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Warwickshire win 2021 Bob Willis Trophy

Warwickshire make it a double of the LV= Insurance County Championship and the Bob Willis Trophy at Lord's

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Warwickshire win 2021 Bob Willis Trophy

Warwickshire win the Bob Willis Trophy

Warwickshire 518 beat Lancashire 78 and 241 by an innings and 199 runs

Catching Miles above

Craig Miles was at the heart of a staggering Lancashire collapse. Warwickshire reduced them to 12/6 on the opening morning at Lord's, with Miles picking up four of the wickets. The highlight among those was a return catch offered by Alex Davies, the ball looping and Miles reacting brilliantly to claim it. He later took the final scalp of Matt Parkinson to finish with figures of 5/28.

Captain, leader, legend

Will Rhodes didn't have a first-class century to his name in 2021 when he arrived at Lord's. He left London with one though, his imperious 156 in Warwickshire's sole innings helping to pummel Lancashire into the ground. Rhodes batted for six and a half hours and looked in brilliant touch throughout. Two trophy lifts and a hundred at the Home of Cricket in the space of a week for the Warwickshire captain: not a bad end to the season.

Yates brings class

Rob Yates came into this match with five first-class centuries, and all of them at Edgbaston. Lord's is a pretty good place to get your first ton on the road, and so it proved for the 22-year-old opener. This has been a breakthrough season for Yates, his score at Lord's his fifth first-class century of the season. He batted beautifully after Lancashire had been skittled for 78, setting a platform for his team's gigantic victory.Β 

Played off the Parky

It might get lost amid the size of Lancashire's defeat, but Matt Parkinson bowled remarkably well in this final. His figures of 4/78 are an accurate, perhaps harsh, reflection of the way he bowled, with great control and typically significant spin and drift. There was sharp turn past Michael Burgess, who was stumped, and a lovely delivery to the final wicket debutant Manraj Johal.

A champion performance

Lancashire dug in during the second innings but found themselves too far behind the game to salvage it. George Balderson looked composed in making 65 at the top of the order, and Luke Wells was tidy for his 41, but no other batter passed 28 and the result was a case of "when" instead of "if". Liam Norwell claimed the final wicket to hand Warwickshire a magnificent double.

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