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Dixon ton too much for Lancashire Disability team

Lancashire Deaf v Lancashire Disability

LCB Deaf vs Lancashire Disabled

Sunday 7th August 2016, 1pm at Stretford Cricket Club

Lancashire Disabled won the toss and elected to bowl

40 Overs per innings

LCB Deaf

220 all out (39.3 overs), J. Dixon 108 not out

Lancashire Disabled

165-9 (37.4 overs), A. Finneran 58 retired hurt, A. Barr 50

After numerous false starts due to the weather, Lancashire Disabled and LCB Deaf finally met at Stretford Cricket Club. Lancashire Disabled won the toss and chose to insert LCB Deaf, and the decision looked to be a good one as the Deaf squad lost early wickets and quickly found themselves in trouble at 26-3 when Captain James Dixon strode to the crease. He was in desperate need for a partner to stick with him and at the fall of the 5th wicket Martin Wright played his part in trying to rebuild the innings. Dixon was quick to punish any wayward bowling and whilst Wright was conservative, the rebuilding job was underway.

Wright’s resistance was broken when he was bowled by Robinson, which brought Neil Pritchard to the crease. At 69-6 this partnership proved crucial as Dixon and Pritchard scored at relative ease. Their partnership reached 82 before the latter was run out for 37. Dixon farmed the bulk of the strike towards the end of the innings and hit a huge 6 over the clubhouse on his way to a sublime 108 not out. Waqass Khan, Adam Finneran and Zak Green all finished with 2 wickets each.

The Lancashire Disabled innings started positively, Captain Adam Finneran and Thomas Wilson progressed the score to 28 before Wilson was caught behind off the bowling of Philip Oram. Andrew Barr joined his skipper for what proved to be the highest partnership of the day. Hard hitting was couple with good running and both men passed 50 in a 114 run partnership. The wicket of Barr, clean bowled by Mathaden Abraham, signalled a collapse in the batting. Dubious shot selection and decision making, coupled with the misfortune of an injury to Finneran meant that Lancs Disabled struggled for any momentum towards the end of the innings and when Adam Wilson was trapped in front by Hussey, the game was over. Abraham and Hussey both claimed 3 wickets each.

LCB Deaf won by 55 Runs.

The Scorecard can be found here.

The Lancashire Cricket Board would like to express their thanks to both sets of players, umpires, scorers and the volunteers from Stretford Cricket Club who made the day possible.


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