Bailey tops list as Lancashire hurtle to bittersweet victory

Lancashire 273 (Jones 68, Edwards 4-78) and 113 for 2 (Livingstone 48 *, Jennings 40 *) won Hampshire 187 and 198 (McManus 44 *, Gleeson 4-43 ) for eight wickets

The comfortable eight-inning win over Lancashire over Hampshire could not have been more bittersweet. Not only was his relegation to Division Two confirmed on the second day, it was expected that the imminent defeat of Nottinghamshire in the third day would confirm that if Lancashire had reached a third batting point on the second day, 27 short races fell, they would have [19659003] Keaton Jennings, who is about to face a tour of England in Sri Lanka that could decide his future in the race, supervised the pursuit of Lancashire by 113. They came home in 13 overs for eight wickets, losing two wickets in two balls during his pursuit of 113, when veteran speedy Fidel Edwards of Hampshire took his season count to 54 fields.

Edwards found the outside of Alex Davies's bat to catch Sam Northeast on the third slip before producing a shot put to dislodge debutant Brooke Guest out of stump.

Jennings, however, led Lancashire through the line in attack style, hauling Kyle Abbott by four bounds in his first win.

Liam Livingstone, 48 not out, added the r The remaining 73 with Jennings in aggressive style with the captain completing the eight-terrain victory by defeating Ian Holland at the top of the leg in successive balls. Lewis McManus started the day with Abbott with a 92 lead, but only four races were added before the first of the two remaining fields fell. Abbott, who finished the season with an accredited batting average of almost 26 from 10th place, was knocked down by a great insinuating Tom Bailey for 21 [19659003] McManus, now with Fidel Edwards, took advantage of Hampshire over 100 before That the Antilleans Bowie, again for Bailey, who claimed eight lands in the game.

The scalp meant that Bailey completed the campaign as the highest in Division One, with 64 fields, seven more than his teammate Graham Onions and Jamie Porter of Essex, I had the opportunity to add more in an unfinished match at Kia Oval.

It also meant that McManus was stranded at 44 in his first appearance in the Championship since June, having lost the wicketkeeping gloves to Tom Alsop.

Defeat means Hampshire They will have to wait until after the Yorkshire match with Worcestershire concludes to find out if they finish quarter, for the first time in club history, or fifth.


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