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Yorkshire off to fine start

Yorkshire's South African tour got off to a good start on Monday with a high scoring victory over a Northern Presidents XI at Supersport Park, Pretoria.

Northerns 305-3 (50 overs)

Fisher 10. 0. 44.2
Hutchison 7.0.52.0
Hamilton 8.0.57.0
Widdup 3.0.17.0
Middlebrook 10.0.44.0
Ramsden 7.1.36.1
Lumb 5.0.50.0

Yorkshire reached 306-2 in 49 overs

McGrath 157 not out
Widdup 35
Byas 75
Lumb 24 not out

Matthew Wood retired hurt with a fractured hand and will be out of action for 6-8 weeks. Richard Blakey kept wicket for Yorkshire.

In Tuesday's match Yorkshire's spinners held the whip hand with Dawson and Fisher taking the honours in an easy victory.

Northerns Invitation XI were 128 all out (46 overs)

Dawson 10.1.26.3
Baker 6.1.12.2
Fellows 7.0.26.1
Fisher 10.1.29.2
Hamilton 7.1.18.1
Middlebrook 6.0.20.0

Yorkshire reached 129-4 in 28.2 overs

Fellows 57, Hamilton 14, Lumb14 not out, Dawson 14 not out, Craven 13, Blakey 1. Simon Guy kept wicket, David Byas was Captain

Ends 21/3/01

MR No.10

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