The Steelbacks continue their Royal London One-Day Cup Campaign today, by hosting the now all too familiar foes Yorkshire Vikings.
These two sides have met four times in all competitions so far this season, with Yorkshire winning three of the games.
The Steelbacks faced Worcestershire last time out at Campbell Park in Milton Keynes. Skipper Kyle Coetzer won the toss and put the visitors into bat, a decision that looked inspired, as the Steelbacks pace bowlers were on fire leaving Worcestershire on 84/4 at the halfway point. However Tom Fell (72) and Ross Whiteley (52) led the Worcestershire fight back as the visitors finished on 274/9.
In reply, the Steelbacks struggled to get going, as none of the top four reached double figures. Ben Duckett tried to lead a Steelbacks comeback but when he fell for 49 with the score on 140/7, it was always going to be an uphill task for the hosts to get victory. The Steelbacks were eventually bowled out for 186, losing by 88 runs.
Yorkshire’s last game saw them host Gloucestershire at Headingley. Despite half centuries from Jack Leaning (56) and Adil Rashid (71), Yorkshire were bowled out for a disappointing 192. This was a total that Gloucestershire managed to chase with down with ease, thanks to an unbeaten 71 from Will Gidman, as they won by three wickets.
One to Watch
Yorkshire as always will bring a strong squad to the County Ground today. The stand out batsman will be classy Kiwi Kane Williamson, who averages 43.65 in List A cricket and has already scored 23 half centuries and 7 centuries 97 innings. With the ball former Steelback Jack Brooks always enjoys playing against his former team mates and will be looking to continue his fine 2014 form.
David Ripley has been forced to make several changes to the side that lost to Worcestershire last week.
David Willey is away on England Lions duty, whilst Steven Crook, Rob Newton and Olly Stone drop out of the squad as well.
Coming into the squad is Stephen Peters, Andrew Hall and Michael Leask.
Muhammad Azhar Ullah