Hours of play (local time)
YORKSHIRE 136(40.3 OVERS)1ST INNINGS NORTHAMPTONSHIRE 251(61 OVERS)1ST INNINGS YORKSHIRE 546/3d(147 OVERS)2ND INNINGS
|1st||31||SD Peters||JD Middlebrook|
|2nd||1||SD Peters||DJG Sales|
|3rd||0||DJG Sales||MNW Spriegel|
|4th||34||MNW Spriegel||RI Keogh|
|5th||12||RI Newton||RI Keogh|
|6th||31||AJ Hall||RI Newton|
|7th||26||RI Newton||BM Duckett|
|8th||13||IG Butler||RI Newton|
|9th||10||IG Butler||MA Chambers|
Northamptonshire chief executive David Smith has promised a shake-up at Wantage Road after the county's fifth loss in six matches but insisted head coach David Ripley's position is safe.
This still has the feel of an open race for the County Championship with no side so far able to establish themselves in a clear lead. Yet if anyone has created an impression that they are the team to beat it is Yorkshire.
Adam Lyth has more natural talent than any of Yorkshire's England batsmen according to his captain Andrew Gale
Adam Lyth and Alex Lees both struck disciplined hundreds as Yorkshire threatened to turn their clash with bottom club Northants on its head
An opening day with echoes of the match against Lancashire in April, when 18 wickets fell, left Northamptonshire as then with a lead