County Championship: Lancashire's Josh Bohannon makes 98 not out before rain

Josh Bohannon
Josh Bohannon tossed his bat in frustration after he was left on 98 not out
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Aigburth, Liverpool (day two)
Lancashire 449: Livingstone 114, Bohannon 98*; Klein 3-89
Leicestershire: Yet to bat
Lancashire 5 pts, Leicestershire 2 pts

Lancashire all-rounder Josh Bohannon was left stranded on 98 in his side's 449 all out, before rain washed out two sessions against Leicestershire.

The hosts began day two on 347-7, with Bohannon on 41, but he missed a maiden century when last man Richard Gleeson was caught behind off Dieter Klein.

Tom Bailey made 57 in an eighth-wicket stand of 131 with Bohannon.

The rain arrived in Liverpool just as Lancashire's first innings ended and there was no further play after lunch.

With no prospect of conditions improving, umpires Neil Bainton and Russell Warren called things off at 16:00 BST.

Lancs fast bowler Tom Bailey told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"We would have liked to have had a bowl but there are still two days left so we will give it everything. As long as the weather holds, we have the bowlers on this pitch to get 20 wickets."

"It was good to bat with Josh Bohannon and we both decided to just enjoy it. It was nice to get to 50 with a six which is not something I normally do.

"I've always been able to bat and starting the season at number eight means there is a responsibility on me which has meant I've had to work harder on my batting."

Leicestershire fast bowler Chris Wright told BBC Radio Leicester:

"Credit to Lancashire, they really played well and, with two days left, we have to make sure we win four or five of the sessions to get something out of the game.

"It is a slow pitch and is not easy to bowl on. If you are slightly off line and length it sits up to be hit so if we can play well against the new ball I expect us to get a decent score.

"We certainly feel late in the game it will take some turn so hopefully you will get to see Callum Parkinson later on."

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