The Lancashire Lightning are the new 2/1 favourites with bet365 to win the Twenty20 Cup ahead of the quarter-finals..
The Lancashire Lightning are the new 2/1 favourites with bet365 to win the Twenty20 Cup ahead of the quarter-finals.
The Red Rose county had the best record in the group stages, topping the North Division after losing just one of their eight games.
Lancashire's batting has been the real strength - with Brad Hodge (who tops the competition averages at 82.5), Stuart Law (56.00) and Mal Loye (37.57) all plundering plenty of runs and all having strike rates of over 150.
And they've been handed the plum draw in the last eight with a home clash against 20/1 outsiders Derbyshire.
Our 9/1 pre-tournament picks Surrey haven't done a lot wrong, topping the South Division to also guarantee a home quarter-final which will be against Warwickshire. Surrey are 7/2 chances while the Bears have been eased to 11/1.
Midlands/Wales/West Division winners Northants are next at 13/2 ahead of their last eight tie with Somerset (also 13/2).
Joining those two sides on 13/2 are reigning champions Leicestershire who have done well to reach the last eight considering they have lost the services of Hodge to Lancashire this year.
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