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2nd XI: Yorkshire v Warwickshire (Day One)

— 21 July 2015

Yorkshire won the toss and elected to bat on what became a long and slow day as the spinners were only introduced with four overs to go. Having said that, Yorkshire began their second innings in the last over of the day, so the game is more than half completed with two days to go.


Andrew Hodd got the innings underway in his usual fluent manner but it fell to Glenn Maxwell (77 from 69 deliveries with 14 boundaries) to inject real momentum. However, with Maxwell`s dismissal, Yorkshire had slumped to 145/6 and a rebuilding process was required.

Enter Jordan Thompson and Karl Carver to rescue the innings. They added 64 for the seventh wicket with Carver (24) again showing how much his batting has improved and a majestic innings of 61 from Jordan Thompson, full of flourishing cover drives.

In all, he faced 64 deliveries and hit nine boundaries, an innings which drew the quietly approving attention of Glenn Maxwell.

A final total of 230 was not the highest but, by close of play, after the bowlers had got to work, it was a potential match-winner. Matthew Fisher recorded figures of 4/23, backed up by Ben Coad`s 2/23. Matthew Waite, James Wainman, Tom Craddock and Karl Carver each took one to dismiss Warwickshire for only 85.

Yorkshire had one over to face at close and were 5/0 when the longest day finally came to an end at 7.36 pm.