Close of Play

  • Sun, 20 Apr - day 1 - Yorkshire 1st innings 328/7 (GS Ballance 117*, RJ Sidebottom 4*, 92 ov)
  • Mon, 21 Apr - day 2 - Northamptonshire 1st innings 94
  • Tue, 22 Apr - day 3 - Northamptonshire 2nd innings 149/4 (RI Newton 11*, MA Chambers 0*, 49 ov)
  • Wed, 23 Apr - day 4 - Northamptonshire 2nd innings 245 (78.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Yorks riches give Gale selection quandary

    Andrew Gale, Yorkshire's captain, finds himself contemplating a looming selection dilemma with the thought that the player least sure of his place probably ought to be him

  • Finger scare for Ballance as Yorkshire frustrated

    With bigger tests to come, against Middlesex at Lord's and Durham at Chester-le-Street, as the season gathers momentum, Yorkshire will not want an opportunity such as this to slip through their fingers

  • Rampant Brooks fears for old county

    As Jack Brooks agreed, having run rampant against his former colleagues, Northamptonshire will have to learn their lessons quickly if they are not to go the way of Derbyshire last year with immediate relegation

  • Ballance restates England credentials

    Peter Moores may not personally have seen the best of Gary Ballance but it is fair to assume he will not be going on that evidence alone

Northants 3rd innings Partnerships

1st24SD PetersJD Middlebrook
2nd89JD MiddlebrookKJ Coetzer
3rd19JD MiddlebrookMNW Spriegel
4th13JD MiddlebrookRI Newton
5th4MA ChambersRI Newton
6th2AJ HallMA Chambers
7th30AJ HallDJ Willey
8th9SP CrookDJ Willey
9th5D MurphyDJ Willey
10th50AzharullahD Murphy