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Carnegie hold on to record thrilling victory

Yorkshire Carnegie held on to record a 17 run victory over the Lancashire Lightning after a thrilling Roses clash at packed Headingley.

Set a total of 156 the Lightning run chase fell short thanks to Steven Patterson who picked up 4 wickets to help Yorkshire record their second victory in this years Friends Provident t20.

Paul Horton (30) and Simon Katich (27) added some valuable runs but with no other batsman scoring more then 15 the Lightning struggle to keep up with the run chase.

Earler having been put into bat the home side reached a total of 155-6 thanks to Anthony McGrath who played a vital innings.

McGrath top scored for the home side with an innings of 73 but with support only coming from Andrew Gales (34) Yorkshire will be disappointed with such a low sore.

Having won the toss Gales deiced to bat but it was a decision with proved costly after the home side lost Herschelle Gibbs (1) and Jacques Rudolph (8) inside the first 4 overs.

McGrath and Gales built a 3rd wicket partnership of 33 before Yorkshire’s skipper was dismissed by Stephen Parry in the 9th over.

With his partner back in the dug out McGrath pushed on to record his 8th Twenty20 half century on his way to an excellent 73 from just 50 balls which proved to be the back bone of the home sides innings.

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