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Do-or-die Foxcub record snares the White Rosebuds

— 18 August 2011

It took a record-breaking ninth-wicket stand for Leicestershire to win their Second Eleven Trophy match against Yorkshire at Grace Road – wicket-keeper Ed Eckersley and opening-bowler Alex Wyatt came together with at 80-8 in the 22nd over…a do-or-die situation if ever there was one…and they did it.

The weather prevented a prompt start, three overs being deducted from each side’s allocation as Yorkshire batted first on the home captain’s invitation. There was no real spark to Yorkshire’s batting as opener Alex Lees, pictured, set his stall out to add backbone to the innings – and he did so until he was the fifth out in the 35th over.


Adam Lyth scored a 20, but debutants Gerhard Rudolph – younger brother of Yorkshire’s acting captain, Jacques, and Matthew Good with James Stuart managed only 20 between them. It was wicket-keeper Dan Hodgson who joined Lees in a run-a-ball 50 partnership that raised the score to, perhaps, a defendable total aided by a scurried 20 from Lee Hodgson and Alex Lilley


Leicestershire got off to the worst of starts: two wickets for Iain Wardlaw and one for Oliver Hannon-Dalby saw the Foxcubs at 15-3 in the fourth over. Opener Paul Handscomb, joined by Eckersley, then staunched the flow of wickets in a 50-run stand before he was caught and bowled in Lilley’s second over.


Lilley added Rob Taylor to his tally three balls later, followed by Liam Kinch in his next over and Nadeem Malik in his fifth. A run-out made it five wickets in seven overs with 10 added to the score to take the score to give us the miserable 80-8.


Despite all this Leicestershire had an over to spare when a cover-drive for four off Eckersley’s bat passed the visitors’ total – Yorkshire’s fifth Trophy defeat of the season. The teams then drove down the M69 to Hinckley to play their Second Eleven Championship match.











Second XI Trophy Leicestershire v Yorkshire
Tuesday, August 16 2011 (12:25) at Grace Road, Leicester







Leicestershire Won by 2 wickets







Leicestershire won toss and decided to field

 

















Yorkshire Leicestershire
178 for 6 (37.0 overs) 180 for 8 (36.0 overs)
2 Hours, 31 Minutes. 2 Hours, 29 Minutes.

 








Yorkshire


























































































































Batsman     Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s S/r
A Lyth c du Toit b Malik 21 26 34 4 0 80.77
AZ Lees* c Sykes b Gurney 65 108 137 2 3 60.19
GJ Rudolph lbw b Wyatt 4 7 22 0 0 57.14
MR Good lbw b Sykes 3 9 9 0 0 33.33
JJ Stuart   b Sykes 12 28 35 1 0 42.86
DM Hodgson+ run out (Eckersley)   33 38 49 1 0 86.84
AE Lilley not out   9 6 13 1 0 150.00
GS Randhawa
I Wardlaw
JC Wainman
OJ Hannon-Dalby
Extras 0b 10lb 21w 0nb 0pen 31
Provisional Score For Innings 178
Penalties awarded following Innings 0
Total 178 for 6

 


















































































Bowler O M R W Wd Nb S/r Econ
HF Gurney 8.0 0 43 1 4 (8) 0 (0) 52.00 5.38
MN Malik 7.0 0 40 1 0 (0) 0 (0) 42.00 5.71
JS Sykes 8.0 2 30 2 2 (9) 0 (0) 25.00 3.75
ACF Wyatt 6.0 0 28 1 4 (4) 0 (0) 40.00 4.67
RML Taylor 5.0 0 16 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 3.20
Kadeer Ali 3.0 0 11 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 3.67

 






















































Batsman Fall of Wicket Partnership Batsmen Over
A Lyth 1-46 46 A Lyth (21) AZ Lees (14) 7.6
GJ Rudolph 2-67 21 GJ Rudolph (4) AZ Lees (4) 11.5
MR Good 3-73 6 MR Good (3) AZ Lees (2) 14.2
JJ Stuart 4-102 29 JJ Stuart (12) AZ Lees (14) 24.6
AZ Lees 5-157 55 AZ Lees (31) DM Hodgson (21) 34.2
DM Hodgson 6-178 21 DM Hodgson (12) AE Lilley (9) 36.6

 








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Batsman     Runs Balls Mins 4s 6s S/r
WS Jones* lbw b Hannon-Dalby 4 3 2 1 0 133.33
PSP Handscomb c and b Lilley 23 40 64 3 0 57.50
Kadeer Ali c Hodgson b Wardlaw 2 13 13 0 0 15.38
J du Toit   b Wardlaw 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
EJ Eckersley+ not out   94 89 131 9 2 105.62
RML Taylor c Lyth b Lilley 0 3 2 0 0 0.00
LJ Kinch c Hodgson b Lilley 2 4 8 0 0 50.00
MN Malik   b Lilley 4 18 15 0 0 22.22
HF Gurney run out   0 1 3 0 0 0.00
ACF Wyatt not out   32 46 53 1 0 69.57
JS Sykes
Extras 0b 6lb 9w 4nb 0pen 19
Provisional Score For Innings 180
Penalties awarded following Innings 0
Total 180 for 8

 


















































































Bowler O M R W Wd Nb S/r Econ
OJ Hannon-Dalby 8.0 0 37 1 2 (2) 0 (0) 50.00 4.63
I Wardlaw 7.0 1 39 2 2 (2) 1 (2) 22.50 5.57
JC Wainman 8.0 2 24 0 1 (1) 0 (0) 0.00 3.00
AE Lilley 6.0 0 28 4 0 (0) 1 (2) 9.25 4.67
GS Randhawa 5.0 0 33 0 1 (4) 0 (0) 0.00 6.60
A Lyth 2.0 0 13 0 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.00 6.50

 




































































Batsman Fall of Wicket Partnership Batsmen Over
WS Jones 1-5 5 WS Jones (4) PSP Handscomb (0) 0.3
Kadeer Ali 2-15 10 Kadeer Ali (2) PSP Handscomb (7) 3.3
J du Toit 3-15 0 J du Toit (0) PSP Handscomb (0) 3.4
PSP Handscomb 4-70 55 PSP Handscomb (16) EJ Eckersley (32) 15.2
RML Taylor 5-70 0 RML Taylor (0) EJ Eckersley (0) 15.5
LJ Kinch 6-74 4 LJ Kinch (2) EJ Eckersley (2) 17.3
MN Malik 7-80 6 MN Malik (4) EJ Eckersley (2) 21.2
HF Gurney 8-80 0 HF Gurney (0) EJ Eckersley (0) 21.3

 














Weather: Cloudy Pitch: Hard
Umpires: SA Garratt I Armitage
Scorers: M Snook D Ayriss

 


Words and Statistics: MICHAEL SNOOK


 

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