Vitality Blast 2022
Sun 3 July, 18:30

Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

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Lancashire Lightning

Lancashire Lightning

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Preview: Lancashire Lightning v Bears, Vitality Blast

Bears head to Emirates Old Trafford looking to secure top spot in the North Group and a home quarter-final.

Mark Robinson’s side are the in-form team, winning nine from 13, including their last three.

Where and when

Emirates Old Trafford, Sunday 3 July, 6.30pm. 

Bears all-rounder Dan Mousley said…

“The boys are buzzing. As a team, we just keep on going with the bat, no matter the situation. We have a lot of ability and power – we have a strong team, and hopefully we can go far in this competition.”

Recent form

Bears: WLWWW
Lightning: LLWLL 

Head to head

Played 16, Lightning 8, Bears 7, No Result 1 

Blast from the past

2017 and a real thriller in Manchester as the Bears, chasing 164, charged to 145 for one in 15 overs (Dom Sibley 53, Ed Pollock 49, Adam Hose 49) then collapsed to 160 for eight before Olly Stone sealed victory with a timely six 

Who’s hot? 

Dan Mousley’s T20-best 63 from 25 balls at Headingley last night showed his superb recent form shows no sign of diminishing.

Look out for

Richard Gleeson – dangerous, wicket-taking paceman from Blackpool with a strike-rate of under 18 in T20. 

On the brink

Jake Lintott needs four wickets for 50 in T20 for the Bears. 

Bears squad  

Carlos Brathwaite (C)
Chris Benjamin
Danny Briggs
Henry Brookes
Alex Davies (WK)
Sam Hain
Adam Hose
Jake Lintott
Craig Miles
Dan Mousley
Will Rhodes
Paul Stirling
Olly Stone
Rob Yates

How to follow

Fans can follow the match live in our new-look Match Centre at edgbaston.com, which will include live clips. Due to the match being shown on Sky Cricket, there will sadly be no live stream.

Supporters can get involved by sending their match day comments and thoughts to matchday@edgbaston.com, and we’ll publish the best ones on our live text commentary in the Match Centre.

Supporters can also get instant push notifications of all wickets, innings and match results via the Edgbaston app, which is free to download on iOS and Android.

Match updates will also be available across the Club’s social media accounts, simply search for @WarwickshireCCC.

Next up

Subject to qualification, the Bears will host a home quarter-final at Edgbaston Stadium on Thursday 7 July with a 6.30pm start. Confirmation of a top two finish and the quarter-final opponent will be confirmed on Sunday (3 July) following the final round of group fixtures.

Tickets for the match will go on general sale on Monday 4 July at 3pm.

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