Sunday, 6 May 2012


By Brian Sanderson,

I wandered up to watch the first 40 overs match at Headingley were Yorkshire were playing Kent again.
Yorkshire played them in the Championship  5thApril so I knew the players.
Sun was shining and was warmer than yesterday.Looking at the Langbarugh web-site  this morning only two matches were played yesterday in the league.

Yorkshire won the toss and were soon 22 for 4  with Davies and Coles bowling well again.Davies figures were 8 overs for 17 and one wicket.Yorkshire had to put a patnership together to make a match.Gale and Root did this and Yorkshire managed to get to 175.Coles took   6 wickets for 32 which was his best bowling figures inCB 40.There was a interesting incident when the bowler was running into the wicket and Stevens shouted out to stopped the bowler.There were to many fielders out of the circle which would have caused a no-ball.
There score was not enough to win the match however it was warm enough to sit outside.

There was a decent crowd to watch chase the runs.Geoff Boycott was seen in the Long Room  which was good to see.Yorshire bowling attack was poor apart from Rafiq who bowled 8 overs for 22 and claimed  3 wickets.Key and Stephens batted well and Kent won  at a canter and were never under any pressure.

During the match there were numerous records were played including Bob Marley,s No woman no cry.It a song which sticks in your memory. The problem with one day matches you can predict at half time who will the match. There are exceptions ,this but thiswas not one of them.

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