Tight bowling gives Yorkshire win over Northants

Friends Life t20, Northampton

Yorkshire 144 (20 overs) beat Northants 132-7 (20 overs) by 12 runs

Match scorecard

County cricket

Tight bowling by Ryan Sidebottom saw Yorkshire successfully defend a modest total in their FL t20 match against Northants at Wantage Road.

Joe Sayers (44) and Adam Lyth (30) top scored for the visitors, but Andrew Hall took 4-23 as Northants restricted their opponents to 144 all out.

Alex Wakely (38) and Rob Newton (37) gave the home supporters hope before Sidebottom trapped Newton leg before.

The former England seamer took 2-18 as Northants closed on 132-7.

Northants remain bottom of the North Group with just one win in 10 matches.

But Yorkshire, with four wins from 11, still retain an outside chance of qualification for the semi-finals.