County Championship: Lancashire dominate Yorkshire on first day of Roses match

Steven Croft


Steven Croft shared a third-wicket stand of 237 with Keaton Jennings
LV= County Championship Division One, Clean Slate Headingley (day one)
Lancashire 288-3: Jennings 150*, Croft 104; Thompson 2-52
Yorkshire: Yet to bat
Yorkshire 1 pts, Lancashire 2 pts
Match scorecard

Keaton Jennings became only the second Lancashire player to post three Roses hundreds in as many County Championship innings as he underpinned a dominant opening day against Yorkshire at Headingley.

Jennings followed former England left-hander Geoff Pullar, who achieved the feat in 1959 and 1960.

The current Red Rose opener added this 280-ball 150 not out to last season’s scores of 114 at Old Trafford and 132 here and was superbly supported by third-wicket partner and fellow centurion Steven Croft (104).

The pair, dropped three times between them, shared 237 to recover Lancashire from 12-2 to a close-of-play 288-3 from 96 overs.

Following two Jordan Thompson wickets, Croft’s eighth run took him to 9,000 at first-class level.