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Stephen Moore hits T20 best as Lancashire beat Durham

Lancashire 179-4 beat Durham by 156-8 by 23 runs
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Stephen Moore
Moore joined Lancashire from Worcestershire at the end of last year

Stephen Moore hit his highest ever Twenty20 score as Lancashire beat Durham by 23 runs at the Riverside.

Moore (83 not out) smashed seven fours and three sixes in his 52-ball knock and was well supported by Tom Smith (44) as Lancashire posted 179-4.

The home side were given a good start by Phil Mustard (47), but when he fell to Steven Croft (3-18) they slipped from 77-2 to 99-6.

Albie Morkel and Liam Plunkett tried to rebuild but Durham fell short on 156-8.

Before the game Durham unveiled their new stadium name, for which it was announced there had been hundreds of entries.

The evening had been dubbed Emirates Day in honour of the club's major sponsors and the match was a sell-out of almost 8,000, making it a record crowd for a county game at what will in future be known as the Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground.

BBC Radio Newcastle's Martin Emmerson:
"This was not the start Durham were hoping for in their Twenty20 campaign at the newly re-named Emirates Durham International Stadium.

"Lancashire came with a plan and out-fought their hosts in front of a packed house. They also out-fought them.

"The Red Rose County generally hold a sign over the Riverside outfit it showed again on this occasion.

"The 179 they made, was two short of their hosts' all-time best in the competition and the way Lancashire's spinners then controlled the match was impressive to see.

"Ross Taylor's much-heralded debut failed to materialise as he holed out to the square leg boundary for one and only captain Phil Mustard really looked comfortable in the middle with 47.

"It was a big win for Lancashire, but with 15 games remaining, Durham have plenty of time to get their campaign up and running."

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