Friday, 30 July 2010
CB40 unbeaten record lost to Gladiators
Yorkshire Carnegie have lost their unbeaten record in the Clydesdale Bank 40, after losing to the Gloucestershire Gladiators by 65 runs. Set a mammoth 295 to win at Cheltenham, they came up just short despite a valiant 84 from Adam Lyth.
After winning the toss and electing to field it was Chris Taylor that did most of the damage with the bat for the home side, on the first day of the Cheltenham cricket festival. He came to the crease with the Gladiators in a good position, on 132 for two after a century partnership from Alex Gidman (64) and James Franklin (42), but continued to pile on the runs for the west country side with ease.
Along with Hamish Marshall, who made 42, he helped add 98 for the fourth wicket and his final score of 83 not out was Taylor’s third highest one-day score of all time.
It helped Gloucestershire post 294-6, and unfortunately it proved to be just too much for the battling Tykes batsmen.
They got of to the worst possible start though. After only six overs they were already four down, with Jacques Rudolph, captain Andrew Gale, Jonathan Bairstow and Adil Rashid all back in the pavilion for a combined score of only 24.
Then , after Anthony McGrath had been ousted for a patient 12, a 105-run partnership from Lyth and Tim Bresnan, who made 58, brought the Tykes right back into the contest.
Sadly, with an unlikely victory suddenly looking possible, both were dismissed in consecutive overs by Steve Kirby and the game was effectively over.
Late on Rich Pyrah did at least make an impressive 29, but in the end the home side would not be denied their victory.
Next up for the Tykes is a trip to Europe! They face Holland on Sunday.