Karl hits new high with un­beaten 161

Rossendale Free Press - - Sport -

●● Karl Brown hit a cen­tury for Lan­cashire against the UAE dur­ing the pre-sea­son tour of Dubai CHRIS OSTICK KARL Brown hit his high­est ever score on the fi­nal day of Lan­cashire’s two-day red ball fix­ture against the UAE on their pre-sea­son tour of Dubai.

The Red Rose bats­man hit an un­beaten 161 - in­clud­ing 21 fours and five sixes – as Lan­cashire made 366.

Former skip­per Steven Croft con­tin­ued his im­pres­sive form on tour with 84, while there was a late cameo from new sign­ing Graham Onions, who hit 36.

The UAE fin­ished the match on 168-5, with Aaron Lil­ley and Chris San­ders both claim­ing two wick­ets.

“I feel re­ally good,” said Brown, who strug­gled to se­cure a place in Lan­cashire’s County Cham­pi­onship side last sea­son. “I felt good in the nets over the win­ter and it was good to take that out onto the field. This tour is all about lads get­ting in the right mind­set, play­ing com­pet­i­tive games again be­cause we want to hit the ground run­ning when we get back to Eng­land and start the sea­son.”

Lan­cashire ended their tour with a draw against Glam­or­gan.

They have a three-day match against Lough­bor­ough Uni from Satur­day at Lough­bor­ough be­fore they be­gin their Cham­pi­onship cam­paign at home to Not­ting­hamshire on April 13.

Si­mon Pen­drigh

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