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Live Blog: Lancashire v Warwickshire, Day Three

Live Blog: Lancashire v Warwickshire, Day Three

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That's it, play has been abandoned for the day due to bad light.

Play will resume tomorrow at 11am with Warwickshire trailing by 42 runs.

The umpires have remained out in the middle assessing the light so we await news.

Warwickshire 2nd innings 4-0 after 3 overs, Davies 4 Sibley 0, trail by 42 runs
Alex Davies drives Bailey for four to get off a 'pair' but the umpires have taken the players off for bad light at the end of the over.

Warwickshire 2nd innings 0-0 after 2 overs, Davies 0 Sibley 0, trail by 46 runs
Alex Davies thought he had got off a pair when driving Tom Bailey straight until Matt Parkinson pulled a great diving stop. Bailey completes a maiden opening over.

Dom Sibley then received a brilliant delivery from Hassan Ali and was maybe fortunate not to nick it behind.

Lancashire 361 all out after 128.3 overs, Bailey 17 not out, lead by 46 runs
Matt Parkinson is last man out, lbw to Olly Hannon-Dalby for 9 leaving Lancashire 15 overs to bowl at Warwickshire today.

Lancashire 353-9 after 123 overs, Bailey 9 Parkinson 9, lead by 38 runs
Tom Bailey and Matt Parkinson are managing to frustrate the Bears attack with Bailey driving McAndrew fiercely through the covers for four.

Matt Parkinson repeats the shot off Craig Miles two overs later.

There are still 22 overs to go today, so still a chance for a lot to happen.

Lancashire 335-9 after 115 overs, Bailey 0 Parkinson 0, lead by 20 runs
This has been a great effort by Nathan McAndrew who now has a fourth wicket, Hassan Ali pushing forward edges to Rob Yates at first slip for 4.

Lancashire 331-8 after 112.1 overs, Bailey 0 Hassan 0, lead by 16 runs
The wickets keep falling, Luke Wood edging a drive off spinner Danny Briggs to Will Rhodes at slip for 1.

He's followed back by Dane Vilas as the Red Rose skipper nicks Nathan McAndrew to wicketkeeper Michael Burgess for 41.

Lancashire 326-6 after 109 overs, Vilas 37 Wood 0, lead by 11 runs
Nathan McAndrew finds some extra bounce and George Balderson can only fend a shortish delivery to Sam Hain at gully and is out for 11. That's a second bowling point too for Warwickshire.

4.00pm, TEA Day 3
Lancashire 324-5 after 107 overs, Vilas 35 Balderson 11, lead by 9 runs
Lancashire are just ahead the players leave the field for tea but there are still 39 overs to be bowled in the final session.

Lancashire 296-5 after 100.2 overs, Vilas 21 Balderson 0, trail by 19 runs
Some great counter-attacking batting by Phil Salt and Dane Vilas who take 14 off Danny Briggs' over, Vilas thumping a big six over long-on!

Then Salt tries to drive Nathan McAndrew through extra cover but finds Will Rhodes positioned at wide mid-off to be out for 26 and hand the Aussie pace bowler his first Warwickshire wicket.

Lancashire 270-4 after 95 overs, Vilas 8 Salt 14, trail by 45 runs
Ooh, a close call for Dane Vilas as Phil Salt calls for a quick single. The throw at the stumps misses much to the Red Rose skipper's relief. He was well short of the crease!

Lancashire 256-4 after 90.2 overs, Vilas 8 Salt 0, trail by 59 runs
Dane Vilas plays a tremendous drive on the up to hit his second boundary through the covers off Craig Miles.

But another wicket goes as Keaton Jennings edges a good ball around off stump from Olly Hannon-Dalby to Sam Hain at second slip and departs for 110.

Lancashire 246-3 after 88 overs, Jennings 108 Vilas 0, trail by 69 runs
Steven Croft has gone for a duck, pushing forward to Craig Miles but edging to Chris Benjamin at gully who makes a great catch low down to his right.

That's two wickets for Warwickshire with the second new ball.

Delight for Keaton Jennings on reaching his century!

Lancashire 241-2 after 84.2 overs, Jennings 103 Croft 0, trail by 74 runs
Keaton Jennings goes to three figures after driving slow left arm spinner Danny Briggs for four through extra cover!

What a great innings in his first outing of the season. Keaton’s 100 came off 233 balls and that was his 13th four.

Keaton has now hit centuries in last two innings; his previous knock before being injured was the 132 he scored against Yorkshire at Headingley last July.

But Josh Bohannon has gone, edging Olly Hannon-Dalby to Rob Yates at first slip for 23.

1.10pm, LUNCH Day 3
Lancashire 222-1 after 78 overs, Jennings 96 Bohannon 20, trail by 93 runs
We’ve reached a slightly later than usual lunch break due to extra 30 minutes being played today and Lancashire have got the deficit down under 100.

More importantly, Keaton Jennings in on the brink of his sixth Red Rose century but will have to wait until after he has had a chance to refuel!

Lancashire 200-1 after 70 overs, Jennings 81 Bohannon 14, trail by 115 runs
Keaton Jennings and Josh Bohannon are making steady progress and bring up the first batting point for Lancashire.

Lancashire 166-1 after 56 overs, Jennings 63 Bohannon 0 trail by 149  runs
Luke Wells has departed caught and bowled by Danny Briggs for 80 but the batsman didn’t seem convinced, thinking he had hit the ball into the ground, but after a consultation the umpires gave the decision.

Lancashire 165-0 after 54 overs, Wells 79 Jennings 63, trail by 150 runs
Warwickshire’s bowlers have been doing their best to contain the scoring and put pressure on the Lancashire openers but Wells has just driven Hannon-Dalby through mid-off for four and Jennings next took two boundaries off Briggs in the following over.

Lancashire 135-0 after 45 overs, Wells 73 Jennings 50, trail by 176 runs
Keaton Jennings steers Olly Hannon-Dalby to third man for four and that’s his half century from 140 balls.

Good morning from Emirates Old Trafford ahead of day 3 of our LV= County Championship Match with Warwickshire.

We have sunny conditions and a light breeze for the start of play when Keaton Jennings and Luke Wells will resume their opening partnership on 127-0 in reply to the visitor’s first innings 315.

There will be 104 overs to play today following the early on day two due to rain. Lunch is at 1.10pm and tea will be at 4pm.


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