2015

29.08.2015… Lancs v Nhants…

Lightning v Steelbacks

Edgbaston… Saturday August 29th…

Lightning won by 13 runs

Ticket: £55 – Programme: £6

Lancashire Lightning won the T20 Blast Final at Edgbaston for the first time, beating Northamptonshire Steelbacks by 13 runs…

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Lancashire v Northamptonshire: Pre Match…

Teams…

Northamptonshire Steelbacks; Richard Levi, David Willey, Josh Cobb, +Ben Duckett, *Alex Wakely, Steven Crook, Shahid Afridi, Rory Kleinveldt, Graeme White, Olly Stone, Muhammad Azhar Ullah

Lancashire Lightning; Alex Davies, Ashwell Prince, Karl Brown, *Steven Croft, Liam Livingstone, +Jos Buttler, James Faulkner, Arron Lilley, Stephen Parry, Gavin Griffiths, George Edwards

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Lancashire v Northamptonshire: Lightning Bat…

Stats…

Lancashire Lightning; Prince (43 – c Levi b Willey), Davies (57 – b Cobb), Brown (0 – c Duckett b Afridi), Buttler (27 – c Cobb b Willey), Croft (9 – r.o. Ullah), Faulkner ( 5– c Levi b Afridi), Livingstone (0 – b Afridi), Lilley (22 – n.o.), Parry (1 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Griffiths, Edwards 

Extras; 2nb 2w 0b 8lb – 12

166 for 7 (20 overs)

Bowling; Kleinveldt ( /  / ), Willey ( /  / ), Stone ( /  / ), Afridi ( /  / ), Ullah ( /  / ), White ( /  / )

FOW;

Northamptonshire Steelbacks;

Did Not Bat; 

Extras; *nb *w *b *lb – *

* for * (20.0 overs)

Bowling;

FOW; 

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

29.08.2015… Hants v Lancs…

Hampshire v Lightning

Edgbaston… Saturday August 29th…

Lightning won by 6 wickets

Ticket: £55 – Programme: £6

Lancashire Lightning won the second Semi Final of T20 Blast Finals day at Edgbaston, beating Hampshire by six wickets…

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Hampshire v Lancashire: Hampshire Bat…

Teams…

Hampshire; Michael Carberry, *James Vince, +Adam Wheater, Owais Shah, Sean Ervine, Liam Dawson, Will Smith, Chris Wood, Yasir Arafat, Danny Briggs, Fidel Edwards

Lancashire Lightning; Alex Davies, Ashwell Prince, Karl Brown, *Steven Croft, Liam Livingstone, +Jos Buttler, James Faulkner, Arron Lilley, Stephen Parry, Gavin Griffiths, George Edwards

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Hampshire v Lancashire: Lightning Bat…

Stats…

Hampshire; Carberry (13 – c Prince b Edwards), Vince (69 – c Buttler b Faulkner), Wheater (0 – c Buttler b Edwards), Shah (12 – b Parry), Ervine (4 – lbw Parry), Dawson (3 – lbw Parry), Smith (2 – b Faulkner), Wood (2 – b Lilley), Arafat (0 – b Lilley), Briggs (5 – n.o.), Edwards (0 – c&b Faukner)

Did Not Bat; None

Extras; 0nb 4w 0b 1lb – 5

115 all out (19.5 overs)

Bowling; Croft (2 / 16 / 0), Griffiths (3 / 21 / 0), Edwards (3 / 16 / 2), Faulkner (3.5 / 29 / 3), Parry (4 / 21 / 3), Lilley (4 / 11 / 2)

FOW; 33 – 33 – 63 – 71 – 77 – 88 – 93 – 93 – 114 – 115

Lancashire Lightning; Prince (14 – b Edwards), Davies (18 – lbw Briggs), Brown (45 – n.o.), Croft (9 – c Dawson b Smith), Buttler (10 – c Ervine b Briggs), Faulkner (20 – n.o)

