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Game of forfeits leaves Yorkshire under weather

— 13 August 2011

Beneficiary Gerard Brophy, pictured, ran to an undefeated 65, but Yorkshire Second Eleven were saved by the weather and were lucky to escape with a draw after a wretched game of forfeits that was their Championship match with Northamptonshire at Headingley Carnegie.

Two forfeits set up a Yorkshire target of 305 to chase off 80 overs, and they were 138-5 with Brophy still on the bridge when the rain returned and the game went down.


Only 35 minutes of play were possible on Day 1, 96 overs being lost. Another 30 were claimed by the weather on Day 2, so it was no wonder that Northamptonshire were still batting in their first innings come the third morning.


Their 293-7 by the close of Day 2 featured two stands of 102 for the first wicket and 113 for the fourth compiled by the first five batsmen – the only failure being veteran David Sales, who was bowled by Steven Patterson for a single. The best of the Yorkshire bowlers was David Girling, who followed up his fine performance in the previous match with 3-39.


The two coaches played the forfeits game on the third morning. The visitors batted on for four overs to take four batting-bonus points as they passed the 300 mark, and the declaration and double forfeits challenged Yorkshire to make 305 to win their first Championship match of the season.


The target seemed eminently gettable, but bowlers led by the much travelled David Burton – Northamptonshire is his seventh county – saw to it that the hosts did not really get going. Even Adam Lyth was subdued, and that’s saying something, his 38 taking 93 balls.


Joe Sayers scored two off 23, Alex Lees eight off 30, Dan Hodgson a duck in eight and Girling faced 40 balls without getting off the mark. Brophy, batting against his old county, compiled his 65 in 99 balls, and was the only one to make victory look possible.


The fifth wickets fell as tea beckoned, and the Yorkshire innings looked all but over. Left-hand spinner Gurman Randhawa then entered the fray, and saw that it was not so as he partnered Brophy in a 28-run stand in 40 minutes of the last session.


The light had deteriorated, and the umpires decided that it was not good enough for play. Two or three inspections suggested no improvement, and there was a touch of drizzle in the air. The match was called off as a draw. A lucky escape? We will never know.


Two Championship matches remain left in the Seconds’ season – away to Leicestershire next week and at Worcester the following week. Surely Yorkshire can win one of them? Two victories would be even nicer!


 











Second XI Championship Yorkshire v Northamptonshire
Wednesday, August 10 2011 (11:00) at Headingley Cricket Ground







Drawn







Yorkshire won toss and decided to field

 





























Northamptonshire (1st Innings) Yorkshire (1st Innings)
304 for 8 dec (87.0 overs) 0 for 0 dec (0.0 overs)
5 Hours, 48 Minutes. 0 Minutes.
Northamptonshire (2nd Innings) Yorkshire (2nd Innings)
0 for 0 dec (0.0 overs) 138 for 5 (53.0 overs)
0 Minutes. 3 Hours, 32 Minutes.

 








Northamptonshire (1st Innings)













































































































































Batsman     Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s S/r
RI Keogh c Randhawa b Ashraf 43 77 113 6 0 55.84
AM Reynoldson c Brophy b Patterson 52 82 109 8 0 63.41
PL Mommsen c Hodgson b Girling 76 125 157 12 0 60.80
DJG Sales   b Patterson 1 9 12 0 0 11.11
D Murphy*+ c Brophy b Hannon-Dalby 48 89 117 4 1 53.93
DJ Willey c Brophy b Girling 29 38 61 4 0 76.32
CAL Davis c Ashraf b Girling 15 46 48 2 0 32.61
DS Lucas not out   17 33 43 3 0 51.52
DA Burton c Brophy b Ashraf 9 26 33 1 0 34.62
BMR Akram
S Sweeney
T Brett
Extras 5b 3lb 0w 6nb 0pen 14
Provisional Score For Innings 304
Penalties awarded following Innings 0
Total 304 for 8

 


















































































