Chanderpaul celebrates runners-up spot with unexpected flourish


Lancashire268 and 179 for 3 (Livingstone 69 *) beat Surrey201 for 8 dec and 242 (Stoneman 98, Livingstone 6-52, Parry 4-59) by 7 wickets

Lancashire knocked off the last 44 runs needed without losing another wicket as they beat Surrey by 7 wickets at Old Trafford to clinch 2nd location in Division One of the Specsavers County Championship.

Chasing their success target of 176, Lancashire resumed their innings on 132 -3 with Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Liam Livingstone at the crease.

It took less than 6 overs for the set to get the runs needed, as Chanderpaul struck succeeding 6s followed by a 4 from Scott Borthwick to end up the match in thorough style.

He completed unbeaten on 43 from 44 balls while Livingstone made 69.

It’s the very first time considering that 2000 that Lancashire have actually won 4 matches at Old Trafford in a single County Championship season, with all 5 of their wins – consisting of one at Southport – coming at house.

The second-placed surface represents Lancashire’s greatest positioning considering that clinching the Division One title in2011 They ended up 72 points adrift of leaders Essex.

Surrey surface 3rd, an additional 13 points behind Lancashire.

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