Lancashire Disability Hardball Win Roses Battle
Lancashire maintained their winning start to the season with a 129 run victory over Yorkshire at Tickhill CC on Sunday 18 May.
On a glorious day in South Yorkshire Lancashire decided to bat first. Openers Adam Finneran and Tom Wilson soon got into the Yorkshire attack putting on 92 for the first wicket, Tom LBW for 26. A couple of quick wickets fell and Yorkshire's hopes of keeping Lancs to a reasonable score were dashed with Adam scoring 40 before being bowled. Wickets then continued to fall at regular intervals to leave Lancashire 211 all out off 38.3 overs.
A good all round batting performances with special mention of Amaan Ughradar (22) in his first roses battle.
Yorkshire got off to a steady start, but Stevie Braithwaite bowled White for 16 to give Lancashire the breakthrough. Next to go was Hewitt for 29 caught behind off Waqas Khan with the score on 54. Lancashire bowlers performed very well with tight spells throughout not allowing Yorkshire batsmen to settle, with only Hayden Coventry (17) the third Yorkshire batter to get into double figures. Best of the bowling was Waqas Khan 3 for 7 off 8 overs, John Simpson 2 for 8 off 2 overs and Amaan Ughradar 1 for 1 off 1.
Alan Foster, Lancashire Disability Coach and Manager, said: "This was a really good team performance with all players contributing to an emphatic win in the first Roses battle of the season."
The next game for Lancashire Disability Hardball is against Cheshire on the 8th June at Swinton Moorside CC. All welcome to come and watch.