Bears beat Yorkshire to secure final spot— 20 March 2011
Yorkshire’s young tourists ran out of steam against Warwickshire after a rain delay that made Barbados resemble Scarborough. The experienced pair of Rikki Clarke and Jim Troughton added 70 for the 4th wicket to see the Bears home in a contest that was nip and tuck for 75% of play.
Joe Root once more showed his immense promise with 30 from 32 balls, and Gary Ballance made 41 from 40, but was caught at deep extra cover knocking the leather off a ball from Holmes when a foot either side of the fielder would have found the boundary.
It it was Lee Hodgson who sparkled with 35 runs from 21 balls to take the Tykes to 134-4 from their 20 overs. He looked well organised and his bat made the noise that a bat does when held by a player with decent timing.
And then the heavens opened. In a scene that was not in the tour brochure the ground was drenched in heavy rain for three hours. One thing about the Caribbean though is that when it stops the sun comes out and the puddles soon disappear.
The organisers scrapped the Plate Final that was scheduled to be played at 4pm and allowed the match to remain a full Twenty20 encounter.
David Wainwright bowled beautifully for his 2-17 from 4 overs and James Lee looked like an Australian winter had done him now harm at all.
When Clarke joined Troughton the game disappeared from Yorkshire’s grasp. Showing their experience to manoeuvre Gurman Randhawa and Moin Ashraf to the fence the pair seemed destined to be there at the end.
Lee Hodgson had Clarke caught at long-on for 42 from 24 balls, but new Bears skipper, Troughton, joined by Tim Ambrose saw them across the line with more than an over to spare to secure a place in the final of the Barbados Twenty20 Cup to play Derbyshire.
No disgrace to the Yorkshire lads and there is plenty to look forward to with this talented young crop.
And congratulations to Warwickshire who later beat Derbyshire in the Final of the competition.
JAMES BUTTLER in Barbados
|PRO CRICKET T20 TOURNAMENT YORKSHIRE v WARWICKSHIRE|
|Sunday, March 20 2011 at Kensington Oval|
|WARWICKSHIRE Won By 6 wickets|
|WARWICKSHIRE T20 won toss and decided to field|
|134 for 4 (20.0 overs)||136 for 4 (18.1 overs)|
|1 Hour, 23 Minutes.||1 Hour, 13 Minutes.|
|GERARD BROPHY*+||lbw||b R CLARKE||10||10||11||1||0||100.00|
|GARY BALLANCE||c DL MADDY||b MG HOLMES||41||40||45||3||0||102.50|
|JOSEPH ROOT||c TR AMBROSE||b DL MADDY||30||32||49||3||0||93.75|
|JOSEPH SAYERS||b KHD BARKER||10||15||32||0||0||66.67|
|LEE HODGSON||not out||33||21||23||5||0||157.14|
|DAVID WAINWRIGHT||not out||2||2||6||0||0||100.00|
|Extras||0nb 3w 5lb 0b 0pen||8|
|RIKKI CLARKE||2.0||0||16||1||1 (1)||0 (0)||13.00||8.00|
|ANDREW MILLER||4.0||0||22||0||1 (1)||0 (0)||0.00||5.50|
|KEITH BARKER||2.0||0||15||1||0 (0)||0 (0)||12.00||7.50|
|CHRISTOPHER METTERS||3.0||0||18||0||0 (0)||0 (0)||0.00||6.00|
|MAURICE HOLMES||4.0||0||26||1||0 (0)||0 (0)||24.00||6.50|
|ANTHONY BOTHA||3.0||0||18||0||1 (1)||0 (0)||0.00||6.00|
|DARREN MADDY||2.0||0||14||1||0 (0)||0 (0)||12.00||7.00|
|Batsman||Fall of Wicket||Partnership||Batsmen||Over|
|GERARD BROPHY||1-22||22||GERARD BROPHY (10) GARY BALANCE (10)||2.5|
|GARY BALLANCE||2-74||52||GARY BALANCE (31) JOSEPH ROOT (21)||11.4|
|JOSEPH ROOT||3-93||19||JOSEPH ROOT (9) JOSEPH SAYERS (7)||15.1|
|JOSEPH SAYERS||4-125||32||JOSEPH SAYERS (3) LEE HODGSON (27)||18.6|
|VARUN CHOPRA||b DJ WAINWRIGHT||15||20||32||1||0||75.00|
|DARREN MADDY||b DJ WAINWRIGHT||27||18||17||4||1||150.00|
|KEITH BARKER||run out (JE LEE)||2||6||6||0||0||33.33|
|JAMES TROUGHTON*||not out||34||37||51||1||1||91.89|
|RIKKI CLARKE||c JE ROOT||b LJ HODGSON||42||24||33||4||2||175.00|
|TIMOTHY AMBROSE+||not out||6||5||9||1||0||120.00|
|Extras||2nb 7w 1lb 0b 0pen||10|
|RYAN SIDEBOTTOM||3.0||0||19||0||0 (0)||0 (0)||0.00||6.33|
|MOIN ASHRAF||2.0||0||21||0||0 (0)||0 (0)||0.00||10.50|
|LEE HODGSON||2.1||0||19||1||1 (1)||0 (0)||14.00||8.77|
|DAVID WAINWRIGHT||4.0||0||17||2||0 (0)||0 (0)||12.00||4.25|
|AZEEM RAFIQ||3.0||0||23||0||0 (0)||1 (2)||0.00||7.67|
|JAMES LEE||2.0||0||13||0||0 (0)||0 (0)||0.00||6.50|
|GURMAN RANDHAW||2.0||0||23||0||2 (6)||0 (0)||0.00||11.50|
|Batsman||Fall of Wicket||Partnership||Batsmen||Over|
|DARREN MADDY||1-35||35||DARREN MADDY (27) VARUN CHOPRA (8)||4.5|
|KEITH BARKER||2-40||5||KEITH BARKER (2) VARUN CHOPRA (1)||5.5|
|VARUN CHOPRA||3-51||11||VARUN CHOPRA (6) JAMIE TROUGHTON (5)||8.3|
|RIKKI CLARKE||4-121||70||RIKKI CLARKE (42) JAMIE TROUGHTON (21)||16.2|
|Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard|
|Umpires: R Willoughby E Collymore|
|Match Referee: C Bowen|
|Scorers: S YE BELLE L PRESCOD|
After the stunning defeat of Hampshire at the Kensington Oval yesterday, Yorkshire have drawn Warwickshire in today’s second Semi-Final. In the other last four contest Derbyshire will play the dangerous University of West Indies.
Martyn Moxon has made four changes to the team that played Hampshire yesterday – Joe Sayers, Gurman Randhawa, James Lee and Moin Ashraf replace Richard Pyrah, Alex Lilley, Oliver Hannon-Dalby and Steve Patterson.
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The four losers from yesterday’s round of matches are relegated to outgrounds to contest the Plate Semi-Finals, the two winners returning to the Kensington Oval later today for the Plate Final which takes place ahead of the main final.
09.00 (13.00UK) University of West Indies v Derbyshire – 1st Semi Final
12.30 (16.30UK) Yorkshire v Warwickshire – 2nd Semi-Final
16.00 (20.00UK) The PLate Final
19.30 (23.30UK) The Barbados Twenty20 Cup Final
In the Plate Semi-Finals (which take place at 10.00 Barbados time) Hampshire play Barbados at Carlton CC and Essex play the Minister of Tourisms XI at Banks CC.