FRIENDS PROVIDENT TROPHY, GROUP C, Headingley
Yorkshire 227-5 beat Sussex 213 by 14 runs(Yorks 2pts, Sussex 0pts)
Michael Vaughan hit his highest score for Yorkshire since September 2007
Michael Vaughan found form with 82 as Yorkshire held on for a 14-run FP Trophy win over Sussex at Headingley.
The former England captain put on a match-winning 117 for the fourth wicket with wicketkeeper Gerard Brophy (68 not out) as Yorkshire ran up 227-5.
Luke Wright (46) and Murray Goodwin (45) rescued Sussex from 42-3 in reply.
But another England hopeful, Tim Bresnan, had Goodwin caught behind, adding a further scalp to finish with 4-35 and help bowl out Sussex for 213.
Vaughan at last found the sort of form that could earn him an England in a near faultless innings as the home season began at Headingley.
On a two-paced pitch well exploited by the Sussex seamers, Vaughan was strong in defence and quick to attack as he helped Yorkshire recover from a parlous 31-3.
Forced to adopt a cautious approach early on, his patience was suitably rewarded and as well as stroking four fours over the newly-laid, spongy outfield, he also hit three perfectly-timed sixes.
His first half century of the season came off 87 balls with four fours and a six and he eventually fell to his 116th delivery after his stand with the in-form Brophy, who went on to snare five victims behind the stumps - a Yorkshire record in the competition.
It was Vaughan's highest score for Yorkshire in any competition since making 95 against Derbyshire in the final NatWest Pro40 match of the 2007 season.