Yorkshire lose again without four key players due to Covid protocols

Yorkshire needed to make do with out 4 key gamers once more resulting from Covid-19 protocols as they had been crushed by Durham by 43 runs within the Vitality Blast at Headingley.

The membership confirmed that Matthew Fisher, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Josh Poysden and David Willey had been suggested to self-isolate for 14 days, ruling them out of the remainder of the group stage, with the latter saying on Twitter that he had examined optimistic for coronavirus.

The Vikings struggled with out them once more, having misplaced their final sport to Lancashire, as they had been dismissed for 104 within the 17th over in pursuit of 148.

The victory stored Durham’s qualification hopes alive, leaving them three factors behind second-placed Lancashire, who they play on Friday.

New-ball seamer Matty Potts led the Durham defence with an outstanding three for 14 from three overs, whereas Paul Coughlin additionally struck thrice.

Durham reached 40 with out loss after 4 overs, solely to slide to 147 all out as South African quick bowler Duanne Olivier claimed two for 16 from 4 overs.

In reply, Yorkshire misplaced England’s Dawid Malan for a golden duck and didn’t get well.

Yorkshire, for whom stand-in skipper Adam Lyth and Jordan Thompson additionally claimed two wickets, and Durham got here into this sport in contrasting type.

And it was buoyant Durham who made a quick begin having been inserted, with Graham Clark hitting three fours and a six in a brisk 28, the highest rating within the innings.

Duanne Olivier was bowled out by Liam Trevaskis
Duanne Olivier was bowled out by Liam Trevaskis (Martin Rickett/PA)

However Clark and opening associate Alex Lees fell inside two overs of one another – Lees caught and bowled by Lyth’s off-spin and Clark caught at long-on off the identical bowler because the rating fell to 57 for 2 within the eighth.

Ben Raine maintained Durham’s momentum with successive leg-side sixes to finish the eighth over, however he was caught behind reducing at off-spinner Jack Shutt.

Farhaan Behardien then dragged compatriot Olivier to mid-on within the 11th, leaving the guests at 81 for 4.

David Bedingham was caught at deep midwicket off Thompson’s seamers, undermining Durham’s possibilities of reaching 150.

Brydon Carse counter-punched with a few lusty sixes down the bottom off Shutt and Thompson, solely to be caught behind the ball after hitting the second six because the rating fell to 110 for six after 15.

David Bedingham survived a run out attempt
David Bedingham survived a run out try (Martin Rickett/PA)

Olivier additional utilized the brakes by getting Coughlin caught at mid-off within the 18th earlier than Liam Trevaskis was run out within the penultimate over, by which Ben Coad additionally had Potts caught at long-on. Scott Metal was additionally run out within the final over.

However that was removed from the top of the drama.

Lyth lower the primary two professional balls of the innings from left-arm spinner Trevaskis for 4, solely to miscue Potts to mid-on within the second.

Subsequent ball Malan chopped on, and when Harry Brook additionally miscued the identical bowler to mid-on within the fourth, Yorkshire had been 22 for 3 with their massive weapons gone.

Durham captain Nathan Rimmington then trapped Jonny Tattersall lbw because the rating fell to 48 for 4 within the seventh, with 100 runs nonetheless required.

Will Fraine top-scored with 28, just for him and George Hill to fall in successive deliveries within the 10th and 11th overs.

Hill was bowled by Coughlin and Fraine was caught behind off Carse.

The tip got here in a short time from there as James Wharton chipped Coughlin to cowl and the identical bowler later acquired Thompson caught within the deep.

Both aspect of the Thompson wicket, wily Trevaskis had Ben Coad stumped and Olivier bowled, sealing the win with 20 balls to spare.

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