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Live Blog: Lancashire v Warwickshire, Day Two

Live Blog: Lancashire v Warwickshire, Day Two

Live Blog: Lancashire v Warwickshire, Day 2

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

6.15pm, CLOSE Day 2, 44.0 overs
Lancashire 1st innings 100-1 trail by 271 runs, Wells 35* Bohannon 59*
This 94-run partnership between Josh Bohannon and Luke Wells has put Lancashire in good shape to make further inroads to the 273-run deficit on the third day.

Thanks for following, our match report will be online shortly. 

5.45pm, 35.0 overs
Lancashire 1st innings 94-1 trail by 277 runs, Wells 32* Bohannon 56*
The light has held up so far and we still have eight overs left today. 

Bohannon and Wells are tending to playing fairly cautiously as we approch the close although Wells has just driven an overpitched delivery from Danny Briggs through extra cover for four.

5.15pm, 26.0 overs
Lancashire 1st innings 74-1 trail by 297 runs, Wells 20* Bohannon 50*
Josh Bohannon reaches his fifty from 73 balls with 9 fours and that has been a cracking innings from the Boltonian with shots all around the wicket. 

4.48pm, 19.0 overs
Lancashire 1st innings 52-1 trail by 319 runs, Wells 18* Bohannon 34*
Josh Bohannon has just hit three boundaries from one Craig Miles over to mid-wicket, long-on and extra cover with some beautifully timed shots.

The 50 partnership has arrived from 108 balls.

4.30pm, 14.0 overs
Lancashire 1st innings 28-1 trail by 343 runs, Wells 13* Bohannon 15*
Luke Wells and Josh Bohannon are battling hard with the floodlights shining brightly now and Warwickshire have made a double change with left arm spinner Danny Briggs and seamer Craig Miles replacing opening pair Norwell and Holder.

4.00pm, 7.0 overs
Lancashire 1st innings 21-1 trail by 350 runs, Wells 10* Bohannon 11*
Josh Bohannon drove a lovely four through the covers to get off the mark and he's since added a second boundary. 

Potentially, if the light holds, we are in for a long session of 44 overs after taking an early tea due to the end of the Warwickshire innings.

3.40pm, 2.1 overs
Lancashire 1st innings 6-1 trail by 365 runs, Wells 6* Bohannon 0*Not the start we wanted with George Balderson lbw to Liam Norwell for 0 

3.10pm, TEA Day 2, 139.1 overs
Warwickshire 1st innings 377 all out, Norwell 1* 
Some derserved reward for Saqib Mahmood's hard work as he traps both Craig Miles lbw for 11 and last man Chemar Holder for 6 to finish with 4-77. 

3.00pm, 137.0 overs
Warwickshire 1st innings 363-8, Miles 11* Norwell 0*
Matthew Lamb has been bowled by Matt Parkinson for 36 after aiming a big heave towards mid-wicket off the leg spinner who now has three wickets.

Saqib Mahmood is into his 27th over, the most he has bowled in an innings since his debut match against Hampshire in 2016. He's just beaten Liam Norwell all ends up with another quick delivery that also kept low but just missed off stump.

2.40pm, 133.0 overs
Warwickshire 1st innings 355-7, Lamb 35* Miles 4*
The first real sign of aggression from any of the batsmen today as Craig Miles thumps a straight six off Matt Parkinson.

Saqib Mahmood has come close to a third wicket with some great deliveries that frustratingly haven't found an edge.

2.20pm, 129.0 overs
Warwickshire 1st innings 341-7, Lamb 22* Miles 0*
The Parkinson-Wells combination has struck again but this time it's a more conventional dismissal as Danny Briggs reverse sweeps at Matt Parkinson but can't get the ball over the tallest fielder on the pitch at slip.

2.05pm, 125.0 overs
Warwickshire 1st innings 330-6, Lamb 22* Briggs 4*
Michael Burgess has just trooped off after smashing a waist high full toss from Matt Parkinson straight up in the air and is out for 26. Luke Wells at first slip simply didn't have to move but just wait a few seconds while the ball dropped into his hands.

Something of a bizarre dismissal but they all count! 

1.00pm, LUNCH Day 2, 119.0 overs
Warwickshire 1st innings 317-5, Burgess 25* Lamb 18*
It has been a morning not too dissimilar to yesterday with two early wickets and the visitors then fighting back with a partnership now worth 45 runs.

But it has been slow going with 58 runs scored today from 32 overs.

12.30pm, 110.0 overs
Warwickshire 1st innings 298-5, Burgess 11* Lamb 13*
The cut off for bonus points in this innings has been reached with Lancashire gaining 1 point &  Warwickshire 2.

Matthew Lamb and Michael Burgess picked up the pace over those last few overs scampering a number of quick singles but in the end they fell two runs short of getting a third point.

12.05pm, 102.0 overs
Warwickshire 1st innings 280-5, Lamb 6* Burgess 5*
This is great pressure by the Red Rose bowlers who have bowled straight and this pair have struggled to get the ball away with just 8 runs scored in the last half hour. 

Danny Lamb has taken over from Saqib Mahmood at the James Anderson end and Matt Parkinson is now on for his first bowl of the day at the Brian Statham end.

11.35am, 95.0 overs
Warwickshire 1st innings 272-5, Lamb 3* Burgess 0*
We've just seen a terrific and fast delivery from Saqib Mahmood take out one of Will Rhodes stumps after the Warwickshire captain had made 10.

Mahmood had jagged one back a couple of deliveries earlier but this one hit bullseye and Lancashire have got two of those early wickets they were hoping for this morning.

11.17am, 91.0 overs
Warwickshire 1st innings 268-4, Rhodes 9* Lamb 0*
Tom Bailey said last night that Lancashire were hoping for early wickets this morning to get right back into this game and he's got one - centurion Sam Hain trapped lbw in the fourth over of the day.

Just the start we wanted.

11.10am, 90.0 overs
Warwickshire 1st innings 264-3, Hain 118* Rhodes 5*
Liam Livingstone is not fielding this morning following his early exit yesterday with what looked to be a shoulder/neck injury. The good news is that he is okay but is not fielding as a precaution, with Steven Croft acting as fielding substitute.

11.00am, 87.0 overs
Warwickshire 1st innings 259-3, Hain 113* Rhodes 5*
Play under way on time with 97 overs to be bowled today, the first of them by Saqib Mahmood with Sam Hain facing.

Points gained so far: Lancs 1 Warwicks 2.

Good morning from Emirates Old Trafford ahead of second day of our LV= Insurance County Championship clash with Warwickshire.

The visitors enjoyed a good first day, reaching 259-3 from 87 overs with centuries for Chris Benjamin-on his Championship debut-and Sam Hain.

Hain is still there, unbeaten on 113, and with the second new ball only 7 overs old Lancashire will hope to repeat yesterday early morning successes on a wicket that both teams wanted to bat on first when the toss was made.

It is another cloudy but dry morning in Manchester and play will start on time at 11am. One extra over has been added to make up for the time lost yesterday so we will hopefully have 97 overs of play today.

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