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Lancashire Lightning I Natwest T20 Blast Champions

September 4, 2015 I , I

Having suffered defeat at five previous Finals Days, the Red Rose County are finally able to call themselves T20 Champions having defeated Northamptonshire Steelbacks at Edgbaston by 13 runs.

The highlight of Lancashire’s 166-7 innings was opener Alex Davies’s career best of 47 from 26 balls, including six fours and a six. The above par 166 proved too much for the Steelbacks as Lancashire were able to defend the final few overs in a controlled performance.

The match wasn’t without its drama, with Australian all-rounder James Faulkner suffering a painful dislocated finger on his way to impressive figures of 2-25 off four overs.

With an exciting group of young players coming through, many are expecting to see another golden age of cricket for the Red Rose. Head Coach and Director of Cricket, Ashley Giles, said…

“The future’s bright, but one thing we can’t do is sit back and say ‘right, we’ve done this and we’re alright’, because we know the new challenges ahead. We’ve probably not played the perfect game in the whole tournament and there’s more to come from this side.”

Lancashire will have to remain focused on their County Championship fixtures if they want to secure a fantastic season double by winning promotion back to Division 1.

Congratulations to all at Lancashire County Cricket Club on a fantastic season.