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REPORT: YORKSHIRE 2ND XI V GLOUCESTERSHIRE 2ND XI (DAY 3)

— 21 April 2017

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A last ball boundary saw Gloucestershire 2nd XI defeat Yorkshire 2nd XI by four wickets in the three-day friendly at Headingley.

Resuming the second innings at 67-3, Yorkshire progressed to 109 before Matthew Waite was caught behind for 22. Eliot Callis reached his half century from 138 balls but was bowled eight balls later for 54.

Ryan Gibson made 19 from his first 42 balls and then sped to his 50 from a further 16 including 10 fours and 20 from one over. At lunch, Gibson was 53 not out and at 192-6, Yorkshire led by 249 with 66 overs remaining.

Yorkshire’s declaration came at 225-6 setting Gloucestershire 283 to win from a minimum of 61 overs.

Josh Shaw claimed the first wicket with 58 runs on the board, taking a fine running catch to dismiss Noema-Barnett. Jordan Thompson took another good low catch at slip to dismiss Ian Cockbain. At tea, Gloucestershire had reached 92-2 from 25 overs with opener Brandon Gilmour unbeaten on 70 from 81 with 11 fours.

George Hankins was again the scourge as he made 88 from 93 balls with 13 fours and two sixes – ably supported by James Bracey who was lbw for 77 in the last over.

John Virr

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