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Pyrah's pluck inspires Yorkshire

He may not have been the first injured player to inspire admiration for his defiance at Headingley, but the determined innings of Richard Pyrah was enough to ensure Yorkshire found enough resolve to prevent defeat in their opening championship match again

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Scorecard summary
Kent537/9(148.3 overs)1st INNINGS
Matt Coles*103 (111)
Rob Key97 (153)
Adil Rashid3/141(40.3)
Yorkshire364/10(101.1 overs)1st INNINGS
Jonny Bairstow107 (147)
Adil Rashid58 (118)
Charlie Shreck4/90(26.1)
Mark Davies3/48(23)
Yorkshire146/4(53 overs)2nd INNINGS
Joe Root76 (118)
Joe Sayers43 (121)
Adam Riley2/43(16)
end of over 531 run
YORKS: 146/4CRR: 2.75 
Gary Ballance0 (6)
Anthony McGrath16 (41)
Adam Riley 16-6-43-2
Charlie Shreck 10-4-22-2
52.6
Riley to Ballance, no run
52.5
Riley to Ballance, no run
52.4
Riley to Ballance, no run
52.3
Riley to Ballance, no run
52.2
Riley to Ballance, no run
52.1
1
Riley to McGrath, 1 run
end of over 52Wicket maiden
YORKS: 145/4CRR: 2.78 
Gary Ballance0 (1)
Anthony McGrath15 (40)
Charlie Shreck 10-4-22-2
Adam Riley 15-6-42-2
51.6
Shreck to Ballance, no run
51.4
Shreck to Bairstow, no run
51.3
Shreck to Bairstow, no run
51.2
Shreck to Bairstow, no run
51.1
Shreck to Bairstow, no run
end of over 514 runs
YORKS: 145/3CRR: 2.84 
Anthony McGrath15 (40)
Jonny Bairstow8 (21)
Adam Riley 15-6-42-2
Charlie Shreck 9-3-22-1
50.6
Riley to McGrath, no run
50.5
Riley to McGrath, no run
50.4
Riley to McGrath, no run
50.3
Riley to McGrath, no run
50.2
Riley to McGrath, no run
50.1
4
Riley to McGrath, FOUR runs
end of over 506 runs
YORKS: 141/3CRR: 2.82 
Jonny Bairstow8 (21)
Anthony McGrath11 (34)
Charlie Shreck 9-3-22-1
Adam Riley 14-6-38-2
49.6
2
Shreck to Bairstow, 2 runs
49.5
Shreck to Bairstow, no run
Match details
Headingley, Leeds
TossKent, elected to bat first
SeriesCounty Championship Division Two
Season2012
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days5,6,7,8 April 2012 - day (4-day match)
Umpires
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Mark Eggleston
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Neil Mallender
PointsKent 10, Yorkshire 9