By John Virr – 2nd X1 Scorer

Day 4

There was no play possible on the last day – the game finishing as a draw.

Yorkshire                     12 points                     Leicestershire             8 points

Next action is a 4 day Championship game against Nottinghamshire at Lady Bay starting on Monday 29th April.

Day 3

The rain of the last few days/weeks continued to cause problems at the start of day 3 and play finally commenced at Noon with 88 overs left in the day.

Ben Cliff struck in his first over having Swindells caught behind by replacement keeper, Noah Kelly – he made 30 from 34 balls with 4 fours. Sol Budinger continued to play his shots and reached his half century from 55 balls with 4 fours and a six.

After 50 minutes play Matthew Revis was introduced to the attack and he broke through immediately having Dunk caught behind for 15 and in the same over he had Madan caught at 2nd slip by Dom Bess without scoring. In his 2nd over he repeated the dismissal by having Budinger caught by Bess for 64 from 66 balls. At lunch Leicestershire were 128-5.

Dom Leech opened after lunch and had Tarling well caught at 2nd slip by Bess for nought and then had Wood caught in the gully by Yash Vagadia for 2; 137-7. Revis took his 4th when he bowled Hull for 14. Mcloughlin made a rapid 31 from 20 balls (2×4;3×6) before he was caught at cover by Josh Hoyle to give Bess his first wicket and Matthew Firbank caught Sumerauer at mid on to finish the innings and give Cliff his 3rd wicket –

Leicestershire 182 all out. A special mention to Coach, Tom Smith, who had to don the Whites to field in place of Leech for a while but found himself in the firing line almost pulling off a spectacular catch at long on.

James Wharton and Yash Vagadia opened the innings but with the score at 14 in the third over Vagadia retired not out shortly after being hit on the helmet. Skipper, Will Luxton came to the crease and in the 10 0vers to tea they advanced the total to 79 without loss – Wharton 31 no and Luxton 34 no.

A heavy shower arrived during the tea interval and delayed the restart until 5pm with 10 overs being lost

Day 2

Again, an early lunch was taken at 12.30pm and an inspection immediately after. It was decided that a further inspection would take place at 2.45pm.

Following this inspection it was decided that play could start at 4pm with 40 overs remaining in the day. Yorkshire won the toss and decided to bowl first.

Ben Cliff struck with the 2nd ball of the game having Evans caught at short leg by Noah Kelly. However despite the cold, windy conditions runs then flowed freely and the 50 was reached from 46 balls without further loss. More rain arrived at 4.50pm with the score at 73- 1 from 9.5 overs.

Despite further inspections and discussions play was abandoned for the day at 5.45pm.

Day 1 – No Play Possible

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