Cheshire must wait for the outcome of Cumberland’s clash with Northumberland to see if they have qualified for T20 Finals Day.

Rick Moore’s side won their first T20 match against Lincolnshire by eight runs, but were subsequently beaten by the same opponents by eight wickets in the second of the double-header games.

Wayne White’s 61 helped Cheshire firstly post 148 for six, with Nick Anderson adding 44. Jack White took 2-15 and Luke Robinson claimed 2-26 to restrict Lincolnshire to 140 in reply.

The second game was a different story, with Jamie Crawley’s 64 guiding Cheshire to 165 for seven, White adding 52.

But Lincoln made light work of the run chase, easing to 166 for two with four overs to spare, Louis Kimber whacking an unbeaten 73 off 42 balls.

Cheshire will now have to wait until Cumberland and Northumberland play their double header on July 15 to decide who reaches the finals day.

“It was frustrating not to grab the opportunity,” Moore said. “But we’ve come a long way quickly and we now regroup ahead of our first Championship game next week and the Knockout Trophy semi-final (both against Shropshire).”