Lancashire Cricket hit the road tomorrow as they travel to Trent Bridge to take on Nottinghamshire in the Royal London One-Day Cup.
The Red Rose suffered a crushing 125-run defeat at the hands of Worcestershire in their opening match at Emirates Old Trafford yesterday. However, it wasn’t all bad as young leg-spinner Matt Parkinson took career-best List-A bowling figures of 5-51.
Glen Chapple’s side go to Nottingham with the knowledge that they haven’t won a List-A fixture in the city since 2011 when Tom Smith struck a century and took four wickets. Smith is the only man to have achieved this feat for Lancashire.
The road to Lord’s begins for Nottinghamshire tomorrow and the 2017 champions will be looking to improve on last seasons performance. The Outlaws reached the quarter-finals – losing out to beaten finalists Kent by nine wickets at Trent Bridge.
Peter Moores’ side have won three out of the last four 50-over encounters, with a washout being the other result when the two teams met at Blackpool in 2016.
It is expected that Australian James Pattinson will play his first game for the club since 2017. The 28-year-old Melbournian claimed 13 wickets during his previous One-Day Cup campaign with best figures of 4-42.
Nottinghamshire won the thrilling match between these two sides last year by nine runs.
Lancashire squad: Dane Vilas (c), James Anderson, Josh Bohannon, Steven Croft, Brooke Guest, Haseeb Hameed, Liam Hurt, Keaton Jennings, Rob Jones, Saqib Mahmood, Glenn Maxwell, Graham Onions, Matt Parkinson, Stephen Parry.
Nottinghamshire squad: Steven Mullaney (c), Jake Ball, Matthew Carter, Zak Chappell, Joe Clarke, Ben Duckett, Luke Fletcher, Jake Libby, Tom Moores, Chris Nash, Samit Patel, James Pattinson, Ben Slater, Luke Wood.