Bob Willis Trophy remaining: Bears construct lead after bowling out Lancashire for 78 at Lord’s

The dismissal of Lancashire skipper Dane Vilas for a third-ball duck by Craig Miles was a key second
Bob Willis Trophy remaining, Lord’s (day one):
Lancashire 78: Wooden 46*; Miles 5-28, Johal 3-29, Norwell 2-9
Warwickshire 120-0: Yates 69*, Sibley 49*
Warwickshire lead Lancashire by 42 runs with 10 wickets remaining

County champions Warwickshire had an incredible first day of the Bob Willis Trophy remaining as they outplayed Lancashire to take management at Lord’s.

After profitable the toss and placing Lancashire in, the Bears diminished them to 12-6 inside the primary hour.

Luke Wooden hit 46 not out however the Purple Rose have been rolled for simply 78, Craig Miles spearheading the Bears with 5-28.

England’s Dom Sibley (49) and Rob Yates (69) then reached the shut unparted on 120-0 when dangerous mild referred to as a halt.

After two earlier rain breaks, that meant nearly a 3rd of the day’s play was misplaced to the climate.

Solely the prospect of extra dangerous climate to come back later within the week, particularly on Thursday and Friday, now seems like saving Lancashire from defeat.

England opener Dom Sibley is within one run of a third successive 50 after helping Rob Yates put on an unbroken 119 for the first wicket
England opener Dom Sibley is inside a run of a 3rd successive 50 after serving to Rob Yates placed on 120 to this point for the primary wicket

Good toss to win

Huge finals at Lord’s in September have historically been determined by who wins the toss.

However not one of the huge one-day finals of the previous on the house of cricket have ever introduced fairly such a dramatic begin as this.

When Lancashire’s sixth wicket fell on 12, they have been nonetheless 13 runs wanting matching their lowest-ever first-class rating, 25 towards Derbyshire in 1871.

Liam Norwell began the rot when Tim Bresnan pouched a slip catch to take away George Balderson, after which Miles, deputising with the brand new ball as England’s Chris Woakes was unavailable, nipped in for 4 wickets in 14 balls.

He held on to an excellent one-handed return catch from Warwickshire-bound Alex Davies, bowled Luke Wells then earned lbw choices towards Steven Croft and Dane Vilas earlier than Norwell had Rob Jones caught behind within the subsequent over.

Josh Bohannon (17) and Wooden briefly resisted with a stand of 35 to no less than keep away from that place within the document books, and likewise go previous Lancashire’s lowest rating at Lord’s – the 49 they made towards the MCC in 1880.

However then got here the introduction of teenage Bears paceman Manraj Johal, who made a dream first-class debut after slicing his tooth with West Bromwich Dartmouth within the Birmingham League and Staffordshire in Nationwide Counties cricket.

Johal, who doesn’t flip 20 for one more fortnight, struck 3 times in 4 overs to take away Bohannon, Tom Bailey and Jack Blatherwick.

Final man Matt Parkinson no less than hung round for 5 overs to assist Wooden take Lancashire previous their lowest rating towards the Bears – 70 at Previous Trafford in 1955.

However Miles returned to make sure his third five-wicket haul towards Lancashire and his first at Lord’s, to earn a spot on the celebrated pavilion honours board.

Then it was an opportunity for Sibley and Yates to indicate the Lancashire batters the way it ought to be accomplished.

They posted the Bears’ first century opening stand of the season within the second innings of final week’s Championship-sealing win over Somerset.

However though they made it a second in successive innings, they each survived missed probabilities within the slip cordon off luckless left-armer Wooden – and Sibley was additionally near giving a return catch to Balderson.

Craig Miles' caught and bowled to get rid of Lancashire opener Alex Davies was probably the highlight of his first five-wicket haul at Lord's
Craig Miles’ caught and bowled to do away with Lancashire opener Alex Davies was most likely the spotlight of his first five-wicket haul at Lord’s

Warwickshire quick bowler Craig Miles instructed BBC CWR:

“It is a fairly particular five-fer for me and to do it in a Trophy remaining as properly is admittedly good. After profitable the Championship on the ultimate session of the ultimate day to play in entrance of the cameras at Lord’s there may be incentive.

“Individuals like Rob Yates and Liam Norwell have private aspirations for larger honours and there’s a trophy to be gained.

“There was sufficient there within the wicket for us to utilise this morning. However, wanting on the manner Sibbo and Rob Yates have batted it appears a fairly good observe.

“The large factor for me has at all times been my financial system. I’ve at all times taken wickets at common intervals however that is usually been masking up being a bit leaky. I really feel I have been much more constant this yr.

“Talking to Robbo that is what he is needs from me – I can play numerous roles. If it is a swinging day I can stand it up and convey the skin edge into play and if it is conducive to seam motion I hit the wicket arduous and usher in lbw and bowled.”

Lancashire assistant coach Mark Chilton instructed BBC Radio Lancashire:

“It was a tricky toss to lose however I do not assume we coated ourselves in glory. When the scoreboard reads like which you could’t blame it on being unlucky.

“There was some life within the pitch early and their bowlers put our batters below stress. We weren’t capable of react.

“Bohannon was capable of line up and was in affordable management after which Luke performed with optimistic intent to show you may make runs on the market.

“We got here again higher after tea. We bowled with a bit extra intent and management. We dropped a few probabilities. However you do not hand over.

“In September the primary hour is difficult to bat. We’ll hope we are able to make inroads in that first hour and preserve the lead attainable.”

Teenage paceman Manraj Johal got the chance to make his first-class debut in the absence of England all-rounder Chris Woakes
Teenage paceman Manraj Johal received the possibility to make his first-class debut within the absence of England all-rounder Chris Woakes

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