Bob Willis Trophy last: Will Rhodes and Rob Yates hit tons as Bears make Lancs endure

Warwickshire’s Will Rhodes (left) has now performed three first-class innings at Lord’s – and received centuries in two of them
Bob Willis Trophy last, Lord’s (day two):
Lancashire 78: Wooden 46*; Miles 5-28, Johal 3-29, Norwell 2-9
Warwickshire 464-7: Rhodes 151*, Yates 113, Sibley 57, Hain 55, Burgess 44; Parkinson 3-71
Warwickshire lead Lancashire by 386 runs with three wickets remaining

Warwickshire captain Will Rhodes and opener Rob Yates led the best way with centuries because the Bears continued to dominate the Bob Willis Trophy last.

Having resumed on 120-0 at Lord’s after bowling out Lancashire for under 78, the Bears batted all day to achieve 464-7.

Regardless of Dom Sibley’s early loss for 57, Rhodes (151*) and Yates (113) added an extra 110 for the second wicket.

Sam Hain (55) and Michael Burgess (44) additionally starred because the county champions cashed in on a tiring Crimson Rose assault.

In distinction to the earlier morning once they themselves have been diminished to 12-6 inside the primary hour, Lancashire took solely seven wickets all day.

After making all his first five first-class centuries at Edgbaston, Rob Yates chose Lord's to hit his first outside Birmingham
After making all his first 5 first-class tons at Edgbaston, Rob Yates selected Lord’s to hit his first exterior Birmingham

The back-to-form Sibley, 49 in a single day, reached his third successive fifty with the primary of two boundaries earlier than succumbing to Tom Bailey leg earlier than.

Yates, 69 in a single day, then went on to achieve his sixth first-class century, fifth of the summer time, second in successive innings and first away from Edgbaston.

He then grew to become the primary of three victims for leg-spinner Matt Parkinson. However Rhodes placed on an extra 97 with Hain, who was the primary sufferer of a mini post-tea burst of wickets for Lancashire.

Jack Blatherwick produced a snorter to clip Hain’s off stump earlier than Luke Wells additionally delivered a magnificence with a leg-break that clipped Matt Lamb’s off bail.

However calm was restored by the Bears when Rhodes added 84 with Burgess, who then grew to become the primary of two extra victims in fast succession for Parkinson.

A fifth wicket of the day went to leg spin when Wells eliminated Danny Briggs, however Craig Miles (12 not out) got here in to assist Rhodes add an extra 22 earlier than shut of play introduced a barely early finish for the second day working.

Assuming the St John’s Wooden climate permits it on Thursday, Warwickshire will resume with a 386-run lead and Rhodes, who has already made his second-biggest rating, 56 in need of his career-best 207, towards Worcestershire at New Street in final yr’s Bob Willis Trophy.

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