YTCA lost their opening match of the tour to Hetton Lyons by 95 runs. In a 40 over match played at the picturesque Hetton Lyons ground in Durham –YTCA skipper Vishakh  Chandrasekhar won the toss and elected to field. Shobit and Vaibhav opened the bowling and kept  a tight control on the run rate. Sumit Brar was the first batsman to be run out for 40 when he was brilliantly run out by Sairaj. Kamran Shah then hit a great century with 3 sixes and 12 fours. He was assisted by D Merchant who scored 50. J Coughlin scored an unbeaten 29. Hetton Lyons scored 284 for 4 in their 40 overs. Sairaj took 2 for 35.

In reply –YTCA scored 190 runs for 8  with Sairaj Venkat scoring a patient 44 and he was well assisted by Shobit Bhatia who scored 35. Bharath Sreenivasan – the opener scored 25 while Aditya Mavuru scored 18. D Merchant took 2 for 25 , Sumeet Brar scored 2 for 30. Robert  Wilson took 2 for 20.