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Match Drawn

Yorks vs Hants

Tame draw at Headingley

Katich, Carberry complete half-centuries

Michael Carberry: Gritty half-century on final day

Anthony McGrath: Scored an unbeaten century on day three

Yorkshire's rain-hit championship second division match with Hampshire ended in a predictable draw on Saturday.

With the first 90 minutes of play lost, the only chance of a positive result lay in the hosts picking up a cluster of wickets in quick time, but it wasn't to be.

Hampshire's second wicket pair of Jimmy Adams (49) and Michael Carberry (61) shut out the attack until the former fell one short of a half-century - edging Iain Wardlaw behind.

Simon Katich added a further 61 not out to his first innings effort of 196, overtaking the laboured Carberry by passing his half century before tea with his partner back on 36.

Carberry went on to drive Adil Rashid for a straight six to go to his half-century off 151 balls with six fours and a six and when the stumps were pulled up both batsmen were on the same score, their third wicket stand being worth 103.

It was an another unhappy day for Rashid who could only manage one wicket at a cost of 82 runs from his 16 overs.

Day Three

Anthony McGrath scored a superb century to lead Yorkshire's fightback on day three of the LV= County Championship Division Two match against Hampshire at Headingley.

The 36-year-old brought all his experience to bear in making an unbeaten 106 off 189 balls with 14 fours and a six to help the White Rose county declare on 399-9.

Hampshire, having seen a big advantage slip away, were then left with 10 overs in which to bat at the end of the day and they lost Liam Dawson for eight before bad light ended play at 21-1 with 2.4 overs still remaining.

The hosts made excellent progress in the morning when they resumed on 100-3 with Phil Jaques and Gary Ballance continuing their fourth-wicket stand which was already worth 68 runs.

Gerard Brophy made a useful 22 but once he was out Adil Rashid quickly followed and it was Ryan Sidebottom who held the fort with McGrath as the pair put on an invaluable 84 in 24 overs for the eighth wicket.

Steve Patterson assisted McGrath in adding a further 39 but when he fell to Dawson McGrath was still 16 short of his first century since last August, which was also against Hampshire at the Rose Bowl.

However, last man Iain Wardlaw helped see McGrath across the line, making a useful 17 in a partnership of 39 before the declaration came.

Yorkshire then sealed an excellent recovery by getting rid of Dawson. who hit a long hop from Rashid straight to Jaques at cover point.

Day two

Hampshire got the better of Yorkshire on a rain-affected day two at Headingley, reducing the hosts to 100-3 at the close in reply to 427.

Yorkshire initially struggled to 32-3 but were then lifted by left-handers, Phil Jaques and Gary Ballance, who both notched centuries in the victory over Gloucestershire last week.

Jaques had moved to 59 by the close, with Ballance on 26, leaving Yorkshire still requiring a further 178 to avoid the follow on.

Ealry rain ate up 37 overs of play, with Hampshire eventually resuming on 352-5, with Simon Katich on 180 and Michael Bates 88.

Bates showed few nerves as he made his way towards a maiden first-class century, reaching three figures off 151 balls with 19 boundaries.

The wicketkeeper-batsman did not last much longer, however, ran out by Andrew Gale after some clunky running from Katich.

The sixth-wicket stand of 170 equalled Hampshire's previous best - a mark set by Phil Mead and Gerald Harrison at Southampton in 1914.

Katich looked an odds-on certainty for a double century but, in trying to get there with a big hit over the top, he was deceived by Adil Rashid's flight and skied the ball to Joe Root at wide mid-on. The Australian left-hander's 196 contained 22 boundaries and came off 265 deliveries.

Day One

The limitations of Yorkshire's pace attack were mercilessly exposed by Simon Katich as Hampshire took charge on the first day at Headingley.

The Australian left-hander, who had a brief but unsuccessful spell with Yorkshire in 2002, came in with Hampshire struggling on 6-2 and at the close he was still there with 180 in a total of 352-5.

Winning the toss, Hampshire were soon in trouble as Ryan Sidebottom struck in his second over by getting Liam Dawson to nibble at a delivery which left him and Steve Patterson was soon rewarded when Jimmy Adams moved into his stumps and was lbw.

Katich came desperately close to being lbw to his first ball but he quickly settled in and many of his runs resulted from beautifully timed and elegant cover drives.

He went on to add 124 in 28 overs with Sean Ervine (44) and then an unbroken 145 with Michael Bates, who was not out on 88 at stumps.

Katich also enjoyed his moments of good fortune, driving Iain Wardlaw just out of Patterson's reach at deep mid-off on 49, being dropped by a diving Sidebottom on 114 and surviving a fierce return to Adil Rashid when he had 144.

Match Details

Date
16th - 19th May 2012
Toss
Hampshire won the toss and elected to bat.
Venue
Headingley Carnegie
Umpires
N L Bainton and S C Gale

hants BATTING CARD

Batsman R
Dawson c Jaques b Rashid 8
Adams c Brophy b Wardlaw 49
Carberry not out 61
Katich not out 61
Extras 2nb, 1b, 9lb 12
Total 61.0 Overs 191 - 2
Full Batting Card

yorks BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
Sidebottom 8 4 16 0
Patterson 12 6 17 0
Rashid 16 1 82 1
Wardlaw 7 0 37 1
McGrath 6 2 8 0
Root 9 1 20 0
Lyth 3 2 1 0
Full Bowling Card