Lancashire batted nervelessly to clinch a comprehensive eight-wicket Friends Life t20 victory over winless reigning champions Leicestershire in a topsy-turvy North Division clash at Old Trafford.
Leicestershire recovered from 29 for three to post an impressive 179 for four - with Abdul Razzaq (61 from 51 balls) and Matt Boyce (63no from 38 balls) taking the attack to the bowlers.
Glen Chapple took none of the damage, returning two for 10 in four overs.
Lancashire chased down their target with an over to spare and with just two wickets down, with Stephen Moore (54), Tom Smith (42), Steven Croft (41no) and Karl Brown (39no) all performing.
South African duo Herschelle Gibbs and Johann Myburgh steered Durham to a five-wicket win over the Derbyshire in a tight game at Derby.
Gibbs made 38 and Myburgh added 46 from 40 balls as the Dynamos passed the Falcons' 141 for six with seven balls to spare when a full toss from former Durham paceman Mark Turner went for four byes.
Usman Khawaja top scored with 36 for the Falcons but Scott Borthwick, Liam Plunkett and Mitch Claydon each took two wickets to restrict their total and the Dynamos survived some late scares to claim their second victory.
Greg Smith took five for 17 as Essex collected their first t20 success of the campaign with a thrilling three-run victory against Kent at Chelmsford.
James Foster hit four sixes in a top score of 51 in 27 balls as Essex posted 158 for six, with James Franklin's 39 the next best contribution.
Kent's chase was going steadily until the start of the 17th over, at which point they were 118 for three.
From that point, Smith's five-wicket salvo in two overs saw Essex claim seven wickets for the addition of 37 runs. Essex were also penalised for a slow over rate, but even that did not help Kent's cause in the end.