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Slater century secures Second XI victory at Yorkshire

SlaterBen Slater's superb unbeaten century helped secure a convincing six-wicket win for the Second XI in their one-day Trophy fixture with Yorkshire.

Dan Redfern claimed four wickets, including a hat-trick, to help dismiss the hosts for 202 inside 39 overs, and 51 from Tom Poynton and a magnificent 112 not out from Slater guided Stephen Stubbings’ side to victory at Stamford Bridge, York.

Yorkshire won the toss and elected to bowl first and the hosts got off to a solid start as Alex Lees (54) and Callis (19) together added 82 runs for the first wicket, before both fell in quick succession to Peter Burgoyne and Tom Knight (1-14).

Quick wickets continued to fall throughout the middle overs as both Burgoyne (2-31) and Matt Higginbottom (2-48) both finished with two apiece as the hosts were reduced to 149-5 in the 29th over.

Jack Leaning top scored for Yorkshire with an unbeaten 58, but four wickets from Redfern (4-29), which included a spectacular hat-trick, cleaned up the tail as the hosts were dismissed for 202 in 39 overs. 

The visitors wasted no time in chasing down the victory target as Slater and Redfern put on an excellent 79-run stand for the opening wicket, before the latter finally fell for 25. 

But despite the fall of two quick wickets, Derbyshire pushed home their advantage with a superb 100-run partnership between Slater and Poynton. The pair’s faultless stand moved the visitors within 20 runs of their victory target, as Poynton completed his half century, but the partnership was broken soon after as the wicketkeeper was out for a well-earned 51.

Slater, however, remained firm and completed a magnificent century shortly after as the left-handed batsman ended unbeaten on 112 from 138 balls, which included 14 fours, to guide Derbyshire to a six-wicket win at Stamford Bridge.  

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