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Live Blog: Lancashire v Hampshire, Day Two

Live Blog: Lancashire v Hampshire, Day Two

Live Blog: Lancashire v Hampshire, Day 2

Welcome to Day Two of Lancashire's latest LV=County Championship clash against Hampshire at Liverpool.

6.25pm, CLOSE Day 2
Hampshire 2nd innings 158-7, Wheal 0* Organ 0*, lead by 160 runs
Lancashire and Hampshire have fought a tough, tense battle on a second day of fluctuating fortunes here at Aigburth with the visitors appearing to enjoy the better of the final session thanks to a battling 80-run partnership between James Vince and Liam Dawson.

But two late wickets have once again turned this game around.

Matt Parkinson removed Vince, lbw for 69, and Tom Bailey bowled Dawson for 41 to end the day with the outstanding figures of 5-19.

How significant could that be?

It’s impossible to say but we will be back at 10.30am tomorrow to find out!

 

DIVISION 1 TABLE

CURRENT

 

AS IT STANDS

POINTS

 

after, day 2

 

1

Hampshire

61.50

2

Warwickshire

60.00

3

Lancashire

57.50

4

Nottinghamshire

57.00

5

Yorkshire

44.50

6

Somerset

30.50



5.50pm, 50.0 overs (10 overs remain today)

Hampshire 2nd innings 147-5, Vince 65* Dawson 34*, lead by 149 runs.
Dane Vilas rotating the bowling as Lancashire hunt a breakthrough. Vince and Dawson are well settled having added 70 runs for this wicket.

Matt Parkinson and Luke Wells are bowling in tandem at present. 

5.20pm, 44.0 overs
Hampshire 2nd innings 133-5, Vince 56* Dawson 29*, lead by 135 runs.
James Vince has reached the first half-century of the match from 67 balls and is playing a fine innings for his side.
Liam Dawson has given Vince excellent support and this pair have added 56 runs so far.

4.40pm, 32.0 overs
Hampshire 2nd innings 106-5, Vince 45* Dawson 13*, lead by 108 runs.
There has been a flurry of runs since tea, James Vince getting two thick edges off Luke Wood just wide of the slips to the third man boundary.
But Vince and Liam Dawson have played some good attacking shots as they attempt to build on that good partnership between Vince and Weatherley before the break.

4.00pm, TEA Day 2, 28.0 overs
Hampshire 2nd innings 84-5, Vince 36* Dawson 0*, lead by 86 runs.
Tom Bailey has 4-12 from 11 overs at the break and has reached the landmark of 250 wickets for Lancashire during that fine spell this afternoon.

Here's where things stand at the break:

 

DIVISION 1 TABLE

CURRENT

 

AS IT STANDS

POINTS

 

Tea, day 2

 

1

Hampshire

61.50

2

Warwickshire

60.00

3

Lancashire

57.50

4

Nottinghamshire

57.00

5

Yorkshire

44.50

6

Somerset

29.50


3.50pm, 26.0 overs
Hampshire 2nd innings 78-5, Vince 30* Dawson 0*,  lead by 80 runs.
Two overs before tea and Tom Bailey has a much needed breakthrough!
Joe Weatherley tried to pull out of his shot but bottom edged the ball onto his stumps and is out for 33.
That broke a partnership of 54 that was starting to look ominous for the Red Rose.

3.20pm, 19.0 overs
Hampshire 2nd innings 52-4, Weatherley 25* Vince 18*,  lead by 54 runs.
Hampshire are battling back with skipper Vince getting a couple of fours, one an inside edge off Balderson but followed by a convincing pull to midwicket off Lamb.

2.55pm, 12.0 overs
Hampshire 2nd innings 24-4, Weatherley 15* Vince 0*,  lead by 26 runs.
Tom Bailey has the incredible figures of 3-10 off 6 overs as he snares Tom Alsop for 2 courtesy of a smart diving catch by Alex Davies.
George Balderson then cleans up Nick Gubbins for 6.
Incredible afternoon unfolding at Aigburth! 

2.35pm, 8.0 overs
Hampshire 2nd innings 15-2, Weatherley 13* Alsop 2*,  lead by 17 runs.
George Balderson nearly had a wicket with his second ball!
Joe Weatherley survives a tough chance at slip, the ball edged high and can only parried on its way to the boundary.
There is a great, tense atmosphere here at Aigburth with every appeal or play and miss accompanied by shouts from the crowd as well as the plasyers. 

2.20pm, 4.0 overs
Hampshire 2nd innings 7-2, Weatherley 5* Alsop 2*,  lead by 9 runs.
That experiment with Crane failed to work as he is bowled by Bailey for 0!
What a start to the innings!

2.08pm, 2.0 overs
Hampshire 2nd innings 1-1, Weatherley 1* Crane 0*,  lead by 3 runs.
Great start for Lancashire as Tom Bailey strikes with his third ball!
Ian Holland edges to Josh Bohannon at third slip and Hampshire spring a surprise with the top-scorer in the first innings, Mason Crane, coming out to bat.

1.50pm Change of innings
Lancashire 1st innings 141 all out trail by 2 runs
Mohammad Abbas finishes with 5-48 after Tom Bailey chips to Ian Holland at midwicket for 23.
Keith Barker took 4-51 and after picking three spinners Hampshire have only bowled one over spin so far, but spin is likely to become inreasingly significant as they game moves on.
But from a position of 47-7 Lancashire have battled back well to achieve virtual parity and turn the remainder of this match into a one-innings game.

