Discussion Forum

Yorkshire CCC

Page 2 / 2
 

Powmill-Naemore
Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 621
 
Posted by: @ken

@powmillnaemore 

Point taken

😉

 


ReplyQuote
Ken Smith
Mr
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 1573
 

Amazing start by England in the final Test match in Hobart, Australia 12 for 3 wicket s in the first 10 overs, but what happened next has certainly already put England on the back foot. A pity that rain stopped play in the 59th over because as the floodlights came on England might have had the Aussies all out as the ball started to swing. Jonnny Bairstow not fit enough to play, but another fine innings from Travis Head as Australia finished on 241 for 6.  Despite his having played for Yorkshire in 2016 I can hardly call him one of our own.

This post was modified 5 months ago by Ken Smith

ReplyQuote
Ken Smith
Mr
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 1573
 

I awoke this morning with the news that Mark Wood had decimated the Australian batsmen with roar pace and had taken 6 wickets for 37 runs and that England were 68 without loss but lost their first wicket at the same score in the last ball of the 16th over. Mind we let the Aussie tail to wag as at one stage they had been 65 for 6. Even so another 207 required with one session under the floodlights and a full day tomorrow in my naivety I really thought that England were slight favourites to win.

What happened next was a calamitous collapse as all ten wickets went down for a pathetic 56 runs and had lost by 146 runs.


ReplyQuote
Ken Smith
Mr
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 1573
 

Congratulations to Adil Rashid on making his 200th international appearance in all forms of cricket. The best Yorkshire spinner since Johnny Wardle, in fact better than Wardle. I love watching his variation of tricks, just a pity he hasn’t played for Yorkshire enough.


ReplyQuote
Ken Smith
Mr
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 1573
 

Nice to see some cricket played at Chester-le-Street where Yorkshire declared in this 14 a side match and at 221 for 6 although two of those wickets were actually not out retired with Adam Lyth, George Hill and Dawid Malan all not out after scoring half centuries. On day 2 Durham were once 77 for 9 but eventually declared at 177 for 10, after which Yorkshire finished on 77 for 2 in their second innings by close of play although it’s perhaps doubtful that much play if any will take place today in this 3 day match.


ReplyQuote
Ken Smith
Mr
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 1573
 

Great start by Yorkshire in the Vitality Blast T20 last night. It didn’t start too well though with Joe Root deputising as captain whilst David Willey was unavailable. With Brett D’Oliveira and Jack Haynes rattling up an impressive second wicket partnership of 63 runs in 25 balls during the power play for Worcestershire before a small crowd of 4,717 at Headingley in evening sunshine but soon turning to cool cloudy conditions once the sun disappeared. Indeed pace bowler Jordan Thompson conceded 22 runs in his first over whilst Joe Root conceded 20 runs in his first 5 balls before having D’Oliveira caught on the last ball with he score on 70 after 6 overs.

The west county men then reached 123 for 3 wickets after 12 overs and looked likely to exceed 200, but the leg spin of Adul Rashid and Shadab Khan and more likely the fact that Jordan Thompson’s final 3 overs yielded only 13 more runs for 3 wickets accounted for Worcester only scoring a further 30 runs from the last 27 balls as they finished on 179 for 9.

Dawid Malan opened the batting with Whitby born Adam Lyth and they took Yorkshire’s reply to 70 in the 8th over before the latter was caught by Gareth Roderick from the bowling of Ed Barnard, which started a mini collapse to 88 for 3 wickets with only 9 overs remaining. However cometh the hour cometh the man as Harry Brook scored 60 runs in 27 balls ably assisted by Joe Root’s 35 in 24 balls seeing the the Vikings home with 11 balls remaining.

It was almost like the apprentice taking over from his master, as Harry Brook continues his excellent start to the season with a total of 900 runs in all forms of cricket at an incredible average of 150. On to the Roses match at Old Trafford on Friday night before a probable sellout crowd despite it being televised on Sky Sports. I can’t wait for that one, so come on Yorkshire and set the pace especially as the following five matches are all at home!


ReplyQuote
Ken Smith
Mr
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 1573
 

What a fantastic T20 Roses from Old Trafford tonight. Lancashire won the toss and batted first scoring 58 for 1 wicket after 6 overs in the power play, but the leg spin of Adil Rashid particularly slowed down the run rate to 81 at the half way stage of the innings. However some lusty hitting towards the end of the innings especially from Phil Salt who made 59, Liam Livingstone and Tim David got the Red Rose team to 183 for 7 which was slightly above par for the Old Trafford wicket in cold and windy conditions.

