Lord's date for Lancashire and Oxfordshire
Lancashire and Oxfordshire will meet at Lord's to contest the final of the ECB 50+ County Championship after beating Somerset and Cheshire respectively.
Lancashire, four-time winners and finalists on a further seven occasions, are a name synonymous with the competition. Following a 56-run triumph over Somerset at Bristol, they will be keen to lift the trophy they last won in 2000.
The final is at Lord's on the Nursery Ground on Sunday September 28; 11am start, 45 overs a side.
Winning the toss and batting first, the Red Rose county lost wickets regularly and were grateful for partnerships of 46, between Mike Ingham and Mike Davies, and 43 from John Punchard and Dave Bartholomew as they reached 166 for nine from their 45 overs.
For Somerset, Chris Slocombe was the pick of the attack with 4-37 although he received valuable support from David Clarke and John Cooke who both claimed two wickets.
Somerset's made a steady reply, reaching 27 without loss, but a double breakthrough saw both openers back in the pavilion.
Norman Botton and Andy Ashfold put on 25 for the third wicket but the latter's run out sparked a collapse from which Somerset never recovered. Reasonably well set at 54 for two, they lost seven wickets for just 40 runs before being eventually bowled out for 110.
Chris Dearden was the chief destroyer, finishing with 3-17 from nine overs, while there were two wickets apiece for Punchard and Howard Lyon.
Oxfordshire had a more difficult time against Cheshire before eventually winning by just 11 runs.
On a good wicket, Oxfordshire decided to bat first and their openers provided a solid platform, led by Ian Caunce's 48. Manger continued the good work with an unbeaten 55 as Oxfordshire clocked up 210 for seven.
Cheshire made a perfect reply with Phil Thomas and Steve Yates clocking up 95 for the first wicket.
When Yates fell one short of a half-century, Thomas and Alan Hitchmough reached 141 for one when Partington turned the match on its head.
With the famous Lord's pavilion in sight, Cheshire lost eight wickets for just 28 runs before being bowled out for 199.
Partington, with 6-33, was the stand-out performer.