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Yorkshire discard Vic Craven batters Academy

— 8 May 2011

A murderous 130 not out by former Yorkshire all-rounder Victor Craven, pictured, was too much for the Academy as they went down on their Solly Sports ECB Yorkshire County Premier League visit to Harrogate.

Craven, who played for Yorkshire from 2000 to 2004 and figured in the 2002 Cheltenham and Gloucester Cup final triumph over Somerset at Lord’s, took one of only two Academy wickets to fall before lashing 10 fours and eight sixes in Harrogate’s victorious run chase.


Academy skipper Alex Lees won the toss, decided to bat and things looked good for the youthful side as Lees and James McNichol enjoyed an opening partnership of 84.


 McNichol hit four fours in his 30 before he was caught behind by James Tattersall off  Craven. A stoppage of 91 minutes did not help Yorkshire’s cause, and Lees was trying to force the pace when he was lbw to Nick Taylor for 74 in 111 balls. It was a very good knock: Lees ran well between the wickets and played some fine cover shots.


147-1 off 40 overs, and there was a need to step up the scoring rate.


A second-wicket partnership of 64 took the Academy to 147-2 in 39.5 overs, and George Ross and Jack Leaning pushed it on – Ross hitting eight fours and three sixes in his 81 not out and Leaning undefeated on 26 as they declared at 221-2 with three overs still to go.


Harrogate started slowly as Pryor and Alex Twigg compiled 22 in six overs before Twigg was well caught at deep-square-leg by Girling off James Wainman. A stand of 31 by Pryor and Craven kept the scoreboard moving, but the pace of the innings was slow and an unusually slow knock by the usually aggressive skipper, Ryan Bradshaw, seemed to indicate draw.


Bradshaw was caught at deep-square-leg by Wainman off Girling, and two more wickets fell to left-armer Wainman – John Proud caught by McNichol and James Tattersall yorked. The middle-order scored at just over a run a ball, but Craven played a typically aggressive innings: his 100 came with a huge six over extra-cover in 81 balls and 101 minutes.


Only Wainman with an economy rate of 4.11 limited Harrogate’s progress. Craven cut the medium-pace attack to ribbons, and victory came with three overs to spare in a match scheduled to finish at 7.30 because of the hour and a half lost to rain.


Strangely enough, no Yorkshire spinner was used, and one wonders whether the away team should have completed their 55 overs. That decision would, I feel, have seen the Academy gain their first points of the season.



















Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League Harrogate CC 1st XI v Yorkshire Academy CC 1st XI
Saturday, May 07 2011 (12:00) at St Georges Road, Harrogate







Harrogate CC 1st XI won by five wickets







Yorkshire Academy CC 1st XI won toss and decided to bat

 
 
















Yorkshire Academy CC 1st XI Harrogate CC 1st XI
221 for 2 dec (52.0 overs) 222 for 5 (39.5 overs)
3 Hours, 7 Minutes. 2 Hours, 47 Minutes.

 








Yorkshire Academy CC 1st XI


































































































Batsman     Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s S/r
A Lees* lbw b N Taylor 74 111 145 9 0 66.67
J McNichol c J Tattersall b V Craven 30 71 94 4 0 42.25
G Ross not out   81 98 92 8 3 82.65
J Leaning not out   26 35 41 3 0 74.29
A Lilley
J Tattersall
H Chadwick+
D Girling
J Wainman
B Coad
A Robinson
Extras 5b 2lb 0w 3nb 0pen 10
Provisional Score For Innings 221
Penalties awarded following Innings 0
Total 221 for 2

 







































































Bowler O M R W Wd Nb S/r Econ
V Craven 13.0 3 39 1 0 (0) 0 (0) 78.00 3.00
B Biker 11.0 1 67 0 0 (0) 3 (3) 0.00 6.09
S Biker 6.0 1 20 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 3.33
D Craven 12.0 2 48 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 4.00
N Taylor 10.0 1 40 1 0 (0) 0 (0) 60.00 4.00

 


























Batsman Fall of Wicket Partnership Batsmen Over
J McNichol 1-83 83 J McNichol (30) A Lees (48) 23.1
A Lees 2-147 64 A Lees (26) G Ross (34) 40.1

 








Harrogate CC 1st XI


























































































































Batsman     Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s S/r
A Pryor c H Chadwick b A Lilley 22 49 60 2 0 44.90
A Twigg c D Girling b J Wainman 12 18 25 3 0 66.67
V Craven not out   130 102 141 10 8 127.45
R Bradshaw* c J Wainman b D Girling 17 33 50 2 0 51.52
J Tattersall+   b J Wainman 9 16 24 1 0 56.25
J Proud c J McNichol b J Wainman 5 6 5 1 0 83.33
S Biker not out   15 16 26 2 0 93.75
D Craven
B Biker
N Taylor
B Campbell
Extras 0b 9lb 2w 1nb 0pen 12
Provisional Score For Innings 222
Penalties awarded following Innings 0
Total 222 for 5

 







































































Bowler O M R W Wd Nb S/r Econ
J Wainman 9.0 0 37 3 0 (0) 0 (0) 18.00 4.11
A Robinson 9.5 1 55 0 2 (2) 0 (0) 0.00 5.59
D Girling 7.0 0 34 1 0 (0) 0 (0) 42.00 4.86
A Lilley 9.0 1 52 1 0 (0) 1 (1) 55.00 5.78
B Coad 5.0 0 35 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 7.00

 















































Batsman Fall of Wicket Partnership Batsmen Over
A Twigg 1-22 22 A Twigg (12) A Pryor (9) 6.6
A Pryor 2-53 31 A Pryor (13) V Craven (14) 14.6
R Bradshaw 3-107 54 R Bradshaw (17) V Craven (34) 27.2
J Tattersall 4-171 64 J Tattersall (9) V Craven (53) 32.6
J Proud 5-182 11 J Proud (5) V Craven (5) 34.1

 














Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard
Umpires: S Boulton H Fidler
Scorers: D Clark H Galley

             


Words and Statistics: HAROLD GALLEY


 

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