Come On You Tykes
Lancashire Stroll To Victory
By Gary Watton
August 9 2018

Yorkshire's hopes of progressing to the last eight of the Vitality Twenty20 Blast were left hanging by a thread, after their neighbours across the Pennines cruised to a comfortable victory. The hosts did post a reasonably competitive and indeed daunting target, but the momentum appeared to swing after Faulkner claimed three Tyke wickets from the last four balls of the innings. This undid some majestic batting from David Willey earlier, after Adam Lyth had succumbed to yet another cheap dismissal. In the end, the chasing team kept the runs flowing and kept their wickets intact, ensuring a relatively pain-free Roses success. This setback leaves the Yorkshire puddings with very little margin for error in their remaining group fixtures.

YORKSHIRE VIKINGS versus Lancashire Lightning; in Leeds; Vitality Blast; Thursday the ninth of August. YORKSHIRE VIKINGS won the toss.

YORKSHIRE VIKINGS: 181 for nine (off twenty overs)

Kohler-Cadmore c Croft b Parkinson 46 (141-4)

Lyth c and b Croft 0 (1-1)

Willey c Watt b Lamb 80 (130-2)

Williamson b Pakteen 1 (132-3)

Ballance c Croft b Parkinson 13 (171-6)

Tattersall c Davies b Pakteen 22 (170-5)

Bresnan not out 9

Thompson b Faulkner 1 (181-7)

Rafiq c Watt b Faulkner 0 (181-8)

Patterson c Watt b Faulkner 0 (181-9)

Extras: nine

Faulkner 3-0-24-3


Lancashire Lightning: 185 for four (off 17.4 overs)

Davies b Patterson 34 (57-1)

Brown run out [Willey] 51 (162-4)

Lilley c Willey b Thompson 47 (114-2)

Vilas c Ballance b Patterson 20 (162-3)

Clark not out 17

Croft not out 5

Extras: eleven



Lancashire Lightning win by six wickets.