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Report: Yorkshire 2nd XI v Northants 2nd XI (Day three)

— 14 July 2017

Day 3 – Northamptonshire declared at their overnight score of 71/2 and Yorkshire then batted for 6.1 overs, ending on 30/0. So Northants needed 362 runs to win from a minimum of 87 overs.


The rest of the morning session belonged to the visitors as only one wicket fell when Will Rhodes had Charlie Thurston caught at second slip by Jordan Thompson. Northants took lunch in the comfortable position of 101/1.

The afternoon session was much more to Yorkshire’s liking, however, as four wickets fell and tea was taken at 197/5.
The wickets were shared as Ed Barnes, Jack Shutt, James Wainman and Matthew Fisher each took one. Shutt`s wicket was the big one as he finally ensnared Harry Adair, the Northants opener, for 80, made from 156 deliveries with 11 fours and one six. He had occupied the crease for 198 minutes and was dismissed by a smart stumping by Andrew Hodd.

The final session of the game swung like a pendulum. Firstly, Aneesh Kapil and Safyaan Sharif added 92 for the sixth wicket before Matthew Fisher had Sharif caught by Alex Lees at first slip. Fisher then took two more wickets and Wainman one to reduce Northants to 288/9 with 10.3 overs left.
But the last pair of skipper Tom Sole and Mohammed Bilal could not be shifted and so a very frustrating draw resulted.

Yorkshire 9 points; Northamptonshire 7 points