Patterson six-for pastes Derbyshire
Yorkshire 241 for 4 beat Derbyshire 141 by 100 runs
A sensational burst of fast bowling from Steven Patterson, who grabbed five wickets for five runs in 11 balls on his way to career-best figures of 6 for 32, propelled Yorkshire to victory by 100 runs over Derbyshire at Headingley for their third consecutive win in the CB40 League.
In their best start to a season in years, Yorkshire have a 100% record in the competition as well as being unbeaten and top of the First Division table in the County Championship.
Chasing 242, Derbyshire were immediately in trouble against Patterson who dismissed Chesney Hughes to a catch at cover in his first over. But it was when Patterson returned for a second spell that he created mayhem by single-handedly destroying the second half of the Derbyshire batting, starting with three wickets in his first over.
His first delivery had John Sadler brilliantly caught by wicketkeeper Gerard Brophy, diving far to his left; his third rattled the stumps of Lee Goddard, and his sixth found the inside edge of Jake Needham's bat. And Patterson finished things off in his next over by having Tom Lungley caught on the long-on boundary by Adil Rashid and then trapping Mark Footitt lbw with his next ball.
Earlier in the innings, it was another uncapped fast bowler, Ben Sanderson, who claimed two important wickets in the space of four balls to put Yorkshire very much on top. Dangerman Chris Rogers was caught on the square-leg boundary by Jacques Rudolph before Sanderson produced a superb delivery which nipped back at Greg Smith and trimmed his leg bail.
After Yorkshire chose to bat first on winning the toss, some good spin bowling, particularly from Needham, kept their innings in check until Brophy was able to break loose with a career-best one-day score of 93 not out off only 70 balls with 12 boundaries.
Coming in at 88 for 3 in the 21st over, Brophy put on 82 in 12 overs with Anthony McGrath and then an unbroken 71 in seven overs with Rashid. The last four overs were Powerplays and 48 runs gushed from them, including three boundaries in one over for Brophy off Tim Groenewald.
At the start of the innings, Yorkshire quickly lost their captain, Andrew Gale, when he sliced Groenewald to Lungley at third man and just as Rudolph was looking set for another big score he tried to drive Needham's second ball high over the top but only succeeded in holing out to Hughes at cover.
Lyth whacked Needham over midwicket for six and also hit three other boundaries before being bowled by Smith while McGrath had a moment of good fortune when he drove Needham high to long off where Lungley caught the ball but had to release it just before his momentum caused him to step over the boundary rope.
Both bowler and fielder gained their revenge to account for McGrath for a patient 40. He drove Needham high and straight and this time Lungley was able to hold on to a good low catch.