Sunday, 14 August 2011
Guptil leads Falcons home by 6 wickets in CB40
An unbeaten century by New Zealander Martin Guptil saw Derbyshire home by 6 wickets in Chesterfield. It was a familiar tale for the Tykes who, despite 75 from Jacques Rudolph and 81 not out from Gary Ballance, fell short of a truly competitive total. The Tykes, with an inexperienced bowling line-up, were never able to exert control and will want to forget this year's CB40 competition.
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Chesterfield has been a happy hunting ground for the Tykes in recent years, but in this instance, with neither Derbyshire or Yorkshire being able to progress in the Clydesdale Bank 40-over competition there is only regional pride at stake.
Andrew Gale makes a couple of changes to recent squads with more than one eye on the Scarborough Festival next week and the crucial LV= Championship fixture against Sussex.
Worcestershire's win over Sussex yesterday leapfrogs them over Yorkshire and out of the relegation zone. Worcestershire now have a 4 point advantage over the Tykes with a game in hand and Sussex, who have played 12 matches like Yorkshire, are 25 points clear. A Yorkshire win over Sussex would drag them back into the relegation mix and make the fight against the drop more than the long predicted shoot-out between Yorkshire and Worcestershire.
With Hampshire beating Durham in a contrived finish too the bottom of the table is congested and the Tykes need to hit their Championship straps over the last few weeks of the summer if Division Two next year is not to become a sad reality.
Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root are absent as they continue to shine for the England Lions and Ryan Sidebottom and Rich Pyrah are rested ahead of next week.
The changes give others chances as Steve Patterson returns to 1st Team action after recovering from a side injury, Oliver Hannon-Dalby is in line to play the second List A game of his career and Alex Lees, prolific at 2nd Team level, could make his full Yorkshire debut – he’s a left-handed batsman with an appetite for runs and another product of the Yorkshire Academy.
YORKSHIRE CARNEGIE SQUAD
Andrew GALE (c), Jacques RUDOLPH, Adam LYTH, Anthony McGRATH, Gary BALLANCE, Alex LEES, Gerard BROPHY (wk), Adil RASHID, David WAINWRIGHT, Steve PATTERSON, Iain WARDLAW, A SHAHZAD and Oliver HANNON-DALBY
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Abbeydale Sports Club, Sheffield