Yorkshire win! The White Rose claim their opening game victory by 208 runs after bowling Cardiff MCCU out for 160.


Josh Poysden the man with the final wicket, claiming Foster stumped tidily by Jonny Tattersall.


Just nine overs remain with Cardiff 150 for 9, 219 adrift of Yorkshire’s total. The universities lower order has shown some fight against the White Rose bowlers on what appears to be a flat surface. Mat Pillans and Jared Warner have both bowled with great pace, utilising their short balls to good success. However, they haven’t had a great deal of luck, and on another day would have seen much greater reward for their efforts. As I write, Warner claims his first wicket, caught by Jack Leaning hooking a shortball.


Cardiff MCCU are currently 99 for 7. It’s fair to say the two university batsmen at the crease have gritted it out so far in their innings. Kolk and Ilyas have shared a partnership of over 50 now and remain at the crease at the second drinks break (32 overs). The Yorkshire bowlers have done well, with little luck, and will be all the better for getting some overs into their legs.

Cardiff MCCU are now 45-7. A very clincial bowling display by the Vikings so far. Mat Pillans has taken two wickets and bowling at an astonishing pace. Karl Carver has also taken his first scalp for Yorkshire in 2019. Ruthless stuff from the lads.

Yorkshire have started their bowling innings off in fine style, with seamer Matthew Waite claiming a remarkable four wickets for just four runs in his four overs so far. It’s been a great display of swing bowling, with some tidy fielding to help out as well!

What an end to the innings! Jordan Thompson started off by nudging it into the gaps and finished the innings with a real display of power. The left-hander smashed five sixes on his way past 50. Jared Warner played an equally impressive role in the huge tenth wicket partnership, with the runs the pair added taking the White Rose to 368 for 9 after 50 overs, a tremendous effort in the White Rose’s first competitive outing of the year.


Five overs remain in Yorkshire’s innings, with the White Rose currently 311 for 9. Jordan Thompson is batting well, nurdling the ball into gaps and currently sits on 20 not out. He is being ably assisted by paceman Jared Warner who is 15 not. Running between the wickets has been a key feature to this partnership, with the pair having stolen at least a couple of runs already. This is particularly impressive given the hot conditions they are experiencing.

12:00 noon

A lot has happened in the last hour. Harry Brook reach an explosive hundred, before falling the ball after reaching his landmark. Tom Kohler-Cadmore had earlier compiled an equally destructive 52. Jack Leaning came to the crease, batting at number four, and crafted a stylish 34. Brook’s wicket however started something of a mini collapse, with the White Rose county losing three wickets inside 15 minutes. All that has left Yorkshire on 225 for 5 off 31 overs, with 19 still to bat. Jonny Tattersall joined at the crease by Matthew Waite.


100 for Harry Brook, and the young right-hander has been at his explosive best. Scoring 11 fours and three maximums, the batsmen brought up his landmark in just 81 balls.

Club Journalist Graham Hardcastle considers the challenges this year’s Royal London One-Day Cup may pose.

Great to have some Yorkshire cricket to follow again even if the English weather makes the season feel some way off. It’s definitely a heavy bails day up North!

It will be interesting to see how this season’s Royal London Cup goes won’t it? We have been used to mammoth scores left, right and centre in recent years, both domestically and internationally. But will that continue this summer with a lot of matches played in April when the pitches are spicy?


Yorkshire have progressed to 86 for 1 after ten overs, with Tom Kohler-Cadmore not out on 39 and Harry Brook alongside him on 35. Earlier in the morning, Yorkshire won the toss and opted to bat first. The only wicket to fall so far is that of Adam Lyth, who was caught in the ring driving at Cardiff’s opener Punja in the third over.


Good morning and welcome to the opening game from Yorkshire’s pre-season tour in Potchefstroom, a 50-over fixture against Cardiff MCCU at Senwes Park.

The weather is set fair, with temperatures expected to climb to 30 degrees celsius, and the ground is looking spectacular.

The Yorkshire squad underwent an intense training session here yesterday following an washout on Monday. Here’s just a flavour of what they did.

Hear from Club Captain Steve Patterson ahead of the opening match of the tour

As Steve Patterson prepares to take his players onto the field for the first time in 2019, the Yorkshire skipper is feeling confident about their chances of having successful summer.

Patto believes he has all the ingredients at his disposal to ensure the county are challenging for silverware across the three formats; youth, experience and quality.

He said: “We saw at the end of last year that when our batters are in form and scoring runs, we can compete with anybody.

“It’s a shame to have lost Brooksy with the ball, but to have signed Duanne, a player of his quality, is very exciting. Add that to the young and experienced bowlers we’ve got, I think we’ll always challenge with the ball.

“If the lads can continue to show the batting form they showed in the last six weeks of last season, we can beat a lot of teams.”

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