Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Buttler Gives Lancs Blast Hope

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Buttler Gives Lancs Blast Hope

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LANCASHIRE ended a run of four defeats and improved their chances of qualifying for the quarter-finals of this year's T20 Blast with a last-ball victory at Leicestershire.

Having lost their first five wickets for just 25 against Northamptonshire the previous evening, the visitors can only have been reasonably satisfied to end their opening powerplay on 47-0. The more so because openers Liam Livingstone and Karl Brown struggled to find their timing, and it was no surprise when Brown lofted the gentle medium pace of Cameron Delport high to Tom Wells at long on, before Livingstone, looking increasingly frustrated, top-edged the same bowler to short third man.

Jos Buttler and Dane Vilas initially found the going equally hard, but they were helped by Leicestershire's bowlers producing a series of wides and no-balls to keep the score building. …

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