Lucy Randle-Bissell claimed a superb 6-23 – but it wasn’t enough for Yorkshire women to beat Roses rivals Lancashire in yesterday’s County Championship 50-over clash at Castleford.

All-rounder Randle-Bissell bowls right-arm seamers and is on the Northern Diamonds Academy programme for 2024.

She bowled seven overs and claimed five of her wickets either bowled or lbw in Lancashire’s 134 all out inside 36 overs. Diamonds senior seamer Grace Hall took the new ball and returned 0-16 from five overs.

Emma Wrightson, Holly Garton and Elicia Pollard were also in the wickets – the latter twice – as Lancashire slipped from 105-1.

Unfortunately, however, Yorkshire then suffered a collapse of similar proportions, falling from 75-2 to 112 all out. Opener Erin Thomas top-scored with 46, and Randle-Bissell’s middle order 15 was the next best for the hosts.

Shachi Pai top-scored for Lancashire with 54 at the top of the order, while seamer Laura Jackson claimed 4-18 with the new ball. Both players are part of Thunder’s senior regional squad.

Yorkshire have now won one and lost one at the start of their summer. 

They turn their attentions to T20 cricket now, with that ECB Championship competition starting on May 26.

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