Magnificent Miles Helped Warwickshire To Red-Ball Double

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A five-wicket haul for Craig Miles set Warwickshire on their way to claiming this season’s Bob Willis Trophy with both Rob Yates and captain Will Rhodes both getting centuries on Day 2 as they thrashed Lancashire by an innings to complete a red-ball double following winning the County Championship last week.

Day 1

Warwickshire won the toss and elected to field first.

George Balderson would be caught by Tim Bresnan off the bowling of Liam Norwell for 1 before Alex Davies, who has already agreed to join Warwickshire next season, would be caught & bowled by Craig Miles (pictured below) for 7. Luke Wells would also be bowled by Miles without scoring with Dane Vilas would be LBW later in the same over, also for a duck.

Steven Croft would be the third batsman out without scoring, LBW to Miles, before Rob Jones would be caught behind by Michael Burgess off the bowling of Norwell for 1 – the Red Rose county sitting at 12/6 at this point. Josh Bohannon would be caught by Dom Sibley off the bowling of first-class debutant Manraj Johal for 17 before Tom Bailey would be LBW to the same bowler without scoring. Jack Blatherwick would be caught by Sam Hain off the bowling of Johal for the same score before Matt Parkinson would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Burgess off the bowling of Miles for 4 (Miles finishing with 5/28) with Luke Wood finishing 46 not out.

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Warwickshire would finish the day 120/0 with Rob Yates and Sibley 69 and 49 not out respectively.

Day 2

Warwickshire would add 13 to their overnight score before Sibley would be LBW to Bailey for 57 with Yates and Will Rhodes would put on 110 for the second-wicket partnership before the former would be caught by Wells off the bowling of Parkinson for 113. Hain would be bowled by Blatherwick for 55 before Matthew Lamb would be bowled by Wells without scoring.

Burgess would be stumped by Davies off the bowling of Parkinson for 44 before Bresnan would be caught by Wells off the same bowler for 4. Danny Briggs would be the final wicket to fall on the day, caught by Davies off the bowling of Wells, for 2 – Warwickshire finishing 464/7 with Rhodes (151) and Miles (12) the not out batsmen.

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Day 3

5 would be added to the overnight score before Rhodes would be bowled by Blatherwick for 156 with Norwell dismissed the same way for 2. Johal would be the final wicket to fall, bowled by Parkinson, for 19 with Miles 30 not out.

Davies would be run out by Miles for 11 before Wells would be caught by Burgess off the bowling of Bresnan for 41. Bohannon would be caught by Hain off the bowling of Norwell for 8 before opener Balderson would be bowled by the same bowler for 65.

Croft would be caught by Bresnan off the bowling of Briggs for 3 before Vilas would be the final man out, caught by Hain off the bowling of Miles, for 25 – Lancashire finishing the day 171/6 with Jones and Wood 0 and 13 not out respectively.

Day 4

It would take about an hour for Warwickshire to wrap up the proceedings with Wood bowled by Johal for 28 before Jones would be LBW to Briggs for 18. Blatherwick would be stumped by Burgess off the same bowler for 11 before Bailey would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Burgess off the bowling of Norwell, for 24 – Parkinson finishing 0 not out – Warwickshire winning by an innings and 199 runs.

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LAN 78 (27.5 overs) & 241 (68.2 overs), WAR 518 (147.3 overs)

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