Lancs Over 50s Victorious Over Current Champions
Lancs over 50s virtually guaranteed qualification for the knock out rounds, with a resounding victory over current County Champions Derbyshire.
Batting first Derbyshire got off to a very quick start and got to 50 off 7 overs. Lanccashire's spinners pegged them back and Derbyshire closed on 199 for 6. Chris Dearden 2 for 24, Keith Roscoe 2 for 26 and Nigel Doyle 2 for 35.
Lancashire lost 2 early wickets but were always well in front of the run rate. 100 came off 20 overs. A partnership of 136 between Glenn Bullock (76) and John Punchard (42) saw Lancs almost to victory but 3 wickets slowed the run chase. Lancs in the end won with 5 overs to spare at 200 for 5.
Next match 17th July versus Yorkshire at Rawtenstall CC.
Alan Whiston (Lancashire Over 50s)
List of fixtures for Lancashire Over 50s available at: Lancashire Over 50s Fixtures 2013.
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