Gritty Tykes hang on for t20 triumph

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Yorkshire gained their first victory of the season in the Friends Life t20 North Group but it was a desperately close run thing as they overcame Worcestershire by just two runs at Headingley.

But it was just the tonic they needed ahead of today’s Roses clash at Old Trafford.

Defending a total of 152 for seven, Yorkshire were well served by man of the match Richard Pyrah who captured four wickets for 21 runs and Adil Rashid who claimed three for 19 off his four overs.

But the real star performance came from Worcestershire’s Gary Andrew who followed up his three for 30 return by smashing an unbeaten 60 off 24 deliveries with five fours and four sixes.

With Rashid and Pyrah each collecting two wickets in an over, Worcestershire slumped to 67 for five before Andrew set about the bowling, striking David Wainwright for two big sixes and a four in one over and hammering Steve Patterson for four and six to take his side into three figures.

James Cameron helped him add 59 in five overs for the sixth wicket before falling in another double-wicket over from Pyrah.