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Rob Yates scores classy hundred as Warwickshire pile on the runs against dispirited Lancashire

England Ashes hopeful Rob Yates scores classy hundred as dominant Warwickshire pile on the runs against dispirited Lancashire on day two of Bob Willis Trophy remaining

  • Rob Yates scored a century in Warwickshire’s complete domination of Lancashire 
  • It ought to earn the left-hander a spot on England Lions tour to Australia a minimum of
  • Yates moved to 113 earlier than he he edged to slide off leg spinner Matt Parkinson
  • Will Rhodes then constructed on the platform offered by Yates and Dom Sibley 











There was a time when a stand-out efficiency in the late summer season showpiece at Lord’s would assure a spot on England’s winter tour. Substitute the Bob Willis Trophy for the previous 60-over cup finals and Rob Yates could have paced his run to perfection.

Yates performed the most vital half in Warwickshire’s complete domination of Lancashire on Wednesday with a century which got here simply earlier than England decide an Ashes squad that will but be lacking a number of senior gamers.

Certainly, it was affirmation of the class evident at Edgbaston all season that ought to earn the left-handed Yates a spot on the Lions tour to Australia at the very least.

 Rob Yates scored a century in Warwickshire’s complete domination of Lancashire in the Bob Willis Trophy remaining

Yates' back-foot game suggested his elevation to the highest level is only a matter of time

Yates’ back-foot sport steered his elevation to the highest degree is barely a matter of time

There are loads at Warwickshire, together with director of cricket and former England assistant coach Paul Farbrace, who would don’t have any hesitation in throwing the 22-year-old this winter into the largest sequence in Test cricket.

A limp and dispirited Lancashire could not have offered the most testing examination of an aspiring Test opener however there was sufficient class right here, not least in his back-foot sport, to counsel Yates elevation to the highest degree is barely a matter of time.

All 4 of the Solihull-born Yates County Championship centuries this summer season got here at Edgbaston which, mixed together with his resolution to review English at Birmingham University, demonstrated his penchant for residence comforts.

Now he confirmed he may very well be equally efficient at the residence of cricket as Yates moved classily to 113 earlier than he superior to 1 that stored low from leg-spinner Matt Parkinson and edged to slide.

Yates moved to 113 before he edged to slip following a delivery from spinner Matt Parkinson

Yates moved to 113 earlier than he edged to slide following a supply from spinner Matt Parkinson

It was an ungainly end to an innings of wealthy promise but it surely was removed from the finish of the struggling of a Lancashire staff unable to elevate themselves to 1 final effort right here.

Warwickshire captain Will Rhodes believes, slightly harshly, he has not contributed sufficient to his staff’s title triumph, however right here he made up for it by constructing on the platform offered by Yates and Dom Sibley to demolish Lancashire.

Rhodes completed unbeaten on 151 as Warwickshire moved to 464 for seven at the shut of day two, a thumping lead of 386, and solely forecast rain might now maintain up their quest for what can be a singular red-ball double.

The 18 county chairmen met at Lord’s on Wednesday to debate the ECB’s advice to proceed with a three-conference Championship subsequent year however with remaining locations deciding the make-up of a return to 2 divisions in 2023.

They left with out decision however, no matter they determine, the Bob Willis Trophy that rescued the county red-ball season final year appears to be at an finish. For Warwickshire it continues to be enjoyable whereas it lasts.

Will Rhodes finished unbeaten on 151 as Warwickshire moved to 464 for seven at the close

Will Rhodes completed unbeaten on 151 as Warwickshire moved to 464 for seven at the shut

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