Essex Eagles inflicted a heavy defeat on Lancashire Lightning last night in one of the last games of the Pro 40 season. Lancashire, who haven’t won a game all season, are almost certain to be relegated, and despite a promising start with the bat, collapsed from 88-1 to 200 odd all out, chasing Essex’s 234. Essex can now only be stopped by Sussex, and that would be a slim chance at best.
James Foster had an incredible game and was rightfully named man of the match, scoring a brisk 67, and being practically faultless behind the stumps with two impressive legside …read more
The next phase of the English domestic cricket season gets under way tomorrow, with the start of the Pro 40 league. But it seems finding good information on what it’s all about is a task in itself. Even on the ECB website, the masterminds behind the league, it’s difficult to find a good definition of the format, except that NatWest will be the official sponsors.
So the vital information that I can gleam is this: