Lancashire win despite Stoute eight-for
Lancashire 271 (Procter 97, Brown 56, Stoute 8-52) beat West Indies A 218 (Khan 74, Keedy 3-34) by 53 runs
West Indies A allrounder Kevin Stoute returned one of the best figures in List A history but it was Lancashire left-arm spinner Gary Keedy's three-wicket burst that proved pivotal at Old Trafford. Before Stoute started running through the batting, the Lancashire openers, Luke Procter and Karl Brown, had already pushed the home side towards a healthy total. However, on his return from injury Keedy's wickets came early in the innings and derailed the West Indian chase, setting up a comfortable victory.
After winning the toss, Procter and Brown put on a brisk 133 before legspinner Anthony Martin struck twice. Procter, 22, playing his second List A progressed towards a maiden century but was three runs short when he became Stoute's first victim. From 179 for 2, Stoute sliced through the innings to finish with 8 for 52, but couldn't prevent the home side from scoring at a run a ball in the final 15 overs.
The West Indian chase got off to a solid start before captain Omar Phillips was dismissed for 17. Then two young Caribbean batsmen hoping to cement international spots, Andre Fletcher and Darren Bravo, added 36 patient runs before Keedy, making his first appearance of the season after fracturing his collarbone, made a match-turning impact, removing both set batsmen and Kirk Edwards for the addition of 11 runs.
Procter's good day continued as he picked up Chadwick Walton's wicket which left the visitors at 86 for 5 after having been at 72 for 1. Imran Khan belted 11 fours in a 63-ball 74 but West Indies still finished well short.