Lancashire beat MCC in season opener

Paul Horton
Champion County match, Abu Dhabi
Lancashire 199 & 152-4 beat MCC 266 and 84 by six wickets
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Paul Horton scored a half-century as Lancashire beat MCC by six wickets in the Champion County match in Abu Dhabi.

MCC resumed the third day on 81-8 and were soon dismissed for 84, Simon Kerrigan finishing with 4-31.

Chasing 152 to win, Lancashire did slip to 11-2 with early wickets for Ian Blackwell (2-31) and Lewis Gregory, who dismissed Karl Brown for a golden duck.

Horton (58) and Luke Procter (47) took Lancashire close, while Steven Croft hit an unbeaten 24 off 26 balls.