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Lancashire vs Durham Tips - Croft to bury Durham bowlers

By Ralph Staniforth
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23 Jun 2022
  • Lancashire vs Durham predictions for Thursday’s Vitality Blast cricket match
  • Fixture will be played at Blackool, June 23, 2022, at 19:30 SAST
  • Lancashire’s Steven Croft has scored 61*, 25, 55, 41 and 45 in his last five innings.
  • Can Durham upset the formbook by beating Lancashire twice in a fortnight?
  • Predictions, stats, team news & preview
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Lancashire vs Durham  Predictions


Lancashire are riding high on the North Group table with 7 wins and a tie from their 10 matches, while Durham sit second from the bottom after just 3 wins from their 10 matches. 
  • Lancashire vs Durham  Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Lancashire Form
  • Lancashire Injuries & Team News
  • Durham  Form
  • Durham Injuries & Team News
  • Lancashire vs Durham FAQ

Durham are a surprise package, however, as they shocked English cricket by beating Lancashire earlier in June.

  • Lancashire’s Steven Croft has scored 322 runs in this year’s Vitality Blast.
  • Lancashire’s Dane Vilas has scored 55, 38 and 40* in his last 4 innings.
  • Durham’s Graham Clark (265 runs) is his side’s top run-scorer this season. 

Head to Head


Durham have won three of their last five meetings, with Lancashire picking up two wins.

Their most recent meeting saw Durham upset the pundits by snatching a two-wicket win with just three balls to spare. Durham bowled superbly to restrict Lancashire to an uncharacteristically low 130 runs off their 20 overs, Steven Croft top-scoring with 55 while Nathan Sowter picked up 3/22.

Ned Eckersley lead the Durham run-chase, top-scoring with 46 as his side sneaked home in the final over. Lancashire’s Richard Gleeson was phenomenal with the ball, returning 4/19 from his four overs.

Lancashire Form


After tying their first match with Yorkshire, Lancashire went on a six-match winning streak before losing two matches in a row. They returned to winning ways in their most recent match, a six-wicket win over Nottinghamshire.

Nottinghamshire posted a decent 179/7 off their 20 overs, Tom Hartley picking up two wickets for 27 runs off his four overs. 

Lancashire got off to a good start thanks to Keaton Jennings, which set the stage for a 114-run partnership in 10 overs between Steven Croft (61*) and Dane Vilas (55) to take their side to the brink of victory.  

Lancashire Injuries & Team News


Lancashire will be without Phil Salt who is on international duty with England in Holland. 

Durham  Form


Durham have had a horror run, losing five of their last six matches… the only upside being the win over table-topping Lancashire.

Durham suffered another heavy defeat in their last match, losing to Leicestershire by 51 runs.

Leicestershire set the tone for the day by scoring 157/9 off their 20 overs. Andrew Tye was phenomenal with the ball, picking up five wickets for 38 runs off his four overs and reducing Leicestershire to 70/5 at the halfway mark of their innings, before Wiaan Mulder’s 54 rescued their innings.  

In response, Durham never got going, Paul Coughlin top-scoring with 22 as they were rolled out for 106 in 16.4 overs. 

Durham Injuries & Team News


Durham are desperately short of runs and need to bring in one or two potential run-scorers if they hope to beat Lancashire again.

Lancashire vs Durham FAQ

When is Lancashire vs Durham being played?

Lancashire vs Durham is being played on 23 June 2022.

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Verdict

Lancashire’s season has been too good to ignore, despite the loss to Durham last fortnight. I am tipping them to keep on winning, with Stephen Clark’s fine form to continue with a score of 35+.

Durham’s Graham Clark is my pick to score 40+ against the Lancashire attack.

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