Come On You Tykes
Another Away Day Success
By Gary Watton
July 15 2018

Some bloke won the men's singles at Wimbledon and some team won the football World Cup, but for us Tykes the sporting highlight was this hard-fought triumph. Peculiarly, in a high-scoring match, nobody got beyond forty runs in their innings. Even our nemesis Ross Whiteley could 'only' make do with 37 runs. To their credit, all five Yorkshire bowlers did reasonably well. None were hit out of the ground. In the end however what separated both protagonists was that while the Vikings hit fifteen runs off their final over, the Rapids could only amass fourteen runs from the final two. The visitors continue to make progress, but seem just as liable to choke later in the competition as they have done in many other limited overs tournaments in recent years.

Worcestershire Rapids versus YORKSHIRE VIKINGS; at Worcester; Vitality Blast. Sunday the fifteenth of June. Worcestershire Rapids won the toss.

YORKSHIRE VIKINGS: 179 for seven (off twenty overs)

Lyth c Whiteley b Brown 35 (41-1)

Kohler-Cadmore b Pennington 5 (49-2)

Brook c Clarke b Mitchell 33 (118-4)

Ballance c Mitchell b Head 40 (111-3)

Tattersall c Guptill b Brown 29 (164-6)

Leaning c Guptill b Wood 11 (147-5)

Bresnan lbw b Brown 6 (164-7)

Thompson not out 12

Rafiq not out 1

Extras: seven

Brown 4-0-34-3



Worcestershire Rapids: 167 for eight (off twenty overs)

Guptill c Tattersall b Bresnan 0 (0-1)

Clarke c Patterson b Bresnan 17 (25-2)

Head c Ballance b Thompson 23 (58-5)

Mitchell c Brooks b Patterson 2 (32-3)

Cox c Lyth b Rafiq 12 (50-4)

D'Oliveira c Brooks b Bresnan 24 (110-6)

Whiteley c Leaning b Patterson 37 (132-7)

Barnard not out 25

Wood c Thompson b Patterson 11 (153-8)

Pennington not out 6

Extras: ten

Patterson 4-0-35-3 and Bresnan 4-0-38-3


YORKSHIRE VIKINGS won by twelve runs.