Lancashire cricketers in charge

Oliver Newby - jumping for joy
Oliver Newby - jumping for joy
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Lancashire’s cricketers continued to dominate their LV County Championship Division Two clash with Leicestershire at Old Trafford on Friday.

In the process they moved closer to comfirming promotion back to the top flight.

Starting the day on 344 for four wickets, they carried on batting before stand-in skipper Paul Horton declared with the score on 453 for seven.

The Sydney-born opener, captaining Lancashire for the first time in the Championship with Glen Chapple out injured, added six runs to his overnight score of 150 before he was dismissed.

Horton has now scored a century in each of his last two matches.

He scored 111 in the most recent win over Hampshire at Southport and this is his highest score in five years.

By lunch on Friday, Leicester struggled to 17 for three, Oliver Newby claiming two of the wickets.