Finch leaves with a Heavy Heart— 25 July 2014
Yorkshire batting star Aaron Finch felt hollow after he saw Yorkshire Vikings lose out in his last game for the county by six wickets to Nottinghamshire Outlaws in the NatWest T20 Blast.
Yorkshire started well and notched up 200-5 in their 20 overs with big-hitting Finch showing his class with a magnificent 89, which included seven maximums.
Nottinghamshire, however, stuck to their task and managed to knock the runs off with five balls to spare.
“I thought we had enough runs on that wicket,” said Finch.
“Credit to Notts for the way they pressed throughout the innings. They were never really a long way behind the rate. In a situation like that, it just takes one or two big overs to change it, and they got that.
“When you’ve got wickets in hand, you can make up a lot of ground. They definitely did that. Credit to them. We didn’t field particularly well. We probably leaked 20 runs and a couple of catches went down. Nobody means to do that. It was a disappointing loss.
“I thought I struck them quite well. It was bitter sweet not to get a victory. It was pretty hollow.”
Finch, who returns Australia after his brief stint with Yorkshire on Saturday, has enjoyed his stay and would like to return in the future.
“I have had a wonderful time at Yorkshire,” he said. “The players, coaches and office staff have made me feel so welcome. I have really enjoyed my time here and would love to return.
“I have a big year ahead with Australia, but you can never say never about returning to Yorkshire. It would be an honour to come back and represent thaw White Rose again.”