Lancashire v Leicestershire

Lancashire's hopes of progressing in the Twenty20 Cup was given a big boost as they thrashed Leicestershire by eight wickets at Old Trafford.

Muttiah Muralitharan claimed the superb figures of 4-19 as the visitors were held to 146-7, despite skipper HD Ackerman's unbeaten 79 off 55 balls.

Stuart Law then clubbed an imperious 92 not out off 54 balls, with four sixes, to get the hosts home in the 17th over.

He put on 98 runs for the second wicket with fellow Aussie Brad Hodge (31).

Both players had to pass fitness tests before the match, but they were clearly in fine fettle and Law achieved victory for Lancashire in fine style with a six off Claude Henderson.


Twenty20 Cup, 2005, North Division
Lancashire v Leicestershire
Old Trafford, Manchester
27 June 2005 (20-over match)

Result: Lancashire won by 8 wickets
Points: Lancashire 2, Leicestershire 0

Toss: Leicestershire
Umpires: NG Cowley and RA Kettleborough
Leicestershire innings                                          R   M   B  4 6
*HD Ackerman          not out                                  79  71  55  8 2
DL Maddy              run out                                  11  15  11  2 0
D Mongia              c Chilton          b Muralitharan         9  14  14  1 0
JL Sadler                                b AR Crook             6   5   7  1 0
JK Maunders           c Hodge            b AR Crook             6   5   8  1 0
JN Snape              lbw                b Muralitharan        15   9  12  1 1
+PA Nixon             c Hegg             b Muralitharan         0   0   1  0 0
OD Gibson             c Law              b Muralitharan         7   6   5  0 1
CW Henderson          not out                                   9   8   7  1 0
Extras                (lb 2, w 2)                               4
Total                 (7 wickets, 20 overs)                   146

DNB: DD Masters, CM Willoughby.

FoW: 1-33 (Maddy), 2-56 (Mongia), 3-71 (Sadler), 4-79 (Maunders),
     5-106 (Snape), 6-106 (Nixon), 7-122 (Gibson).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Cork                         4      0     30      0
Anderson                     4      0     39      0 (1w)
Chapple                      1      0      4      0
Muralitharan                 4      0     19      4
Hodge                        4      0     27      0 (1w)
AR Crook                     3      0     25      2

Lancashire innings (target: 147 runs)                           R   M   B  4 6
MB Loye               lbw                b Willoughby          10   4   6  1 1
SG Law                not out                                  92  59  54 12 4
BJ Hodge              c Nixon            b Snape               31  38  25  5 0
AR Crook              not out                                   8  14  12  1 0
Extras                (lb 5, w 3)                               8
Total                 (2 wickets, 16.1 overs)                 149

To Bat: *MJ Chilton, G Chapple, DG Cork, SP Crook, +WK Hegg,
        M Muralitharan, JM Anderson.

FoW: 1-10 (Loye), 2-108 (Hodge).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Willoughby                   3      0     22      1 (1w)
Gibson                       3      0     31      0 (1w)
Masters                      3      0     31      0
Maddy                        1      0     10      0
Henderson                    2.1    0     19      0 (1w)
Mongia                       1      0     15      0
Snape                        3      0     16      1
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