Vote for July's Hilton Garden Inn Player of the Month
Four players are in the running for July’s Player of the Month, sponsored by Hilton Garden Inn
Vote now for your Lancashire Cricket Player of the Month for July, sponsored by Hilton Garden Inn.
Tom Hartley, Keaton Jennings, Danny Lamb and Luke Wood are all in contention for the award, following a month which saw Lancashire advance to Division One of the LV= Insurance County Championship, qualify for the Vitality Blast quarter-finals and make an unbeaten start in the Royal London Cup - only losing one game in 11 across all three formats.
For one lucky voter, Hilton Garden Inn are offering a two-night stay at one of their hotels around the world - for two people - as well as a signed Lancashire County Championship shirt. The winner will be drawn at random once voting closes at midday on Monday 9 August. Cast your vote using the form at the bottom of this page.
Hartley was a vital part in Lancashire’s qualification out of the Vitality Blast North Group. The left-arm spinner took seven wickets at an economy of 6.2 runs during July, which included a match winning 4/16 against Worcestershire.
After England’s COVID outbreak and Matt Parkinson was called up midway through the Kent game, Hartley replaced the leg-spinner and took a First-Class career best of 4/42 in the second innings.
Jennings scored a mammoth 505 runs in all competitions in July including two centuries. The left-handed batsman regularly got Lightning off to a fast start in the Blast, at the top of the order, where he scored 183 runs, including an unbeaten 54 against Northants.
His impressive T20 form carried into the other formats making 132 in the Roses Championship clash. Before his second century of the month came against Cumbria scoring 103, while averaging 36.5 in the first three games of the Royal London Cup.
Lamb treated Lancashire fans to some match winning performances throughout July. Notably in the 50 over competition where he scored an unbeaten 86 not out against Sussex at Sedbergh. The all-rounder helped Lancashire recover from 115-7 to chase down 271 putting 112 on for the eight wicket partnership with Tom Bailey.
Then, just two days later he recorded his List A career best bowling figures of 5/30 against Gloucestershire. In the Roses T20, Lamb finished the game off with two fours ensuring Lancashire Lightning's qualification into the last eight. He finished the month with 107 runs and 13 wickets.
26-year-old Wood impressed once again last month. The left-arm quick took nine wickets in July and in Lancashire Lightning's two final crunch Vitality Blast games at Emirates Old Trafford, he took 2/38 versus Durham followed by a match winning 4/20 in the Roses clash as the Red Rose claimed a spot in the quarter-finals.
In the drawn LV= Insurance County Championship game against Kent, Wood made an unbeaten 63 and took one wicket with the ball.