Come On You Tykes
Better From Williamson
By Gary Watton
August 3 2018

A fifty-one run partnership between the experienced duo of Ballance and Williamson took the Vikings away from danger and safely towards the finishing line. The hosts didn't have a demanding target to pursue, but after losing Lyth right from the off, they timed their run chase very well. The star of the show was Kane Williamson who recorded his second match-winning half century of the week. After the chastening double setback against the Derbyshire Falcons, Yorkshire have responded well with two wins on the bounce. A place in the last eight of this competition is there for the taking.

YORKSHIRE VIKINGS versus Northamptonshire Steelbacks; in Leeds; Vitality Blast; Friday the third of August. Northamptonshire Steelbacks won the toss.

Northamptonshire Steelbacks: 129 for seven (off twenty overs)

Levi c Tattersall b Brooks 4 (5-1)

Duckett c Patterson b Thompson 21 (48-3)

Cobb run out [Brooks] 6 (16-2)

Wakely c Kohler-Cadmore b Rafiq 19 (79-5)

Crook c Kohler-Cadmore b Patterson 11 (62-4)

Thurston c Thompson b Patterson 41 (127-7)

Prasanna c Brooks b Willey 5 (98-6)

Procter not out 14

Hutton not out 1

Extras: seven


YORKSHIRE VIKINGS: 132 for four (off 18.4 overs)

Lyth c Duckett b Gleeson 0 (0-1)

Kohler-Cadmore c Procter b Prasanna 27 (57-3)

Willey run out [Thurston] 15 (23-1)

Williamson not out 52

Ballance c Procter b Gleeson 24 (108-4)

Brook not out 7

Extras: seven


YORKSHIRE VIKINGS won by six wickets.