By BV Swagath
Hosts Derbyshire defeated Lancashire by 17 runs in a rain-affected contest at the County Ground in the North Group match in Friends Life t20 2012 on Thursday.
Lancashire batting first after losing the toss posted a healthy total of 168 for 6. Opener Stephen Moore with 34 (from 21 balls with 4 fours and 2 sixes) and Skipper Steven Croft with 46 (from 35 balls with 3 sixes) were the chief contributors for Lancashire.
In the run chase, Derbyshire got to 118 for 5 in just 11.3 overs when rain prevented any further play. Derbyshire were comfortably ahead of the D/L par total by 17 runs. Opener Wes Durston got the Player of the Match for his brisk 31 from 16 balls with 5 fours and a six.