Lancashire v Yorkshire

This season's only Roses battle, played out in front of over 14,000 enthusiastic spectators, ended in a comprehensive victory for the home side.

Yorkshire won the toss and elected to bat, but for a long while it seemed as though their players had forgotten what to do with one. With opening bowlers Glen Chapple and Peter Martin rampant, the White Rose county were reduced firstly to 2-3 and later 28-5.

All thoughts of setting a big total had gone out of the window by the time Richard Blakey had battled his way to a fine 32, seventh out on 79. Earlier, Yuvraj Singh had hit three glorious boundaries before he departed in bizarre fashion, caught on the rebound by Carl Hooper.

At the end of their 20 overs, Yorkshire had barely managed to limp past 100, whilst for Lancashire, Chapple had bagged the remarkable figures of 2-13 with Martin the chief wicket-taker on 3-20.

Mal Loye and Stuart Law laid the foundations for Lancashire's easy victory with a brutal opening partnership which added 62 in less than seven overs. Boundaries were Yorkshire's problem - or rather, preventing them.

One Ryan Sidebottom over was smashed for five fours by Law, but it was Loye who took the plaudits, clubbing three massive sixes. The last one would have brought knowing nods of approval from many a cricketing village blacksmith as a mighty heave over 'cowshot corner' took one bounce in the top of the stand before leaving Old Trafford altogether.

Tim Bresnan deserves special mention - the Pontefract teenager bowled his four overs with aplomb, deservedly picking up the wickets of both Loye and Law at a cost of just 24 runs.

In the end, Lancashire won at a canter, the winning leg byes coming with almost seven overs in hand.


Twenty20 Cup, 2003, North Division
Lancashire v Yorkshire
Old Trafford, Manchester
19 June 2003 (20-over match)

Result: Lancashire won by 7 wickets
Points: Lancashire 2, Yorkshire 0

Toss: Yorkshire
Umpires: AA Jones and NJ Llong
TV Umpire: JH Evans
Man of the Match: MB Loye

Yorkshire innings (20 overs maximum)                            R   M   B  4 6
SP Fleming            c Swann            b Chapple              0   1   1  0 0
Yuvraj Singh          c Hooper           b Martin              13  20  11  3 0
MJ Lumb               c Schofield        b Chapple              0   1   2  0 0
*MJ Wood              lbw                b Martin               1   2   4  0 0
C White               c Hegg             b Wood                17  32  28  0 1
GM Hamilton           c Hegg             b Martin               0   1   1  0 0
+RJ Blakey            c Hegg             b Mahmood             32  31  36  2 0
AKD Gray              run out                                  13  26  22  1 0
CEW Silverwood        not out                                  13  12  15  1 0
Extras                (b 1, lb 6, w 6)                         13
Total                 (8 wickets, 20 overs)                   102

DNB: TT Bresnan, RJ Sidebottom.

FoW: 1-1 (Fleming), 2-1 (Lumb), 3-2 (Wood), 4-28 (Yuvraj Singh),
     5-28 (Hamilton), 6-55 (White), 7-79 (Blakey), 8-102 (Gray).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Chapple                      4      0     13      2 (1w)
Martin                       4      1     20      3 (1w)
Wood                         4      0     23      1 (1w)
Mahmood                      4      0     22      1 (1w)
Hooper                       4      0     17      0 (1w)

Lancashire innings (target: 103 runs from 20 overs)             R   M   B  4 6
MB Loye               c Wood             b Bresnan             45  41  34  4 3
SG Law                c Wood             b Bresnan             29  25  18  6 0
CL Hooper             not out                                  22  23  24  2 0
G Chapple             c Bresnan          b Gray                 0   1   2  0 0
CP Schofield          not out                                   1   6   1  0 0
Extras                (lb 6, w 1)                               7
Total                 (3 wickets, 13.1 overs)                 104

DNB: IJ Sutcliffe, AJ Swann, *+WK Hegg, PJ Martin, SI Mahmood,
     J Wood.

FoW: 1-62 (Law), 2-87 (Loye), 3-90 (Chapple).

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Sidebottom                   3      0     39      0 (1w)
Silverwood                   4      0     24      0
Bresnan                      4      0     24      2
Gray                         2.1    0     11      1
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