Wednesday, 6 June 2012
2NDS: Fine debut for Josh - but a Red Rose double
Josh Shaw, above, finally made his Yorkshire Seconds debut yesterday when the county was able to play its two T20 competition matches against Lancashire at Ormskirk – and what a memorable start he made.
Josh, who has been figuring strongly in the Yorkshire Academy matches this season, was to have played with the Seconds in their T20 games against Derbyshire at Bradford and Bingley CC last week, but the weather decided otherwise.
Match 1: Josh took a wicket with his second ball, a steepling catch well held by fellow Academician Mosun Hussain, and ended with 1-14 from three overs to help to restrict Lancashire to a creditable 134-9 after they had been 99-4 with over five overs left. Left-arm spinner Gurman Randhawa, 2-15, skipper Alex Lilley, 2-18, and Richard Pyrah, 2-26 including a wicket maiden - a rare creature in T20 matches - all played an important part.
Yorkshire’s reply got off to the worst possible start as Joe Sayers was caught off the third ball of the innings, and it was downhill all the way. Yorkshire slipped to 24-5 before Ian Wardlaw, 28, and Hussain, 14, were able to restore some respectability. They had too much to do, and Yorkshire fell for 88, some 45 runs adrift.
Match 2: Yorkshire, captained this time by Oliver Hannon-Dalby, won the toss again, and decided to bat. They were going well at 109-4 off 15.2 overs, with Alex Lees 50 not out, when it rained and off they went. They returned 40 minutes later to a match reduced to 17 overs per side, so Yorkshire had 10 balls left.
Lees was out to the first of these, but Jack Leaning hit two mighty sixes and Yorkshire finished on 125-6. It rained again, and Lancashire were left with a target of 73 in eight overs under the Duckworth-Lewis Method. They made it with four to spare in spite of a marvellous return catch held low down by Pyrah off Louis Bentley - even better then the skier taken by Leaning, backtracking, to dismiss Jordan Clark. Richard again bowled well to take 2-18.
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