Friday 20 July 2007 

Parry And Mahmood Star For Lancashire In 2ndXI Trophy

Lancashire Academy player Stephen Parry starred with both Bat and Ball as the 2nd XI won by 58 runs in their Trophy match against Leicestershire at Hinckley.

21-year old Parry who plays his Club cricket for Bootle, scored 68 not out and took an impressive 4-39 (8 overs) to move Lancashire closer to the next stage of the competition.

In warm conditions, Leicestershire elected to bowl and the decision seem to be a good one, as the Red Rose struggled to 134-7. But Steven Parry and Chris Ashling (21 runs) steady the ship and guided Lancashire to a competitive total of 233 off 49.3 overs.

Making his return from a hernia operation, Sajid Mahmood showed just why he is arguably one of England’s best strike bowlers, taking a wicket with his first ball; finishing with figures of 3-16 off 8 overs. Mahmood, Parry and Steven Mullaney (2-39) where too much for the Leicestershire side who lost wickets at regular intervals, finally reaching 175 all out.

The 2ndXI will make their way back north this evening to play Durham in a re-arranged Trophy match at Middleton tomorrow. Assistant Coach Gaty Yates will make two changes to the team for tomorrow, Sajid Mahmood will be rested as part of his recovery programme and Paul Horton will join the 1stXI at Worcestershire for the County Championship match.

The 2ndXI team V Durham;

Iain Sutcliffe, Gareth Cross (wkt), Vishal Tripathi, Karl Brown, Steven Mullaney, Simon Marshall, Luke Proctor, Stephen Parry, John Simpson, Chris Ashling, Michael Baer, Nick Woods

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