10.10pm: Croft and his men lift the Blast trophy, then comes the champagne, bubbles all over the place... We'll leave them to it, thanks for all your comments today, George's report from the ground will be up on the site soon. All our Lanky readers, remember to enjoy yourselves responsibly. G'night!
10pm: Man of the Match is Alex Davies "I think it's six times now and the first time we've managed to get over the line, so happy for the lads. Me and Ashwell wanted to get us off to a good start. It was actually quite a nice surface to bat on, we thought it might be a bit worse, but we got a score and back our spinners. We knew we could defend a score like that. Without being too cheesy, it's probably the best day of my life."
Northamptonshire captain Alex Wakely: "We've played well this year, as a team, someone has always put their hand up. I'm really proud of the guys. We've got a lot of good young players coming through, it's quite tough playing teams with bigger financial backing but we'll keep trying to punch above our weight."
Lancashire captain Steven Croft, who has just made his 116th consecutive T20 appearance: "I've been playing for 10 seasons now, glad we got over the line, we've been playing good T20 cricket for a long time. We've had good one-day sides, not won a trophy, hopefully we can get something started. We built the momentum up as the tournament went along. The slow bowlers played brilliantly. [For the fans] Definitely, it's been a long time coming and a pleasure to celebrate in front of them."
9.40pm: Lancashire, beaten finalists last year, finally get their hands on the trophy. It was a super team effort that got them there, from a group of players that found form at the right time having sneaked through the group stage. The longest day in cricket has ended one of the longest waits - Lancashire have won more T20 games than any other side since the format's inception but never triumphed in five previous Finals Day attempts. Their last piece of limited-overs silverware came in 1999, at the end of a decade when they were one-day kings; they've been paupers ever since. They can savour this one now, though credit to Northants for scrapping the whole way. After two damp squib semis, we had a tense tussle to crown the champions. What a moment for Gavin Griffiths, too, a 21-year-old who only made his T20 debut this afternoon; he held his nerve brilliantly at the end and getting rid of Afridi was the moment Northants knew the jig was up.
One hand on the trophy now...
Miracles and snookers required now, as Alex Wakely comes out
Griffiths to bowl, a huge order for Kleinveldt and Cobb
James Faulkner is back on and will bowl, 29 needed off 12 balls
Rory Kleinveldt is in, they need a barrage to get home from here
Faulkner still off the field, so Gavin Griffiths will bowl only his fifth over in T20 cricket