County cricket roundup: Steven Croft fires Lancashire to win at Warwickshire

• Lancashire (351) beat Warwickshire (325) by 26 runs
• Yorkshire top of North Group after 15-run win over Derbyshire

Lancashire’s poor start to their white?ball campaign was arrested with a 26-run win against the champions Warwickshire thanks to a stunning innings of 127 from their captain, Steven Croft, which included three consecutive sixes in a 10-ball Oliver Hannon-Dalby over that cost 37.

Croft’s 83-ball knock propelled Lancashire to 351, which they defended despite a fifth-wicket stand of 126 between Tim Ambrose (68) and Rikki Clarke (76). James Anderson took two for 45 and ran out Ambrose, while Simon Kerrigan took three for 60, including the final wicket – of Keith Barker, who Croft had tucked in to earlier, smashing four sixes in an over.

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