Yorkshire beat Northants by 5 wickets (D/L) in Royal London One Day Cup
Northamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat first against Yorkshire at The County Ground, Northampton today in the Royal London One Day Cup.
Northamptonshire 351 (Richard Levi 58, Ricardo Vasconcelos 112, Josh Cobb 58, Adam Rossington 45*; Mathew Pillans 3-65, Steven Patterson 2-80, Josh Poysden 2-56)
Yorkshire 175-5 (Tom Kohler-Cadmore 67, Harry Brook 47, Gary Balance 28; Ian Holland 2-38)
Result - Yorkshire beat Northants by 5 wickets (D/L)
Batting first, Northamptonshire scored an impressive 351 with strong batting performances from Richard Levi 58, Ricardo Vasconcelos 112, Josh Cobb 58, and Adam Rossington 45*. Mathew Pillans 3-65, Steven Patterson 2-80 and Josh Poysden 2-56 were the wicket takers for Yorkshire.
In reply, Yorkshire scored 175-5 and won by 5 wickets (D/L) - Tom Kohler-Cadmore 67, Harry Brook 47, and Gary Ballance 28 the mainstays of their batting and Ian Holland 2-38, the pick of the Northants bowlers.
The rain interruption meant that Duckworth Lewis came into play, which favoured Yorkshire in the end.
Yorkshire kept alive their hopes of progressing after they emerged from yet enough close contest with a rain-affected five-wicket win over Northamptonshire at Wantage Road.
The Vikings have tied two games and lost to Roses rivals Lancashire off the last ball but this time emerged victorious with just two deliveries to spare after they kept their composure in a rain-hit pursuit.
Northamptonshire had posted 351 on the back of Ricardo Vasconcelos’ maiden List A century but after Yorkshire’s target was revised Gary Ballance hit three successive sixes in the penultimate over before Jonny Tattersall completed victory.
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Jonny Tattersall brought Yorkshire home in a dramatic rain-reduced chase at Northamptonshire to keep alive their hopes of reaching the knockout stage of the Royal London One-Day Cup.
Rain halted their initial chase of 352 after 20.5 overs but the skies cleared to leave Yorkshire needing a revised 47 from 25 balls. Tattersall walked out with 12 needed from the final five deliveries. He immediately swung Ian Holland over midwicket for six, pushed two down the ground before carving the winning runs over point.
The wicketkeeper finished off a chase given life by Gary Ballance, who, with 32 needed in 12 balls, struck Rob Keogh for three consecutive sixes - over long-off, long-on and square-leg - before being caught at point. Tattersall finished the job and secured Yorkshire’s second win in six matches - but having also tied two of them they remain in contention to finish in the top three of the North Group.
Northants, initially behind on Duckworth-Lewis-Stern when rained halted play, were handed a lifeline when the rain relented and looked likely to win when Holland sprinted 30 yards to claim a stunning diving catch to remove Tom Kohler-Cadmore off his own bowling and then took a wicket with the first ball of the final over. But Ballance and Tattersall sent them to a fifth defeat from six fixtures, knocking them out of the competition.
The home side were also favourites at tea, having made 351 through a maiden List A century from Ricardo Vasconcelos - their sixth-highest total in the format and highest against Yorkshire.
But Yorkshire were well on course when the rain arrived to complete what would have been their highest List A run chase with a stand of 109 between Kohler-Cadmore and Harry Brook.
Brook punched Sanderson through point before driving Nathan Buck past mid-on. He then skipped down the pitch to lift Luke Procter over long-off for six and wide of mid-off for four more in reaching 47 from 37 balls. He was caught at deep cover first ball on resumption.
Kholer-Cadmore was equally as fluent and pulled Procter over midwicket to pass fifty for the third time in the competition, in 65 balls. The shot took Yorkshire ahead of the DLS par score and looked to have won the game until play resumed, Kholer-Cadmore was brilliantly caught by Holland, and it needed some superb late hitting to win the game.
It meant Vasconcelos’ 92-ball hundred came in a losing cause. Restored to the side after illness, he drove Duanne Olivier through cover point for his first four and gently pressed Matt Pillans in a similar region - one of seven boundaries in his half-century that was brought up in 49 balls by lifting Patterson over square leg for six.
He pulled Pillans for his second six, also over square leg, and worked Matthew Waite for four to go to 90. He swept Josh Poysden’s leg-spin for another boundary before twice being acclaimed for his century - the television scoreboard and official scorers had a run difference in their tallies.
The loudest applause was saved as he walked off after lobbing Poysden to mid-off - not before a third six, pulled onto the roof of the stand over the midwicket fence.
Vasconcelos shared a 118-run opening stand with Richard Levi as Northants showed more care in the Powerplay than previous matches and made 64 without loss taking no chances. Levi and Cobb both made 58 as Northants reached 238 for 2 in the 37th over - but they failed to capitalise on such a strong position and couldn’t bat Yorkshire out of the game.
Ricardo Vasconcelos said:
“It’s always nice to get runs, this is my first in 50-overs, it shows that I can play this form of the game and hopefully I can do it more often.
“We’ve lost some early wickets this tournament so we tried to build a platform and take the right options but me getting out with 16 overs to go stopped us a bit and we couldn’t finish our overs.
“350 was still defendable but the rain didn’t come at the best time for us because they had a lot of runs to get.
“To strike it the way Gary Ballance did was something special and then the last over didn’t go our way.”
Steve Patterson said:
“We’ve had three really close games this tournament and we felt luck wasn’t on our side so to come on top today was brilliant.
"It was a bit fo a rollercoaster but great to get the two points
“It was obviously going to be a tough chase but that is one of the best batting pitches we’ve played on this year and a very fast outfield so we certainly thought it was a gettable total.
“At one stage, we were looking at chasing 400 so to hold our nerve and restrict them to 350, it gave us a chance."
Northamptonshire - Richard Levi, Ricardo Vasconcelos, Josh Cobb, Alex Wakely(c), Rob Keogh, Adam Rossington(wk), Jason Holder, Luke Procter, Ian Holland, Nathan Buck, Ben Sanderson
Yorkshire - Adam Lyth, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Harry Brook, Jack Leaning, Gary Balance, Jonathan Tattersall(wk), Matthew Waite, Mathew Pillans, Steven Patterson(c), Duanne Olivier, Josh Poysden
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