Lancashire all out to dazzle Derby
Lancashire are favourites to win cricket's Twenty20 Cup as the competition gets under way today tonight.
For the match at Derby, the C and G Trophy finalists will field an almost unchanged squad from Sunday's line-up at Edgbaston against Warwickshire.
Paul Horton is brought into the squad of 12 to make the trip to Derby to face the Phantoms on Tuesday for a floodlit version of the limited overs game.
Meantime, rivals Derbyshire have come up with a novel solution to the rare cricketing problem of 'sun stops play'.
The action was suspended in a day-night match at Derby earlier this season because the setting sun was shining directly into batsmen's eyes.
The county fear a repeat during their forthcoming Twenty20 Cup fixtures and have requested permission from the England and Wales Cricket Board to bowl all overs from one end.
Derbyshire do not want to see punters unnecessarily short-changed.
Any hold-ups due to this problem would probably be treated like any other stoppage and result in a reduction of overs.
Chief executive Tom Sears said: "When you have your biggest crowds of the season and people here who don't normally watch cricket, you don't want to have to explain to people why you aren't playing on a lovely summer's night.
"It seems a simple solution to a potential problem. As long as the boundaries are the same and the opposition are in agreement we can't see a problem with it."