Finn Allen makes his mark as Lancashire continue winning start


New Zealander makes unbeaten 73 to put contest out of Leicestershire’s reach

Lancashire 172 for 8 (Allen 73*, Griffiths 4-24) beat Leicestershire 156 for 5 (Steel 54*) by 16 runs

Lancashire Lightning’s New Zealand opener, Finn Allen, made an unbeaten 73 off 51 balls as his side made it two wins out of two in this year’s Vitality Blast with a 16-run victory over Leicestershire Foxes.
Allen batted through his side’s innings of 172 for 8 and that total proved just too many for the visitors, who finished on 156 for 5 despite Scott Steel‘s 54 not out.
Having opted to bat first, Lancashire skipper Dane Vilas saw his openers, Allen and Liam Livingstone, score 31 runs off the first three overs but that healthy progress was ended by Gavin Griffiths, who dismissed Livingstone for 25 and Alex Davies for a golden duck with his first two balls.

Griffiths completed a rare double-wicket maiden but Lancashire’s brisk run-rate was maintained by Jos Buttler, who made 22 off 16 balls before he was caught at long off by Ben Mike off Colin Ackermann.

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