Lancashire duly completed their third County Championship victory of the season in the middle of the afternoon session on the final day at Emirates Old Trafford, when Hampshire were bowled out for 168 in their second innings.
Two-ton Vilas and Anderson set Lancashire on victory charge
One of the best and most dramatic days in Lancashire’s season ended with Steven Croft’s team in prime position to beat Hampshire on the final day of the Specsavers County Championship match at Emirates Old Trafford.
Alex Davies’ third championship century of the season and an unbeaten 76 by Dane Vilas enabled Lancashire to recover from 69-3 to finish the second day of this Specsavers County Championship match on 278-5 in reply to Hampshire’s 395.
Lancashire batsman Haseeb Hameed has been handed the opportunity to bolster his claim for a Test place this summer after being named in the England Lions’ squad for next week’s four-day fixture against South Africa A.
Stephen Parry’s first five-wicket haul in the County Championship and a timely knock from England opener Haseeb Hameed helped Lancashire to wrap up and eight-wicket win over title holders Middlesex at Southport and earn the praises of head coacyh Glen Chapple.
Fylde coast cricket round-up: Lytham left to fly flag in LCB Knockout
Lytham Cricket Club have won through to the third round of the Lancashire Cricket Board Knockout with a 52-run home win over Littleborough, but Blackpool bowed out by a six-wicket margin at home to Prestwich.
It’s tough enough for an 18-year-old South African to spend several months away from his family on the Fylde coast, but this week new St Annes Cricket Club professional Matt Breetzke has also had to contend with the worst of British summer weather.