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2nd XI: Yorkshire lose heavily against the Unicorns

— 16 July 2015

Yorkshire lost the toss and the game in rural Hertfordshire today by seven wickets to the Unicorns.

Scorecard

Yorkshire were duly inserted under grey skies after a late start had meant a reduction in the overs to 48 per side after overnight rain.

We lost Jonathan Tattersall early on, but Callis and Hodgson took the score to almost 50 in the 10th over and the future looked potentially rosy. But cricket has a habit of turning nasty and so it did today.

From 50 for 2, we collapsed to 69 for 7 and it was only the sterling efforts of Wainman (38), Warner (12) and Coad (8*) which saw us up to 134, with 20 deliveries unused.

Earlier, Dan Hodgson had also scored 38 with seven well struck boundaries

Ben Coad made an explosive start with the ball after lunch, dismissing Aaron West to the first ball of the innings. He followed this up by having Logan Weston smartly taken at slip by Jonathan Tattersall, but a third wicket stand of 98 between Harry Stephens (47*) and Lee Thomason (55) extinguished any hopes of victory.

Yorkshire next take on Warwickshire at York on Monday in the Second XI Trophy and at Harrogate against the same opposition from Tuesday to Thursday in the Second XI Championship.

All days begin at 11.00 am weather permitting.

Howard Clayton

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