Three wickets for Thompson help limit Birmingham as Bayresto, Malan, Rashid return to the stage
Yorkshire 147 for 4 (Bayersto 34, Kohler-Kadmore 31 *) Beat Birmingham Bear 144 for 8 (Hein 59, Thompson 3-23) by six wickets with 11 balls
Yorkshire encouraged the belief that they had finally put together a T20 team that could challenge for the honors as they overcame Birmingham’s attack with six wickets with 11 balls to save in Hiddingley.
Rashid’s absence from Yorkshire, especially at the championships, sometimes makes significant remarks, which is largely unfair, but even more interesting is that it was Bayresto’s first explosive appearance for Yorkshire since 2016. A 58-by-34 stand board that gently adjusts them to a slow but consistent level to overhaul below the 144 standard for 8 bears.
Birmingham missed a fascinating night with a wild classy display. Will Rhodes’ condition has improved significantly since Yorkshire’s release, but he did nothing to get Matthew White to the middle of the game. White, a full-fledged fighter who had his first fight in two years, also eliminated Adam House, who suffered a painful blow to the box, badly enough for a five-minute hold, and then to He resorted to excessive flogging on the side of the foot, as if he had gone astray, before one of them fell into the hands of Adam Leith in the middle of the road.
Hain had three hexagons in his 59s – most bizarrely, shooting a back ramp against Lucky Ferguson – but overall, it was a quiet period that contrasted with the dull scratches around him. Was.
Barzan’s presence in the final games was a good side project for the Hedingley crowd who could not say goodbye last season. Between cheers at the end of each turn, he spent most of his time rushing for extra speed from his impressive frame as Yorkshire ended. A small Ferguson-Thompson squad on the square ledge, with Thompson hitting directly, was the closest attempt, sending him diving into the ground. He did Waite for six straight before falling in the pre-final stage.
The rivalry between the two screens has brought important displays: Tom Kohler-Cadmore, of the 94 who are not in Edgbaston, is an exception. But the Yorkshire chase was very straightforward.
Malan had only played one match for Punjab in the IPL, but he was also in England in India and admitted that he felt “a little tired of the bubble”. 23 out of 20 balls belonged to a man who was finding his way back. When Malan put Bronze into the ring and Bayresto crushed Danny Briggs, the three players were younger enough to put their work together.
Kohler-Cadmore’s position alongside Harry Brook was a sensible one – 49 in eight overs. Kohler-Cadmor had a slim championship season and was knocked out twice in his 31 undefeated years. Yorkshire often had a meal by closing the race, so there were concerns when Brooke tried to speed up and fall for a long time. But this time, Will Fryn’s useless final took them home in an emphatic way.
David Hops writes for City Cricket for ESPNcricinfodavidkhopps