Bob Willis Trophy ultimate: Warwickshire end off Lancashire to safe innings win

Rob Jones was Lancashire’s second sufferer of the morning at Lord’s, leg earlier than wicket to Danny Briggs
Bob Willis Trophy ultimate, Lord’s (day 4 of 5):
Lancashire 78: Miles 5-28, Johal 3-29, Norwell 2-9& 241: Balderson 65, Wells 41; Briggs 3-58, Norwell 3-60
Warwickshire 518: Rhodes 156, Yates 113, Sibley 57; Parkinson 4-78
Warwickshire beat Lancashire by an innings and 199 runs

Warwickshire took simply 70 minutes on day 4 to complete off Lancashire and win by an innings and 199 runs to turn into the second winners of the Bob Willis Trophy.

Resuming on 171-6, Lancashire’s solely real looking hope of saving the sport was for rain for the final two days.

However after teenage paceman Manraj Johal removed Luke Wooden (28), spinner Danny Briggs struck twice.

Liam Norwell ended it when Tom Bailey skied to wicketkeeper Michael Burgess.

Though outplayed after the shock of shedding their first six wickets for simply 12 runs on the primary morning, Lancashire not less than averted two undesirable information.

With successive fours from Bailey, they surpassed their heaviest first-class defeat, towards the Alf Valentine-inspired West Indian vacationers by an innings and 220 runs at Outdated Trafford in 1950.

And, by only one run, they averted their worst defeat by a county, towards a Hedley Verity-inspired Yorkshire by an innings and 200 runs at Outdated Trafford in 1938.

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