Total – 227 for 5
Yorkshire Vikings total of 227 for 5 off their 20 overs is the highest score in T20 cricket at Headingley, beating the previous best of 223 for 6 made by the Vikings against Durham last summer. Although Notts Outlaws reply started well with Alex Hales getting off to a flyer, they never really looked likely to chase the total down and finished on 179 for 8 off their allocation, a 48-run win for Yorkshire.
The match aggregate of 406 runs scored by both teams was plenty for the crowd to feast their eyes on at the opening fixture.
Highest scorer – Adam Lyth – 82
Yorkshire Vikings opener Adam Lyth bludgeoned a phenomenal 82 off just 50 balls to ensure Yorkshire could post such an imposing total. The classy left-handers knock included seven boundaries and three maximums and earnt him the Man of the Match award on a night where a large number of runs were scored.
Lyth’s nearest competitor was overseas batsman and Vikings’ debutant Shaun Marsh who made 60 not out off just 37 balls as Yorkshire constructed a huge total.
Sixes – 11
Yorkshire Vikings hit a total of 11 maximums during their innings to ensure the crowds were suitably entertained. Notts Outlaws were only able to hit nine in response.
Fours – 16
A total of 31 boundaries were hit in the opening fixture, with Yorkshire stroking 16 of them and Notts 15.
Wickets – 8
A total of 13 wickets were taken with Notts Outlaws claiming 5 and Yorkshire Vikings 8.
Most wickets – Harry Gurney – 3
Notts Outlaws seamer Harry Gurney claimed three wickets for 49 runs as Yorkshire Vikings went on to post a sizeable total.
Yorkshire off-spinner Azeem Rafiq was the leading wicket taker for the White Rose in the fixture, claiming figures of 2 for 38 from his four overs. His figures were marginally better than his team-mate Steven Patterson who claimed 2 for 39.
Crowd attendance – 10,037
A total of 10,037 spectators attended Headingley for the opening fixture, a record crowd for Headingley T20’s outside of Roses clashes. Those in attendance were treated to a run-fest with the Vikings coming out as clear-winners, and with the electric atmosphere, it is hoped that many will have caught the Headingley bug and return again for the next T20 a week today, Yorkshire Vikings v Birmingham Bears – 6:30pm start.
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Family Fun Day
Yorkshire Vikings will be providing family entertainment during our NatWest T20 Blast fixture against Worcestershire Rapids on Sunday 23rd July. With a funfair, mobile farm, face painters, pyrotechnics and the always popular signing sessions after the game, there’s loads to keep all of the family entertained!
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