Sunday, 20 May 2012
CB40: Ballance sees Tykes home after Starc treble
Yorkshire beat Derbyshire after chasing down 220 to win with 14 balls to spare thanks to a 60-ball 77 not out from Gary Ballance. Earlier Mitchell Starc on debut took 3-28 in his first 8 over stint for his new club. It's Yorkshire Carnegie's first CB40 win of the summer and will fill them with confidence for the trips to Hove and Scarborough this week.
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Yorkshire beat Derbyshire after chasing down 220 to win with 14 balls to spare thanks to a 60-ball 77 not out from Gary Ballance. Earlier Mitchell Starc on debut took 3-28 in his first 8 over stint for his new club.
It's Yorkshire Carnegie's first CB40 win of the summer and will fill them with confidence for the trips to Hove and Scarborough this week.
Andrew Gale and Adam Lyth opened Yorkshire Carnegie's reply and although Gale is often the talisman at the top of the order, it was Lyth out the blocks quickest with offside boundaries off Palladino and Groenewald. Lyth had an escape when Guptill got a hand to a flashing shot when the batsman was on 10. Gale rubbed salt into Groenewald's wounds when he smashed a drive through cover a couple of balls later.
Lyth marched up the wicket and struck Groenewald for four through mid-on and then drove him square for four more. Gale would not be left behind for long though and struck Palladino through midwicket. Lyth lofted Durston over extra-cover for six to bring up his team's fifty. But Lyth then hit the same bowler to David Wainwright at was gone for 31. Gale advanced to Durston and if he'd not been bowled he'd have been stumped for 33.
Ballance joined Jaques and hit two slogswept sixes off Durston into the West Stand. The pair are enjoying their recent partnerships and today was no exception. Both found the boundary with regularity and Jaques as the senior man is helping to enhance Ballance's game. But after getting to 47 Jaques will not want his protege to copy his tame paddle sweep off Wainwright which dropped straight into the hands of Durston at short fine-leg.
With 7 overs to go Yorkshire needed 50 and when Ballance launched Hughes over deep square for 6 the nerves eased. Another maximum off Park in the next over brought up his fifty in 48 balls with 1 four and 4 sixes. Another boundary followed as Yorkshire closed in. Another four followed as Ballance deftly guided to third man.
The Rootscoop came out in the next over from Groenewald as Joe hit successive fours and Yorkshire were in sight of the line. Ballance and Root enjoyed a late boundary-fest as the home side crossed the line with time to spare.
Yorkshire had won the toss and asked Derbyshire to bat first. In the fourth over Martin Guptil stroked Moin Ashraf straight back over his head for 6 - it was a shot of beauty. When 25-0 in the 6th over Guptil was dropped by Phil Jaques at short mid-wicket - he was on 17, but drove the next ball straight for 4.
From the Kirkstall Lane End Mitchell Stark was putting in a decent first stint for the White Rose. My first impressions were he is a tall left-armer blessed with a rhythmically grooved action who is capable of hurrying the best batsman. Although he erred once or twice for one-day wides he looks an impressive acquisition.
Iain Wardlaw replaced Ashraf at the Rugby Stand End and saw Guptil on-drive through Ashraf at mid-on and then straight for four more. Fresh from a first innings 122 against Glamorgan, Guptil looked in confident mood. Starc's first stint was 5-0-17-0, but his day would get even better.
Guptil clubbed Wardlaw over long-on for six more as the total went passed fifty. Ashraf returned from the Kirkstall Lane End and was drilled through extra-cover by Chesney Hughes whi had been uncharacteristically quiet in comparison to his batting partner.
Guptil celebrated his fifty from 53 balls with 4 fours with his third six off Rafiq and four overs later went even further by depositing the off-spinner onto the Rugby Stand roof. Hughes drove Ashraf in the 25th over to go to his fifty in 72 balls with 4 fours, but was beautifully yorked with Ashraf's next delivery to him to end an opening stand of 137.
Guptil hit Root for his fifth six in the following over wide long-on. Rafiq took over from the same end and brillaintly caught Wes Durston (9) low to his right and his body language suggested he felt Ashraf caught have got closer to a aerial shot past him at short thirdman later in the same over.
The prized wicket of Guptill fell in the next over as he tried to force McGrath through the off-side and was caught behind by Brophy for an excellent 89 from 83 balls to make the score 160-3 in the 29th. In McGrath's next over he had Derbyshire's captain Wayne Madsen for 10.
Mitchell Starc claimed his first wicket when he had Ross Whiteley (8) caught on the cover boundary by Adam Lyth. Garry Park (2) was lbw to Iain Wardlaw and Starc struck again when Dan Redfern (13) edged him behind.
David Wainwright, on his first return to Headingley since leaving in the winter, got a fantastic reception from the home crowd and later said he was moved by the response from the home public. He dillscooped Wardlaw for six into the Trueman Enclosure to say his 'hello' in style. Starc was saying an impressive 'hello' of his own andf added a 3rd wicket when he comprehensively bowled Poynton (7) to finish with 3-28 from his 8 overs.
Wainwright (13*) and Palladino (9*) boosted the total to 219-8 at the end of the 40 overs, but it was at least 50 less than the visitors would have been hoping for at halfway.
JAMES BUTTLER at HEADINGLEY
Yorkshire Carnegie welcome Derbyshire Falcons to Headingley for the second CB40 match of the summer. Andrew Gale's side will be looking to get off the mark in the competition after their opening defeat to Kent Spitfires.
YORKSHIRE CARNEGIE SQUAD
Andrew GALE (capt), Adam LYTH, Phil JAQUES, Gary BALLANCE, Joe ROOT, Adil RASHID, Anthony McGRATH, Gerard BROPHY, Azeem RAFIQ, Mitchell STARC, Iain WARDLAW and Moin ASHRAF.
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