Yorkshire Vikings were victorious in their latest Royal London One Day Cup match against Roses rivals Lancashire Lightning.
Lancashire won the toss and chose to field under cloudy skies in Headingly.
Yorkshire started to build up runs slowly, newly appointed England Captain Joe Root was third to bat for the Vikings but only managed a disappointing 21 runs before he was caught at point by Dane Vilas after playing a loose cut.
Yorkshire’s innings was salvaged by a partnership between captain Gary Ballance and Peter Handscomb who managed 143 runs to propel Yorkshire to a score of 230 – 4.
Handscomb was the first of the two to leave the field being caught at long on by England bowler James Anderson off the bowling of Luke Procter.
After that the wickets started to fall quickly for the Vikings with five falling for 52 runs.
Yorkshire finished their 50 overs on 296 -9 a disappointing total given the seemed to be heading for a score well over 300 earlier in the day.
Lancashire were disappointing and only briefly looked like they might chase down Yorkshire’s total. Alex Davies managed 43 runs before being dismissed LBW by Adil Rashid.
He turned out to be Lancashire’s top scorer for the afternoon as his team mates were quickly dismissed and failed to keep up with the required run rate.
Dane Vilas, Ryan Mclaren and Jordan Clark all attempted to pick up the scoring rate, the latter hitting a huge six that crashed into the second tier of the pavilion.
Azeem Rafiq finished the game with the wicket of Steven Parry as he took 4-47, that meant Lancashire were bowled out for 217 in the 44th over giving Yorkshire a 79 run win.