FIRST-team coach Alex Gidman confirmed Wayne Parnell's hamstring injury would be assessed "over the next 24 hours".

The South African ace had played a major part in keeping Worcestershire in contention before withdrawing from six-wicket loss at Old Trafford.

"Wayne's injury was one of a few things that didn't quite go our way," said Gidman.

"It was a pretty crucial time to lose any bowler, and Wayne's been bowling well for us.

"We're not sure how he is. He wasn't fit to play a part today, we'll look at him over the next 24 hours. If we need to scan him, we will."

It came after Lancashire own star bowlers gave the hosts the edge with Jimmy Anderson and Graham Onions at the heart of their success.

"It was a really well fought game from both teams with some excellent skill on show," added Gidman.

"Obviously the lads are really disappointed and frustrated that we've come out second best.

"Anderson and Onions bowled brilliantly on that first morning. We know Anderson is one of the best in the world and Onions has been right up there not too long ago.

"It was a great experience for us as a group to come up against that, and I think that shaped the game in many ways.

"We showed a huge amount of character and skill to recover and get ourselves into a position where we had a small chance of winning."

Lancashire's Rob Jones said: "It was a bit of a grind this week, a bit of a weird game to be honest.

"A lot of wickets fell for not many runs but thankfully we got over the line.

"It was a great knock from Dane (Vilas). To come in in that situation and play how he did was brilliant.

"To go three from three is great. I'm delighted for everyone involved."