Second XI Trophy Report: Northamptonshire v Warwickshire
After the home side was bowled out for 204, 19-year-old Yates and 17-year-old Mousley, both graduates of the Bears’ player pathway, dominated the bowling with a 160-run stand in 27 overs to set up a victory which arrived with more than ten overs to spare.
Against a Northants attacking led by Pakistani veteran Azharullah, Yates struck 76 (94 balls, 12 fours) and Mousley hit 81 (77 balls, 11 fours, two sixes) to make the chase into a formality.
Azharullah took three for 28 to further his case for a recall to the Northants first team while Yates and Mousley certainly did their cases for a step up to the Bears’ senior side at some point this season no harm at all.
Earlier, the Northants batting had struggled against a solid collective effort by the Bears’ seamers. After Olly Hannon-Dalby (two for 33) removed both openers, Tom Milnes took three for 35, and Ryan Sidebottom and Craig Miles each finished with two for 32.