Northamptonshire got 2nd victory

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 | 0

Northamptonshire is one of the top rated team in Royal London One Day Cup tournament and like every season, they have participated in the tournament in 2018 as one of the nine North group team. They have failed to start their journey in the tournament with victory but in their first match, they faced defeat against Leicestershire. But in the 2nd match, they have returned to their known form and won against Nottinghamshire. Later, in the 3rd match, Northamptonshire got 2nd victory in the tournament and this time the victory was against Lancashire.

Northamptonshire got 2nd victory

If we consider the performance of Lancashire, they have also failed to make a good start but in their inaugural match, they were defeated. In their 2nd match of the tournament, they managed their first victory and in their 3rd match, they tried to bring glory at their camp but failed. They faced their 2nd defeat in the tournament.

At the home venue of Northamptonshire, the match between Lancashire and Northamptonshire was executed in 23rd May, 2018. In BST 11 the match started and earlier Lancashire won the toss and like the most of the team, they decided to bat first.

Lancashire played well. By playing full fifty overs team Lancashire scored 279 runs in exchange for 8 wickets. Their top scorer was Dane Vilas who scored 83 runs in 68 balls so far. For Northamptonshire Steven Crook took two wickets highest.

279 runs was good enough for any teams and opponent team which was the local team came to chase the score. The match was so contesting. Finally in 49.5 overs team Northamptonshire made the chase possible and got the victory. They lost eight wickets totally where Richard Levi scored highest 90 runs for the team. Matt Parkinson took two wickets highest for lancashire.

Keaton Jennings and Alex Davies started the innings for Lancashire and both of them played well. They made 105 runs partnership where Keaton scored 69 runs and Alex scored 59 runs so far.

On the other side, the opening partnership of Northamptonshire was also very good. Joshua Cobb and Richard started the match and jointly added 113 runs. Joshua was gone with 57 runs so far. Besides, captain Alex scored 23 runs, Adam scored 34 runs and Luke Procter scored 43 runs so far.

Finally Luke and Nathan Buck led the team to a victory. So, their performance are so impressive and they have chance to move to the next knockout round.

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