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Lancashire lift Division Two title after Middlesex win

Posted On: 20 Sep 2019   |   Posted By: Cricket365

Lancashire's cricketers were able to celebrate the presentation of the Second Division championship trophy in some style as they completed a 104-run defeat of Middlesex at the end of the best game of four-day cricket seen at Emirates Old Trafford this season.
Needing 270 to win, Middlesex were bowled out for 165 with Tom Bailey taking five for 41 in the innings to complete a match return of 10 for 119.
But the visitors' fine contribution to this game continued on the final day when Martin Andersson's career-best 83, also his maiden first-class fifty, prolonged the contest almost an hour into the final session.
Yet the visitors' pursuit had begun atrociously when they lost three wickets for one run in eight balls and were thus three for three after 23 balls of their innings.
The first batsman dismissed was Nick Gubbins, who was bowled for one playing no shot to Bailey, and Max Holden was leg before wicket to the medium-quick bowler's next ball.
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