Norfolk hold slender lead over Lincolnshire

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Lincs continued from their overnight score of 64-1 and quickly lost the wickets of Harry Warwick and Conrad Louth to Norfolk captain Chris Brown.

When Louis Kimber followed for a half century, Lincs were 105-4 and a long way short of the Norfolk first innings total.

At this point, Anish Patel and Adam Tillcock took the attack to Norfolk and added 114 for the fifth wicket, before Patel was adjudged LBW for 48.

Tillcock continued to attack and, together with Carl Wilson, added a vital 84 for the sixth wicket before Wilson was bowled for 19.

The Lincolnshire target was 325 to obtain maximum batting points and this they achieved to total 338-9 from their allotted 90 overs, one run short of Norfolk’s 339.

Tillcock was the star of the innings finishing undefeated on 153 not out from 171 balls, including 17 fours and 4 sixes.

Lincs made a fine start when Norfolk commenced their second innings, with Alex Willerton dismissing Arthurton and Taylor with the total only 8. Norfolk steadied their innings from hereon in and finished the day on 128-4, a lead of 129.