Andrew Gale lifts first trophy for Yorkshire CCC

CLECKHEATON cricketer Andrew Gale lifted his first trophy as Yorkshire captain on Thursday night as the Tykes won the Barbados Twenty20 competition.

Gale was in sensational form as he struck 111 from 63 balls as Yorkshire defeated Nottinghamshire by 38 runs at Windward on Thursday afternoon.

Cleckheaton's former Hartshead Moor fst bowler Iain Wardlaw picked up 3-23 as Notts were bowled out for 154 in reply to Yorkshire's 192-4.

After a short rest back at their team hotel, Yorkshire travelled to the world famous Kensington Oval for a T20 final against Warwickshire.

Gale hit six fours on his way to 41 from 28 balls to help Yorkshire post 172-4 before they restricted Warwickshire to 128-7 to win by 34 runs.

Wardlaw was also in the final team as Gale's Yorkshire celebrated pre-season success.

Dewsbury-born Gale said: "It's nice to come away from a pre-season tour with a trophy. We've played against some top county sides there and can take some real positives from the last three games of Twenty20 cricket we've played. We can go back with a smile on our faces, knowing that if we can replicate the gameplans we did here we can be successful in England as well"