Five-star Parry sinks Surrey
Stephen Parry claimed his first five-wicket haul in one-day cricket to help Lancashire Lightning to a stunning seven-run victory over Surrey in the Yorkshire Bank 40 Group B match at Emirates Old Trafford.
The left-arm spinner took 5-17 as Lancashire, who at one point were 59 for five in their innings, claimed a seven-run win.
Seamer Wayne White chipped in with 4-35, while Karl Brown hit 80 as the Lightning recorded their first YB40 victory of the season.
Steven Davies and Jason Roy got Surrey off to a flier in reply to Lancashire's 176 for nine, scoring at more than seven an over until Parry bowled the latter for 18 with his first ball to end the 60-run stand.
He did likewise to Davies for 36 in his next over and then claimed two wickets in three balls, holding a catch off his own bowling to account for Vikram Solanki and trapping Garry Wilson lbw.
Parry, Steven Croft and fellow spinner Simon Kerrigan continued to strangle Surrey, who went 13 overs without a boundary, and when Croft bowled Rory Burns for four, they were 91 for five.
Zander de Bruyn and Gareth Batty upped the rate, but Kerrigan pulled off a great catch to end the latter's resistance off White.
White struck twice in the 36th over as de Bruyn went for 38 and Jon Lewis 10. Parry then trapped Chris Tremlett lbw to claim his fifth wicket and, despite being penalised six runs for a slow over-rate, Lancashire secured victory when Jade Dernbach was caught by Kerrigan off White from the final ball.
Lancashire, who suffered a blow before the game with stand-in skipper Simon Katich forced out with a back spasm, initially struggled after being put in.
Stephen Moore fell in the first over, caught at cover by Solanki off Dernbach for nine, and Lewis claimed the wicket of Ashwell Prince, held by de Bruyn at short midwicket for seven.
Tremlett accounted for Croft, taken at slip by Wilson, and captain Paul Horton - who was caught behind by Davies.
Gary Keedy, returning to face Lancashire for the first time since leaving at the end of last season, struck with his first ball as White edged to Davies for five.
Gareth Cross and Brown's 30-run stand was ended with the former trapped lbw to Batty for 15, while Kyle Hogg was bowled by Lewis and Oliver Newby caught and bowled by Batty for a duck.
Brown and Parry smashed 40 off the final three overs, with Parry scoring 23 off 25. Brown was caught in the deep by Burns off Batty - who finished with 3-35.