Foxes beaten again
Hosts chase down target at Old Trafford
Last Updated: June 21, 2012 9:41am
Lancashire's top order put together a fine run chase as the Lightning beat Leicestershire by eight wickets in a Twenty20 North Group clash at Old Trafford.
Abdul Razzaq and Matthew Boyce both made half-centuries as Leicestershire tallied an impressive 179-4 but Lancashire got home with an over to spare, recording their highest successful Twenty20 chase at Old Trafford into the bargain.
Leicestershire chose to bat first but they were 29-3 after Josh Cobb fell to Yasir Arafat and Glen Chapple (2-10 from four overs) removed Greg Smith and Ramnaresh Sarwan.
However, Razzaq (61 off 51 balls) and Boyce (63 not out off 38) then salvaged the situation with a stand of 92.
Razzaq fell in the 17th over but Boyce and Wayne White (19 not out) then smashed 58 off just 21 balls to finish the innings in style.
However, Lancashire were soon up with the run-rate, mainly thanks to the in-form Stephen Moore, who hit 54 off 32 balls before he was bowled by Claude Henderson in the eighth over, with the score already 75.
His opening partner Tom Smith managed 42 himself but there was still work to be done when he went in the 13th over, with the total 113.
But Steven Croft (41 not out) and Karl Brown (39 not out) calmly put together an unbroken stand of 77 from just 39 balls to see the hosts to victory and leave reigning champions Leicestershire without a t20 win this season.