Cricket: Kiwis go down with a whimper: Yorkshire win by an innings and 33 runs

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Yorkshire 408-5

New Zealand 173 and 202

CRAIG WHITE, Yorkshire's 24-year-old all-rounder, boosted his England chances as New Zealand suffered a humiliating defeat by an innings and 33 runs at Headingley yesterday.

The tourists were immediately summoned to an extra net practice, with their coach, Geoff Howarth, condemning his side for lack of application.

White, who hit 59 when Yorkshire batted, took 2 for 30 with his lively medium- pacers in New Zealand's second innings to finish with seven wickets in the match.

White, who scored a high- class century against Essex last week, has been closely watched by England's chairman of selectors, Ray Illingworth, in this match.

The tourists resumed on the third morning needing another 137 to make Yorkshire bat again, but they never looked liked doing so once the opener Blair Hartland had fallen to Peter Hartley without adding to his overnight 60.

Ken Rutherford, the captain, fell soon afterwards, caught at long leg hooking Mark Robinson, and although the left-handed Stephen Fleming hit a six and six boundaries in a bright 40 from 43 deliveries, the contest was over once he had spooned a return catch to the off-spinner Michael Vaughan.

New Zealand's innings then folded tamely with Mark Greatbatch continuing his dismal form on the tour so far, making just 12 in 74 minutes.

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