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Essex v Lancashire – Two-day friendly match – Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford – Day One – Summary
Essex: 170/7 dec (55.0 overs)
Lancashire: 71/4 (20.0 overs)
Lancashire trail by 99 runs with 6 wickets remaining
Toss: Uncontested – Essex to bat first
Michael Pepper and Dan Lawrence provided the standout knocks, while Shane Snater impressed with the ball as Essex continued their preparations ahead of the 2021 season with another two-day warm-up match against Lancashire at Chelmsford.
Wicketkeeper/batsman Pepper retired out having scored 40 off 81 balls, while skipper for the day, Lawrence hit a quickfire 34 from 43 before falling to a delivery from Lancashire spinner, Tom Hartley which nipped back and clipped his leg stump.
Snater claimed three Lancadshire batsmen off four deliveries, finishing the day with 3 for 8 from his five overs. Play resumes on Friday at 11am.
Essex: NLJ Browne, V Chopra, MS Pepper†, DW Lawrence*, RN ten Doeschate, JS Rymell, WEL Buttleman, AP Beard, JH Plom, S Snater, SJ Cook, FIN Khushi, RJ Das, Player A, Player B, C Player, Andy Johnson, E Player, F Player, Jonah Knell
Lancashire: KK Jennings, SMO Shah, AL Davies†, JJ Bohannon, SJ Croft, DJ Vilas*, RP Jones, GID Lavelle, DJ Lamb, L Wood, TW Hartley, TE Bailey, S Mahmood, LJ Hurt, JM Blatherwick, JP Morley, Paul Chester, I Player, J Player, K Player
Umpires: NL Bainton and NJ Llong
Scorers: AE Choat and P Parkinson