Thursday, 3 June 2010
New boy's 'hat-trick' eases pain of T20 setback
Hat-trick: Azeem Rafiq, right, congratulates Yorkshire's new arrival, Clint McKay, on taking three wickets in three legitimate balls - spoiled by an intervening wide.
Australian McKay's 4-33 in four overs on his Yorkshire debut was Carnegie's only consolation tonight as they began their Friends Provident t20 campaign by going down to Derbyshire Falcons by 65 runs.
Carnegie never recovered from a swashbuckling second-wicket stand of 141 between Loots Bosman and Chesney Hughes. Derbyshire blasted 222-5 after being put in to bat - the most runs Yorkshire have conceded in Twenty20 cricket - and the White Rose were sent back for 157 with 13 balls remaining.
Bosman, who learned his cricket with the township club Yorkshire CC in South Africa, spearheaded the assault in front of a 5,100 Headingley Carnegie crowd with a fiercely struck 94 from 50 balls with nine fours and six sixes, and no bowlers escaped his flashing blade.
He was ably supported by Chesney Hughes, whose 65 came off 41 deliveries with five fours and four sixes, and the wind was further knocked out of Yorkshire’s sails by ex-Tyke John Sadler, who belted an unbeaten 31 from 12 balls with a four and three sixes.
Jacques Rudolph gave the home fans brief hope with a vicious blast of 34 from 14 balls with three fours and three sixes. The South African opener raced to 30 in eight balls with all his boundary shots coming in that period, but soon afterwards he drove a simple catch to Hughes off Wes Durston.
Yorkshire’s other new signing, Herschelle Gibbs, went rather carefully to 36 from 28 balls with four boundaries, but when he was bowled aiming Greg Smith to leg Yorkshire were 124-6, and they were effectively out of the contest.
Yorkshire were assisted in their preparations by former England captain Michael Vaughan, who also spent time in the dug-out, but he was unable to help get them off to a winning start.
Pictures From Headingley Carnegie: VAUGHN RIDLEY
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