T20 Blast: Lancashire secure win over Worcestershire

Lancashire's Paul Horton reverse sweeps against Worcestershire
NatWest T20 Blast, Emirates Old Trafford
Lancashire 194-3 (20 ovs) bt Worcestershire 182-5 (20 ovs) by 12 runs
Match scorecard

Tom Smith and Paul Horton hit half-centuries as Lancashire got their T20 Blast campaign up and running with victory over Worcestershire.

Smith made 74 from 53 balls and captain Horton an unbeaten 43-ball 71 as they shared 128 for the third wicket to set the platform for Lancashire's 194-3.

Worcestershire chased bravely as their batsmen all made starts.

But they lost wickets at regular intervals to slip behind the run rate and end on 182-5 to lose by 12 runs.

Overseas signing Colin Munro top scored with 39 for the Rapids, while Richard Oliver, who made his debut in Friday's defeat at Durham, weighed in with 34 and Alexei Kervezee 32 not out.

Lancashire have now won one and lost one of their opening two games following their defeat at Nottinghamshire.