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Match Report

Yorkshire clinch 5-wicket win

Yorkshire clinch 5-wicket win

Yorkshire 2ndXI won the second Roses Challenge match at Northop Hall by 5 wickets with 10 balls remaining

Lancashire v Yorkshire, 2nd Roses Challenge Match, Northop Hall, 30 April - 2 May
Yorkshire won by 5 wickets.

Toss: Lancashire
Lancashire 1st innings 
329-8 dec (96 overs) Smith 89, White 67, Agathangelou 40
Yorkshire 1st innings 185 all out (62.1 overs) Rhodes 41, White 4-41, Parry 3-18
Lancashire 2nd innings 209-6 dec (56 overs) White 70*, Davies 31
Yorkshire 2nd innings 355-5 (81.2 overs) Hodgson 87, Hodd 74

Team: Stephen Parry (capt), Mo Abid, Andrea Agathangelou, Tom Bailey, Jordan Clark, Alex Davies (wkt), Arron Lilley, Liam Livingstone, Oliver Newby, Tom Smith, Wayne White

1st day: The difference a week makes was highlighted when Alex Davies “got a jaffer” second ball to get a duck, following his century at Scarborough seven days ago. Tom Smith and Andrea Agathangiou batted solidly to reach 86 for 1 at lunch. Two quick wickets after lunch left Lancs at 117 for 2, and on the resumption Smith and Wayne White added 74 before Smith edged behind for a hard grafted 89. Jordan Clark hit a run-a-ball 20 but didn't get to face Gurman Randhawa following last week's headlines.

At tea Lancs had moved to 217 for 5 after losing Parry for 2 in the 65th over. White reached his 50, nine overs after tea before departing for 67. Newby fell next over, bowled for 27 but Liam Livingstone and Arron Lilley accelerated the scoring to enable a late declaration. Newby struck with the first ball when Lees fell to a sharp catch to Agathangelou at 2nd slip, to leave Yorkshire on 25-1 at the close.

2nd day : Yorkshire were immediately put under pressures by Oliver Newby and Tom Smith who bowled 10 maidens in the first 15 overs of the day, but it was Wayne White who broke the partnership, when he had Joe Sayers lbw for 29, Yorks 55-2. White struck twice in his 4th over removing danger men Dan Hodgson and Rich Pyrah, as the visitors slipped to 78-4. That became 81-5 when Clark dismissed Jack Leaning in the next over.

White struck again after lunch when keeper Alex Davies caught Andrew Hodd for 18 before the introduction of the spinners finished off the Yorkshire innings. Will Rhodes was lbw to Lilley's first ball and Stephen Parry cleaned up the tail with 3-15, leaving Lancashire with a lead of 144.

Lancashire lost the wicket of Smith caught sharply at cover for 13, Davies for 31, Agathangelou 21 and Clark 24 (lbw to Randhawa) to close on 147-4 with a lead of 291.

3rd day: Lancashire added 62 to the overnight lead of 291 to declare after 11 overs at 209-6, White finishing on 70 not out, his second half century of the game.

Yorkshire started solidly in their pursuit of the 354 run target, reaching lunch on 40-0. On the resumption it took the reintroduction of Tom Smith to break the partnership, trapping Alex Lees lbw for 54. Two balls later he struck again when Andrea Agathangelou took another excellent catch at slip. No more wickets fell before tea which Yorkshire reached on 151-2 requiring a further 203 runs.

Taking wickets proved to be a struggle however, with Arron Lilley bowling Andrew Hodd for 74 two overs away from the final hour with Yorkshire 229-3. Rich Pyrah made a quick-fire 41 before being caught and bowled by Stephen Parry, and Dan Hodgson was caught behind off Wayne White for 87, but Jack Leaning and Will Rhodes steered Yorkshire home with only 10 balls to spare.

Darrin White


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