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Lancashire won by 6 wickets.

Northants vs Lancashire

Lancashire cruise on Horton ton

Opener's century downs Northants

Horton: first century of season

Friends Provident Trophy - Group A
Northamptonshire 240 (A J Hall 81) v Lancashire 241-4 (P J Horton 100)
Lancashire beat Northamptonshire by 6 wkts

Paul Horton's century allowed Lancashire to ease to a six-wicket success at Northamptonshire, their second straight win in Group A of the FP Trophy.

The Australian-born opener hit exactly 100 off 108 balls as the Red Rose county surpassed a target of 241 with 31 deliveries and six wickets to spare.

Horton, who struck 12 fours, was well supported by Mark Chilton in a third-wicket stand of 120 although both then fell in quick succession to leave Lancasire on 182-4.

But Faf du Plessis (24no) and Steven Croft (35no) took the visitors across the winning line with an unbroken fifth-wicket partnership of 59.

Earlier, Northants had been bowled out for 240 in 47.3 overs with Andrew Hall's 81 the top score.

Lancashire seam duo Sajid Mahmood (3-38) and Tom Smith (3-52) both picked up three wickets.

Match Details

26th Apr 2009
County Ground, Northampton
B Dudleston and R K Illingworth

lancashire BATTING CARD

Batsman R
Horton c Willey b Daggett 100
Smith lbw b Lucas 28
Prince c Peters b Lucas 0
Chilton c O'Brien b Willey 41
du Plessis not out 24
Croft not out 35
Extras 11w, 2lb 13
Total Close, 44.5 Overs 241 - 4
Full Batting Card

northants BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
Daggett 8 0 39 1
Lucas 8 0 39 2
Crook 4 1 36 0
Panesar 4 0 28 0
Boje 9.5 0 47 0
Hall 6 0 26 0
Willey 5 0 24 1
Full Bowling Card