Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Tykes Hit by Batting Blitz; County Cricket

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Tykes Hit by Batting Blitz; County Cricket

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YORKSHIRE crashed to defeat by 131 runs in the Yorkshire Bank 40 League match at Headingley after their batsmen were unable to match a vicious assault from Somerset, who piled up 338 for five off their 40 overs.

Putting their opponents in to bat, Yorkshire were under severe pressure right from the start as Marcus Trescothick and Peter Trego lashed 96 inside 10 overs for the first wicket - and that was only the beginning of the home side's misery.

Jos Buttler warmed up for next month's Champions Trophy with a blistering and audacious 89 from only 51 balls with 10 fours and four sixes, while James Hildreth also cruised along with an unbeaten 96 from 84 deliveries with seven fours and a six.

In all, Somerset plundered 31 fours and 10 sixes in their total - which was the highest score Yorkshire have conceded at Headingley in the competition and their fourth largest in all matches.

Moin Ashraf was pasted for 80 off his eight overs but he was not the only one to suffer, Ryan Sidebottom going for 77 and Steve Patterson 62 from their full quotas.

Trego's 50 arrived off just 26 balls with four fours and four sixes and with runs coming at around 10 an over it took an unlucky run out to break his stand, Trego driving back to Sidebottom and the ball deflecting into the stumps with Trescothick out of his crease.

It was a disappointing day all round for the hosts, who announced that leading fast bowler Jack Brooks had broken his left thumb in the Championship match on the previous day and would be out of action for six weeks.

Yorkshire v Somerset beat Yorkshire by 131 runs Somerset Innings M E Trescothick run out ........................................ 37 P D Trego b Ashraf................................................58 A V Suppiah c Lyth b Sidebottom ........................... 4 A N Petersen c Hodd b Rhodes. …

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