Seconds Go Down in Thriller

Seconds Go Down in Thriller
The Second XI side have gone down to Lancashire Seconds in a close 40- over match at Westhoughton Cricket Club in Bolton.
Despite a delayed start there were no overs lost and when play got underway Lancashire got off to a flying start after being sent in by Durham.
The homeside amassed 111 with the loss of just the one wicket after 16 overs with the Durham bowlers struggling against Lancs opener Davies.
The visitors were able to pull them back in the middle of their innings with Mitch Claydon the best of the bowlers taking 2-44 whilst Muchall (1 wicket) and spinning duo Morely (1 wicket) and Foster were also handy.
Lancashire finished their 40 overs on 236-5 with Davies the top scorer making 94 off 94 balls for the homeside.
Durham got off to a reasonable start in the reply but needed to increase their run rate after being  81-3 after 21 overs.
Rammy Singh carried the Durham innings and he and Cameron Wallace got the visitors within reach of victory needing 16 runs off the final over.
The pair got it down to needing a boundary off the final ball but it wasn’t mean to be as Lancashire held their nerve to hold on for the win.
Singh finished on 106 not out and Wallace 36 from just the 25 balls.
Coach Jon Lewis said although it is never pleasing to come second in a contest there were many aspects that were pleasing especially with the age and experience of the side.
"We fought well and showed the aggression and energy in the field we had been looking for,” Lewis said.
"There were good partnerships in the run chase based around an excellent inns from Singh and a fighting cameo from Wallace at the end.
“Having let them get away to a good start, we dragged it back reasonably well and there were some good signs from Muchall and our spinners Foster and Morely”.
The Seconds will now stay on in Manchester and play a 3-day game at Emirates Old Trafford from Wednesday May 22nd-Friday May 24th. Follow us on Twitter for score updates.
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