— March 17, 2023

Mickey Edwards claimed three of 13 wickets in Warwickshire today would come in the second and final day of the Cape Town friendly.

Yorkshire’s new Australian signing praised the contribution of his team-mates as they limited the Edgbaston side to 246-9 and 61-4 at Claremont Cricket Club.

“It was good going out with the boys and nice to have a Dukes ball in hand,” he said. “All the boys bowled beautifully which is a great sign at this stage of the season.”

Warwickshire answered Yorkshire’s first day 244-9 and one of the 28-year-old’s wickets was that of wicketkeeper bat Michael Burgess, who scored the most goals in the first innings with 84 balls from 67 after beating 25-00 in the crease had come. 4.

Ben Coad and Jordan Thompson batted twice with the new ball, the latter catching and rolling Alex Davies. Adam Lyth also took a pair of catches in the slips.

Big fast Edwards had the Bears captain and former Yorkshire Championship winner Will Rhodes for 49 and Henry Brookes for 10. Burgess fell behind.

Spinners Dom Bess and Jafer Chohan also batted once a piece while Matt Milnes took over 12th man duties as he continues his recovery from a stress fracture in his back.

In the second innings, George Hill allowed two wickets, which were added to another for Bess and one for Ben Mike.

“I couldn’t have had a better first week with the boys,” Edwards added.

“They were so warm and so nice to me even though they ruined my Australian accent. It was great. There is a really great atmosphere and I really enjoyed the first week.”


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