I am delighted to inform you that Lancs 1stXI retained their National title with a comprehensive victory over Somerset at Oxford this week.
Our star man was Glen Bullock who hit a magnificent 131 in Lancs's total of 273-4 in 45 0vers. In reply Somerset were always up against it and found themselves 29-3,
they eventually limped to 129 ao, with Chris Dearden and Billy Smith each bagging 3 wickets to earn the holders a 145 run win.
The 2nd XI were narrowly beaten and after posting 147 ao ( Tony Bennett 59), Surrey reached their target in the 45 and final over with two balls remaining, 147-7.
A full scorecard can be viewed on National 60+70's Cricket Championships under Results Section.
So Lancs retained the title they won last year and a full evenings celebration followed when we returned to our hotel in Bicester.
John Sharples ( Lancs Manager )
Lancs Vets have reached the final of the National Competition for the second successive year where we will meet Somerset at Oxford next Tuesday 3rd Sept with a 12'30pm start., included in the Lancs team is Glen Bullock who is the captain of the side and a former professional with both DSL and Clifton.
Our second team have also reached the final in their second season in the competition and will meet Surrey at Appleberry CC in Gloucestershire.
It is the first time in the history of the Competition that two sides from the same county have reached the final so congratulations to the "lads".
1st Team to face Somerset:
G Bullock, S Tickle, J Punchard, C Dearden, I Caunce, D Barthomolew, M Davies, J Murray, B Smith, L Mulholland, C Melia, 12th Man: T Bennett
The 2nd team is led by Geoff Greenop ( ex pro in the old CLL ) and also includes Rick Purser and Chris Hall (GMCL) Players.