Twenty20 Cup - North Division
Derbyshire 131-6 Innings Complete v Yorkshire 134-2 (A W Gale 79 no)
Yorkshire beat Derbyshire by 8 wkts
Yorkshire revived their Twenty20 Cup campaign with an emphatic eight-wicket win against Derbyshire on Sunday.
The Carnegie bowlers restricted the Phantoms to 131 for six before an unbeaten 79 off 59 balls from opener Andrew Gale sealed only Yorkshire's second victory in the North Group.
Rana Naved and Deon Kruis both took two wickets and although skipper Anthony McGrath went cheaply, Yorkshire cruised to 134 for two with 23 balls to spare.
Derbyshire were kept in check on a slow pitch by a disciplined bowling and fielding display by Yorkshire who did not concede a wide or a no ball.
Only four overs went for double figures and although Wavell Hinds and Stuart Law added 56 in six overs, they were never allowed to break free.
Carnegie's seamers maintained a demanding line and length and the Phantoms were unable to find their rhythm after skipper Chris Rogers miscued a pull at Kruis in the third over.
Greg Smith drove England seamer Tim Bresnan for the only six of the innings, but was bowled aiming another big drive at McGrath, and at the halfway stage the Phantoms were only 50 for three.
Law responded by hitting two legside boundaries off Ajmal Shahzad but the Australian was fooled by a Rana slow ball and was caught at mid-wicket.
Hinds made a run-a-ball 43 but sliced Bresnan to backward point in the penultimate over and although 10 came from Rana's last over, the Phantoms' total always looked under par.
Graham Wagg opened with a maiden in the chase but Tom Lungley's first over cost 16 and although McGrath drove Tim Groenewald low to mid-off, the visitors were never under pressure.
Gale drove Groenewald straight for six and then pulled Lungley into the crowd at mid-wicket on his way to a 38-ball half-century, which also included five fours.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan played the supporting role in a stand of 78 in 10 overs until he was bowled making room to cut former Yorkshire spinner Mark Lawson, but by then the contest was over.
Rana launched his first ball over the pavilion and completed victory in style with another six to condemn the Phantoms to a second consecutive defeat.