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Live Blog: Lancashire v Warwickshire, Day Four

Live Blog: Lancashire v Warwickshire, Day Four

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5.00pm, MATCH DRAWN
Warwickshire 2nd innings 184-6, Benjamin 22 Briggs 28
The players have shaken hands on the draw.

That was a good effort by Lancashire in the afternoon and it is just a pity the amount of time lost in this match prevented the game progressing any further.

Lancashire take 14 points from the match & Warwickshire 13.

4.40pm
Warwickshire 2nd innings 174-6, Benjamin 19 Briggs 21, lead by 128 runs
Chris Benjamin and Danny Briggs have successfully seen off everything that has come their way to steady matters as far as Warwickshire are concerned.

There are 24 overs left in this match.

4.10pm
Warwickshire 2nd innings 161-6, Benjamin 17 Briggs 10, lead by 115 runs
Hassan Ali and Matt Parkinson have bowled good spells since tea but haven't found a breakthrough so far.

There are 30 overs left.

3.40pm, TEA Day 4
Warwickshire 2nd innings 144-6, Benjamin 8 Briggs 4, lead by 98 runs
Five wickets in that session has very much kept this game alive for Lancashire.

That was a great spell by Matt Parkinson, well backed up by the seam attack.

A minimum of 33 overs (35 overs less 2 for possible change of innings) remain in this match for Lancashire to take four wickets and maybe get a chance to chase a total that will be in excess of 100.

Given the amount of time lost in this game, it's a remarkable effort from Lancashire to be in this position on this wicket.

3.24pm
Warwickshire 2nd innings 138-6, Benjamin 4 Briggs 0, lead by 92 runs
Wait a moment, is this on now?! Matt Parkinson has another, turns the ball past Burgess' forward defence to bowl the Bears keeper for a duck!

3.16pm
Warwickshire 2nd innings 136-5, Benjamin 4 Burgess 0, lead by 90 runs
Matt Parkinson strikes again! He goes round the wicket and has Will Rhodes taken by Keaton Jennings at leg slip for 9.

3.03pm
Warwickshire 2nd innings 132-4, Rhodes 9 Benjamin 0, lead by 86 runs
Yates has gone now after being bowled for 55 by an absolute snorter of a delivery from Luke Wood!

That ball swung in, kept a touch low and smashed into middle and off. Top delivery.

3.00pm
Warwickshire 2nd innings 127-3, Yates 54 Rhodes 5, lead by 81 runs
How has Matt Parkinson not got another wicket?!

The leg spinner has just produced a huge turning delivery out of the bowler's footmarks to left hander Rob Yates and that beat batsman, off stump (by a whisker!) and Phil Salt and goes for 3 byes. Unlucky Parky!

Yates had just reached his first half-century of the season from 148 balls.

2.30pm
Warwickshire 2nd innings 103-3, Yates 37 Rhodes 0, lead by 57 runs
It's hard to keep Hassan Ali quite in any game and he has struck with a fast yorker that hit Sam Hain's pads to have the batsman trapped lbw for 6. It was so plumb it looked like the Hain walked without waiting for the decision!

2.05pm
Warwickshire 2nd innings 92-2, Yates 37 Hain 0, lead by 46 runs
It's Matt Parkinson who strikes with a lovely flighted delivery that turned and finds a nick as Dom Sibley pushes forward, Phil Salt taking the catch.

Sibley goes for 41 to end a patient innings and a partnership of 78.

1.55pm
Warwickshire 2nd innings 90-1, Sibley 39 Yates 35, lead by 44 runs
Back after lunch with Matt Parkinson and Tom Bailey starting the afternoon attack.

1.00pm, LUNCH Day 4
Warwickshire 2nd innings 85-1, Sibley 35 Yates 36, lead by 39 runs
Dare I say this game looks destined for a draw? There's 66 overs left for the teams to prove that statement wrong, but only one wicket has fallen this match, that of Alex Davies to a great delivery from Tom Bailey.

But Dom Sibley and Rob Yates have successfully made it through to lunch, posting a fifty partnership off 129 balls, and they have now extended that alliance to 71 runs at the break.

12.40pm
Warwickshire 2nd innings 65-1, Sibley 19 Yates 34, lead by 19 runs
Runs are starting to come more freely as Dane Vilas is keeping some attacking fields as Lancashire hunt a second wicket.

Dom Sibley and Rob Yates have found the gaps to enable the pair to push the score along.

12.20pm
Warwickshire 2nd innings 40-1, Sibley10 Yates 18, trail by 6 runs
Parkinson and Wood are both through five overs and meeting stubborn resistance from Sibley and Yates.

It's come at a price though with Sibley needing treatment after being hit in the 'box' by Luke Wood with play delayed for around five minutes. He's recovered though and is back defending.

11.50am
Warwickshire 2nd innings 30-1, Sibley 7, Yates 11 trail by 16 runs
Double bowling change as Lancashire hunt a second wicket with Matt Parkinson and Luke Wood into the attack.

11.40am
Warwickshire 2nd innings 23-1, Sibley 2, Yates 9 trail by 23 runs
Some good attacking lines being bowled by Tom Bailey and Hassan Ali with Rob Yates breaking the shackles by pulling Hassan for four.

11.13am
Warwickshire 2nd innings 14-1, Sibley 2, Yates 0 trail by 32 runs
And Bailey gets his man again!

Alex Davies gets a lifting delivery that takes an edge off the high part of his bat and flies to Keaton Jennings at second slip. Great delivery and not a great deal Davies could have done with that.

Bailey now with four slips as he bowls to Rob Yates.

11.05am
Warwickshire 2nd innings 4-0, Davies 4 Sibley 0, trail by 42 runs
What happened to the sunshine that was forecast for today?

It's quite cloudy as play gets under way with a good searching over from Hassan Ali to Dom Sibley and now Tom Bailey is charging in to bowl to Alex Davies.

10.30am
We have cloudy but dry conditions at Emirates Old Trafford ahead of the final day of this LV= County Championship match against Warwickshire where the visitors will resume their second innings on 4-0, a deficit of 42 runs.

Keaton Jennings, who made an excellent century yesterday in his comeback game was remaining positive about the prospect of pushing for a win today when I spoke to him last night saying:

“Hopefully the heavy roller won’t have too much an effect and hopefully we can strike with that new ball and create a bit of panic. If we get fire out a couple, who knows, it could be anyone’s game.

“Come the last session if we can have a bit of a run chase and put our foot on the gas. We are willing to do that. We want to win games of cricket.”

So far Lancashire have 6 points and Warwickshire 5 in this match.

Read yesterday’s match report by clicking here

 
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