Did Not Bat; Livingstone, Lilley, Parry, Griffiths, Edwards

Extras; 2nb 1w 0b 0lb – 3

119 for 4 (18.5 overs)

Bowling; Wood (2.5 / 27 / 0), Edwards (3 / 24 / 1), Arafat (2 / 15 / 0), Dawson (4 / 19 / 0), Briggs (4 / 19 / 2), Smith (3 / 15 /1)

FOW; 15 – 52 -76 -91

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

29.08.2015… Warks v Nhants…

Bears v Steelbacks

Edgbaston… Saturday August 29th…

Steelbacks won by 5 wickets

Ticket: £55 – Programme: £6

The Bears lost the first Semi Final of T20 Blast Finals day at Edgbaston, failing to recover from the loss of four wickets in the first four overs…

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Birmingham v Northamptonshire: Pre Match…

Teams…

Northamptonshire Steelbacks; Richard Levi, David Willey, Josh Cobb, +Ben Duckett, *Alex Wakely, Steven Crook, Shahid Afridi, Rory Kleinveldt, Graeme White, Olly Stone, Muhammad Azhar Ullah

Birmingham Bears; *Varun Chopra, Ian Bell, Will Porterfield, +Tim Ambrose, Rikki Clarke, Laurie Evans, Chris Woakes, Ateeq Javid, Jeetan Patel, Boyd Rankin, Oliver Hannon-Dalby

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Birmingham v Northamptonshire: Steelbacks Bat…

Stats…

Birmingham Bears; Chopra (2 – lbw Willey), Bell (4 – c Duckett b Willey), Porterfield (0 -b Willey), Ambrose (5 – c&b Kleinveldt), Clarke (41 – b Kleinveldt), Javid (51 – n.o.), Evans (18 – r.o. White)

Did Not Bat; Woakes, Patel, Rankin, Hannon-Dalby

Extras; 0nb 3w 4b 3lb – 10

131 for 6 (20 overs)

Bowling; Kleinveldt (4 / 16 / 2), Willey (4 / 30 / 3), Stone (4 / 26 / 0), Afridi (4 / 21  / 0), Ullah (2 / 19 / 0), White (2 / 12 / 0)

FOW; 5 – 6 – 12 – 14 – 107 – 131

Northamptonshire Steelbacks; Levi (63 – n.o.), Willey (12 – c Bell b Hannon-Dalby), Cobb (15 – b Patel), Duckett (6 – c Ambrose b Rankin), Wakely (0 – c Ambrose b Patel), Crook (11 – c Bell b Rankin), Afridi (19 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Kleinveldt, White, Stone, Ullah

Extras; 0nb 4w 0b 5lb – 9

135 for 5 (18.0 overs)

Bowling; Clarke (2 / 13 / 0), Woakes (3 / 25 / 0), Hannon-Dalby (3 / 30 / 1), Patel (4 / 31 / 2), Rankin (4 / 20 / 2), Javid (2 / 11 / 0)

FOW; 27 – 67 – 74 – 80 – 95

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

13.08.2015… Warks v Essex…

Bears v Eagles

Edgbaston… Thursday August 13th…

Bears won by 24 runs

Ticket: £18

The Bears booked their place at T20 Blast Finals Day with victory over the Essex Eagles at a damp Edgbaston…

The weather forecast had suggested that there would be little or no play but with the exception of a ten minute delay at the start, the rain stayed away…

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The Bears Bat…

Teams…

Birmingham Bears; *Varun Chopra, Ian Bell, Will Porterfield, Rikki Clarke, Laurie Evans, Ateeq Javid, +Tim Ambrose, Chris Woakes, Jeetan Patel, Oliver Hannon-Dalby, Boyd Rankin

Essex Eagles; Mark Pettini, Jesse Ryder, Tom Westley, Ravi Bopara, *Ryan ten Doeschate, Nick Browne, +James Foster, Graham Napier, Reece Topley, David Masters, Shaun Tait

