By John Virr – 2nd X1 Scorer

Day 3 

As per day 2, rain halted any play prior to lunch which was taken early at 12.45 pm. Despite several more showers play commenced at 2pm with 58 overs remaining.

Will Rogers struck twice, bowling Khan for 7 and having Azad caught at backward point by Charlie McMurran for 19. At the other end Ben Cliff bowled 10 overs with 8 of them maidens.

Josh Hen-Boisen replaced Cliff and had Basra caught behind in his 2nd over for 12. He struck again bowling Shaikh for 36 and with the last ball before tea Jawad Akhtar bowled Ahmed for 2 – SACA 101-5.

Hen-Boisen took his 3rd wicket, bowling Tahirkelli for 15 immediately after tea but there was then a partnership of 89 in 100 balls between Reddy and Bilal. The latter reached 50 from 56 balls with 7 fours and a six but the very next ball he was trapped lbw by Akhtar.

At the end of that over with SACA 190-7 the game ended in a draw.

Next 2nd X1 action is also against SACA at Weetwood on Tuesday 21.5.24 with 2 T20s starting at 11am.

Day 2

Morning rain lead to an early lunch at 12.45pm. Shortly after the lunch break it was decided to take the sheets and covers off with a view to starting play as soon as possible – around 4pm.

However, another heavy downpour arrived and play was abandoned for the day at 2.20pm.

Day 1

On winning the toss Yorkshire decided to bat first and Will Luxton and James Wharton  and it was the first ball of the 10th over before they “swapped ends”. They brought up their 50 partnership in 80 balls with Luxton reaching his personal half century from 59 balls with 7 fours.

The century stand came from 149 balls but shortly before lunch Wharton was caught at mid wicket having made 49 from 72 deliveries. Will Bennison joined Luxton and they remained unbeaten at lunch – 138-1.

The 4th over post lunch saw Luxton stumped for 91 including 13 fours and 2 sixes, Yorkshire 150-2. Harry Duke joined Bennison and they batted the rest of the afternoon session reaching 292-2 at tea – Bennison was unbeaten on 53 from102 balls with 4 fours and Duke 94 not out from 103 balls with 14 fours (his half century came from 57 balls).

Bennison was bowled for 57 from 111 balls having added 149 with Duke frfom194 balls and shortly after Duke posted his first century since 2022 from 11 balls and he went on to post a career best 116 from128 balls before he was bowled.

Alex Cree was lbw for nought,  Jawad Akhtar made 8 and Dom Leech nought as we went from 324-3 to 363-7. Isaac Light made 36 from 61 balls with 6 fours before he was caught at mid wicket and the declaration came at 374-8.

SACA were left with 6 overs to negotiate and finished 14 without loss.

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