Yorkshire lost the opening match of their South African tour by five runs to Eastern Province Academy in their 50 overs a side game Port Elizabeth. Chasing 203 to win after putting the Academy into bat first, Yorkshire fell short at 197-6.

Michael Vaughan slammed 90 of 138 balls, with ten boundaries, and put on 72 for the first wicket with Anthony McGrath and 84 for the second wicket with David Byas. Gavin Hamilton had earlier taken 5-36 as the home side made 202.

Darren Gough is being treated for a swollen knee but is expected to be fit to play in the next match, in Cape Town.

Eastern Province Academy 202 (William Davis 59, Nigel Brouwers 35, Gavin Hamilton 5-36, Paul Hutchinson 2-15, Ryan Sidebottom 2-42, Ian Fisher 1-34), Yorkshire 197-6 (Michael Vaughan 90, David Byas 36, Anthony McGrath 24).

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