|NatWest T20 Blast, Emirates Old Trafford|
|Lancashire 194-3 (20 ovs) bt Worcestershire 182-5 (20 ovs) by 12 runs|
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.
Lancashire have now won one and lost one of their opening two games following their defeat at Nottinghamshire.