County crash in one-day cup at Yorkshire

JOE LEACH: Defiant knock.

JOE LEACH: Defiant knock.

First published in Sport

WORCESTERSHIRE suffered a six-wicket defeat after being dismissed for just 141 in the Royal London One-Day Cup at Yorkshire Vikings.

Joe Leach (43 not out) and skipper Daryl Mitchell (33) were the main contributors at Headingley for the County, who were bowled out with 6.4 of their 50 overs left.

Leach and Mitchell McClenaghan featured in the highest stand of the innings — 39 in 6.4 overs — for the 10th wicket.

McClenaghan was the most successful bowler with 3-57 as Vikings reached their target in 30.2 overs.

England paceman Tim Bresnan (4-28) and leg-spinner Adil Rashid (3-21) did most of the damage when Worcestershire batted.

Mitchell opted to bat after winning the toss and collected the first boundary through the covers off Bresnan.

Richard Oliver (5) turned Jack Brooks away for four but was then adjudged lbw by his next delivery.

Mitchell drove Bresnan for four as Worcestershire reached 42-1 at the end of the first powerplay. The visitors immediately took their second powerplay but were on the receiving end of a spell of 3-0 in six overs from Bresnan.

Tom Fell (10) survived appeals for a catch but in the same over was bowled by a ball which came back in and hit off-stump.

Bresnan’s next delivery accounted for Alexei Kervezee (0) with Alex Lees taking a juggling catch at first slip.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore (1) survived the hat-trick ball but a delivery clipped his bat and Adam Lyth held on at second slip with the total on 48-4.

Mitchell made an accomplished 33 off 48 balls with four boundaries before being adjudged lbw to Matthew Fisher.

Rashid bowled Ben Cox (10) and Ross Whiteley (13) hit several boundaries before falling lbw to the same bowler to make it 78-7.

Brooks returned and had Shaaiq Choudhry (0) caught behind, while Rashid collected his third wicket when Jack Shantry (7) was stumped.

There was last-wicket defiance from Leach, who hit Richard Pyrah for successive boundaries, and the returning McClenaghan (16).

The Kiwi played the scoop shot and reverse sweep to good effect in support but was finally bowled by Bresnan to leave Leach unbeaten with five fours in his 63-ball knock.

In reply, McClenagan shared the new ball with Shantry and broke through in his first over when Lees (3) was caught by Fell at long-on.

Kohler-Cadmore had to go off for treatment after an edge caught him on the finger and was replaced in the field by 12th man Brett D’Oliveira.

Kane Williamson hit three boundaries in an over from McClenaghan as Yorkshire reached 38-1 by lunch.

Leach produced a fine delivery to have Adam Lyth (14) caught behind and then McClenaghan ended Williamson’s knock on 43 when he was trapped lbw.

McClenaghan picked up a third wicket when Andrew Gale, having struck seven fours in his 21-ball 29, was bowled via the inside-edge at 100-4 but it was Worcestershire’s last success.

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