.
Next up for the Second XI is a T20 double header away to Durham at Chester le Street on June 14th.
Report by Simon Byrne