September 25, 2022
Recent Match Report – Yorkshire vs Essex 2022

yorkshire 134 (Hill 36, Cook 3-31, Snater 3-39) vs. Essex

Sam Cooke reached 200 first-class career wickets in record-breaking fashion as Essex bowled Yorkshire out for 134 on a bowler-friendly opening day of their LV=Insurance County Championship clash at Headingley.

Coming back with a scintillating 3 for 31 in 15 overs, the 25-year-old England Lions seamer became the first English bowler to complete a double century in more than a half-century at an average of less than 20.

Cook, whose 201 wickets came in at 19.56, last achieved the feat in 1971 by Derbyshire’s Allan Ward and corrected captain Tom Westley’s decision to bowl first at the start of the 14th match of the 14th of the match. Took advantage of helpful circumstances to prove it. Division One.

They got 3 for 39 from fellow seamer Shane Snater, while Jamie Porter and Ben Allison took two wickets each as the hosts were dismissed just before tea, including George Hill’s top score of 36.

With no play possible except for tea taken at 3 pm due to rain, Essex’s innings did not start and 43 of the day’s 96 overs were cut.

Before the game, a minute’s silence was observed in memory of Queen Elizabeth II and the national anthem, while both teams wore black bands.

While Essex are bidding to end the season with a top-three finish in Division One – they started this round with a game 30 points behind Lancashire – Yorkshire are still undeterred by the threat of relegation. They are 25 points ahead of second-ranked Warwickshire.

Cook has been in great form lately. He has taken 23 wickets in his last six matches for both the Championship and Trent Rockets in the Hundred, including a crucial 10 for the match in Essex’s win over Kent last week.

A bowler who is affectionately known as Little Chef in Chelmsford due to the presence of Alastair Cook in his team, Sam Cooke is without pace. For example, he is not as quick as new-ball teammate Jamie Porter, but he rarely lets batsmen compromise on his accuracy and skill. Many see him as the ideal replacement for James Anderson in England’s Test team when needed.

He made an early breakthrough by catching Finn Bean for a one-handed duck by wicketkeeper Adam Rossington, who also had an impressive day. It was the first of four catches for an ex-Northamptonshire man.

Tom Koehler-Cadmore left Yorkshire for the milestone wicket of Cook before going to third slip, batting all day in the floodlights, scoring 4 for 1 in the fourth over and Hill was left behind. When the latter fell in the second over of the afternoon, Yorkshire were 64 for 5 in the 30th over.

After Porter’s opening strike, Snatter matched Cook’s contribution as Essex went ahead, leaving second opener Adam Leith behind.

Snatter’s first wicket was to bowl Will Fren for a duck shortly before lunch. Later, he caught Matthew Reavis from the inside edge and bowled Johnny Tattersall for a hard 32 run as Yorkshire fell to 100 for 7 in the 41st over.

Allison then added his two wickets, which included bowling Ben Codd with a vicious bouncer, which he could only stop at his stumps, before Porter ended the innings by trapping Jack Shut lbw in the 53rd over. done.

New Yorkshire loan-signing all-rounder Ben Mike, who joined Leicestershire early on before a three-year contract starting this winter, has not been selected and will have to wait at least a week to make his debut. Will have to do

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