Sunday, 25 April 2010
10 wicket Eagles win sets off campaign in style
Andrew Gale (125 off 115 balls) and Jacques Rudolph (101 from 102) scorched Carnegie to 233-0 and victory over Essex by 10 wickets to kick off their Clydesdale Bank 40 campaign in style at Chelmsford.
Essex had posted a total of 232-9 and Yorkshire raced to the target with 4.1 overs to spare to inflict the heaviest defeat suffered by Essex in a limited overs match. The previous record was also against Yorkshire, by nine wickets at Headingley in 1982.
Andrew Gale recorded his first century in limited overs cricket and the unbroken opening stand was the highest Yorkshire partnership by any wicket against Essex in one-day cricket and the highest ever Yorkshire stand in 40-over cricket.
Gale hit 12 fours and 3 sixes, while Rudolph stroked 13 boundaries.
Earlier deutant Tino Best took 4-46 in 8 fiery overs including a wicket in his first over.
Yorkshire Carnegie's one-day season gets underway against Essex Eagles at Chelmsford today in the Clydesdale Bank 40 competition.
After three excellent performances in the LV= County Championship, Andrew Gale's side change into the coloured clothing to see if they can replicate that good start in the new 40-over competition.
Andrew Gale (capt), Adam Lyth, Joe Sayers, Anthony McGrath, Jacques Rudolph, Jonathan Bairstow (wk), Gerard Brophy (wk), Adil Rashid, David Wainwright, Oliver Hannon-Dalby, Tino Best, Steve Patterson, Ben Sanderson, Azeem Rafiq and Richard Pyrah.
Mark Pettini (capt), Alastair Cook, Jaik Mickleburgh, Grant Flower, Ryan ten Doeschate, James Foster (wk), Tom Westley, Graham Napier, Tim Phillips, David Masters, Chris Wright, Tony Palladino, Michael Comber.
WHAT IS THE CLYDESDALE BANK 40?
The Clydesdale Bank 40 begins on Sunday, April 25 with nine matches taking place up and down the country. With games starting at 1.45pm it is the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
The Clydesdale Bank 40 is the new domestic 40 over competition. Netherlands, Scotland and the Unicorns (a team of players without first class contracts) will join the 18 First Class Counties in the competition. The 21 teams have been drawn into three groups and will play their opposition home and away. The three group winners and one runner up with the highest points score will contest the semi finals with the final to be played at Lord’s on September 18.
Clydesdale Bank 40 photograph - the Essex lads (James Foster, Alastair Cook and Graham Napier) relax ahead of Sunday's clash against Yorkshire. Can Andrew Gale spoil their party?
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