Sunday, 18 July 2010
Carnegie end FPt20 campaign on a high at Derby
Yorkshire Carnegie bowed out of the Friends Provident Twenty20 in style against the Derbyshire Falcons with a six-wicket win.
The victory ended a four match losing streak in the competition for the Tykes and means they finished sixth in the final Northern Group table.
After losing the toss and being put into the field it was Carnegie’s bowlers who first of all excelled at the County Ground. Both Rich Pyrah and Lee Hodgson, making just his second Twenty20 appearance for the county, both picked up two wickets, whilst Clint McKay, Adil Rashid and David Wainwright also picked up one.
It meant that the Falcons could only post 137-7 in their twenty overs and from then on in Carnegie took control.
Captain Andrew Gale was the hero, with a superb knock of 55, but Gary Ballance also excelled to finish on 48 not out which was a first-class career best. The two of them came together with Carnegie in trouble on 33-2, after Adam Lyth and Herschelle Gibbs had departed cheaply, but by the time their partnership ended the Tykes were on the verge of victory.
Together they pummelled the Falcons to all parts with a partnership of 85 and it meant that by the time Gale was clean bowled by Charl Langeveldt in the eighteenth over, Yorkshire only needed 20 to win from 16 balls.
That soon became seven from the last over, despite Jonathan Bairstow being run-out for two, and after Ballance had run a quick single McKay finished things off with a six.
Yorkshire are next in action on Tuesday – when they begin a crucial LV=County Championship match with Essex.
The Falcons conclude their Friends Provident t20 campaign against Yorkshire Carnegie on Sunday knowing that only a win will do to give them a chance of qualifying for the quarter-final.
The Falcons must win against Carnegie, 2.30pm start, then hope for a favour from Durham as the Dynamos face Northamptonshire Steelbacks in their final match of the campaign at the Riverside.
The match will be preceded with an on-field performance from internationally renowned Tenor Thomas Spencer-Wortley before the serious business of playing for quarter-final places begins.
Yorkshire fans are welcome to purchase tickets on the gate, priced at £15 adults and £8 juniors, however tickets at the discounted advanced rate of £13 adults and £6 juniors are available by contacting Sue Evans on 01332 388101 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For directions to the ground from Sheffield, please follow the link below.
Yorkshire Bank 40
19 May 2013
Yorkshire Bank 40
27 May 2013
Radlett Cricket Club, Radlett
LV=CC Division One
28 - 31 May 2013
County Ground, Taunton