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Lancs spinners too good for Yorks

TWENTY20 CUP, NORTH, Old Trafford:
Lancashire 107-4 beat Yorkshire 105-8 by six wickets
(Lancs 2pts, Yorks 0pts)


Ashwell Prince
Ashwell Prince struck six fours in his 36-ball 44

Lancashire eased to a six-wicket victory over rivals Yorkshire in the Twenty20 Cup at Old Trafford.

After they won the toss, Yorkshire were frustrated by left-arm spinners Stephen Parry (3-20) and Gary Keedy (2-23).

They stumbled to just 105-8 from their 20 overs, with former England captain Michael Vaughan (36) one of only three batsman to reach double figures.

Lancashire reached to their target inside 16 overs, with Ashwell Prince making 44 and Tom Smith unbeaten on 22.

Earlier, Yorkshire lost opener Andrew Gale to the first ball of the match, caught by Steven Croft off the bowling of leg-spinner Francois du Plessis.

They slumped to 66-6 before Rich Pyrah (26 not out) helped to push the total into three figures.

Lancashire suffered a minor wobble at 41-3, losing two wickets for one run, but cantered to victory with four overs to spare.


Lancashire left-arm spinner Stephen Parry told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"It was my first game in Twenty20 so it's all a bit new to me, but we were happy to only be chasing 105.

"It was a great start for me, and in a Roses game I couldn't ask for anything more.

"We talked about Francois du Plessis taking the new ball, it's good to have something up your sleeve to take the opposition by surprise."



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