Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Tykes Stand by Their Batsmen

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Tykes Stand by Their Batsmen

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Bristol: Leics YORKSHIRE head coach Martyn Moxon has defended his decision to stick with his side's under-performing batsman for the crucial County Championship clash with Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge. Weather-permitting, the fixture was set to get underway today and Moxon admitted he had considered shaking up the batting. He said: "We thought about making changes for this match but have decided to stick with the people who have been playing recently."

One player in particular who's come under the spotlight is skipper Anthony McGrath, who has gone 14 County Championship innings without notching a half century.

"Obviously Anthony has struggled of late," Moxon told the Yorkshire Post, "but it's not that many games since other batsmen scored runs so we feel it's a bit premature to be leaving players out.

"It's a nice problem to have in many respects because players like Adam Lyth have been in good form recently and it's always healthy to have competition for places."

Another batting failure at Notts this week, however, could lead to a re-think.

"We'll obviously have to see how we get on at Trent Bridge before deciding to stick with the policy of keeping the same batsmen for the rest of the year."

Notts and Yorkshire shared the points after heavy rain forced the abandonment of their NatWest Pro40 League meeting last night.

Only 13.1 overs were possible before the bad weather forecast for Nottingham arrived just after 5pm, frustrating the efforts of the two teams to climb from the foot of Division One.

Yorkshire had been put into bat by Outlaws skipper Chris Read and had reached 63 for two. SHIVNARINE Chanderpaul used all his experience and skill to compile an unbeaten 117 as County Championship Division One leaders Durham built a first innings lead of 98 against Somerset at Chester-le-Street.

Needing to win to have any chance of maintaining a title challenge, the visitors reached 41 for no wicket in reply. …

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