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ECB 50+ County Championship

Yorkshire Ease to 50+ County Championship Title

Yorkshire enjoyed their day in the sunshine as they comprehensively won the ECB 50+ County Championship title at Kibworth Cricket Club in Leicestershire on Sunday 6th September. Captain Steve Wales, nursing a fractured arm, lead his side to a 9 wicket victory against Staffordshire thanks to an excellent bowling display.

Yorkshire chose to field first and had Staffordshire at 7-4 in bowler friendly conditions and some excellent tight bowling by openers Rob Keywood (2-9 from 9 overs) and Mark Wilson (2-12 from 9 overs). Staffordshire recovered briefly but only made 104 as they were all out in the final over.

Yorkshire opener Kevin Bradley, who averaged 126 in the competition in 2015, hit an unbeaten 61 as his side reached their target in the 28th over with the loss of only one wicket to win the title for the first time since 2006.