Alex Davies grabs stunner: Lancashire’s wicket-keeper played a pivotal role in making early inroads into the opposition’s batting lineup.
During the first day of a North Group match for the Bob Willis Trophy between Durham and Lancashire in Chester-le-Street, Lancashire seamer Tom Bailey bowled a disciplined spell with the new ball which saw him registering bowling figures of 7-4-4-1.
The first wicket for Bailey and Lancashire came on the fourth delivery of the fifth over when Durham opening batsman Sean Dickson intended to walk towards the bowler to negate the swing but instead ended up edging the ball to Lancashire wicket-keeper Alex Davies.
Davies, who initially moved towards his left to be in line with where the ball pitched, put on display quick reflexes to move to his right and grab a one-handed stunner. Dickson, who opened the batting with Alex Lees, ended up scoring 2 (12) to register his third consecutive low score of the tournament.
Staying in line with the restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lancashire’s players were seen celebrating by shaking their legs and not hands in a hilarious manner.
Earlier, it was Durham captain Ned Eckersley who won the toss and chose to bat. Other than Dickson, the hosts lost two more wickets in the form of Cameron Steel (1) and David Bedingham (5) before lunch on Day 1.
As far as the points table of the Bob Willis Trophy is concerned, Lancashire and Durham are on the fifth and sixth position in their group with four and three points to their names respectively on the back of losing their first match each.
Alex Davies grabs stunner
— County Championship (@CountyChamp) August 8, 2020
How Twitterati reacted:
— Kyle Hogg (@kylehogg22) August 8, 2020
What a grab 🤩 https://t.co/LCY4IIwZew
— Gilly (@GillyClarkeMCFC) August 8, 2020
— Michael 🌹 (@Cricket_Mikey) August 8, 2020
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