The Leicestershire Foxes hopes of retaining the Friends Life t20 title look all but over after they slumped to their fourth straight defeat after they the Lancashire Lightning sealed a easy eight wicket victory at Old Trafford.
The defending champions failed to defend a total of 179-4 thanks in part to a quick fore 54 from Stephen Moore who smashed seven boundaries and two sixes during his 32 ball innings.
If proved to be another disappointing day for the Foxes despite a fine performances with the bat from Matthew Boyce (63) and Abdul Razzaq (61) who shared a fourth wicket stand of 91.
Elsewhere the Essex Eagles sealed a three run victory over the Kent Spitfires thanks in part to a quick fire half century from James Foster (51) and five wickets from Greg Smith (5-19).
The nights other match saw the Durham Dynamos recorded their second victory of the tournament thanks to a five wicket victory over the Derbyshire Falcons at the County Ground in Derby.