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2nd XI: Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire (Day One)

— 2 September 2014

The day began in memorable fashion for Ben Coad, Will Rhodes. Josh Shaw & Jonathan Tattersall, all of whom received their 2nd XI Caps before play began. Karl Carver and Matthew Fisher had also received theirs in the last few days so six more extremely talented young hopefuls join the ranks of the Yorkshire CCC and that also means that six more players will henceforth have squad numbers displayed on their shirts to aid the hard-pressed scorer.


Yorkshire won the toss and elected to bat under blue skies and got off to a splendid start, being 87/0 in the 16th over but then the game bit back and the next 10 deliveries saw three wickets fall for the addition of just one run so Yorkshire had slipped to 88/3.

But Andrew Hodd was not one of these wickets and he went on his serene way to lunch and then on almost to the tea interval before he was finally dismissed for a magnificent 166, made from 183 deliveries in 273 minutes. In all he hit three maximums and 16 boundaries and received able support from Ryan Gibson (37) as they added 83 in just over the hour for the fifth wicket and then by Josh Shaw who made his maiden half-century in the 2nd XI, 58, as he and Hodd added another 110 for the seventh wicket.

It has been quite a few weeks for Josh as his last game before he departed for international duty saw him take his then best 2nd XI bowling figures twice in the same game as me registered his first 10-wicket haul in the Championship game against Durham on this same Harrogate ground.

He then followed that with 6/103 for England against South Africa in the first U19 Test and now has his maiden half-century and his 2nd XI cap on the same day.

After the partnership between Hodd and Shaw was ended, Jared Warner and James Wainman added some lusty blows and Yorkshire were finally all out for 371 in exactly 83 overs at over 4.5 runs per over.

That had 19 overs to bowl to complete a full day`s play and managed to remove the Notts opener Libby as he fell to a tumbling catch behind by the ever reliable Hodgson off who else but Josh Shaw,

Howard Clayton (Scorer, Yorkshire CCC 2nd XI)