Thatscricket - News - White, Wood take Yorkshire close to title after 33 years
Published: Thursday, August 23, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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London: Craig White and Matthew Wood both scored centuries against Glamorgan at Scarborough on Wednesday to put Yorkshire on the brink of its first county championship title for 33 years.[an error occurred while processing this directive]The centurions' runs helped rack up a full complement of bonus points and meant Yorkshire need only to bowl Glamorgan out in the next two days to win the title with two matches to spare.The Yorkshire pair added 275 in all - split between the first and second wickets because Wood (124) was replaced temporarily by Steve Kirby - and White then ploughed on to 183 as his team reached 433 for five by stumps on day two in reply to Glamorgan's 223.On his home ground, White faced 273 balls, hitting two sixes and 25 fours, while Wood reached his ninth ton by also striking two maximums and 14 fours from 215 balls.Wood deserved particular credit for the way he came out to set about the visitors' pace attack after he had had to go off injured Tuesday night to be replaced by Kirby when Simon Jones struck him a painful blow on the cheekbone.