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Yorkshire won by 7 wickets.

Scotland vs Yorks

White helps slay Saltires

All-rounder guides Yorkshire to comfortable victory

White: Match-winning 69

Friends Provident Trophy - North Division
The Citylets Grange
Scotland 193-8 v Yorkshire 197-3 (C White 69 no, G L Brophy 61 no)
Yorkshire beat Scotland by 7 wkts

Scotland's woeful home form continued as an unbeaten 69 from Craig White inspired Yorkshire to a resounding seven-wicket win north of the border.

The hosts had set up the chance to record their first ever triumph over Yorkshire - but the tide was turned by White with the help of South Africa star Jacques Rudolph.

A match-winning partnership of 95 between the pair lifted the visitors from 18-2 after Andrew Gale (2) and Anthony McGrath (5) had both fell cheaply following a superb opening spell by John Blain and Dewald Nel.

However, the back-up bowlers failed to maintain the momentum and they allowed Rudolph and White to seize the initiative in the build-up to the seven-wicket win.

Blain returned to the attack to remove Rudolph for 48, only to be involved in a comical mix-up with Fraser Watts which let White off the hook.

Soft dismissals

White swept Glenn Rogers into the air for what should have been a formality of a catch however, both men left the ball to each other as it dropped to the ground between them.

White made the most of his reprieve as he and wicket-keeper Gerard Brophy (61no) saw Carnegie past the target and to what eventually turned out to be a comfortable victory.

Earlier, opener Ed Cowan had top scored for the Saltires with 36 while Colin Smith (30), Blain (26) and skipper Ryan Watson also weighed in with useful knocks on a tricky surface.

But a series of soft dismissals prevented them from fully capitalising on some loose Yorkshire bowling.

This latest in a long line of home losses kills off Scotland's dream of reaching the knockout stages of this competition.

They will now set their sights on salvaging some pride in next weekend's double header against Durham at the Riverside and Yorkshire at Headingley.

Match Details

Date
18th May 2008
Toss
Venue
The Citylets Grange
Umpires
S A Garratt and P J Hartley