Valu­able run out at Ch­ester for Lancs

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LAN­CASHIRE com­pleted their two-day, in­trasquad friendly at Ch­ester Boughton Hall CC.

The 90-over-per-day friendly proved a valu­able run out for the Red Rose play­ers, with the bats­men spend­ing valu­able time at the crease and bowlers get­ting overs un­der their belt.

Keaton Jen­nings and Alex Davies were the high scor­ers on the day, strik­ing 94 for Team B and 73 not out for Team A re­spec­tively.

Davies, who cap­tained his side, bat­ted through­out the morn­ing ses­sion as they re­turned for 30 overs in ad­di­tion to the 60 spent at the crease. Vi­las’ team fol­lowed for the fi­nal 60 overs.

Aside from sur­viv­ing a sharp early chance to Luke Wood at point, Davies bat­ted flu­ently and upped the tempo to­wards the back end of the ses­sion as the change in in­nings ap­proached.

Davies and Owais Shah shared an open­ing stand of 82, the left-han­der adding 43 be­fore nick­ing Josh Boy­den be­hind.

Bo­han­non joined the ’keeper at the crease and they put on 66 in dou­ble quick time, with the Bolto­nian hit­ting the largest six of the match over the road into the houses ad­ja­cent to the ground.

Lavelle com­pleted a tough div­ing chance to re­move him, fly­ing away to his left hand side.

The lunchtime dec­la­ra­tion meant a tar­get of 232 to win from 60 overs.

De­spite los­ing Balder­son early, Jen­nings and Lavelle com­bined for a 48-run part­ner­ship be­fore the lat­ter was un­luck­ily run out. Left-arm spin­ner Jack Mor­ley then struck twice in the same over, clean bowl­ing Luke Wood and hav­ing Tom Hart­ley caught at short leg.

Bell and Bur­rows dug in to bat out the re­main­der of the game and con­clude a more than worth­while run out.

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