1.35pm, 51.0 overs
Lancashire 1st innings 131-9, Bailey 17* Parkinson 0* trail by 12 runs.
The last two wickets have added 84 priceless runs with Steven Croft out for 40 after he attempted a slog/pull off Mo Abbas but it flew off the top edge to Liam Dawson at mid-off instead.
But that was a vital innings by Croft, building on the contribution of Luke Wood earlier.

1.20pm, 49.0 overs
Lancashire 1st innings 127-8, Croft 36* Bailey 17* trail by 16 runs.
Steven Croft and Tom Bailey have both driven Keith Barker for four since lunch as Lancashire are close to getting level but Barker has also produced some lovely deliveries as the bowlers continue to find life and assistance from this pitch.

12.30pm, LUNCH Day 2, 45.0 overs
Lancashire 1st innings 115-8, Croft 29* Bailey 12* trail by 28 runs.
That has scattered the queue at the ice cream van!
Steven Croft has just thumped Keith Barker over mid-wicket for six and Tom Bailey has driven Brad Wheal for four through extra cover.

12.15pm, 43.0 overs
Lancashire 1st innings 97-8, Croft 21* Bailey 2* trail by 46 runs.
That was a pity. Luke Wood was batting really well and timing the ball well. 
But he's got a nick off Brad Wheal that is taken by wicketkeeper Tom Alsop after an enterprising and attacking 37 off 41 balls that has seen Lancashire significantly reduce the first innings deficit. 

12.05pm, 40.0 overs
Lancashire 1st innings 86-7, Croft 19* Wood 30* trail by 57 runs.
That wasn't a rest for Keith Barker, merely a change of ends!
He's replaced Abbas with Brad Wheal coming into the attack and Luke Wood has driven him for consecutive boundaries through mid-wicket and then extra cover.

11.45am, 36.0 overs
Lancashire 1st innings 75-7, Croft 18* Wood 20* trail by 68 runs.
Some positive attacking batting by Luke Wood has suddenly accelerated the scoring.
The left hander straight drove Mo Abbas for four and has just pulled the same bowler for four more to fine leg.
Inbetween Wood pulled Keith Barker over backward square leg for six and Brad Wheal has now replaced Barker (4-26) at the River End.

11.25am, 32.0 overs
Lancashire 1st innings 54-7, Croft 11* Wood 6* trail by 89 runs.
Two wickets fall in four balls to Keith Barker, the first an excellent tumbling catch by Liam Dawson at extra cover from a Dane Vilas drive.

He was out for 7 and swiftly followed by Danny Lamb pushing forward but edging to Joe Weatherley at second slip.

Luke Wood then drives Abbas for a straight four.

11.15am, 30.0 overs
Lancashire 1st innings 43-5, Vilas 7* Croft 6* trail by 100 runs.
A nicely timed drive through mid-wicket for four by Dane Vilas gets a good round of applause from the crowd who appreciate that every run vital.
There’s a few oohs and ahhs when Steven Croft is dropped at first slip off Mohammad Abbas with both Hampshire bowlers finding assistance from the pitch this morning.

10.54am, 25.0 overs
Lancashire 1st innings 27-5, Vilas 0* Croft 0* trail by 116 runs.
Nightwatchman Jack Blatherwick's resistance is ended for 4 runs off 36 balls when he edges a forward defensive shot to Ian Holland at third slip off Mohammad Abbas.

10.40am, 23.0 overs
Lancashire 1st innings 27-4, Blatherwick 4* Vilas 0* trail by 116 runs.
Hampshire strike an early blow as Josh Bohannon is brilliantly caught low down by Joe Weatherley at second slip off Keith Barker.

10.30am, 20.0 overs
Lancashire 1st innings 25-3, Bohannon 11* Blatherwick 4* trail by 118 runs.
Josh Bohannon and nightwatchman Jack Blatherwick are ready to face the opening over from Keith Barker.

We have cool, dry and cloudy conditions at Liverpool at the start of this second day.

9.00am
Good morning from Aigburth ahead of the second day in our final LV= Insurance County Championship match of 2021.

We have a dry, cloudy morning at Liverpool Cricket Club with play resuming at 10.30am.

After producing an excellent bowling performance yesterday to dismiss Championship leaders Hampshire for 143, three late wickets put a real dent in Lancashire’s reply.

We will resume our first innings on 25-3, trailing by 118 runs, with Josh Bohannon 11 not out and nightwatchman Jack Blatherwick on 4 not out.

The current table with yesterday’s bonus points added is:-

 

DIVISION 1 TABLE

CURRENT

 

AS IT STANDS

POINTS

1

Hampshire

59.50

2

Lancashire

57.50

3

Warwickshire

57.00

4

Nottinghamshire

54.00

5

Yorkshire

44.50

6

Somerset

27.50

In the other two Division One games, Warwickshire are going well on 283-4 after 96 overs v Somerset while Notts are 292-9 from 96 overs against Yorkshire.

But there is still a lot of cricket to be played in all these games and results are far from being determined so far.

Another fascinating day awaits! 

 
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