Ahead of the season opener Yorkshire named several “first teamers” in the squads for this “double header”. Club Captain, Shan Masood, won the toss on both occasions and chose to bat first in game one and field first in game two.

Game One

Masood opened the innings with Adam Lyth – the latter was dropped at short fine leg from the second ball of the day but went on to showcase some of his regular shots as he made 41 from 15 balls (6×4;2×6) before being taken at deep square leg. Yorkshire had reached 99-1 in the 9th over when Will Luxton was run out for 24 from 16 and the very next ball George Hill was caught at extra cover; 99-3.

Masood made 43 from 29 (5×4;1×6) followed shortly after by Will Fraine both caught at mid on, 129-5. Jonny Tattersall hit a quickfire 34 from 16 balls (3×4;2×6) and was the main contributor in the latter stages as we posted 202 all out.

Dom Bess struck in the first over bowling Welch for 5 and Aaron Lilley was caught by Masood at mid off, 40-2. There followed a partnership of 98 between Harry Swindells and Zen Malik in 61 balls and it took a catch by Ben Mike at deep square to dismiss Swindells for 70 from only 39 balls (9×4;2×6). This gave George Hill his first wicket and he bowled Malik in his second over, Malik 46 from 39.

Having been well on target, two wickets quickly followed by two more for Mike saw the away team finish 12 short at 190-6. Hill 2-15 and Mike 3-46.

Game two

Top run scorer from the first game, Swindells, was caught behind first ball off Mike followed by Bess dismissing Lilley in the next over, 9-2. Tattersall took the second of four catches to dismiss Welch for 3; Steel made 4 and Malik 2, 30-5 in the 6th over. Evans made 28 from 35 balls but only Walker and Sanders reached double figures as Leicestershire were all out for 86 – Mike 3-12 and Jafer Chohan 3-14.

Will Luxton was caught at short fine leg for 1 and Jordan Thompson 11 from 5 as Yorkshire reached 42-2 in only the 4th over. James Wharton made 31 from 19 (5×4) followed two balls later by Will Fraine however Mike hit 25 unbeaten from 11 balls and Tattersall 13 not out from 9 deliveries as Yorkshire won by 6 wickets with 11 overs to spare.

 

There are 2 friendly games at Weetwood on Friday (11.30am and 3pm) followed by 2 games v Durham at Riverside on Monday 22nd May.

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