Sunday 4 August 2013 

Yorkshire v Warwickshire, LV= County Championship

 

Day 4

After play had been delayed for rain until 2.45 p.m. Chris Woakes raised Warwickshire’s hopes when bowling Ryan Sidebottom to give him a fifth wicket, but Hodd and Patterson then held the Bears up until Patterson played a short ball from Rankin into Westwood’s hands at short-leg and in the same over Brooks went for a duck, as Yorkshire were bowled out for 180 leaving the Bears a target of 174 to win.

Woakes 5-42 and Rankin 4-29 were the pick of the bowlers

There was time for just two overs before the players came off the field for bad light and rain, when Warwickshire were 3-0 and with the rain getting ever heavier, the match was abandoned as a draw at 4.45 p.m. with both sides taking nine points .

Day 3

A tremendous partnership on the third morning between Keith Barker 49 and Jeetan Patel turned the overnight deficit of eighty one into an overall lead of seven before the innings closed.

Patel completed an aggressive half century while Barker, after playing some well timed off-side shots was adjudged to have been run out from Jack Brooks’ throw when one short of his half century.

There was time for eight overs before lunch and Chris Woakes used them effectively, having Lees 2 caught at third slip by Patel And then trapping Lyth 15 lbw with a big in-swinging Yorker. At lunch Yorkshire were 19-2 leading by just twelve.

A third wicket partnership of seventy six came to an end when Gayle was caught in the gulley by Porterfield for thirty four off Rankin who then had Rashid caught by Evans without scoring.

Rafiq could only chip a catch to Westwood at short-leg off Patel and when Gary Ballance was bowled by a swinging Yorker from Woakes’ second ball of a new spell for forty five, the home side had lost four wickets for the addition of just twenty six runs.

With the light deteriorating, Woakes collected a fourth wicket when Plunkett 23, feathered a catch to Tim Ambrose, before play was abandoned for the day with Yorkshire on 148-7, leading by one hundred and forty one runs.

 

Day 2

The last wicket overnight pair took Yorkshire past three hundred and a third batting point before Rankin had Brooks caught behind by Ambrose with Yorkshire 302 all out.

In reply, Westwood fell quickly to Sidebottom for seven and Porterfield 9 edged a good delivery from Plunkett to Hodd  and then twenty minutes before lunch another  good delivery this time from Patterson trapped  Chopra on the crease and he was lbw for 23 with Warwickshire 50-3.

To make the morning session worse, Tim Ambrose edged Patterson to Lyth at slip without scoring when Warwickshire went to lunch on 55-4.

In the afternoon session, Chris Woakes 21 and Laurie Evans batted well before Woakes drove Plunkett straight to Rashid at extra-cover and just before the interval Clarke 24 was lbw attempting to pull Rashid through mid-wicket.

At tea Warwickshire were 152-6 with Evans unbeaten on sixty four.

After tea, Evans looked to be heading towards his century before attempting to pull a short wide delivery from Plunkett and top edged to give Lyth a simple catch and when Ateeq Javid followed again to Plunkett for seventeen, Warwickshire were 196-8 and trailing still by 106 runs.

Keith Barker and Jeetan Patel stayed together to the close however, when Warwickshire had moved on to 221-8, still eighty one runs in arrears.

Day 1

Warwickshire won the toss at Headingley Carnegie and Varun Chopra, still captaining Warwickshire in Jim Troughton's absence put Yorkshire into bat on a morning with heavy cloud cover.

An early wicket for Chris Woakes came when Adam Lyth edged to Rikki Clarke at second slip for eleven and then Keith Barker  had Andrew Gale caught behind by Tim Ambrose without scoring in the following over.

Alex Lees and Gary Ballance saw Yorkshire through to lunch without further loss, and, after completing his half century Lees 56, was taken at slip to give Woakes a second wicket.

Rashid managed to get an edge to an off-side bouncer from Rankin and after sharing in an half century partnership with Ballance, Rafiq was squared up by Clarke and an edge flew to Patel at slip.

Andrew Hodd became another Yorkshire batsman to get started but then played on to a full delivery from Clarke for twenty one, while Gary Ballance moved smoothly on to complete his third century of the season and in doing holding the home side innings together.

Taking the second new ball Keith Barker trapped Plunkett lbw and then repeated the dismissal to remove Ballance for a solid 112, before being removed from the attack by the umpires for persistent running down the wicket on his delivery follow-through.

Woakes picked up his third wicket courtesy of a good catch by Ambrose when removing Sidebottom but the last wicket pair of Patterson and Brooks held out to take Yorkshire to the close on 294-9 and within sight of a third batting point.

Ball-by-ball commentary is live on BBC Radio WM and BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire.

 

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