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Lancashire Spanked

By Gary Watton
June 2 2017

Adam Lyth demonstrated a long overdue return to form as Yorkshire easily conquered the next door neighbour. However, although Lythy was clearly the standout batsman in a low scoring contest, it was the Tykes seamers who inflicted most damage and thereby took their team to within two points of the league leaders of Essex. It remains to be seen whether our remaining opponents this summer will be as prone to capitulation as the red rose batsmen, but then such is the strength in our bowling that many teams would struggle, unless they mischievously neuter our attack with a flat pitch.

YORKSHIRE versus Lancashire; in Leeds; Friday the second to Sunday the fourth of June. Lancashire chose to bat first.

Lancashire first innings: 123 (Coad 6-25, Sidebottom 3-30)

YORKSHIRE first innings: 273 (Lyth 100; Clark 3-44, Mahmood 3-62)

Lancashire second innings: 209 (Sidebottom 3-38, Bresnan 3-50)

YORKSHIRE second innings: 61 for 0

YORKSHIRE win by ten wickets. YORKSHIRE 21 points, Lancashire three points.


Lyth - Not just recording a match batting average of 128, Adam also pouched three catches. Hopefully this signals the end of the opener's two-month drought.

Lees - Once more Alex hits more runs in the second innings than in the crucial first, with his unbeaten 25 five times what he could muster first time around.

Handscomb - His innings of thirty-three wasn't exactly substantial, but proved useful in a low-scoring match. The Aussie also chipped in with a couple of catches.

Ballance - The captain 'only' struck 28 runs, featuring five boundaries, but his captaincy is developing well, and his bowlers are responding well to his leadership.

Leaning - Jack didn't hit the heights that he managed at Old Trafford, merely contributing fifteen runs and a solitary catch.

Bresnan - Tim suffered a golden duck, but belatedly came to the party when he took three of Lancashire's final four wickets, ending with match figures of 3-69.

Rafiq - Through no fault of his own, he was largely redundant, bowling a single over, at a cost of five runs. His innings of seventeen runs was also a bit below par.

Hodd - Hoddy weighed in with five boundaries in his cameo of 23 and also took six catches in a satisfactory performance.

Brooks - JB 'failed' with eighteen runs this time! He did take three wickets, costing 115 runs from 31 overs, including two of their first three second innings wickets.

Coad - Our new boy wonder goes from strength to strength, achieving his best first-class bowling figures. He removed Chanderpaul thrice in two Roses matches!

Sidebottom - Ryan remains irreplaceable. His match figures of six wickets costing 68 runs from thirty-three overs are quite stunning and yet so typical of the man.


BATSMEN 'CHART' (minimum requirement: one hundred runs and average in excess of forty):

Brooks: average - 127; 127 runs; highest score - 109*

Ballance: average - 101.67; 610 runs; highest score - 203*

Rashid: average - fifty-two; 104 runs; highest score - 65

Handscomb: average - forty-four; 308 runs; highest score - 101*


BOWLERS' 'CHART' (minimum requirement: ten wickets):

Coad: average - 14.03; 31 wickets; best bowling - six for 25

Bresnan: average - 26.67; fifteen wickets; best bowling - four for fifty-three

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