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Tom Loten produced a fine all round performance culminating in guiding Yorkshire to their fourth Championship victory of the season and a place at the top of the Championship table.

Yorkshire started the day requiring 265 for victory with 8 wickets remaining but when lunch was taken at 150-5 (181 still required) victory was in the balance. Matthew Weston made 34, Harry Duke 21 and Josh Priestley 31 as he was brilliantly caught at slip by Harry Came.

Immediately after lunch Gary Ballance was spectacularly caught at short leg for 20 from 21 balls. Throughout this Tom Loten had made 8 from 73 balls but he found an ally in Ben Coad who made 43 from 72 balls and added 94 in 132 balls to take Yorkshire to 257-7, however 2 balls later Harry Sullivan was caught behind: 257-8.

Loten had completed his half century from 114 balls with five fours and a six. Jack Shutt and Loten safely negotiated through to the tea interval at 291-9: Shutt 15no and Loten 69no. Forty required.

Shutt had made 23 from 47 balls before he was taken at second slip meaning Loten, 80no and Mike Finan, on his debut needed 19. Finan played his part by making 11 no but, aptly, it was Loten who hit the winning runs to finished 88no to go with his first innings 40 and 5 wickets in the game.

Yorkshire 21 points Derbyshire 6 points

Next action is at Weetwood v Leicestershire starting 11am Monday 18th July.

John Virr – 2nd X1 Scorer

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