Reports by John Virr – 2nd XI Scorer

Day three

Resuming Yorkshires 2nd innings with an overall lead of 385 Will Fraine and Noah Kelly added only seven before the former was caught at mid wicket for 21. Matt Milnes joined Kelly and continued where he had finished from the first innings by making 34 from 35 balls with 8 fours before being caught at deep mid wicket.

Kelly was caught at 1st slip for 45 from 42 balls with 6 fours and Yorkshire were 220-8. Dominic Leech made 15 and Mickey Edwards and Jack Shutt advanced the total to 253-9 when the declaration came leaving our hosts a small matter of 502 for victory. Five overs were possible before lunch with Milnes striking with the last ball of the session having Harry Singh lbw for 7: 29-1.

Leech also struck with the first ball after lunch having Hurst caught at cover by Will Luxton. Shortly after Leech had his second as he bowled Cian Dickinson – 39-3. Reddy and George Lavelle added 40 in 58 balls before the former was lbw to Charlie McMurran.

Selby had made 27 from 34  when he became the first of three wickets to fall within 11 balls – he was caught at deep mid wicket by Leech off Jack Shutt; Lavelle was taken at 2nd slip by Ben Mike off Matt Milnes and Chapple was bowled by Shutt without scoring.

Lancashire were 132-7 and at tea had extended this to 162-7. Walker was brilliantly caught by Charlie McMurran at deep mid wicket giving Yash Vagadia his first wicket and his next over he caught and bowled Morley. Jack Shutt trapped Hussain lbw for 5 to give Yorkshire a comprehensive win by 316 runs.

The next game is at Guildford against Surrey starting on Monday 11th September.

Day two

On a perfect day weather wise Lancashire began their reply to Yorkshire’s 433. Dominic Leech struck twice in his third over having Hurst caught at mid wicket and George Lavelle well taken by Mickey Edwards at third slip, 7-2. Harry Singh and Cian Dickinson took the total to 31 before Edwards copied Leech by claiming two wickets in an over – he had Dickinson caught behind for 13 and Reddy lbw without scoring.

Selby made 11 before becoming a victim of Ben Mike well caught at deep square leg by Leech. Chapple had made 18 when brilliantly caught by Edwards off Charlie McMurran, Lancashire 81-6 and they added six more to reach lunch at 87-6.

After lunch Singh and Morley scored with freedom, the former reaching 50 from103 balls with 7 fours, Morley reached his half century from74 balls also with 7 fours. Their partnership passed a hundred from 190 deliveries and had reached 101 before Morley was bowled by Jack Shutt for 57. As often happens in a big partnership Singh fell soon after for 75 from 172 balls well taken at short leg by Noah Kelly off Yash Vagadia.

Shutt had Hussain lbw and 3 balls after tea dismissed Birkman in the same fashion and Lancashire were all out for 185 – trailing by 248. Yorkshire did not enforce the follow on and Will Luxton and Yash Vagadia “were out of the traps” adding 81 from 12.1 overs before Vagadia was bowled by Jack Morley for 40 from 33 balls. Morley then dismissed Shetty, lbw for two and Harry Duke bowled for nought and we were 89-3.

Will Luxton reached his second half century of the game from 61 balls but was bowled for 68 soon followed by Ben Mike also bowled for three. Will Fraine 18 not out and Noah Kelly were unbeaten as Yorkshire closed on 137-5, a lead of 384.

Day one

On a gloriously sunny morning skipper, Will Luxton, won the toss and elected to bat first. He and Yash Vagadia added 36 before the latter was adjudged lbw for 22. This brought to the wicket Arav Shetty who having previously played for Lancashire was playing as a trialist for Yorkshire and at lunch he and Luxton had added 103 to take the score to 139-1. Luxton reached his half century from 86 balls (5×4;1×6) and Shetty his from only 43 deliveries with 9 fours and a maximum.

Within 17 balls of the restart Shetty had departed, caught behind, for 72 from 63 balls with 12 fours and a six and Harry Duke followed 2 balls later taken at 1st slip for 2 – 157-3. The 2 Wills, Fraine and Luxton added 36 before Luxton was stumped for 70 from 116 balls with 5 fours and 2 sixes.

Ben Mike hit his first delivery for 6 and made 26 from 25 with 2 fours and 2 sixes closely followed by Fraine lbw for 38 from 64 with 6 fours – Yorkshire 239-6. Matt Milnes joined Noah Kelly and they both remained unbeaten at tea with the total advancing to 296.

Post tea they took their partnership to 149 from 207 balls – Milnes reached 50 from 71 balls with 7 fours and shortly after Kelly also reached his half century from 102 balls with 6 fours and a six. Kelly departed, caught at 2nd slip, for 79 from 124 balls having added a further 4 fours.

Dominic Leech was the unfortunate victim of a run out for 12 and Mickey Edwards was caught behind without scoring – 410-9. Jack Shutt ended 6 no but in the penultimate over of the day Milnes was caught in the gully for an excellent 91 from109 balls with 11 fours – Yorkshire 433 all out.

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