Royal London One-Day Cup: Yorkshire Vikings v Gloucestershire— 29 July 2014
Yorkshire slipped to a three-wicket Royal London one-day Cup defeat against Gloucestershire at Headingley today having been bowled out for 192 inside 42 overs.
Gloucester chased down their 193 target inside 46 overs thanks in the main to seventh-wicket pair Will Gidman and Jack Taylor, who shared 69 inside 14 overs as they recovered from 83-6.
Gidman enjoyed a memorable day with 71 not out off 89 balls with ten fours added to 2-28 from his eight overs.
After Andrew Gale had won the toss, Yorkshire were hurt by losing three wickets for no runs in 15 balls with the score on 45 and then later their last five for 18 in 22 balls as they slipped from 174-5.
Half-centuries from Adil Rashid and Jack Leaning had helped them recover, with the pair sharing a county record 129 inside 26 overs for the sixth wicket. Rashid later returned 3-43 from his ten overs.
They had just beaten the previous best of 128 between Anthony McGrath and Gary Fellows against Essex at Chelmsford in the 2002 C&G Trophy, a competition which they went on to win, when Rashid fell to spark the late collapse.
Rashid hit a career best 71 off 83 balls, including seven fours and a six, and Leaning added 56 off 81 with three fours and a six.
Tim Bresnan struck twice in the nine overs before lunch as Gloucester slipped to 27-2 after seven, but they recovered to record their first win in their second Group A fixture. Yorkshire have also won one and lost one.
Alex Lees and Adam Lyth fell early in Yorkshire’s innings, both playing aggressively at David Payne and Gidman, who finished with three wickets and two wickets respectively.
Yorkshire were 45-2 in the eleventh over, but that was when things started to go pear shaped as Gale was caught behind off Payne, Kane Williamson caught behind off Gidman and Jonny Bairstow caught at first slip low down off Payne (3-31 from eight).
Leaning and Rashid rebuilt and played their shots, including a six over mid-off for the former and a six over extra cover for the latter as they brought up their fifties off 73 and 71 balls respectively. Surprisingly, it was Rashid’s first List A fifty in his 84th match.
Rashid was caught at long-on against Benny Howell’s medium pace to leave the score at 174-6 in the 39th before Bresnan and Rich Pyrah were run out by direct hits shortly afterwards.
When Leaning was stumped off a wide from the off-spin of Taylor, Yorkshire were 192-9 in the 42nd, and it was the first of two wickets in two balls to end the innings as Jack Brooks was trapped lbw.
Bresnan then had Hamish Marshall smartly caught at second slip by Lyth before the same man had left-handed Chris Dent caught behind down leg before the players took lunch at 34-2.
Klinger and Iain Cockbain made a steady start after lunch as the Gladiators advanced to 69 without further damage. However, the pair were two of four wickets to fall for 14 runs inside seven overs as they slipped to 83-6 in the 25th.
Klinger lofted Pyrah to deep cover for 37, Cockbain was bowled cutting at Rashid, who then had Howell caught at deep gully.
Pyrah returned an excellent 2-22 from his ten overs, but he could not prevent Gidman and Taylor bringing the game back into the balance with some crisp hitting, which including 28 runs coming from the 28th and 29th overs combined against Rashid and Bresnan.
Rashid make the breakthrough with the last ball of his impressive spell, getting Taylor caught at slip for 38 as he tried to play expansively to leg, leaving the score at 152-7 after 38 with 41 still needed.
Gidman reached his second List A fifty off 74 balls before a Bresnan wide sealed the points for the visitors in the 46th over.