Monday, 2 August 2010
Dutch victory sends Carnegie back to CB40 summit
Yorkshire Carnegie are back on top of Group B in the Clydesdale Bank 40 after an impressive five-wicket win over Holland. They were in control from the moment captain Andrew Gale elected to bowl first after winning the toss in Schiedam.
Tim Bresnan was the first to strike. In only the sixth over he removed Eric Szwarczynski for four and Michael Dighton for 14 to reduce the Dutch to 26-2.
Then, after Ajmal Shahzad had clean-bowled Tom Cooper for 12, Rich Pyrah began his assault on the hosts. Finishing with figures of 4-24 he struck to remove Peter Borren in the 12th over, for seven, and then Wesley Barressi, for nine, in quick succession.
He then also dismissed Mudassar Bukhari for only two - and when Adil Rashid struck to remove Pieter Seelar and Bas Zuiderent, both lbw and for 12 and 19 respectively, the Netherlands had slumped to 101-8 in the 34th over.
However, Maurits Jonkman, with an unbeaten 25, along with Adeel Raja, who made 19, and Bernard Loots, who finished on 13 not out, did add some vital late runs. Together they put on 53 runs from the last 41 balls to help Holland close on 154 for nine from their 40 overs.
With an asking rate of 3.8 an over captain Gale and Jacques Rudolph then got Carnegie off to a great start. The two of them added 41 for the first wicket, until Rudolph skied one to Seelaar at mid-wicket off Loots for six.
That ended the partnership, and with only one more run being added Gale was also out off Jonkman for 32. Anthony McGrath was next out, making only eight before being trapped lbw by Borren, and when Adam Lyth was caught off the same man by Barresi for 23, Yorkshire were in trouble. However, Brophy, who made 25 before being ousted by Seelaar, and Jonathan Bairstow, who made an unbeaten 46, then embarked on a 59-run partnership to help see Yorkshire home.
It means Carnegie, having played a game more, have overtaken Gloucestershire at the top of the group.
Day 2, 2nd Investec Test close
England v New Zealand
England 1st Innings
337 for 7 (94 overs)
Root 104 (Maiden Test century) Bairstow 64