England captain Michael Vaughan was dismissed second ball without scoring as Yorkshire lost by 47 runs to Derbyshire in their opening Twenty20 Cup match at Headingley last night.
Chasing a tough 182 target, Yorkshire never recovered from a poor start and finished on 134 for nine to give Derbyshire a first Twenty20 win in six meetings between the sides.
Derbyshire’s Greg Smith, who struck 100 not out off 62 balls in an innings which contained 12 fours and two sixes. Smith shared a stand of 149 in 16 overs for the second wicket with Wavell Hinds (61 not out) to help Derbyshire to 181 for two after winning the toss.
Opener Vaughan, who made nought and 27 in his two previous Twenty20 matches - which were both with England - slashed at Charl Langeveldt and the ball went straight to Smith at backward point. Despite a gritty half-century by Anthony McGrath (55) Yorkshire had nothing to match Langeveldt who finished with a miserly four for nine in 134 for nine.
Elsewhere, Middlesex made it two wins out of two as they beat Essex by seven wickets and 19 balls to spare at Lord’s. After being put into bat, Essex were restricted to 115 for nine, Tim Murtagh taking three for 24.Middlesex captain Ed Smith and Eoin Morgan shared 67 in eight over, Smith scoring 33 and Morgan 47.
SECOND XI: Worcestershire, with captain Josh Knappett scoring 94, cleared first-innings arrears to leave Surrey having to bat again to win the Second XI Championship match at Ombersley CC, writes Brian O’Sullivan.
Resuming on 41 for two and still 251 adrift following the 508 first-innings total by the visitors, Worcestershire, with Alexei Kervezee scoring 58, were 103 for two before slipping. But, from 108 for five, Jibran Khan (51) and Joe Leach (53) shared 114 before Knappett and Leach added 97 for the seventh wicket.
Surrey, needing 66 runs to win, claimed the extra half hour and in six overs scored 61 for two, meaning players and match officials were forced to return this morning for the completion of a formality.
Meanwhile, Nick James scored 115 not out and Luke Parker 63 as Warwickshire replied to a Sussex first-innings total of 345 for nine declared with 262 in 75.5 overs at Stirlands CC. Sussex, for whom Ben Brown had scored 97 while Andrew Miller took four for 69, reached 36 for three by the close, triallist Lionel Baker taking two for nine in as many overs.
James, starting at 88 for two, struck 18 fours while facing 155 deliveries and found a late-innings ally in Stuart Hole who scored 29 in a ninth-wicket stand of 87. Off-spinner Olly Rayner took five for 55 off 23 overs.