Lincolnshire CCC climbed to the top of their Unicorns T20 competition group by defeating Cumberland in both of their matches at Penrith.
Heavy rain resulted in the first match being reduced to 5 overs per side. Cumberland won the toss, elected to bat and totalled 47 for 3. Lincolnshire chased down this total for the loss of 2 wickets in 3.5 overs. Tom Keast top scoring with 34 not out from 13 balls, with 4 fours and 2 sixes.
The second match was interrupted by rain on two occasions. This resulted in a total reduction of 3 overs per side. Cumberland again won the toss and elected to bat first. The home side posted a competitive 158 for 4 in 17 overs, Josh Boyne with 47 not out and Gary Pratt with 43 not out being the main contributors. Lincolnshire chased down a revised total for the loss of 3 wickets with 3 overs to spare. Usman Arshad was the top scorer with 74 from 48 balls, including 6 fours and 5 sixes. He received strong support from Joe Kendall with 39 not out.
Lincolnshire moved to the top of the table with a maximum 8 points from their 4 matches.
The County side now turn their attention to the 50 over Knockout Trophy when they host Cheshire, the current holders, at Bracebridge Heath CC on Sunday the 2nd June (11am start).