Carnegie need to find form on the road

Yorkshire Carnegie know they are going to have to pull out all the stops in an effort to secure victory tonight when they take on Warwickshire Bears in a Friends Life T20 North group clash at Edgbaston.

The 12-run defeat at the hands of Derbyshire at Headingley on Wednesday night wrecked Yorkshire’s recent good run in the competition when victory would have meant a fourth win in five games and secured them a place in the top four.

As it is they now face a real battle to qualify for the quarter-finals as their next four games - starting with tonight’s match - are all away due to Headingley hosting the one-day international between England and Sri Lanka on July 1.

After Edgbaston, Yorkshire must hit the road to visit Worcester, Leicester and Northampton which will all be classed as must-win matches.

It is not an impossible task but Yorkshire must improve on their batting, which was a major let down against Derbyshire, if they are to have any chance of picking up maximum points.

Both Yorkshire and Warwickshire boast similar records in the competition, although Warwickshire have played two games more.

Ryan Sidebottom may come back into the reckoning for Yorkshire after he was rested for the game against Derbyshire.