Yorkshire were set to take a big step towards the County Championship title after winning in Cardiff, but Warwickshire have now put themselves back into contention.
The nottingham v warwickshire is a match from the County Championship. Warwickshire beat Yorkshire to stay in the title hunt.
Tim Bresnan, who spent 19 years with Yorkshire, returned to haunt the Tykes in his first red-ball appearance for the Bears at Headingley.
|LV= County Championship Division One, day four, Emerald Headingley, Leeds:|
|Burgess 66; Patterson 4-34; Sibley 45; Thompson 5-52; Warwickshire 155: Burgess 66; Patterson 4-34; Sibley 45; Thompson 5-52; Warwickshire 176: Sibley 45; Thompson 5-52; Warwickshire 155: Burgess 66; Patterson 4-34; Sibley 45; Thompson 5-52; Warwickshire 176: Sibley 45; Thompson 5-52|
|Yorkshire 108: Ballance 58; Norwell 4-27; Yorkshire 108: Ballance 58; Norwell 4-27; Yorkshire 108: Ballance 58; Norwell 4-27; Yorkshire 108: Ballance 58; Norwell 4-27; Yorkshire 108: Ballance 58; Norwell 4-27; Yorkshire 108: Ballance 58; Norwell 4-27; Yorkshire 108: Ballance 58; Norwell 4-27; Yorkshire 108: Ballance 58; Norwell 4-27; Yorkshire|
|Yorkshire (3 points) lost by 106 runs against Warwickshire (19 points).|
Warwickshire beat Yorkshire by 106 runs to keep their County Championship title hopes alive while laying their opponents’ hopes to rest.
The Tykes started day four on 50-3 and needed 224 to win, but they were bowled out for just 117 in the first session.
Gary Ballance edged Chris Woakes to second slip with the third ball of the day, while ex-Yorkshire seamer Tim Bresnan grabbed six catches in the innings.
Warwickshire has climbed to second position in the table and will host Somerset next week.
The Bears are three and a half points behind Division One leaders Hampshire, who face fellow contenders Lancashire on Tuesday, heading into the final round of games.
Nottinghamshire, who are now in fourth place and have a chance to win the championship in what looks to be a thrilling finish, host Yorkshire at home.
To finish second and play in the Bob Willis Trophy final on September 28 at Lord’s, Yorkshire must win the match and hope for other outcomes to go their way.
The Bears are poised to attack after Tuesday’s rain.
Yorkshire and Warwickshire were both left frustrated in their quest for victory as the third day’s play was rained off.
The visitors, on the other hand, made up for lost time in Leeds, where the pitch seemed tough to bat on from the moment the Tykes won the toss and chose to bat on Sunday.
Following Ballance’s crucial early dismissal, the home wickets fell regularly, with veteran Bresnan proving a safe pair of hands in the slips, collecting a low edge from Harry Brook, a shot off the toe-end of the bat from Jordan Thompson – who provided the most resistance with 18 from 52 balls – and a nick from Steven Patterson.
A catch by the former England all-rounder would have matched Rikki Clarke, the ex-Bears all-rounder who took nine catches against Lancashire at Aigburth in 2011.
In addition to his vital second-inning 36 with the bat, Bresnan also trapped Dom Bess lbw on Monday.
In their first Championship outings in three years, England all-rounder Woakes, Liam Norwell, and Craig Miles each grabbed three wickets.
Yorkshire’s fate was sealed when Ben Coad chipped Norwell to midwicket for the final wicket.
Michael Burgess’ 66 in the first innings for Warwickshire proved crucial in a low-scoring match, as his side now has a real chance of becoming county champions for the first time since 2012.
According to the source, Woakes wants to play next week.
Yorkshire coach Andrew Gale:
“It was disappointing to end the way we did this morning since those that play against Yorkshire know how tough we are to beat.” We were a bit too kind in not prolonging the game beyond noon. Throughout the contest, Warwickshire has bowled well.
“We should have bowled them out a bit cheaper in the first innings, but I was more upset with the batting in the first innings.” We should have at least tied the game, if not taken a 50-point lead. I thought 200 was a respectable amount, but we didn’t put in nearly enough effort. I think that’s when the game got away from us.
“You have to grab key moments in games to win trophies, and the first innings was one of them. If we had batted better, we could have put the game away. We’re on our way, and this year has seen some improvement. It’s another step in the right direction.”
On Radio 5’s live sports extra, Mark Robinson, Warwickshire’s first-team coach, said:
“I’m ecstatic about the group. In rebounding back from last week’s slow death, we showed a lot of character. We wasted a game that we should have won against Hampshire.
“We had three opportunities to end it, but we didn’t.” And there’s a dread or concern that this match may leave you with a hangover. After losing the toss, we were forced to bat in the dark for both innings.
“We did, however, show the courage and skill required to triumph in what turned out to be a major win. All you want to do is work on yourself so that you can go into the season’s final game with a chance to win it all.”
Chris Woakes stated of his availability for next week, “He loves the club and wants to play.” It’s only a matter of whether or not England will allow him to play. We’re hoping that his lack of cricket experience will allow him to play.
“We hope that the ECB would provide an opportunity for someone who is a genuine Bear but hasn’t played much cricket to help his team win a Championship. Those sorts of opportunities don’t come around very often.”
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