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Essex v Yorkshire Ridings- Malta Seniors Cricket Festival

 Match 2:  Yorkshire Ridings win match dominated by batting.

Yorkshire Ridings 165 for 2 off 27.3 overs (G.Orrell 54*, N.Allen 51, D.Fairbank 44*; M.Wheeler 1-22, N.Green 1-31) defeated Essex 164 for 0 off 30 overs (P.Wakefield 87*, S.Sood 71*).

A brilliant unbeaten 164 run partnership between Essex openers Paul Wakefield (87*) and Sanjeev Sood (71*) proved to be in vain as Yorkshire Ridings coasted to victory with 15 balls to spare. The Essex pair increased the run rate throughout the innings and withstood some very tight bowling early on by Ridings’ Tony Evans, Andy Mackie and Derek Chapman. In reply, Riding’s recovered from the early loss of Alan Lees with Neville Alan and Dave Fairbank contributing 58 for the second wicket. Gary Orrell joined Alan and together they put on an unbeaten 88 runs to seal the win for the Yorkshiremen.

Player of the Match: Paul Wakefield.

Umpires: Joy Ghoseroy and Barry Toombs.
Scorer: Eric Balakrishnan.

Essex v Yorkshire Ridings: https://www.crichq.com/matches/623946/print

Players' Leaderboards: https://www.crichq.com/competitions/4087/draws/36757/leaderboards/batting

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