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The Bears Bowl…

Stats…

Birmingham Bears; Chopra (18 – c Westley b Bopara), Bell (7 – c Ryan ten Doeschate b Topley), Porterfield (23 c Napier b Tait), Clarke (18 – c Topley b Ryan ten Doeschate), Evans (50 – c Bopara b Topley), Javid (28 – b McKay), Woakes (48 – n.o.), Javid (4 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Ambrose, Patel, Hannon-Dalby, Rankin

Extras; 2nb 7w 4b 8lb – 21

189 for 5 (20.0 overs)

Bowling; Topley (4 / 36 / 2), Masters (4 / 24 / 0), Bopara (4 / 28 / 1), Tait (3 / 37  / 1), ten Doeschate (2.5 / 22 / 1) Napier (1.1 / 12 / 0), Westley (1 / 18 / 0)

FOW; 20 – 50 – 60 – 88 – 157

Essex Eagles; Pettini (6 – c Patel b Clarke), Ryder 26 (c Clarke b Rankin), Westley (33 – c Clarke b Woakes), Bopara (32 – b Patel), ten Doeschate (13 – c Clarke b Hannon-Dalby), Browne (13 – r.o. Porterfield), Foster (25 – n.o), Masters (1 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Napier, Topley,Tait

Extras; 0nb 9w 0b 7lb – 16

165 for 6 (20 overs)

Bowling; Woakes (4 / 22 / 1), Clarke (4 / 29 / 1), Hannon-Dalby (4 / 38 / 1), Rankin (4 / 30 / 1), Patel (4 / 39 / 1)

FOW; 17 – 47 – 103 – 114 – 130 – 163

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

10.07.2015… Leics v Lancs…

Foxes v Lightning

Grace Road… Friday 10th July…

Lightning won by 40 runs

Ticket: £20

A relatively straightforward victory for Lancashire Lightning at Grace Road on a pleasant Friday evening…

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Pre-Match…

Teams…

Leicestershire Foxes; +Ned Eckersley, *Mark Cosgrove, Ben Raine, Grant Elliott, Andrea Agathangelou, Tom Wells, Aadil Ali, Clint McKay, Rob Sayer, Jigar Naik, Atif Sheikh

Lancashire Lightning: Ashwell Prince, Paul Horton, Karl Brown, +Alex Davies, *Steven Croft, Liam Livingstone, James Faulkner, Arron Lilley, Stephen Parry, Kyle Jarvis, Jordan Clark

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Ben Raine Fields…

Stats…

Lancashire Lightning; Prince (9 – b Raine), Horton (63 – c Elliott b McKay), Brown (52 – run out Cosgrove), Croft (50 – run out Raine), Faulkner (6 – n.o.), Davies (3 – run out Wells), Livingstone (0 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Lilley, Parry, Jarvis, Clark

Extras; 0nb 2w 1b 5lb – 8

191 for 5 (20 overs)

Bowling; Sheikh (4 / 33 / 0), Raine (4 / 42 / 1), McKay (4 / 26 / 1 ), Wells (1 / 7 / 0), Naik (2 / 15 / 0), Elliott (3 / 35 / 0), Sayer (2 / 27 / 0)

FOW; 9 – 84 – 175 – 185 – 189

Leicestershire Foxes; Eckersley (19 – b Jarvis), Cosgrove (21 – c Horton b Clark), Raine (4 – c Croft b Parry), Ali (26 – c Prince b Clark),  Elliott (22 – c Livingstone b Croft), Wells (27 – c Croft b Parry), Agathangelou (6 – c Lilley b Faulkner), Sayer (9 – c Lilley, b Clark), McKay (7 – n.o.), Naik (4 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Sheikh

Extras; 0nb 4w 0b 2lb – 6

151 for 8 (20.0 overs)

Bowling; Faulkner (4 / 20 / 1), Jarvis (3 / 31 / 1), Clark (4 / 41 / 3), Parry (4 / 29 / 2), Lilley (1 / 11 / 0), Croft (4 / 17 / 1)

FOW; 39 – 47 – 51 – 89 – 96 – 107 – 124 – 144

As usual, more pictures on flickr…