Jennings backs Red Rose to be force this season
KEATON Jennings believes Lancashire can be an ‘unstoppable force’ if they start to click this season.
It has been a largely disappointing campaign so far for the Red Rose. They failed to qualify for the knockout stages of the Royal London One-Day Cup and are languishing just one place above the relegation zone in Division One of the Specsavers County Championship at the half-way stage.
But they have shown some impressive form in the Vitality Blast, bouncing back from a defeat to Worcestershire in their opening game by thrashing both Northamptonshire and Derbyshire. They face Derbyshire again today at Old Trafford (2.30pm).
And despite the stuttering first half of the season, batsman Jennings feels Lancashire are on the verge of something special.
“For the majority of games we have been good, but when we have been bad we have been really bad and have shot ourselves in the foot a little bit,” said Jennings.
“When you look in the County Championship, we have the most batting and bowling bonus points, but we haven’t got the wins.
“We need to nail those small things - that one over, that one piece of fielding - that can change a game. Things will fall into place and if they do we can be an unstoppable force.”
Today’s game is part of a two-day Bails and Ales festival at Emirates Old Trafford which includes tomorrow’s second XI match involving Jimmy Anderson and screening of the World Cup final.
There is also a darts night in The Point this evening for Steven Croft’s benefit. For more info visit lccc.co.uk.