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Vitality Blast Semi Final Worcestershire Rapids beat Lancashire Lightning by 20 runs

Worcestershire Rapids beat Lancashire Lightning by 20 runs
Alex Davies run out
Moeen Ali hits out

Lancashire Lightning won the toss and decided to bowl at Edgbaston in their Vitality Blast semi-final against Worcestershire Rapids this morning.

Worcestershire Rapids 169 – 6 (Moeen Ali 41, Ben Cox 55*; Matthew Parkinson 2-23)

Lancashire Lightning 149 - 9 (Keaton Jennings 51*; Pat Brown 4-21)

Result  - Worcestershire Rapids won by 20 runs

Worcestershire Rapids got off to flying start with 37 off just 3 overs Moeen Ali 41 doing most of the damage. Then Lancashire Lightning hit back and at 97-6 it looked to have swung Lancashire Lightning’s way. However, Ben Cox 55* and Ed Barnard 28* put on 72 and took Worcestershire Rapids to an unlikely 169 – 6.

In reply, Lancashire Lightning looked in control of the run chase until Pat Brown came on to bowl taking 4-21 in his four overs and reducing Lancashire Lightning to 149-9. Moeen Ali 2-16 off his four overs was also outstanding.


Worcestershire Rapids - Moeen Ali(c), Joe Clarke, Tom Fell, Brett D'Oliveira, Ben Cox(wk), Ross Whiteley, Ed Barnard, Wayne Parnell, Daryl Mitchell, Luke Wood, Patrick Brown

Lancashire Lightning - Alex Davies , Liam Livingstone(c), Arron Lilley, Jos Buttler(wk), Keaton Jennings, Dane Vilas, Jordan Clark, James Faulkner, Toby Lester, Matthew Parkinson, Zahir Khan

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