By Gary Watton
August 13 2017
The Vikings' hopes of reaching the Twenty20 Blast quarter finals were all but ended by yet another painfully narrow defeat. Unfortunately for some peculiar reason an experienced Yorkshire team seem insufficiently streetwise to prevail in tight tussles, always ending up as the bridesmaid. The batting has been generally good, but the team has lost too many matches that were there for the taking. Today's encounter was no exception. The Tykes posted a highly competitive score, identical in fact to that which they recorded just the night before. However this time they were unable to defend their total and Leicestershire slipped past them in the final over. The result was tough on Kohler-Cadmore and Marsh who each made big contributions. Nevertheless the Yorkshire puddings go into the final round of matches needing to win against Northamptonshire and hope that other results go in their favour. Their chances appear to be really slim.
Leicestershire Foxes versus YORKSHIRE VIKINGS; in Leicester; Saturday the twelfth of August. Leicestershire Foxes won the toss.
YORKSHIRE VIKINGS: 182 for five (off twenty overs)
Lyth c Delport b McKay 1 (10-1)
Kohler-Cadmore b Parkinson 75 (127-3)
Willey b Griffiths 9 (45-2)
Marsh run out [Hill] 60 (182-5)
Sarfraz b Ali 2 (132-4)
Rashid not out 26
Leicestershire Foxes: 183 for six (off 19.4 overs)
Ronchi c Leaning b Rafiq 57 (84-3)
Delport c Leaning b Plunkett 5 (54-1)
Cosgrove c Kohler-Cadmore b Willey 0 (60-2)
Ackermann not out 58
Ali c Sarfraz b Plunkett 15 (112-4)
Hill c Willey b Bresnan 11 (142-5)
Wells c Kohler-Cadmore b Plunkett 14 (158-6)
Pillans not out 11
Leicestershire Foxes won by four wickets.
BATSMEN 'CHART' (minimum requirement: one hundred runs and average in excess of forty):
Marsh: average - 41.29; 289 runs; highest score - 60 not out
Willey: average - 40.6; 406 runs; highest score - 118
BOWLERS' 'CHART' (minimum requirement: ten wickets and average less than forty):
Bresnan: seventeen wickets; average - 18
Rashid: twelve wickets; average - 25.83
Patterson: twelve wickets; average - 25.92
Rafiq: twelve wickets; average - 29.08
Willey: eleven wickets; average - 31pqs: qs:
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