Lancashire halt losing streak
A review of Thursday's action in the Royal London One-Day Cup, including wins for Lancashire and Yorkshire.
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Lancashire halted a run of three Royal London One-Day Cup defeats by recording a 101-run win over Derbyshire with nearly 10 overs to spare at the County Ground.
Derbyshire were unbeaten in three matches but a target of 301 proved beyond them and their former paceman Wayne White took four for 33 as they were bowled out for 199 with skipper Wayne Madsen top-scoring with 49.
Lancashire's total of 300 for eight, which was their highest against Derbyshire in one-day cricket, was built around half-centuries from Ashwell Prince, Karl Brown, Alex Davies and Steven Croft with Tony Palladino returning his best limited-overs figures of five for 49.
The Falcons lost early wickets and when Madsen was fifth out to White with 200 still needed, the game was almost up. To complete a miserable day for Derbyshire, 19-year-old seamer Tom Taylor suffered what appeared to be a serious ankle injury.
Yorkshire secured an emphatic six-wicket victory over Worcestershire at Headingley to join Gloucestershire at the top of the Group A table with their third victory from four matches.
It took Yorkshire only 30.2 overs to overhaul their opponents inadequate 141 all out after Tim Bresnan had grabbed four for 28 and although they lost four wickets on the way they experienced few uncomfortable moments.
In the day's other game, Peter Trego hit his second successive hundred in the competition to steer Somerset to a comfortable six-wicket Group B win against Middlesex Panthers at Lord's.
Trego followed up Tuesday's 101 against Warwickshire with an impressively controlled 120 from 137 balls as Somerset hunted down Middlesex's 255 for seven with ten balls remaining.
With three wins a tie and only one defeat from their first five games in the competition, Somerset are in good shape to push on to qualification for the quarter-finals.