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Worcestershire won by 105 runs.

Lancashire vs Worcs

Davies ton slays Lightning

Brilliant century inspires Royals to emphatic win

Davies: Centurion

NatWest Pro40 - Division One
Old Trafford
Worcestershire Royals 189-5 Innings Complete (S M Davies 103 no) v Lancashire Lightning 84
Worcestershire beat Lancashire by 105 runs

Worcestershire wicket-keeper Steven Davies reminded the England selectors of his undoubted quality as he smashed a brilliant unbeaten century in his side's 105-run win over Lancashire.

The 22-year-old left-hander recorded the maiden one-day hundred of his fledgling career to set the Royals on their way to a first victory of the campaign after a defeat to Nottinghamshire and a washout against Sussex.

Davies wasted no time, as he and Vikram Solanki (28) flew out of the traps after rain had reduced the Division One clash to a 25-over contest.


The Royals gloveman set off in blistering fashion on his way to an 83-ball innings of 103 that included 12 fours and three sixes, as Worcestershire totalled 189-5.

Lancashire made the worst possible start to their reply when Lou Vincent holed out to Matt Mason in the first over for just one.

The New Zealander's dismissal triggered a collapse which saw seven Lancashire wickets fall for just 48 runs.

Off-spinner Gareth Batty claimed three wickets for just two runs from three overs as Lancashire were bowled out for a meagre 84 inside 18 overs.

Match Details

10th Aug 2008
Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
T E Jesty and J H Evans

lancashire BATTING CARD

Batsman R
Loye c Ali b Arif 12
Vincent c Solanki b Mason 0
Horton b Andrew 12
Cross c Mason b Mitchell 0
Du Plessis c Davies b Andrew 5
Croft st Davies b Batty 5
Hogg c Mitchell b Batty 1
Chapple c Solanki b Batty 23
Smith not out 7
Mahmood c Smith b Ali 5
Keedy b Andrew 1
Extras 2nb, 3w, 8lb 13
Total 17.2 Overs 84
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
Mason 5 0 34 1
Arif 3 0 17 1
Andrew 3.2 1 12 3
Mitchell 2 0 5 1
Batty 3 1 2 3
Ali 1 0 6 1
Full Bowling Card