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By John Virr
On a bright but breezy morning Lancashire won the toss and decided to bat. This may have seemed a little unwise when they were reduced to 14-2 with both wickets to James Wainman.
However by lunch the decision was somewhat justified as they had reached 92-2 from 35 overs with Jones unbeaten on 48 and Procter unbeaten on 39. Things could have been slightly better for us but unfortunately a couple of chances weren’t taken.
The afternoon session produced a further 2 wickets but, again, chances went begging. Procter took his contribution to 62 from 124 balls with 9 fours and his partnership with Jones had stretched to 128 from 267 balls before he was caught behind from the bowling of Jared Warner.
Jones and Guest added 59 from 85 balls before the former was bowled by James Wainman for 93 from 185 balls including 14 fours and a six. Tea arrived with Lancashire 245-4 with 32 overs remaining.
Guest was caught at cover for 67 (116 balls, 8 fours) to give Wainman his 5th wicket and he finished with 5-79 from 22 overs. Lilley blasted a quickfire 36 from 27 balls (6×4; 1×6) and a last wicket partnership of 32 enabled Lancashire to reach 350 when they were all out in the penultimate over of the day.