Royal London Cup Yorkshire v Wawickshire

Royal London Cup Yorkshire CCC v Warwickshire CCC May 20th 2018 Headingley

Neil Whitaker reports

WARWICKSHIRE bounced back after their defeat to Derbyshire on Thursday to beat Yorkshire Vikings by five wickets with 4.2 overs to spare at Emerald Headingley.

The architect of their victory was skipper Jeetan Patel who took four wickets for 33 in his 10 overs. Including three wickets in nine balls for five runs and he had an hand in the  final wicket when Vikings skipper Steven Patterson got the ball away to mid off and set for a single but couldn’t beat Patel’s direct hit.

Patel took three wickets in nine balls for five runs. First to go was Jack  Leaning, who was a victim of a double play, or  was he stumped or was he caught. Tim Ambrose demolished the furniture and appealed to the square leg umpire Richard Kettleborough but umpire Graham  Lloyd at the bowlers end gave him out.  Whatever he was on he was back to the hutch.

Quickly following him was Adil Rashid who backed away from Patel to cut him but top edged it to Ambrose.  Andy Hodd was Patel’s final victim when he  went down the wicket to Patel played over it and was bowled.

The job was finished of by Sam Hain who hit an unbeaten 102  and shared in two big partnerships one of 97 in 14 overs with Adam Hose which was broken when Hose top edged a pull to Rashid at midon  and  a second wicket partnership of 87 in 19 overs with Jonathan Trott.

Patel said: “It was tough going down to Derbyshire who  set us a good score but to comeback like we did today was outstanding. After a poor start initially we took wickets at regular intervals.  We had some honest chats yeasterday and today we backed that up with the ball. The conditions helped me and got me in the game, but its about doing things time and time again.”

He added: “The way the guys batted in chasing down a score like that was fantastic.”

The partnership with Trott was broken  with neither  of them in any trouble.  The big shots from the start of their innings were gone as they gradually settled for ones and twos.  After  given Trott 12 runs start Hain caught him and looked to be favourite to reach his fifty first.  On 48 Trott Trott played James Wainman out into the covers.  As he turned for a second to reach his fifty he hesitated but Hain kept coming to get Trott to his fifty but he couldn’t beat Tim Bresnan’s throw.

Ian Bell played  a Chinese cut to his first ball and got a four, then he edged the last ball of the over but was dropped by Hodd. His scratchy innings came to an end when he drove a ball that got big on him to Tom Kohler-Cadmore at slip.

Hose  joined Hain and the runs came at a quicker rate.  Hain brought up their fifty partnership with a delightful cover drive to the boundary.  Hose was more likely of the pair to hit boundaries off his back foot.  He drove Bresnan straight  back to the boundary and two balls later thumped through extra cover for another boundary.

Vikings coach Andrew Gale said: “We got off to a fantastic start then we lost five wickets for 50 runs which put us on the back foot.  We know that Patel is a key player for them but we could have just milked him and saw him off but we didn’t do the basics right and we were 60 below par on that pitch.  We didn’t give our bowlers a score they could defend.  At one time it looked like we were only going to get 210 but it was a great effort from Chet Pujara and Bresnan. Its disappointing not to back up Friday night’s result but its only over game and we’ll pick ourselves up on Wednesday.

I think  Hain is a vastly improving player and plays well in white ball cricket.”

As Gale said the Vikings reached 247 in their fifty overs  thanks to a seventh wicket partnership of 55 13 overs between Pujara and Bresnan rescued the Vikings’s innings after they had slumped to to 149 for in 30 overs.  

Pujara playing his first List A match at Emerald Headingley played a patient knock and decided to take the Vikings to their 50 overs but he  was the eighth man out when he tried d to guide Olly Stone to the third man boundary but only succeeded in guiding it to Ambrose. He reached his fifty when late cut off Brookes to third man to bring up his fifty from 70 balls with six fours.

The partnership between Pujara and Bresnan was broken when  Bresnan went down the wicket and had a wild swing at Keith Barker, bottom edged it to Ambrose.

After winning the toss and deciding to bat  the Vikings openers Adam  Lyth and Kohler- Cadmore set off at  a blistering rate. Lyth flicked Stone off his legs for a gentle six over square leg into the East stand. After equalling their opening partnership against Durham on Friday they lost two wickets without adding to the score. First to go was  Kohler-Cadmore who edged a drive off Aaron Thomason to Stone at a deep gully.  Lyth was fortunate to survive the previous ball when he sliced Stone over cover but Hose running in from the boundary made a great attempt to take a catch but the ball fell just short.  In the next over Lyth tried to sweep Patel and was leg before without adding to the score.

Harry Brook tried to cut a ball from Stone that was too close to him and Ambrose took a simple catch.

 Chasing 248 to win Ed Pollock smashed the fifth ball ball first  over backover Bresnan’s head for a six.  On 12 Trott edged Ben Coad  and Lyth at second slip claimed a catch but Trott didn’t move. After a consultation by the umpires they decided it had dropped short.

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