Lancashire Lightning

Lancashire Lightning

Lancashire Lightning Cricket BettingOne of the stronger teams on paper, the Lancashire Lightning have had a very strong squad of players and are certainly one of the teams to be feared in any one day format of the game. They are currently ranked third in the Twenty20 Cup Rankings

Twenty20 Cup Performances

Lancashire has a very consistent record in this tournament over the years, reaching the final once in 2005, where they lost to Somerset Sharks. They have been semi finalists twice in 2004 and 2007 and were quarter finalists in both 2008 and 2009.

In the 2009 competition they won the Northern Division losing only once in nine matches completed, winning all other eight and finishing with an impressive 17 points. They were favourites to win in the T20 Outright win betting market, but failed at the quarter final stage where they were very unfortunate to be knocked out by Somerset in a bowl out as no play was possible during the scheduled time frame.

2009/10 Squad

The squad is made up from 23 players that include top England all rounder, Andrew Flintoff and star Indian batsman, VVS Laxman.


Karl BrownEnglandRHB
Mark ChiltonEnglandRHB
VVS LaxmanIndiaRHB
F de PlessisSARHB
Paul HortonAusRHB
Mal LoyeEnglandRHB
Adrian ShankarEnglandRHB


James AndersonEnglandRH Fast
Steven CheethamEnglandR Fast Med
Kyle HoggEnglandR Med Fast
Gary KeedyEnglandSlow Left Arm
Simon KerriganEnglandSlow Left Arm
Tom LungleyEnglandLeft Med
Sajid MahmoodEnglandR Fast Med
Oliver NewbyEnglandR Fast Med
Stephen ParryEnglandSlow Left Arm
Tom SmithEnglandRight Fast Med

All Rounders

Andrew FlintoffEnglandRHBR Arm Fast
Glen ChappleEnglandRHBR Fast Med
Steven CroftEnglandRHBR Med Fast
Steve MullaneyEnglandRHBR Med Fast

Wicket Keepers

Gareth CrossEnglandRHB
Luke SuttonEnglandRHB

Top Batsmen - 2009

The batting stats for the top five Lancashire batsmen are below. Steve Croft topped the runs scored list with an excellent 259 runs in 9 matches.

PlayerInningsRunsBallsAverageHS S/R6's
Steve Croft   9259192  37.0083* 134.89 8
Paul Horton   9166119  18.4441 139.49 2
VVS Laxman   3159120  79.5078* 132.50 3
Ashwell Prince   6159146  53.0044 108.90 1
F de Plessis   8153 121  21.8578* 126.44 4

Top Bowlers - 2009

Below are the statistics on the Lancashire top bowlers in the 2009 Twenty20 Cup. Those who will be making T20 Cup Free Bets will find this information helpful as and when they place a bet in the Twenty20 Top Wicket taker Odds.

In 2009 the lead wicket takers were Glen Chapple and Sajid Mahmood who both took 11 wickets. See Twenty20 Cup Top Bowler betting. Their stats along with other leading wicket takers are listed below and they include best bowling performance, economy rates and averages.

PlayerMatchesInningsRunsWicketsBestAverage EconomyMdns
Glen Chapple  8  8186 112-11  16.90 6.20 0
Sajid Mahmood  9  9242 114-29  22.00 7.11 1
Steven Parry  9  9223 103-20  22.30 6.75 0
Gary Keedy  9  9190   62-23  31.66 6.55 1