Yorkshire take Frizzell U17 crown to complete Grand Slam
Yorkshire were crowned Frizzell U17 County Champions after a comprehensive victory over Surrey in the final at Grace Road.
This was the last Final in any of the ECB Age Group Competitions. And with Yorkshire having already been successful in the U13 County Cup and U15 County Cup and County Championship competitions this completed a unique Grand Slam for the White Rose county.
Skipper Greg Wood picked up the trophy after steering his side to a 96-run victory at Leicester on August 30-31, Yorkshire making 275 and then dismissing their opponents for 179.
Adam Lyth was the mainstay of the Yorkshire innings, putting on 117 for the fourth wicket with James Moorhouse to help his side recover from a slightly faltering start on 62 for three.
Lyth eventually went for 83, while Moorhouse (79) became one of a quartet of victims for Surrey’s Simon King (4-63). All-rounder James Lee added 23 going in at number 23, but any fears Yorkshire had about the size of the target left were soon dispelled.
Opening the bowling, Lee then grabbed 3-26, with Adil Rashid taking 4-52 as Surrey lost wickets on a regular basis.
Captain Laurie Evans came in first wicket down at 11, and eventually fell four runs short of his half century. But with Surrey slipping to 89 for four, then 108 for six, even 50 from number eight Ed Young couldn’t save them as they were dismissed well short in the 73rd over.