Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Barbados: Yorkshire beat UWI by 52 runs
It was the Gary Ballance and Adam Lyth show today at the Foursquare Oval as Gary scored an aggressive 94 and Adam added 70 not out as Yorkshire gained revenge against the University of West Indies after defeat in Saturday's Twenty20 game at Kensington Oval.
In the UWI's reply Omar Phillips hit 49 from 69 balls including 4 fours, Ryan Wiggins made 43 in 46 balls (2 fours an 2 sixes) and the dangerous Raymon Reifer was bowled by the equally dangerous David Wainwright - the 3rd wicket to fall. Wainwright finished with 2-25 and the rest were shared around between John Blain, Adil Rashid, Steve Patterson, Joe Sayers and Lee Hodgson.
Earlier, Andrew Gale made 19 before Ballance and Lyth put on a century stand until the former was caught at cover for 94 - he hit 6 fours and 2 sixes.. Joe Sayers was lbw for 11 and the returning Gerard Brophy was run out without scoring.
Lyth continued through to the close to be unbeaten on 70 not out from 87 balls in an innings that remarkably included just two boundaries. Yorkshire then lost 7 wickets for only 28 runs including three run outs, as they attempted to push the total higher.
Liam Sebastian with 3-34 was the pick of the UWI bowling attack.
The result ensures that Yorkshire will not return home without a win and continues to push the one-day performances in the right direction. The tour finishes on Friday and Saturday with a 2-day Roses match where the longer form Yorkshire will be looking to build on their impressive display against Derbyshire at the start of the trip.
WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHS: James Buttler
The match starts at 11am Barbados time, that's 3pm UK time and you can hear updates on Yorkshire Radio on DAB Digital Radio across Yorkshire, online at www.yorkshireradio.net and through SKY Channel 0209.
Andrew GALE (capt), Gary BALLANCE, Adam LYTH, Joe SAYERS, Gerard BROPHY, Adil RASHID, Lee HODGSON, David WAINWRIGHT, Steve PATTERSON, John BLAIN and James LEE.
As the ground is a bit primitive our updates may be less regular than normal from the game today.
If we struggle a full report will follow here later...