Lancashire v Warwickshire Day 1 Sept 11th 2007
LV County Championship
Warwickshire who had won the toss soon lost their first wicket when Westwood mistimed a hook off Mahmood and was caught by Keedy for 2 with the score at 13
One run later Trott was out leg before to Chapple for 1
Loudon was next to go. Sutton took a good catch on the legside off the bowling of Mahmood before the batsman had got off the mark. 3 for 25
Loudon survived a leg before appeal by Chapple
Powell pulls Cork for 4 before the Lancashire bowler gets his revenge by clean bowling the Warwickshire opener for 27. 4 for 41.
Cork claimed the 5th wicket at 46 when Parker was caught behind by Sutton for 16
Botha was hit on the helmet by a rising delivery from Cork
The poor old Warwickshire skipper Ambrose had the misfortune to slip while facing a ball from Newby. The Lancashire fielders thought they had a good shout for a wicket. Their appeal was turned down
Ambrose bowled by Mahmood for 2. 75 for 6
Streak is caught behind for 7 off Chapple for 7. 84 for 7
Botha mistimed a shot off Mahmood and was caught by Croft for 27. 8 wickets down for 84
When Thomas was caught at first slip for 12 off Chapple Warwickshire were all out for 106 - a combination of bad batting and good bowling.
Lancashire put on 44 for the first wicket before Chilton was caught off a mistimed shot by Thomas off Anyon for 18.
Ten runs later and Croft was caught behind by Ambrose off Carter for just 1
Horton drives Botha as he builds up the score
Laxman batting against Botha
Lancashire finished the day on 156 for 4 . Next day Lancashire were 311 all out and Warwickshire in their second innings reached 272 leaving Lancashire 68 to win and go top of the table. They knocked off the runs with nine wickets to spare before tea on the third day.