Lancashire clinch improbable victory

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The club registered their first win of the season after completing one of the most stunning comeback victories in their history on a sensational final day at Emirates Old Trafford today.

From a position of 42-6 on Friday and after being 169 runs behind on first innings on Saturday, they bowled Somerset out for 130 and win by the convincing margin of 164 runs.

Set 295 to win in 77 overs, Somerset were blown away during the afternoon losing their last seven wickets for 52 runs with Ryan McLaren taking 4-37, Jordan Clark 3-12, James Anderson 2-30 and Kyle Jarvis 1-28 with the visitors batting line up blown away by 4.30pm when McLaren bowled Tim Groenwald to claim his eighth wicket in the match 

The win gave Lancashire 19 points from the match and sees them in second place in the table.

Assessing the match and the win, coach Glen Chapple said: “It came a lot faster than we expected. We thought it would go down to the last couple of overs.

“If it teaches us anything, it is how much you have to be ’on it’ all of the time.”