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No Revenge

By Gary Watton
June 20 2018

Yorkshire's middle order comfortably batted out the final day, thereby ensuring that this County Championship contest petered out to a draw. The Tykes never really came close to exacting revenge against their nemesis of Hampshire on what was a batsman-friendly wicket. As well as achieving an honourable draw, the visitors at least got some much-needed runs under their belt. They do however remain marooned in mid table and are closer to relegation than to challenging for the top position. How the rest of their four-day campaign will play out is anyone's guess.

Hampshire versus YORKSHIRE; at Southampton; Wednesday the twentieth to Saturday the 23rd of June; YORKSHIRE chose to bat.

YORKSHIRE first innings: 350 (Ballance 109, Brook 79; Steyn 5-66, Edwards 3-109)

Hampshire first innings: 443 (Adams 147, Berg 84*, Alsop 63; Brooks 5-124, Patterson 3-67)

YORKSHIRE second innings: 263 for six declared (Brook 68, Leaning 54*; Rayner 4-54)

Match drawn. Hampshire eleven points, YORKSHIRE ten points.


Lyth - Lythy was caught behind for underwhelming scores of 21 and seventeen. He seems to be an awful lot more comfortable in limited overs cricket nowadays.

Lees - Alex managed a brisk 39 second time around, but it doesn't atone for a four-ball duck in the first innings. He is Minor Counties standard on recent form.

Pujara - Bowled for an eleven-ball duck and then bowled for thirty-two runs, he has been a big disappointment and also seems more at home in one-day cricket. 

Ballance - His excellent four-hour century included sixteen fours and one six. Gary didn't quite hit the heights second time around, producing a mediocre 21.

Brook - At last, Harry has produced some consistency. Two very good knocks are a good sign. He, by contrast, seems more comfortable with four-day cricket.

Leaning - Jack compiled ninety-three runs in the match, with two lengthy stints at the crease. He does at least possess some patience and stomach for the fight.

Tattersall - Our latest prodigy could only weigh in with scores of six and twenty-two on his debut. However, young Jonathan is definitely worth persevering with.

Bresnan - Brezza chipped in with 39 runs, while his bowling figures amounted to a respectable one wicket, costing 78 runs from 27 overs, with five maidens.

Patterson - The new captain had a fine match. He amassed 37 runs in his innings. He also bowled thirty-two overs, costing a mere 67 runs, with ten maidens too.

Brooks - The headband warrior could only manage one run with the bat, but he did then take half the Hampshire scalps, albeit while conceding four runs an over.

Coad - Twas unusual for young Ben to be wicket-less. He did still bowl economically, conceding eighty-one runs from his 27 overs, nine of which were maidens.

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