County news July 29, 2009

Lancashire granted another reserve day

Cricinfo staff

The ECB has allowed a further reserve day for the Twenty20 Cup quarter-final between Lancashire and Somerset at Old Trafford, with no play in Manchester on Wednesday, to try and prevent the need for a bowl-out.

The match is scheduled to start at 11am on Thursday, where normal Twenty20 rules will apply, but an extra hour will be available if necessary.

The match was originally due to start on Tuesday, but bad weather in Manchester has caused plenty of problems and both teams feel so much is at stake it is worth the attempt to play a full game.

However, a bowl-out will take place if the rain rules out any play, determining who goes through to play at finals day at Edgbaston.