Gillespie full of praise after match-winner Maxwell’s 111

Glenn Maxwell scored his first century for Yorkshire yesterday making 111 from just 76 balls. He struck eight fours and four sixes as Yorkshire beat Worcestershire by 133 runs (Picture: Steve Riding).

Glenn Maxwell scored his first century for Yorkshire yesterday making 111 from just 76 balls. He struck eight fours and four sixes as Yorkshire beat Worcestershire by 133 runs (Picture: Steve Riding).

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Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie was understandably full of praise for fellow Australian Glenn Maxwell, after his stunning century helped the Vikings to a big Royal London One-Day Cup win over Worcestershire.

Maxwell’s 111, from 76 balls, helped Yorkshire post 345 for six, the highest total on the ground by a visiting county in List A competitions.

To have got anywhere near the target, Worcestershire would have needed to break their own chasing record but despite Ross Whiteley’s third score of 50 or more against Yorkshire in 15 days, they were dismissed for 212 in the 42nd over.

And Gillespie said: “For me, honestly, I think he could have gone on even further and scored even more runs. To perform like he did was absolutely fantastic. He really gave us an opportunity to make a 300-plus score.”

Following Yorkshire’s defeat to Surrey on Tuesday, Gillespie added: “I asked for a response from the players after being bitterly disappointed at The Oval.

“We have done a lot of talking about our limited overs cricket and this morning was about, ‘We have done enough talking, just go out and do your job’.”