Glamorgan v Yorkshire, YB40 Group C, Colwyn Bay May 5, 2013

North, Hogan too much for Yorkshire

Glamorgan 285 for 7 (North 68, Pyrah 4-43) beat Yorkshire 257 (Gale 65, Hogan 3-29) by 28 runs
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Skipper Marcus North top-scored with 68 as Glamorgan opened their Yorkshire Bank 40 campaign with a 28-run victory over Yorkshire at Colwyn Bay.

After winning the toss Glamorgan made 285 for 7 in their 40 overs, with Will Bragg and Chris Cooke also scoring half centuries. But Yorkshire could only make 257 all out in reply, with Dean Cosker taking 3 for 36, although a quickfire 53 from Jonny Bairstow and a partnership of 93 between Gary Ballance and skipper Andrew Gale gave the visitors hope.

After Mark Wallace was bowled by Steven Patterson in the eighth over, Bragg and Cooke showed attacking intent with the Glamorgan 100 coming up from 15.2 overs and Bragg going to a 48-ball 50. But next ball Bragg was bowled by Pyrah leaving Glamorgan 105 for 2 in the 17th over.

The loss of Bragg did not deflect Cooke, who registered a 46-ball 50 with seven fours, but he failed to build on to a good start when he was caught and bowled by Steve Patterson for 58.

The fourth-wicket partnership of North and Jim Allenby looked well settled until Allenby holed out at long-on to give Will Rhodes a wicket on debut.

North cracked his fifth boundary as he became the third Glamorgan batsman to reach a half century. They accelerated in the latter stages with 14 coming off one Moin Ashraf over before Pyrah took a very sharp return catch to remove North for 68 from 63 balls.

Glamorgan's hopes of getting towards 300 were dashed when Murray Goodwin, who made 45, and Graham Wagg were out to consecutive deliveries from Pyrah, who was the pick of the Yorkshire attack with 4 for 43.

Yorkshire were stunned when Wagg dismissed Phil Jaques and Joe Root in the space of three balls in the second over of their reply. And that helped Glamorgan restrict Yorkshire to 38 for 2 after the first 10 overs.

Ballance and Gale began patiently rebuilding before the introduction of Cosker paid dividends when Ballance was stumped off a wide with his first ball.

Bairstow cracked three fours off a Michael Reed over to ease the increasing pressure and then hit Wagg for a four and a six from two balls as 16 came off the over. But Glamorgan fought back as Gale was trapped leg before attempting to sweep Cosker.

Wagg produced another expensive over with 16 coming off it as Bairstow reached a 34 ball 50 with seven fours and a six before Pyrah holed out on the boundary to give Cosker his third victim. It left Yorkshire needing 105 off 63 balls, but the key wicket came when Michael Hogan returned to the attack to dismiss dangerman Bairstow. Rashid ended with 42 not out from 28 balls but he ran out of partners.

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  • dummy4fb on May 5, 2013, 20:33 GMT

    "Glamorgan 285 for 7 (North 68, Pyrah 4-43) beat Lancashire 257 (Gale 65, Hogan 3-29) by 28 runs"

    Pretty sure we beat Yorkshire. We SHOULD have beaten Lancs in the 4 day game before this one but that's another matter...

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