Yorkshire vs. Derbyshire T20 Match

On Sunday I went to see Yorkshire Vikings host Derbyshire Falcons in the T20 Blast…

https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/8053/game/1167204/yorkshire-vs-derbyshire-north-group-vitality-blast-2019

Yorkshire are so reliant on their top three of Adam Lyth, Tom Kohler-Cadmore and David Willey that if those three don’t fire then they struggle to post anything near competitive totals.

The white rose side played three spinners in the form of South Africa’s Keshav Maharaj, loanee Dom Bess and young Jack Shutt. None of them impressed nor did pace bowler Duanne Olivier. Admittedly the South African England hopeful (!) had a chance dropped but figures of 3-0-47-0 are pretty painful.

Yorkshire don’t seem to understand what they want to be in white-ball cricket. Are there no young and modern minded attacking batsmen coming thorough the ranks? Still, soon it’s back to the four-day affairs where the Headingley outfit should be much stronger… I mean they do tend to actually select their best players for that one!

3 thoughts on “Yorkshire vs. Derbyshire T20 Match

    1. They obviously want to protect Coad for four-day games. Patterson seems to be limiting himself too. Players like Waite and Fisher should be stepping up but are always injured. There’s no oomph in the middle order. They need some batters coming through.

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      1. Coad is an amazingly accurate and economical bowler in four day games and Patterson is a player who I think can play all formats quite comfortably. Your younger guys do need to step up but with Leaning off to Kent at the end of the season , surely Gary Ballance doesn’t make the T20 side…

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