Yorkshire hoping for better T20 luck

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YORKSHIRE will be aiming to get rid of an unwanted record when the Friends Life Twenty20 campaign gets underway this week.

They are part of a small ‘elite’ group but not one they are happy to belong to as they are one of only three counties not to have appeared at the big T20 Finals day.

The competition starts its 10th season this week and Director of Cricket Martyn Moxon says they desperately want to put the record straight.

“We want to do something in this competition, we have had some quarter-finals and what have you but it would be really good to get to finals day which is a great occasion,” he said.

Yorkshire open against Durham at Headingley on Friday (5.40) and then have Leicestershire as Headingley visitors on Sunday (2.40).

On Monday comes the first away game against Derbyshire at Derby (5.30) and then the return game with Durham on Friday, June 22 (5.30).

Two days later it’s off to Scarborough to face Notts (2.40) and they travel to Grace Road to play Leicestershire on Wednesday, June 27 (5.40).

The first of the Roses games is on Friday, June 29 at Headingley (5.40) and they finish off with three games in four days.

They play Notts at Trent Bridge on Friday, July 5 (7pm), then Lancashire at Old Trafford the following day (7pm) before finishing the following Monday against Derbyshire at Headingley (2.40).

Richard Pyrah is available again after a broken hand.