Gale’s rallying cry as Vikings book place in quarter-finals

Adam Lyth
Adam Lyth

Yorkshire booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Royal London One-Day Cup, with an emphatic ten-wicket win over Derbyshire at Chesterfield - and skipper Andrew Gale roared: ‘We can go all the way and win it’.

After bowling out Derbyshire for just 151, the Vikings became the first side to book their quarter-final spot inside just 29.3 overs, with Alex Lees 69 not out and Adam Lyth unbeaten on 67.

“I knew going into this competition that, with the make-up of our side, it was better for us than Twenty20,” Gale said.

“Everyone can see what our game plans have been with bat and ball, and it’s worked really well for us.

“We’re playing some good cricket and I definitely think we can go all the way.

“We’ve shown that with beating most of the sides in the competition.”

Yorkshire have one more group game - away at Hampshire on August 21 - and victory will almost certainly guarantee them a home tie in the last eight.

England, meanwhile, will complete a series win over India if they avoid defeat in the fifth Test, which begins tomorrow at the Kia Oval in London.