extra groundstaff standing by, Lancashire had a lucky escape when Loye was dropped
in the first over
after the 100 came up Lancashire lost their first wicket when Chilton was out
lbw and when Hodge came in he once lost his bat while driving.
blisteringly hot day and with Lancashire having to win to keep their lead in the
Northern section of the league, a good crowd was at Old Trafford to see Derbyshire
bat first having won the toss. Click on an image for a larger image and more details
Cork struck early for Lancs claiming the wicket of Di Venutu lbw. The Lancashire
mascot takes over as ball boy!
found runs difficult to get and lost a second wicket at 31 when Pipe was out for
and Taylor revived the spirits of the Derbyshire supporters with some good hitting
particularly off Tom Smith - for once.
a stand of 50 Marshall got 2 quick wickets both caught behind by Sutton.
and Welsh, despite some escapes put on 60 before Cork struck several times to
make Derbyshire 193 all out
now took control with Chilton and Loye scoring freely though the glare off a nearby
roof must have been a problem.
Sky Sports Unit covering the match were surprised when a giraffe appeared on the
scene. Surely they had been told about the dangers of working with children and
and Loye hit the ball all round the ground with Hodge finishing on 39 not out
and Loye 120 not out . Lancashire had a comfortable nine wicket win to keep them
on top of their group. A win against Warwickshire in a couple of weeks will take
them to a Lord final unless Durham slip up in their remaining games.
Lancashire v Derbyshire
C and G 2006