Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Alex Blasts Red Rose to Big Victory

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Alex Blasts Red Rose to Big Victory

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ALEX Davies believes Lancashire will be tough to beat in the Royal London One-day Cup after a record-breaking victory over Durham.

Davies made the county's second-highest individual score in List A cricket with a career best 147 as the Red Rose secured a thumping 192-run win at Emirates Old Trafford.

It helped Lancashire post 314-7 in 50 overs, who then bowled out the visitors for 122 as they bounced back from the opening defeat to Nottinghamshire.

At one stage, however, it seemed Durham might be chasing an even more intimidating total as the in-form Keaton Jennings helped Davies bring up Lancashire's first hundred runs inside 14 overs.

The pair eventually broke the Red Rose first-wicket record in List A cricket against Durham and had put on 175 in 28.2 overs when Jennings made room to whack Nathan Rimmington to leg but was bowled for 73.

Karl Brown then added 51 with Davies but the determination of Durham's bowlers not to be overwhelmed on a typically warm Manchester afternoon was rewarded when four wickets fell for 12 runs in 3. …

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