Vote for September's Hilton Garden Inn Player of the Month
Three players are in the running for September's Player of the Month, sponsored by Hilton Garden Inn
Vote now for your Lancashire Cricket Player of the Month for September, sponsored by Hilton Garden Inn.
Tom Bailey, George Balderson and Luke Wells are all in contention for the award, following a month which saw Lancashire narrowly miss out on the LV= Insurance County Championship title on the last day of the season. The Red Rose were then also defeated in the Bob Willis Trophy against Warwickshire at Lord's.
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 5pm on Thursday 7 October. Cast your vote using the form at the bottom of this page.
September was a month of milestones for Tom Bailey. In the game at Aigburth, in which he took match figures of 9-61 against Hampshire, Bailey also passed 50 County Championship wickets for the 2021 season and claimed his 250th First-Class wicket for Lancashire. In the second innings, he bowled an incredible spell recording career best figures of 7-37 to set up a famous victory.
The seam bowler racked up a mammoth total of 22 wickets for the month, while passing fifty twice on his way to scoring 162 runs. He also shone in the victory down at Taunton, sharing a partnership worth 95 with Steven Croft, scoring 63 before he went on to take 3-9 and 2-81 in either innings.
The young all-rounder enjoyed a great September, during which he was promoted to open the batting in the absence of Keaton Jennings - scoring 211 runs, with fifties against Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire.
The 21-year-old also picked up 10 wickets, including two fantastic spells against Hampshire at Aigburth of 3-21 and 2-49 to help to secure Lancashire victory in the nail-biting clash.
Luke Wells continued his excellent 2021 red ball form in September, in a month which saw him pass three figures for the first time whilst wearing the Red Rose, hitting 103 at Taunton. Wells then went to on to change the game with the ball, his spin taking 3-8 dismissing Azhar Ali, Tom Lammonby and Tom Abell in the second innings.
He scored a total of 250 runs and took eight wickets across September including a vital 39 as Lancashire chased down 196 against Hampshire.