Yorkshire win thriller against Essex by 25 runs to go into Semi Finals

Tim Bresnan helps Yorkshire win thriller against Essex by 25 runs to go into Semi Finals
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In their Royal London One Day Cup play-off match today, Yorkshire won the toss and decided to bat against Essex, at the Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford.

 

Yorkshire 259-7 (Gary Ballance 91, Jack Leaning 57, Tim Bresnan 41, Matt Fisher 35*; Jamie Porter 3-25)

Essex 234    (Adam Wheater 78; Steven Patterson 4-36)

Result - Yorkshire won by 25 runs

Yorkshire were in some trouble at 45-4 due to some excellent bowling from Essex pacer Jamie Porter 3-25, who got both the Yorkshire openers cheaply, Tom Kohler-Cadmore for 0 and Adam Lyth for 20.

A spirited 91 from Gary Ballance supported by Jack Leaning 57, Tim Bresnan 41 and Matt Fisher 35* at the end, helped Yorkshire to a total of 259-7.

In reply, Essex were undone in the main by Yorkshire captain, Steven Patterson, who bowled his 10 overs taking 4-36. Adam Wheater 78  and Neil Wagner 35  got Essex close but it was just not enough and Yorkshire won by 25 runs.

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