Cricket: Roses clash ends in thrilling draw

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In a nail biting final over Yorkshire tied their Friends Life t20 clash with Lancashire in front of a capacity crowd of 15,000 at Headingley.

Steven Croft hit the last ball for two when three were required for a Red Rose victory.

The tie brought Yorkshire their first point in the competition after three matches and it ended a Lancashire run of two consecutive defeats.

Put in to bat, Yorkshire totalled 152 for six in a game which was keenly contested throughout.

Lancashire seemed favourites following an opening stand of 46 in five overs between Stephen Moore and Tom Smith but man-of-the-match Richard Pyrah hit back with three crucial wickets at a cost of 15 runs and the last over arrived with 10 still required and Ryan Sidebottom bowling to Croft and Kabir Ali.

Ali scrambled a single off the first ball and Croft edged the second just wide of wicketkeeper Andy Hodd’s right hand for a boundary before failing to score off the next. A leg-bye followed and Kabir ran another single.