Come On You Tykes
A Predictably Promising Start?
By Gary Watton
July 5 2018

Yorkshire Vikings' latest quest for elusive one-day silverware, alternatively known as a wild goose chase, typically got off to a flier. The Tykes have developed this tendency to peak in the group stages and not sustain their early brilliance into the knockout stages in recent years of most one-day campaigns. It's a depressingly recurring theme. Nevertheless, let's celebrate this victory and take it on its own merits. The hosts cooked up a very tasty total, courtesy of excellent knocks from Lythy and young Tattersall. Durham never really got close to the target, despite the worthy efforts of Ben Stokes. Jack Brooks was the unlikely hero, with ball in hand.

YORKSHIRE VIKINGS versus Durham Jets; at Leeds; Thursday the fifth of July; The Vitality Blast. YORKSHIRE VIKINGS won the toss.

YORKSHIRE VIKINGS: 200 for three (off twenty overs)

Kohler-Cadmore c Collingwood b Rushworth 6 (9-1)

Lyth not out 92

Brook c Latham b Tahir 44 (90-2)

Ballance c Latham b Pringle 0 (90-3)

Tattersall not out 53

Extras: five


Durham Jets: 156 for four (off twenty overs)

Clark c Leaning b Brooks 8 (12-1)

Stokes not out 90

Collingwood lbw b Brooks 0 (13-2)

Latham c Brooks b Patterson 12 (45-3)

Smith c Rafiq b Brooks 22 (91-4)

Pringle not out 19

Extras: five

Brooks 4-0-21-3


YORKSHIRE VIKINGS win by forty-four runs.