Lancashire waste no time in wrapping up innings victory

Muhammad Azharullah hit a breezy 24 but it couldn't prevent the County from sliding to another heavy defeat
Muhammad Azharullah hit a breezy 24 but it couldn't prevent the County from sliding to another heavy defeat
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Lancashire needed less than eight overs to secure an innings and 200 runs victory over Northamptonshire at Old Trafford this morning.

Spinner Simon Kerrigan took both of the wickets to fall as he trapped Graeme White lbw before having Muhammad Azharullah taken at slip.

Having resumed on 231-8, the visitors lost White to Kerrigans’ first ball of the day and after Azharullah had hit a quickfire 24, he became the spinner’s fourth wicket of the innings.

At the other end, Andrew Hall reached a half century to complement his unbetean 42 in the first innings and he was left high and dry at the end.

The County now have a total of just 32 points from eight matches which leaves them 68 behind Lancashire and 70 from safety with half of their schedule remaining.

Next up in the LV= County Championship is a visit to Lord’s to face Middlesex from Sunday.

Full reaction in this week’s Northants Telegraph and Chronicle & Echo.