Sunday, 31 May 2009
Gale smashes 79 as Carnegie remember winning ways
Andrew Gale stormed to a score of 79 from just 59 balls in Chesterfield as Yorkshire’s Twenty20 campaign was given a timely boost with an eight wicket win over Derbyshire Phantoms
Andrew Gale stormed to a score of 79 from just 59 balls in Chesterfield as Yorkshire’s Twenty20 campaign was given a timely boost with an eight wicket win over Derbyshire Phantoms.
Back-to-back roses defeats meant Martyn Moxon’s side were in dire need of something to smile about and they got it in glorious sunshine at Queens Park in front of a crowd of four and a half thousand.
Derbyshire were never allowed to get going after winning the toss, Deon Kruis was the pick of the visitors attack with two wickets from his four overs at a cost of 16 runs. Without Wavel Hinds, Derbyshire would have been further embarrassed but the West Indian looked assured at the creased for his run a ball 43. Stuart Law also weighed in with an important 29, the former Lancashire batsman was eventually removed after miss timing a pull to Rana Naved, Ajmal Shahzad taking yhr catch.
In the reply Gale was given assistance, all be it brief, from Anthony McGrath and Michael Vaughan but it was Rana Naved who did most to help out with 20 from just seven balls. He was in no mood to hang around when he entered the fray at number four and lashed Mark Lawson for six straight back over his head first ball.
Fittingly he finished the contest in similar fashion as the ball was once more with an almighty slog down the ground to wrap up the win with 23 balls to spare.