Lancashire beat Leicestershire in t20 as Stephen Moore shines

Friends Life t20, Grace Road

Lancashire 154-6 (20 overs) beat Leicestershire 143-8 by 11 runs

Match scorecard

Stephen Moore scored a half-century as Lancashire beat holders Leicestershire by 11 runs.

Rain delayed the scheduled start by 30 minutes but Moore wasted little time in smashing 58 off 44 balls.

The visitors then lost their way losing four wickets for 29 runs, before Yasir Arafat (20no) guided them to 154-6.

Leicestershire never got going in their reply and, despite 32 from Josh Cobb, slumped to 73-5 before falling short on 143-8 with Arafat taking 2-32.

Glen Chapple (2-22) and Stephen Parry (2-33) also impressed with the ball.

Matthew Boyce (26) and Abdul Razzaq (36) did put on 46 for the sixth wicket for Leicestershire but it was to no avail.

The hosts also lost their opening game in this season's tournament to Nottinghamshire on Tuesday, while Lancashire were beaten by Derbyshire in a rain-affected match on Thursday night.