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Yorkshire win 2nd XI Trophy

— 8 June 2017


Yorkshire were crowned winners of the 2nd XI Trophy following a 99 run victory over Middlesex at Headingley.

Due to rain earlier in the day, the game was reduced 48 overs per side, encouraging Middlesex to field after winning the toss.

Opening batsman Harry Brook got Yorkshire off to a fine start, scoring 112 off 103 balls, containing 18 fours and one six. This was the youngster’s first century at Headingley, giving the White Rose the perfect start.

Ryan Gibson was the next batsman to go big for the home side, scoring 58 runs off 49 balls before being dismissed by Tom Barber.

  • Yorkshire skipper Will Rhodes finished off the innings in style with 50* off 38 balls before the rain came. This restricted the White Rose innings to 48.4 overs.

    Middlesex were set a revised target of 279 runs to win off 38 overs and got off to a bad start as James Wainman had Higgins caught by Eliot Callis for 4.

    Former England Test batsman Nick Compton offered some resistance by posting 57 off 43 balls (eight fours, one six) before being trapped lbw by Jordan Thompson whilst attempting to scoop him over fine leg.

    D Manuwelge carried on in the same vein posting 40 off 32 balls before being bowled by Joshua Shaw.

    The wickets then kept on tumbling with Jack Shutt finishing the tail off with a fantastic 4-19 to ensure that Yorkshire lifted the trophy for the first time since 2009.