Bowler O M R W Wd Nb S/r Econ
I Wardlaw 16.0 2 64 0 0 (0) 2 (4) 0.00 4.00
OJ Hannon-Dalby 16.0 2 35 1 0 (0) 0 (0) 96.00 2.19
SA Patterson 16.0 4 54 2 0 (0) 1 (2) 48.50 3.38
MA Ashraf 15.0 2 55 2 0 (0) 0 (0) 45.00 3.67
DF Girling 12.0 3 39 3 0 (0) 0 (0) 24.00 3.25
GS Randhawa 12.0 1 49 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 4.08

 




































































Batsman Fall of Wicket Partnership Batsmen Over
AM Reynoldson 1-102 102 AM Reynoldson (52) RI Keogh (43) 25.4
RI Keogh 2-102 0 RI Keogh (0) PL Mommsen (0) 26.2
DJG Sales 3-103 1 DJG Sales (1) PL Mommsen (0) 29.2
D Murphy 4-216 113 D Murphy (48) PL Mommsen (60) 60.3
PL Mommsen 5-241 25 PL Mommsen (16) DJ Willey (9) 66.1
DJ Willey 6-274 33 DJ Willey (20) CAL Davis (13) 76.2
CAL Davis 7-281 7 CAL Davis (2) DS Lucas (5) 78.3
DA Burton 8-304 23 DA Burton (9) DS Lucas (12) 86.6

 








Yorkshire (1st Innings)





































































Batsman     Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s S/r
A Lyth
AZ Lees
JJ Sayers*
DF Girling
GL Brophy+
DM Hodgson
CJ Geldart
GS Randhawa
SA Patterson
I Wardlaw
OJ Hannon-Dalby
MA Ashraf
Extras 0b 0lb 0w 0nb 0pen 0
Provisional Score For Innings 0
Penalties awarded following Innings 0
Total 0 for 0

 








Northamptonshire (2nd Innings)





































































Batsman     Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s S/r
AM Reynoldson
RI Keogh
PL Mommsen
DJG Sales
D Murphy*+
DJ Willey
CAL Davis
DS Lucas
DA Burton
BMR Akram
S Sweeney
T Brett
Extras 0b 0lb 0w 0nb 0pen 0
Provisional Score For Innings 0
Penalties awarded following Innings 0
Total 0 for 0

 








Yorkshire (2nd Innings)





























































































































Batsman     Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s S/r
A Lyth   b Burton 38 93 127 5 0 40.86
JJ Sayers* c Murphy b Burton 2 23 32 0 0 8.70
AZ Lees c Mommsen b Sweeney 8 30 37 0 1 26.67
GL Brophy+ not out   65 99 141 9 1 65.66
DM Hodgson lbw b Brett 0 8 6 0 0 0.00
DF Girling c Sales b Burton 0 40 38 0 0 0.00
GS Randhawa not out   16 29 38 2 0 55.17
CJ Geldart
SA Patterson
I Wardlaw
OJ Hannon-Dalby
MA Ashraf
Extras 0b 0lb 1w 8nb 0pen 9
Provisional Score For Innings 138
Penalties awarded following Innings 0
Total 138 for 5

 







































































Bowler O M R W Wd Nb S/r Econ
DA Burton 18.0 6 34 3 0 (0) 2 (4) 36.67 1.89
DS Lucas 11.0 3 21 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 1.91
S Sweeney 10.0 1 37 1 0 (0) 0 (0) 60.00 3.70
CAL Davis 3.0 0 9 0 0 (0) 2 (4) 0.00 3.00
T Brett 11.0 1 37 1 1 (1) 0 (0) 67.00 3.36

 















































Batsman Fall of Wicket Partnership Batsmen Over
JJ Sayers 1-19 19 JJ Sayers (2) A Lyth (15) 8.2
AZ Lees 2-37 18 AZ Lees (8) A Lyth (10) 16.6
A Lyth 3-84 47 A Lyth (13) GL Brophy (30) 30.1
DM Hodgson 4-87 3 DM Hodgson (0) GL Brophy (1) 31.4
DF Girling 5-110 23 DF Girling (0) GL Brophy (23) 42.5

  














Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard
Umpires: SJ Malone G Parker
Scorers: M Snook ME Woolley

 


Words and Statistics: MICHAEL SNOOK


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