Yorkshire survived a superb 129 from Lancashire’s Karl Brown to start their Royal London One-Day Cup Group A campaign with an entertaining 47-run win at Emirates Old Trafford.
Half centuries for Kane Williamson and Alex Lees were the main features of Yorkshire’s imposing 324 for seven on a true pitch, their best ever total against Lancashire in all List A cricket, after Andrew Gale had elected to bat.
Lancashire then slipped to 57 for three in the 15th over of their reply before Brown smashed a career best 129 off 99 balls, including nine fours and four sixes.
When he departed to leave the score at 250 for six in the 43rd over, the home innings subsided to 277 all out in the 47th. Tim Bresnan and Adil Rashid took two wickets each and there were three run outs.
Williamson and Lees, who hit 70 off 82 balls and 66 off 73 respectively, shared 82 in 15.1 overs for the second wicket.
Yorkshire perhaps could have posted more having reached 151 for two at halfway, including an opening stand of 69 in 9.5 between Lees and Adam Lyth (46).
Williamson and Andrew Gale (38) added 72 for the third as the visitors moved to 223 for three with 11 overs left but it took to a powerful cameo of 32 off 16 balls from Bresnan at the death to get them above 320.