Yorkshire look to put one foot in quarter-finals with T20 win

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Yorkshire Vikings can all but book their place in the NatWest T20 Blast quarter-finals with victory over the Birmingham Bears at Headingley tomorrow.

The Vikings moved second in the north table after a a 59-run win over Derbyshire at Chesterfield on Sunday, and are in pole position to claim a home game in the quarter-final draw.

England’s Jonny Bairstow scored his first Twenty20 century as Yorkshire beat Durham by 49 runs last Friday, and he is the man in form with an average of 56 in this year’s competition.

Yorkshire’s spin twins Azeem Rafiq and Adil Rashid have taken 25 wickets between them so far and coach Jason Gillespie said: “A lot of credit must go to the lads.

“We now have to back that up against Birmingham at Headingley, and hopefully, the Yorkshire public will come out and support us.”