Come On You Tykes
Bears Maul The Vikings
By Gary Watton
July 8 2018

The Yorkshire puddings were comprehensively outplayed by their hosts who cruised to victory with no fewer than 25 balls to spare. Apart from failing to set an adequate target, the visitors' cause was totally undone when the seam duo of Jack Brooks and Matthew Fisher conceded ninety-one runs off a mere 6.5 overs. The Tykes would need to have posted a total in excess of 250 to nullify those awful bowling statistics. Ah well, it remains very much a case of one step forward and one step back avec the Yorkshire puddings in twenty overs cricket. C'est la vie.

Birmingham Bears versus YORKSHIRE VIKINGS; at Birmingham; Sunday the eighth of July; The Vitality Blast. Birmingham Bears won the toss.

YORKSHIRE VIKINGS: 157 for seven (off twenty overs)

Lyth lbw b Brookes 0 (0-1)

Kohler-Cadmore c Hain b Hannon-Dalby 7 (28-2)

Brook c Elliott b Brookes 20 (28-3)

Ballance c Ambrose b Hannon-Dalby 79 (157-7)

Tattersall b Sibley 15 (71-4)

Leaning b Elliott 7 (86-5)

Bresnan c Brookes b Hannon-Dalby 10 (114-6)

Fisher not out 17

Extras: two

Hannon-Dalby 4-0-37-3


Birmingham Bears: 158 for two (off 15.5 overs)

Pollock c Brooks b Patterson 39 (55-1)

Bell not out 50

Hain c Bresnan b Fisher 6 (75-2)

Hose not out 51

Extras: twelve


Birmingham Bears won by eight wickets.