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Match report day 2: Lancs v Warks in Championship 2003
by Neil Adams


Scorecard:Lancashire v Warwickshire

Summary for Day 2

Lancashire dominated all three sessions on the second day of this match against Warwickshire. In terms of a boxing match, the referee would have stopped the contest during the morning session. By 6.30pm, Warwickshire's batsmen headed to the sanctuary of the dressing room. Their wounds in urgent need of attention. Quite simply, Lancashire out-played their opponent in all departments. Warwickshire's bowlers were tame in the extreme. Their fielding tired and lame. Their batsmen gutless. The home side pounced on these weaknesses to exploit a huge lead by close of play (Warwickshire trail by 383 runs with just 2 first innings wickets in hand). The follow-on beckons and Lancashire sense their third victory of the season. One can only hope the weather does not prevent the inevitable outcome during the last 2 days play

 

Bowling Performance of the Day

No weak links were on show in the bowling department on the second day. Wood removed the crucial wicket of Knight to start the destruction. Martin bowled Warwickshire captain Powell by removing his middle stump. He beat the bat on countless occasions. Keedy bowled 20 overs and only conceded 28 runs - including 3 x 4 & 1 x 6!! - 11 scoring shots against Keedy only from 120 deliveries. Hooper captured 2 wickets - one either side of the tea interval. Both wickets (Troughton and Smith) were caught by Hegg standing-up at the wicket. However, Glen Chapple's 4 different spells from both ends of the ground turned the match in Lancashire's favour. His dismissal of Ian Bell epitomized his endeavour. He left Bell flat on his back in the batting crease after inducing a feint edge through to the keeper - a real snorter of a delivery. Hegg was forced to remove Chapple from the attack as bad light threatened to stop play around 6pm

 

Batting Performance of the Day

This honour is shared by Stuart Law 236 not out (32 x 4 & 2 x 6), who beat his previous highest score of 218 for Lancashire, and Glen Chapple who blasted 132 (Equaling his score at Chelmsford earlier this season) from 157 balls (20 x 4 & 2 x 6). The pair added 228 for the 6th wicket - the second highest sixth wicket partnership at Old Trafford on record (Highest 278 by Iddon and Butterworth in 1932).

 

Fielding Performance of the Day

Warren Hegg held 5 super catches behind the stumps. He also made numerous fine stops as the ball varied greatly in its bounce. He never conceded one bye - a true testimony to his ability behind the stumps. As captain, he rotated his bowlers to gain maximum benefit. He shrewdly introduced Hooper just before the tea interval and was rewarded second ball. The reintroduction of Chapple after the tea break turned the match heavily in favour of the home side

 

Highlights of the Day

  • Lancashire blasting 191 runs in the first session of the day
  • Stuart Law beating his previous highest score for Lancashire
  • Glen Chapple's spectacular hundred
  • Warren Hegg's 5 catches
  • Glen Chapple's excellent bowling spells
  • Reducing Warwickshire to 192 for 8 by close of play

 

Lowlight of the Day

Sutcliffe's leg injury - he is not having any luck at the moment

 

Contentious Discussion Point of the Day

A "Supporter" in "A" stand criticized the "Unnecessary" delay in the 67th over, when Iain Sutcliffe suffered a leg injury whilst fielding at deep square leg. As Sutcliffe ran in to field the ball, he fell to the floor clutching his right calf. Hegg rightly took exception to the untimely comment. He shouted toward the spectator and suggested that he should leave the ground and go home. Obviously, Sutcliffe needed medical attention and limped slowly from the field

 

Key Notes of the Day

  • 400 for 5 in the 98th over - Law 154* Chapple 49*
  • 50 Chapple from 62 balls (8 x 4) - 401 for 5 in the 98th over - Law 154*
  • 100 partnership - 414 for 5 in the 101st over - Law 167* Chapple 50*
  • 450 for 5 in the 109th over - Law 182* Chapple 74*
  • 150 partnership - 464 for 5 in the 111th over - Law 183* Chapple 84*
  • 474 leg bye scored - first extra since the score was 254
  • 200 Law from 257 balls (27 x 4 & 2 x 6) - 486 for 5 in the 115th over - Chapple 87*
  • 500 for 5 in the 118th over - Law 206* Chapple 96*
  • 100 Chapple from 147 balls (16 x 4) - 510 for 5 in the 122nd over - Law 209*
  • 200 partnership - 517 for 5 in the 123rd over - Law 211* Chapple 108*
  • Chapple bowled Smith 132 - 542 for 6 in the 124th over - Law 212*
  • 553 for 6 in the 126th over - Law 216* Hegg 5*
  • Lunch - 575 for 6 from 129 overs - Law 236* Hegg 7*
  • Declaration at lunch
  • Knight caught Hegg bowled Wood 27 - 34 for 1 in the 16th over - Powell 6*
  • Wagh caught Swann bowled Chapple 1 - 35 for 2 in the 17th over - Powell 6*
  • 51 for 2 in the 20th over - Powell 18* Bell 4*
  • Powell bowled Martin 28 (Middle stump) - 65 for 3 in the 24th over - Bell 5*
  • Troughton caught Hegg bowled Hooper 16 - 98 for 4 in the 35th over - Bell 17*
  • Tea - 99 for 4 from 37 overs - Bell 17* Frost 1*
  • 103 for 4 in the 38th over - Bell 17* Frost 5*
  • Frost 5 dropped by Law at first slip - 132 for 4 in the 53rd over - Bell 46*
  • Frost caught Hegg bowled Chapple 7 - 134 for 5 in the 53rd over - Bell 46*
  • Bell caught Hegg bowled Chapple 48 - 137 for 6 in the 57th over - Brown 1*
  • 153 for 6 in the 60th over - Brown 12* Smith 5*
  • Smith caught Hegg bowled Hooper 10 - 163 for 8 in the 63rd over
  • Carter 1 dropped by Chapple at mid-off - 172 for 7 in the 66th over - Brown 23*
  • Sutcliffe suffers leg injury and leaves the field - 175 for 7 in the 69th over - Hegg shouts at a "Supporter" in the crowd who criticized the delay
  • Carter caught Law bowled Chapple 4 - 179 for 8 in the 69th over - Brown 26*
  • Close of play - 192 for 8 from 70 overs - Brown 31* Waqar 8*
  • Rain starts to fall as the players leave the field
  • Lancashire 7 points, Warwickshire 2 points

 


(Article: Copyright © 2004 Neil Adams http://www.cricketimages.co.uk/adams-report/intro.html)

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