Lancs having a Blast

Steven Croft ' 116 consecutive Twenty20 appearances for the Red Rose

Steven Croft ' 116 consecutive Twenty20 appearances for the Red Rose

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Lancashire bid to end the hoodoo that has beset them in the NatWest Twenty20 Blast when they contest finals day again in Edgbaston tomorrow.

The Red Rose county have won more Twenty20 matches than any other county but have yet to win the tournament, despite appearing on finals day on six occasions.

Tomorrow they take on Hampshire in the second semi-final in the 2015 tournament, hoping to meet the winners of the first semi between Northants and hosts and holders Birmingham.

No-one has paid his dues in Twenty20 more than Steven Croft, who has played a remarkable 116 consecutive matches in this shortened format of the game.

The closest Croft came to winning was last year when they suffered a last-ball defeat at the hands of Birmingham.

Lancashire’s ranks have been boosted with England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler available. But Kyle Jarvis misses out with a broken hand.