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Rain forced Lancashire's 2ndXI game against Yorkshire to be abandoned as a draw, but it always be remembered for Jordan Clark's 6 sixes in an over

Yorkshire v Lancashire, Roses Challenge - 1st match, Scarborough, 23-25 April
Drawn - Full Scorecard
Toss: Yorkshire
Yorkshire 1st innings 248 all out (71.2 overs) Sayers 91, Leaning 52, Clark 3-65, Ghaus 3-60, Newby 2-42
Lancashire 1st innings 455-9 dec (68 overs) Davies 119, Clark 102 (inc 6 sixes in one over), Moore 58, Hameed 43*, Jones 40, Agathangelou 30
Yorkshire 2nd innings 188-2 (53 overs) Lees 121*

Team: Stephen Parry (capt - pictured), Andrea Agathangelou, Tom Bailey, Jordan Clark, Alex Davies (wkt), Adnan Ghaus, Haseeb Hameed, Rob Jones, Arron Lilley, Liam Livingstone, Stephen Moore, Oliver Newby.

Report - Day 1
Lancashire soon gained the upper hand when Oliver Newby struck in the first over removing Alex Lees lbw for 0. The introduction of Jordan Clark in to the attack had Yorkshire in early trouble taking 3 for 32 in his first spell as the hosts tumbled from 40 for 1 to 63 for 4. Joe Sayers and Jack Leaning then added 135 for the 5th wicket either side of lunch before Stephen Parry bowled Sayers. Yorkshire then collapsed from 198 for 4 to 201 for 9 inside five overs with three wickets for Adnan Ghaus and a sharp run out fron debutant Haseeb Hameed. A late flurry from the last pair took Yorkshire to 248 before Newby ended the innings.

Stephen Moore and Alex Davies dominated the Yorkshire bowling as Lancashire replied, scoring 21 boundries in an opening stand of 107 in 17 overs before Moore fell lbw to Rich Pyrah for 58. Andrea Agathangelou joined Davies in adding a further 54 without any scares in the remaining 15 overs to steer the Red Rose to 161 for 1 at the close.

Day 2
Where do I start, what a days cricket!

Lancashire resumed on 161 for 1 and it took only 9 overs for Alex Davies to pass three figures for the first time for Lancashire 2nd team when he smashed Moin Ashraf for six over mid-wicket. Jordan Clark and Davies took the score steadily on to 239 before Davies went caught behind for 119. Stephen Parry followed 3 balls later, both wickets to Gurman Randhawa. Liam Livingstone and Clark added 12 in the next 5 overs, before a stunning, record-breaking, over changed the day completely.

Randhawa had kept the Lancashire batsmen in check with figures of 2 for 15 in 12 overs, but utter mayhem followed. Clark attacked, hitting the first ball with a slog-sweep over mid-wicket for 6, and the next, and the next. The fourth ball followed to the same part of the ground, and when the fifth ball went over the ropes all of a sudden one of cricket's great feats was a possibility. He couldn’t do it could he? Probably the longest hit was the 6th six which followed the other five into the terrace seating by the main gate. Jordan had done it, the first English professional player to hit six sixes in an over, incredible.

click here to read about Jordan Clark hitting 36 in one over

At lunch Lancashire had reached 312 for 5 and Clark brought up his century in the 7th over after lunch from 112 balls (6x6, 12x4) but fell shortly afterwards playing on. This brought debutant Haseeb Hameed to the wicket with fellow debutant Rob Jones and they didn’t look in any trouble taking the score to 423 for 8 at tea. The scoring slowed after tea before a late flurry took the score to 455, before Jones departed for 40 after adding 83 for the 9th wicket with Hameed who was 40 not out. That brought the declaration, and the final 17 overs went by quickly but without any wickets, Yorkshire finished the day on 36 for 0 still 171 behind, but all anyone was talking about at the close was Jordan Clark.

Day 3
Jordan Clark was the only wicket-taker on a rain curtailed final day (the other wicket was a run out), with Yorkshire on 188-2 when play was abandoned. Lancashire had an early breakthrough when Oliver Newby’s direct hit ran out Joe Sayers for 25, but the home side reached lunch on 155 for 1. After lunch only 9 overs were bowled before the rain arrived and did not let up.

Darrin White

The Roses Challenge matches are designed to give what was previously 'friendly' fixtures a more competitive edge.

Following this inaugural fixture, the teams meet again at Northop Hall next week (Tue 30 April - Thur 2 May), with the final game of the Roses Challenge played over 4 days at Liverpool on Mon 13-Thur 16 May.

Photo (c) Simon Pendrigh