By Gary Watton
March 17 2014
The Tykes' second string have been blessed with six home matches and three away encounters. Come on chaps. Let's improve upon 2014's efforts.
April 28th to the 30th: Leicestershire versus YORKSHIRE; at Hinckley
Leicestershire Second XI first innings: 530 for nine declared (Boyce 161, Pardoe 144, Ali 65*)
YORKSHIRE SECOND XI first innings: 123 (Naik 7-29)
YORKSHIRE SECOND XI second innings: 370 (Craddock 95, Tattersall 57, Gibson 53; Naik 4-39, Sykes 4-108)
Leicestershire second XI won by an innings and 37 runs. Leicestershire second XI 24 points, YORKSHIRE SECOND XI two points.
The away team were caned on the first day, with Karl Carver conceding 45 runs from six overs. The rest of the bowling attack was also demolished by the hosts.
June 8th to the 10th: YORKSHIRE versus Northamptonshire; at York
Northamptonshire Second XI first innings: 127 (Coad 5-38, Gibson 3-1)
YORKSHIRE SECOND XI first innings: 404 for five (Gibson 137*, Hussain 104, Hodd 57)
Northamptonshire Second XI second innings: 176 (Coad 5-41, Carver 3-30)
YORKSHIRE SECOND XI won by an innings and 101 runs.
YORKSHIRE SECOND XI 24 points, Northamptonshire second XI two points.
Ben Coad was clearly the match-winner, but Ryan Gibson also hit an unbeaten century, and his first innings bowling consisted of 5 overs, 4 maidens, and 3 wickets!
June 16th to the 18th: YORKSHIRE versus Derbyshire; at Scarborough
Derbyshire Second XI first innings: 228 (Sidebottom 3-30)
YORKSHIRE SECOND XI first innings: 255 for seven declared (Rhodes 124*, Carver 53*; White 3-50)
Derbyshire Second XI second innings: 222 (Cork 65, Hosein 57; Ashraf 4-36)
YORKSHIRE SECOND XI second innings: 196 for two (Maxwell 97, Lees 78*)
YORKSHIRE SECOND XI won by eight wickets. YORKSHIRE SECOND XI 23 points, Derbyshire second XI five points.
Adam Lyth was twice dismissed by White for nine and then a duck. By contrast, Will Rhodes compiled 128 runs in the match, without losing his wicket.
June 22nd to the 24th: Worcestershire versus YORKSHIRE; at Barnt Green
YORKSHIRE SECOND XI first innings: 164 for nine (Gibson 66; Russell 5-52, Hepburn 4-43)
Worcestershire Second XI first innings: 375 (Kohler-Cadmore 153, Hepburn 60; Carver 4-85)
YORKSHIRE SECOND XI second innings: 171 (Barnard 5-67, Hepburn 3-48)
Worcestershire Second XI won by an innings and forty runs. Worcestershire second XI 23 points, YORKSHIRE SECOND XI three points.
Coad and Warner bowled economical figures for the visitors, but the team's batting was way below par, in spite of Ryan Gibson's excellent 66 off 67 balls.
July 6th to the 8th: YORKSHIRE versus Lancashire; at Leeds
Lancashire Second XI first innings: 302 (Procter 115; Fisher 4-66, Shaw 3-72)
YORKSHIRE SECOND XI first innings: forfeited
Lancashire Second XI second innings: forfeited
YORKSHIRE SECOND XI second innings: 15 for one
Match drawn. YORKSHIRE SECOND XI nine points, Lancashire second XI nine points.
Coad and Fisher bowled really well for the hosts. After the weather's unwelcome intervention, there was still time for Tattersall to be dismissed for only 2 runs.
July 21st to the 23rd: YORKSHIRE versus Warwickshire; at Harrogate
YORKSHIRE SECOND XI first innings: 230 (Maxwell 77, Thompson 61; Thomason 3-50)
Warwickshire Second XI first innings: 85 (Fisher 4-23)
YORKSHIRE SECOND XI second innings: 190 for nine declared (Panayi 3-31)
Warwickshire Second XI second innings: 337 for six (Coleman 118, Webb 92)
Warwickshire second XI won by four wickets. YORKSHIRE SECOND XI six points, Warwickshire second XI twenty points.
Glenn Maxwell thumped 77 off 69 balls. His team dominated for the first two days, but the visitors achieved a successful run chase on the thrid afternoon.
August 11th to the 13th: Durham versus YORKSHIRE; at Chester-le-Street
Durham Second XI first innings: 252 (Mustard 144; Fisher 3-39)
YORKSHIRE SECOND XI first innings: 127 (Gibson 52; Weighell 5-32, Randhawa 3-10)
Durham Second XI second innings: 117 (Rhodes 4-18, Waite 3-22)
YORKSHIRE SECOND XI second innings: 202 (Randhawa 3-30, Main 3-37)
Durham second XI won by forty runs. Durham second XI 23 points, YORKSHIRE SECOND XI four points.
The Tykes lost their last seven wickets for eleven runs in the first innings. Second time around, they collapsed from 62 without loss to a dreadful 88 for six.
August 17th to the 19th: YORKSHIRE versus MCC Universities; at Leeds
MCC Universities first innings: 353 (Tetley 71, Ellison 68, Azad 54; Taylor 3-48)
YORKSHIRE SECOND XI first innings: 48 for one declared
MCC Universities second innings: 87 for five declared
YORKSHIRE SECOND XI second innings: 152 for six (Brook 51)
Match drawn. YORKSHIRE SECOND XI nine points, MCC Universities nine points.
Harry Brook recorded a maiden second eleven fifty on his debut. Earlier, young Johnny Read had taken five catches in the university team's first innings.
August 24th to the 26th: YORKSHIRE versus Nottinghamshire; at Stamford Bridge
YORKSHIRE SECOND XI first innings: 106 (Finch 60; Kitt 5-21)
Nottinghamshire Second XI first innings: 353 for three declared (Libby 152*, Gidman 79*, Root 60, Smith 51; Wainman 3-86)
YORKSHIRE SECOND XI second innings: 171 for two (Finch 104*)
Match drawn. YORKSHIRE SECOND XI six points, Nottinghamshire second XI thirteen points.
Aaron Finch piled on the runs. His unbeaten 104 came off only 135 balls, including two sixes and nine fours. The batting from the rest of the team was less good.