The second day of an absorbing LV= Insurance County Championship match at Edgbaston ended with the game fine balanced. On an intensely competitive, hard-fought day, Lancashire’s first innings was a mirror image of Warwickshire’s the day before. Where Sam Hain’s century had underpinned the home side’s batting with only sporadic support, Croft formed a similar backbone for the Red Rose with similarly bit-part contributions from his colleagues. Liam Norwell, playing his first game back after injury, led the Bears’ bowling with four for 78.