Yorkshire made a poor start with Dawid Malan out for 5, Adam Lyth 21 and Joe Root in 3 all gone by the 7th over. Yorkshire were always behind the required run rate as Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Harry Brook started tentatively but just unable to pierce the field at first. However a series of dropped catches let the Vikings into the match so that by the end of the 16th over only 48 were required from 4 overs and as long as Kohler-Cadmore and Brook were there at the end Yorkshire looked like winning. However the former was run out on the last ball of the penultimate over., so 13 were required from the last over. With only 3 runs from the first 3 balls of the 20th over, the Red Rose county appeared to be in the ascendancy. Shadab Khan then hit a 4 and a single so 5 were required from the last ball. But then the fifth ball was deemed a no ball and a free hit for Yorkshire so the adjustment meant that 3 were now needed from 2 balls. A misfield then allowed Brook to just about to avoid a runout and brought the scores level but then he was given out lbw and the match ended in a tie with Yorkshire on 183 for 5.

Tom Koehler-Cadmore and Harry Brook had forged a partnership of 115 runs in 12 and a half overs with 67 and 72 respectively, but Brook was named man of the match.

This post was modified 1 month ago by Ken Smith

Liked by Andy R
ReplyQuote
Ken Smith
Mr
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 1573
 

How did Yorkshire lose at Headingley this afternoon to a side that was bowled out for 89 only yesterday?  No aggression shown by our batsmen after Adam Lyth was out. Joe Root again a failure in one-day cricket for the Vikings. At least Harry Brook got the 28 runs to reach 1,000 runs before the end of May, only the 10th occasion that this has occurred in the history of the sport, Graeme Hick being the most recent in 1988. Nevertheless Yorkshire can’t rely on Brook to pull them out of the mire time after time. At the moment he has scored 1,001 in all forms of cricket this year at an average of 111.22


ReplyQuote
Ken Smith
Mr
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 1573
 

Yorkshire lost at Headingley for the second successive match in a shortened 8 overs a side encounter last night due to rain which surprised me as it was a coolish day in Redcar but dry all day. It’s always difficult to win these shortened matches if one loses the toss because batting first is always a disadvantage. That’s what happened last night as Derbyshire won the toss and inserted the Vikings. Adam Lyth was out first ball and Shadab out in the last ball of the first over caught behind trying to scoop the ball as Yorkshire’s first over finished on a paltry 2 runs for 2 wickets. The result thereafter was never in doubt despite a recovery to 61 runs after 6 overs before Dawid was out immediately after reaching his half century in 23 balls as Yorkshire finished on 83 for 3.

Despite Derbyshire losing their first wicket from a run out with the score at 15 from the first 12 balls, it was too easy as only 14 were needed from the last 2 overs as the visitors drew level with 4 balls remaining and easily won by 9 wickets. The one redeeming feature was the concession of only 14 runs from the two overs bowled by fast bowler Haris Rauf whereas Jordan Thompson’s solitary over went for 19 runs. As it happened if the rain had continued Yorkshire would have taken one point from an abandoned match.


ReplyQuote
Ken Smith
Mr
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 1573
 

What is happening behind the scenes at Headingley where in a matter of days another player Tom Kohler-Cadmore has decided to leave the Tykes at the end of the season having signed a three year contract for Somerset next year. This follows the decision of David Willey to return to Northamptonshire and stating that Yorkshire seem more concerned about righting the wrongs of the Azeem Rafiq affair than looking after the welfare of its present staff. 

We don’t know yet about the future of Gary Ballance who is yet to make an appearance this season. Yorkshire CCC already face losing about £1M over unfair dismissals of 16 staff, and it’s still fearing points deductions in at least one of the 3 competitions that they feature, though whether that comes into force this year or next year is unclear.

The members are also at odds with the Board over past players leaving,  such as Middlesbrough born Liam Plunkett to Surrey, and current England opening bat Alex Lees as the Tykes seem to be relying on short deal contracts to foreign international players to supplement the County’s current academy players. I acknowledge that Yorkshire have lost too many players to England in recent years, and have been unlucky with injuries especially amongst the bowlers, but whilst it’s gratifying to see so many Yorkshire players being selected for England the scheduling of the current domestic scene although not Yorkshire’s fault, has put extra strain on some club’s resources.

I’ve mentioned it before but Cricket is at the crossroads now with too many domestic competitions, especially the Hundred Competition which is too much of a gimmick for those that love cricket and needs to be jettisoned at the end of this season in my opinion.

 

 

 

 


ReplyQuote
Page 2 / 2
Share: