Match Report – YORKS vs WORCS North Group, Might 30, 2024

Yorkshire 104 for two (Lyth 55*, Malan 25) beat Worcestershire 101 (Brookes 42, Moriaty 4-25) by eight wickets

Left-arm spinner Dan Moriarty made life straightforward for Yorkshire’s star-studded batting line-up with a profession greatest 4 for 25 because the Vikings brushed Worcestershire apart by eight wickets at Headingley to make a flying begin to their Vitality Blast marketing campaign.

Moriarty, making his Yorkshire T20 debut, put the skids underneath the Rapids with all 4 wickets in the course of the first half of an innings which noticed them bowled out for 101 in 15.4 overs. Ethan Brookes, one in every of solely two visiting batters to succeed in double figures, top-scored with a center order 42 off 32 balls.

It was little shock when a Yorkshire high 5, together with present internationals Donavan Ferreira, Dawid Malan, Shan Masood and Joe Root, made mild work of the meagre goal. Ex-England Check opener Adam Lyth top-scored with 55 not out off 33 balls, the win sealed inside 12 overs. Root completed unbeaten on 13.

Moriarty got here to Yorkshire over the winter searching for extra recreation time. Final season, he solely made one T20 look for Surrey – their quarter-final win at Lancashire. His solely wicket was England white-ball captain Jos Buttler.

This night, he struck twice with the brand new ball and returned simply exterior of the powerplay so as to add two extra to make sure Yorkshire secured their first win of 2024 in all cricket, doing it in entrance of an 8,231 crowd.

Having been requested to bowl, the Vikings made a dream begin because the Rapids slipped to fifteen for 3 within the first 20 balls, together with the lack of captain Brett D’Oliveira bowled making an attempt to scoop seamer Dom Leech after 4 balls.

Moriarty had ex-Viking Matthew Waite stumped within the subsequent over and debutant Josh Cobb caught at deep midwicket within the fourth.

Leech additionally struck twice within the powerplay – Adam Hose was caught at midwicket – and Worcestershire had been in deep trouble at 21 for 4 within the fifth over.

Issues did not get any simpler for the 2018 champions. Moriarty returned to get Tom Taylor caught behind, leaving the Rapids 33 for five within the seventh. Now it was nearly batting 20 overs on a pitch exhibiting indicators of flip, however Worcestershire didn’t do it.

Yorkshire’s seam bowling shares have been depleted by damage, in order that they opted to pack their aspect with spinners. Moriarty, Dom Bess twice and Jafer Chohan all struck.

Moriarty struck once more within the ninth over, bowling Nathan Smith – 49 for six – to assert his fourth wicket. All-rounder Brookes did a minimum of settle issues down for the Rapids together with his 42 crammed with sweeps, reverse sweeps and ramps. He shared 43 for the seventh wicket with Gareth Roderick, who chipped in with 25.

However each males had been caught at cowl off Bess’s off-spin within the 14th over, Worcestershire now 95 for 8. Leg-spinner Chohan then had Hayden Walsh Junior caught at long-on and Ed Pollock was run out to wrap up the innings.

Sadly for Worcestershire, their job from there was forlorn. Lyth and Malan shared 43 inside 5 overs for the primary wicket. And by the point the latter fell caught at quick third for 25 off Adam Finch’s seam, it was nothing greater than a consolatory strike.

Cobb had Masood caught at long-on shortly afterwards, earlier than Lyth and Root eased their aspect residence with few dramas. Lyth reached his fifty off 31 balls and hit the successful runs.

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