Lancashire beat Warwickshire to reach FL t20 quarter-finals

Friends Life t20, Old Trafford

Lancashire 139-8 beat Warwickshire 127-4 by 12 runs

Match scorecard

Friends Life t20

Lancashire qualified for the FL t20 quarter-finals with a 12-run victory over Warwickshire at Old Trafford.

The hosts were given a good start with Stephen Moore (76) leading the way, aided by Tom Smith's run-a-ball 26, in an opening partnership of 61.

But from 113-2, Lancashire stuttered to 139-8 as Ant Botha, Darren Maddy and Chris Woakes each took two wickets.

Warwickshire were well-set on 103-1 after 15 overs but fell short on 127-4, despite William Porterfield's 63.

Gary Keedy, Farveez Maharoof, Sajid Mahmood and Stephen Parry took a wicket each, as no Lancashire bowler went for more than seven an over.

It was second time in as many nights where Lancashire's bowling at the death secured victory, following Tuesday's three-run victory at Northants .

Lancashire have guaranteed third spot in the North Group as they move on to 18 points from 15 matches with one game remaining, at home to Northants on Friday.