CRICKET: Tykes through to t20 last eight

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YORKSHIRE secured their place in the Friends Life t20 quarter-finals after a superb performance against a previously unbeaten Nottinghamshire last night at Trent Bridge.

The Tykes were on top from the start as Sheffield’s Joe Root had Notts opener Riki Wessells caught by Richard Pyrah without a run being scored.

And the home side needed a good knock by Adam Voges (70) to reach a relatively competitive total of 148-6.

Pyrah and Mitchell Starc were the pick of the Yorkshire bowlers as their eight overs went for just a combined total of 41 runs.

Yorkshire wasted no time in chasing the target as Adam Lyth hit a quickfire 33 from just 21 balls before falling to Steven Mullaney,

But Phil Jaques (58 not out) and Root continued to find runs easy to come by as they added 51 for the second wicket.

Root’s dismissal for 27 sparked a mini-collapse as Jonny Bairstow and David Miller fell but 26 from 13 balls by Gary Ballance saw the Tykes, who have never reached Twenty20 finals day, through to the last eight.