When Will Rhodes bowled the Derbyshire wicket-keeper Harvey Hosein to make the score 124/6 in pursuit of 200, it seemed that Yorkshire had a very good chance of recording their first Trophy win of the season in only their second game in the competition
But an unbroken seventh wicket partnership of 79 between Greg Cork and Matthew Critchely, each of whom finished undefeated on 44, changed the course of the game entirely and saw the visitors home by four wickets.
Yorkshire won the toss and chose to bat on a ground where they recorded 383/6 last season against Durham and, for the first few overs, it looked as if they were aiming to match that effort. But too many batsmen got in and then got out and from 86/2, we slipped to 98/5 and a re-building exercise was needed.
Skipper Will Rhodes and Matthew Waite, the only player in the match to make 50, duly produced a sixth-wicket stand of 56 in 14 overs, but, once broken, the innings subsided to only 199 all out, with 28 deliveries unused.
James Wainman, however, decided that attack was the best form of defence and opened with a burst of 3/19 in 5.5 overs to peg Derbyshire back to 39/3. Bramwell, Ali and Hosein followed at regular intervals and Derbys were soon 124/6.
Two of Wainman`s wickets fell to slip catches; a good low one by Jonathan Tattersall and one held by Ryan Gibson of which Philip Sharpe would have been proud. The ball was past Ryan as he grabbed it one-handed and gleefully threw it skywards to indicate a clean and quite brilliant catch.
But that was as good as it got as Cork and Critcheley guided their side home.
The two sides now meet, at Scarborough in the 3-day 2nd XI County Championship, beginning tomorrow at 11.00 am when the 2nd XI will be considerably strengthened by the inclusion of Messrs Lees, Lyth, Maxwell and Sidebottom.