Monday, 24 August 2015


By Brian Sanderson,

Today was my last chance to see a three day Second Team match this season. It was Yorkshire Seconds against Nottingham at Stafford Bridge.There were two interesting Umpires in this match James Middlebrooke,above, and Ian Blackwell both played Championship cricket and were now picked out as up and coming umpires. There had been some more rain last night but the match started on time with Nottingham winning the toss and decided to bowl.

Yorkshire were soon 6 for 2 in the second over. At this stage the two batsmen were Harry Brook, from Burley, nd Aaron Finch, Yorkshire overseas player. Finch is just recovering from injury and is contracted to play to the end of the season. The two of them put on 45 before  Brook was bowled.

Aaron Finch by lunchtime had reached 59 out of a total of 102 in 36 overs.He batted very sensible but the other batsman could not cope with the bowling. The next highest was Brook with 19 who was only playing his second second team match.

After lunch Finch was out when just adding one run  and the team was bowled out for 106 in 43.5 over . Very poor by Yorkshire. The best bowler was Benjamin Kitt who is only twenty years old. His figures were 10.5-3-21-5.

When Nottingham batted both openers were in no problems against four bowlers.Greg Smith, Nottingham captain , was on 51 when the thunder rain came and we decided to go home. Nottingham total was 65 for 0 which did not give the Yorkshire supporters much hope for the future players.

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