Lancashire Lightning start their 2008 Friends Provident Trophy campaign at Old Trafford tomorrow against Derbyshire Phantoms at 12 noon.

Lightning will contest "North Division" honours with defending champions Durham Dynamos, Derbyshire Phantoms, Yorkshire Phoenix and the Scottish Saltires - in what many have dubbed the "Group of Death".

Cricket manager, Mike Watkinson said: "The North' group is always very competitive, and this year will be no different."