Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Onions Backing Red Rose Batsmen to Chase Victory Target

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Onions Backing Red Rose Batsmen to Chase Victory Target

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GRAHAM Onions has backed Lancashire's batsmen to come good and chase down their victory target on day three of their Specsavers County Championship match with Worcestershire at Southport.

The Red Rose have been set 314 to secure what would be a crucial victory in their bid to stay in Division One.

They will resume today on 8-0, and need to improve dramatically on their recent batting displays to avoid defeat.

But seamer Onions believes the top order has the skill to secure the victory.

"Have they got too many? We'll just have to wait and see," said the former England bowler.

"I back our batters to chase this down. We haven't had a particularly great season with regard to scoring heavy runs but we have got to believe that we are going to score those runs.

"I think we have the bowling attack, if we scored a large volume of runs we would win games. …

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