Royal London Cup: Lancashire safe comfy win at Roses Conflict


Luke Wells acted with bat and ball earlier than Washington Sundar scored the successful run at York

York: Yorkshire 224, Lancashire 228-3 – Lancashire received by seven wickets

An on-point bowling efficiency arrange a cushty Ross win in a packed York CC because the Luke Wells-led Lancashire mounted their Royal London Cup marketing campaign within the second try.

In entrance of a crowd of 4,449 at Sunny Clifton Park, Yorkshire, Yorkshire had been bowled out for 224 in 49 overs. Danny Lamb took 3 for 32 from 5, together with his two wickets in an over, to take the Vikings to the identical pitch as they posted 353 for five in Tuesday’s win over Northamptonshire.

Wells took 2 for 25 in eight overs of leg-spin and scored a career-best 88 off 67 balls with 12 fours and a six earlier than opening the bat, leaving 9 overs to spare. Seven wickets paved the best way for victory. The unbeaten 30-year-old Washington Sundar scored the successful run.

The win got here after Lancashire’s opening Group B sport towards Essex was washed out in Sedberg on Tuesday. 9 Yorkshire gamers reached the double figures, with solely Will Frain reaching 40. He top-scored with 41 towards the onslaught of Purple Rose, which included Will Williams, Wales and Indian abroad off-spinner Sundar.

Openers Fran and Harry Duke – each centuries when Northamptonshire had been crushed right here on Tuesday – placed on a strong 66 runs in 12 overs. However Lancashire, who elected to bowl, took their proper to 75 for 3 within the 14th over with three fours for 9 off 16 balls.

Williams, his metronomic seam bowling New Zealander, trailed Duke for 17 within the twelfth over, earlier than Lamb struck twice within the 14th, caught Fran over a vanguard at mid-on, and George Hill. lbw for a duck off three balls. 4 overs later Will Luxton – that too for 17 – trails Lamb (96 for 4).

Jack Blatherwick struck twice in 4 overs as Yorkshire had been bowled out for 132 for six within the twenty sixth match. He caught Matthew White and bowled a vanguard and Matthew Reavis caught at backward level from a high edge.

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Washington Sundar was not out ultimately (George Wooden/Getty Photos)

And when Dom Bess Sundar (1 for 35 in 10 overs) was dismissed lbw, Yorkshire had been 137 for 7 after 27. Captain Johnny Tattersall’s calm 34 was nowhere close to sufficient. And he joined the procession when he received caught lbw making an attempt to work from Wales to foot. At 169 for 8 within the thirty fourth, Yorkshire had been all whites aside.

Tom Lowten had beforehand hit a six off Blatherwick in his second supply, and he and Ben Codd (20) shared a partnership of at the very least 35 – the second highest partnership of the innings – to make sure honors at 200. Cod then falls on the ball of Wells to Sundar. – 204 for 9 in 44.

Lowten’s six opened an unbeaten 32 and Yorkshire’s innings ended when Harry Sullivan was dismissed at deep backward sq. off Williams, who was good at 2 for 30 in 9.3 overs. Misquez indicated a slower pitch than Tuesday. However solely marginally.

In reply, Lancashire batted cautiously to start with. Solely 23 runs got here within the first 5 overs. However after the platform was laid, they collided with cruise management. The loss to captain and up to date Yorkshire tormentor Keaton Jennings for less than 20 runs, caught at first slip of the code, was no challenge at 37 for 1 within the ninth.

Jennings has scored 132, 238 and 75 runs in championship and blast cricket towards Yorkshire within the final 13 months. Wells was a powerful part of the wicket and used his legs towards spin, hitting sixes at long-on, long-off and midwicket.

He dominated a 102-stand with Josh Bohannon earlier than pulling Revis over lengthy leg, leaving the rating at 139 for two after 21. Bohannon put the icing on the cake with a 51 earlier than Loten pulled up. However, scoring 177 for 3 within the thirtieth match, the sport was lengthy received, a day that noticed county cricket shine.


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