Worcestershire’s poor form continues

May 23, 2011 at 9:53 am Leave a comment

Worcestershire continued their disappointing start to this season’s Clydesdale Bank 40 over campaign, with Yorkshire inflicting a fourth defeat in five games. Worcestershire were on the back foot from the start after struggling to 155-9 from their 40 overs which was easily seen off by the visitors at New Road.

Opening bowlers Steven Patterson and Oliver Hannon-Dalby gave Yorkshire a perfect start claiming two wickets each in the early overs, to leave the hosts worryingly placed on 30-4. James Cameron and Aneesh Kapil put the innings on sounder foundations with their 88-run partnership before Adil Rashid got amongst the wickets. Those who had placed a free sports bet would have been impressed by the way he set about his work.

The spinner trapped Kapil lbw for 44 but the 17-year-old can be extremely happy with his performance. The teenager was one of the few bright spots of the day for Worcestershire and the batsman will certainly be one to watch this season. Patterson finally put an end to Cameron’s brave innings with the batsman just past his half-century. The wicket saw another collapse and the tail was quickly mopped up to leave Worcestershire’s bowlers a meagre total of 155 to defend. Patterson was the star of show for Yorkshire to end on 4-28 but the whole attack played their part in restricting Worcestershire’s batsmen. The cricket betting online showed the result wasn’t going to be in doubt.

While Yorkshire took their time in reaching the target set for them, they were never in danger. Gary Balance was the first to fall in the 11th over with the score on 59, stumped when trying to charge down the wicket. Fellow opener Gale pushed on to pass his half century before he was bamboozled by Moeen Ali’s off-spin. By that point the game was all but over and by the time Adam Lyth went for 49, there was no hope for Group A’s bottom side. Joe Root continued where Lyth had left off and took his side across the line with a relaxed 11 from 25 balls.

Worcestershire will be able to forget about their current poor CB40 campaign and focus on the upcoming T20 competition, looking to get their limited overs season back on track following their disappointing start.


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