Warwickshire v Lancashire, Friends Life t20, Edgbaston

Parry sets up crushing victory for Lancashire

June 19, 2011

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Lancashire 110 for 0 beat Warwickshire 109 by 10 wickets
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Stephen Parry revived Lancashire's hopes of a Friends Life t20 quarter-final place by claiming a competition-best 4 for 23 to set up a crushing 10-wicket win over Warwickshire at Edgbaston.

Parry was joint leading wicket-taker, alongside Yorkshire leg-spinner Adil Rashid, with 26 in last year's North Group but had taken only two wickets in Lancashire's previous six group matches this season. But he found a slow pitch to his liking and helped dismiss Warwickshire for 109 - their lowest ever Twenty20 total.

Lancashire then romped home in a one-sided contest with openers Stephen Moore (52 not out) and Tom Smith (58 not out) seeing them home with more than seven overs to spare with an unbroken stand of 110.

Parry took a wicket in each of his four overs after he was swept for Warwickshire's only six by Darren Maddy in his first. He took his revenge when he trapped Maddy leg before wicket while sweeping before Rikki Clarke was bowled playing forward to a quicker ball, Jim Troughton was caught behind dabbing and Keith Barker was well held by Gary Keedy running in from deep square leg.

Keedy also bowled a miserly four-over stint which included the wicket of Tim Ambrose, who was well taken by Gareth Cross. Former England seamer Sajid Mahmood set the tone with 3 for 13. He had opener Neil Carter taken at deep square leg then pinned Varun Chopra lbw next ball. He returned later to dismiss Steffan Piolet.

Piolet was the only batsman to reach 20 as Warwickshire fell one short of their previous lowest total made against Northamptonshire only two weeks ago.

Lancashire had plenty of time to pace their chase but Moore and Smith opted to finish the match quickly. Moore struck three sixes in the first two overs, upper-cutting Chris Woakes then on-driving and pulling Carter. Smith lifted Woakes for another six over long on then pulled off-spinner Jeetan Patel over the boundary as well.

Moore completed his 50 from 32 balls while Smith needed only three more for his half-century which he reached by straight driving Patel for his third six. He repeated the stroke next ball to level the scores then scrambled a single to clinch Lancashire's first win in five matches.

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Posted by   on (June 19, 2011, 19:43 GMT)

I agree they have been very disappointing thus far. They have lost both T20 games I have been to, and they should have won against Worcestershire after the score they made and position they had Worcs in.

Posted by   on (June 19, 2011, 18:27 GMT)

Appalling performance by Warwickshire, I was at the game and if they continue to play like this, they can forget any ideas of making finals day at Edgbaston this year.

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