Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Cricket: McGrath Century Inspires Tykes to Victory

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Cricket: McGrath Century Inspires Tykes to Victory

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ANTHONY McGRATH once again led from the front with a century to take Yorkshire to a 150-run win, on Duckworth/Lewis, over Lancashire in their final match of the Emirates Airline Pro ARCH Trophy.

The captain made 106, and Joe Sayers added 132 as Yorkshire reached a mammoth 310 for five in their 50 overs on their way to securing third place - with Lancashire having to settle for fourth.

Lancashire were 140 for nine when a thunderstorm broke and the match had to be abandoned, with 13 overs remaining.

It was McGrath's second hundred of the campaign, after he made 101 against Middlesex earlier in the tournament - the burden of captaincy clearly not having a negative effect on his batting.

Man of the match Sayers also showed he is not a onedimensional player, having been given few opportunities in limited-overs cricket so far - his innings containing nine fours and three sixes. Tim Bresnan added a quickfire 40 off 31 balls, before being caught behind off Stephen Parry - who was the most successful of Lancashire's bowlers with three for 44 off his eight overs. …

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