7 from 7: Recent history at Emirates Riverside
Ahead of the Vitality Blast quarter-final against Essex Eagles, take a look back at the previous seven matches Lancashire Lightning have played in the North East
Lancashire head into tonight’s quarter-final tie against Essex Eagles with history on their side at Emirates Riverside.
In their last seven meetings with Durham in the Vitality Blast in the North East, the Lightning have come away victorious.
We take a look back at all seven of those victories, dating back to 2013.
28 June 2013: Lancashire beat Durham by nine runs
Stephen Moore hit an excellent 75 to help Lancashire on their way to a nine-run win against Durham.
The batsman produced a strong display to help Lancashire set a score of 165/3.
The home side made a good start in hunting down that total as they went 53 runs without loss.
Mitchell McClenaghan, on debut, had a patchy start, but made up for it by eventually taking three wickets, including that of Ben Stokes.
Eventually the job proved too much for Durham, as they could only manage a score of 156-8.
29 May 2014: Lancashire beat Durham by one run
Lancashire beat Durham by the narrowest of margins when the two teams met in 2014.
Karl Brown played a leading role with the bat, hitting 61 off 51 balls to top score for Lancashire, helping to set an overall score of 133/6.
Durham started their innings well, but a collapse in the middle order set up a close finish.
Junaid Khan produced a strong bowling performance, taking three wickets and at a lowly economy rate of 5.25.
Despite a late charge from Ryan Pringle, the Jets fell agonisingly short of the total as the Lightning came away victorious.
25 June 2015: Lancashire beat Durham by six wickets
Ashwell Prince hit 63 runs to help Lancashire on their way to a six wicket win in 2015.
The South African’s strong performance, along with Karl Brown, Steven Croft and James Faulkner hitting 26, 17 and 23 respectively, helped Lancashire chase down the target of 141.
Faulkner was also in great bowling form, taking three Durham wickets, as did Kyle Jarvis.
Contributions from Stephen Parry, Aaron Lilley and Steven Croft helped Lancashire to bowl the home side all out.
From there, Prince led the batting performance as Lancashire eased home to win the game after 18.1 overs.
22 July 2016: Lancashire beat Durham by four runs
Lancashire beat Durham narrowly by four runs when the two sides met at the Emirates Riverside in 2016.
Leading the way for the Lightning with the bat was Alviro Petersen, Karl Brown and Liam Livingstone, who set scores of 42, 41 and 43 respectively.
Their strong performances helped to set a target of 176 for the Jets to beat, a comparatively big total on a ground where scores of 150 are regularly enough to win the game.
The home side certainly came close to reaching that score, narrowly losing after only hitting 172.
Saqib Mahmood put in a strong bowling performance, taking three wickets and whilst not claiming any wickets, Nathan Buck limited Durham’s runs with an economy rate of 6.50 in four overs.
7 July 2017: Lancashire beat Durham by 52 runs
Jos Buttler’s half century helped Lancashire on their way to a 52-run victory against Durham in 2017.
The 28-year-old hit 59 runs from 39 balls, whilst Karl Brown and Dane Villas got 35 each as Lancashire Lightning set an imposing total of 192.
Jordan Clark led the way for Lancashire’s bowlers, taking three wickets as the home side struggled to match the target.
Ryan McClaren, Steven Croft and Tom Bailey also produced strong performances to limit Durham to a total of 140/7 after 20 overs.
12 August 2018: Lancashire beat Durham by 65 runs
A strong Lancashire bowling performance helped them to complete a 65-run victory against Durham last season.
After batting first, Alex Davies top scored with 65 runs, as the Lightning set a total target of 143 for the home side to beat.
Any chance of winning quickly disappeared for the Jets as the opening four batsmen scored a total of only four runs between them.
Eventually they were all out after only 15.2 overs, with Lancashire’s bowlers proving far too strong.
Matt Parkinson led the way taking three wickets; Zahir Khan, James Faulkner and Toby Lester took two each, with Danny Lamb grabbing one.
2 August 2019: Lancashire beat Durham by 5 wickets
Lancashire’s last trip to Emirates Riverside was a successful one, beating Durham by five wickets last month.
Liam Livingstone put in a starring performance with both the ball and bat, taking two wickets before scoring 70 runs to help Glen Chapple's side close down a target of 140.
Matt Parkinson also put in an excellent bowling display, taking four wickets for just 30 runs as Durham were all out for 139.
Alongside Livingstone, Alex Davies and Dane Vilas also played a strong part in the victory with the bat, hitting 24 each.
The victory was complete after 18.5 overs, as the Lightning claimed their second victory of the Vitality Blast season against Durham.