Jennings century fires Lancashire to victory
Keaton Jennings scored his maiden Twenty20 century to haunt former club Durham and hand Lancashire victory as the Vitality Blast competition got under way.
Jennings produced an outstanding knock of 108 off 63 balls, sharing a record-breaking opening stand of 170 with Alex Davies for the Lightning at Chester-le-Street.
The former England Test batsman hit 10 fours and three sixes, propelling his team to 190 for three in the North Group fixture.
Durham opener Alex Lees offered some resistance by scoring 51 but the hosts lost by 27 runs, closing their chase on 163 for seven.
The match at Emirates Riverside was the only one played to a conclusion as rain caused the abandonment of the other six fixtures. Kent were denied victory against
Hampshire in agonising fashion at Canterbury. The hosts were seemingly cruising towards victory at 52 without loss when rain forced off England batsman Zak Crawley and fellow opener Daniel Bell-Drummond with only five more deliveries required to constitute a completed match. Hampshire had managed 139 for six from their 20 overs in the South Group clash.