Morris drives out the tourists

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Yorkshire 224-6 Young Australia 156

Alex Morris, the England Under-19 all-rounder, took five wickets for 32 in 7.5 overs as Yorkshire inflicted the Young Australians' first defeat of their tour at Headingley yesterday.

Set to make 225 to win, the tourists were always off the pace after slumping to 59 for 4 in 25 overs at tea, and folded to 156 all out in the 46th over.

Their 68-run defeat came despite a gallant sixth-wicket stand of 60 between the left-handers Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden. Hayden made 31 before being caught behind the wicket in Darren Gough's second spell and Gilchrist went on to make 51 from 41 deliveries, hitting seven fours in the process, before being caught on the midwicket boundary off Morris.

One of the teenager's other victims was the Test batsman Justin Langer, who was leg before for 10.

Yorkshire's bowling was far more disciplined than that of the Australians, who allowed the home side to make a brisk start as Michael Vaughan and David Byas put on 116 in 27 overs for their second wicket. Vaughan struck nine boundaries in his 76 - made from 95 balls - and although Byas was more subdued than usual, he made 73 from 138 deliveries, also with nine boundaries, before being run out by Bradley Williams.

Anthony McGrath, another England Under-19 player, made 41 with seven fours from 53 balls as Yorkshire reached 224 for six in their 55 overs.

Shaun Young took the Australian bowling laurels, with 2 for 21 from nine overs.

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