Yorkshire v Scotland 11 & 12 August 1937
by Cricket Scotland

Ground:St George's Road, Harrogate
Scorecard:Yorkshire v Scotland
Event:Scotland in England 1937

DateLine: 30th January 2013




Day 1:
Batting first against the touring Scottish eleven, led by P. A. Gibb, at Harrogate yesterday , Yorkshire were all out in four hours for 291.


The pitch was green, and gave the bowlers some assistance, and the batsmen were always ready to take risks in efforts to provide bright cricket.


It was an innings of uniform scoring, for, while only two batsmen failed to reach double figures, no-one reached 50.


The most prolific stand was that between the acting Yorkshire captain, D. W. D. Yardley, and Smailes for the seventh wicket which produced 73 in fifty minutes. Yardley in his stay of seventy minutes, hit a 6 and four 4's, while Smailes, ninth out at 276, after a stay of eighty minutes, hit a 6 and six 4s.


Previously Hutton was rather restrained, for he was batting a little over two hours, and hit only two 4s in scoring 45 out of 127.


The brightest display was that of Wood. Thrice he pulled A. Paris for 6, and he also hit a couple of 4's. He was batting half an hour.

Altogether there were six 6s in the innings.


J. H. Neville was the most effective bowler with his left-arm slows, and claimed six for 81.


Scotland fared badly against the swing attack of Smailes and Hargreaves. F. W. Ramsden, Gibb and B. R. Tod all fell with only four runs scored in a quarter of an hour. A. K. McTavish fell at 8, and A. S. B. McNeil was fifth out at 11, and half the side had gone in a little over half an hour.


The stubborn defence of J. A. Stevenson saved the side from complete disaster, but at the close Scotland had scored only 60 for the loss of eight wickets after two hours' play.


They need another 82 runs to save the follow-on.


The attendance was 3000, and the receipts £76.


Day 2:
Yorkshires swing bowlers completed their mastery over Scotland at Harrogate yesterday, and just before tea the county won by an innings and 44 runs.


The Scottish side began the day 231 runs behind the Yorkshire total with only two of their first innings wickets left, and although J. A. Stevenson defended well in a stay of two hours all told, and remained unbeaten to the end, they followed on, 187 in arrears.


Hargreaves and Smailes were responsible for half the wickets, with their swing attack, but Robinson's off-spinners were the chief destructive force in the innings. He took his four wickets for only 10 runs.


In the second innings, which lasted three and a quarter hours, the chief bowling honours fell to Hargreaves, whose four wickets cost a fraction over 10 runs apiece.


P. A. Gibb resisted for one hundred minutes before being fourth out at 64, but the best batting display came from A. V. Plowright. In an hour's stay he scored his 29 runs out of 69, and hit two 4s.


Yorkshire were left easy winners. The attendance was 2000, and the receipts for the two days totalled £122. Collections for Mitchell's benefit fund realised £28.

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