Derbyshire v Yorkshire Royal London One Day Cup
Neil Whitaker reports
YORKSHIRE Vikings beat Derbyshire Falcons by eight wickets with nine balls to spare in a match reduced to 10 overs a side. Will Fraine hit an unbeaten 69 to keep the Vikings hopes of reaching the semi finals of the Royal London cup alive. Fraine’ s 69 is his best score in List A cricket and the fastest fifty for Yorkshire in List A cricket. Fraine said: “To get the lads over the line and put in a match winning performance is something that I’ve been threatening to do throughout the year. I’ve not had a big score and that’s the frustrating part. They put on a decent score and getting a good start was the key to winning. I want to contribute in all formats of the game and not be known as a short form player.” He shared in a second wicket partnership of 64 in five overs with Will Luxton who hit 20. Luxton dropped kicked George Scrimshaw over cow corner for a big six but he fell short when he repeated the shot to the next ball and found running Dal in from the boundary. In their chase for 109, Fraine hit 15 off Fynn Hudson-Prentice’s first over including two sixes and Matt Revis finished the over with a back foot drive for four. The Vikings lost their first wicket when Revis got too far under a drive off Ravi Rampaul and found Matt McKiernan at mid wicket. Fraine took a couple of steps down to leg spinner McKiernan and lofted him on to the balcony of the pavilion. Two balls later he brought up his fifty with another six off McKiernan this was a little bit wider and his fifty came from 19 balls with four sixes and four fours. Rain throughout the day prevented any play until 4.56 and the match was reduced to 10 overs-a-side. The Vikings skipper Garry Ballance won the toss and put the Falcons into bat who made 108 for six in their 10 overs. Hudson-Prentice top scored with 38 coming in at number six with support from openers Harry Came and Mitchell Wagstaff who both reached the twenties. For the Vikings 21 year old leg spinner Sullivan took four wickets for 11 in his two overs. Wagstaff flat batted Pillans to the long off boundary to equal his best score and cut the next ball to the third man boundary. In the next over he moved over to the offside to George Hill to scoop him and was bowled. Tom Wood smashed Hill to the long off boundary to get off the mark and edged the next ball inches wide off Pillans at short third man. Wood perished when he clipped leg spinner Josh Sullivan to Fraine at mid wicket. Sullivan got his second wicket of the over when Guest walked past one to give Duke an easy stumping. Hughes swept Sullivan’s next ball to Revis on the square leg boundary. Young leg spinner didn’t get his hat trick but he got three wickets in four balls when Came pulled him and Ballance took a running catch at mid wicket. Sullivan said: “I wasn’t thinking about the hattrick, I was just trying to place the ball. I try to keep it simple and perform in each game I play. We backed ourselves to chase their total down.” In the next over Hudson-Prentice drilled Sullivan over the lake for a huge six. He smashed Ben Coad for two sixes in the same over over mid wicket. In the last over McKiernan going for a big hit off Waite found Fraine on the square leg boundary who took a diving catchAugust 9, 2021 9:38 am
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