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Yorkshire v Lancashire (Day Two): CLOSE

— 26 May 2014

Jack Brooks continued his amazing record at Headingley to prevent Lancashire taking greater advantage of Yorkshire’s injury-hit attack on the second day of the Roses match at Headingley.

  • Scorecard

  • The Yorkshire seamer claimed five for 90 to help dismiss Lancashire for 325 on the second afternoon before they reached 29 without loss in reply when rain halted play with 8.5 overs remaining, still trailing by 296 runs.

    Brooks’ display ensured Lancashire were prevented from posting a bigger first innings total with Ryan Sidebottom not appearing after lunch after suffering a suspected left hamstring strain.

    It took his tally for the season to 26 championship wickets, with only Middlesex’s Steven Finn with 29 having taken more in the first division, while he has claimed 20 at Headingley in only his third game this summer.

    Lancashire had resumed the second morning on 87 for two after rain washed out all but 28 overs of the opening day, and progressed to 178 for five at lunch after Brooks bowled Paul Horton for 66 offering no shot, while Steven Croft was strangled down the leg-side for five off Liam Plunkett, who also claimed the key wicket of Ashwell Prince, who fell lbw for 29.

    After losing Sidebottom from their attack, Davies became the first of Brooks’ afternoon victims, edging to Adam Lyth at second slip but it was not until Yorkshire took the second new ball that they began making inroads again with Tom Smith and Glen Chapple forging a 68-run seventh wicket stand.

    Brooks ended the partnership by bowling Chapple for 33 as he pushed forward in the fourth over with the new ball and followed that up by bowling Smith for 54 as he attempted a late cut.

    He completed his second five-wicket haul at Headingley this season with Kabir Ali offering a gentle chip to Andrew Hodd at point while Liam Plunkett finished with four for 74, ending Lancashire’s innings by trapping Simon Kerrigan lbw.

    It was Lancashire’s highest score of the season, but was put into perspective by Yorkshire’s impressive start to their reply with Adam Lyth and Alex Lees comfortably seeing out the rest of the day before rain halted play prematurely.

    Yorkshire intend to ice Sidebottom overnight and check on his progress in the morning, but he is unlikely to bowl again in the remainder of the Roses match.

    “At this stage it looks like a little tweak and we don’t think it’s serious but we’ve got to look after him,” said Jason Gillespie, Yorkshire’s first team coach.

    “He bowled a couple of balls at lunch-time but he was feeling it a little bit and with Siddy being such an important member of our squad, the leader of our attack, we want to make sure he’s 100%.”

    He added: “I thought the bowling performance was an improvement on yesterday, because we didn’t bowl well then. The lads put their hands and said they could do better and there was an improvement.

    “I still think we can bowl better than that, but it was an improvement. If we bowl to our potential I think we could have restricted them a bit more but we’ve started well with the bat, it’s a good pitch and we’re looking forward to putting a good score on the board.”

  • TEA

    Jack Brooks took on extra responsibility in Yorkshire’s injury-hit attack to claim three wickets in the afternoon session to ensure Lancashire continued to lose wickets in the Roses match at Headingley.

    Brooks took on the mantle after Ryan Sidebottom failed to appear after lunch having suffered a suspected hamstring strain and reduced Lancashire to 274 for eight at tea, which is still their highest first innings total of the season.

    They had resumed the second morning on 87 for two after rain washed out all but 28 overs of the opening day, and progressed to 178 for five at lunch after Brooks bowled Paul Horton for 66 offering no shot, while Steven Croft wasstrangled down the leg-side for five off Liam Plunkett, who also claimed the key wicket of Ashwell Prince, who fell lbw for 29.

    After losing Sidebottom from their attack, Davies became the first of Brooks’ afternoon victims, edging to Adam Lyth at second slip but it was not until Yorkshire took the second new ball that they began making inroads again with Tom Smith and Glen Chapple forging a 68-run seventh wicket stand.

    Brooks ended the partnership by bowling Chapple for 33 as he pushed forward in the fourth over with the new ball and followed that up by bowling Smith for 54 as he attempted a late cut.

  • LUNCH

    Yorkshire fought back strongly to claim three wickets in the morning session of the Roses match at Headingley after Lancashire came through the early stages unscathed.

    Resuming the second morning on 87 for two after rain washed out all but 28 overs of the opening day, Lancashire progressed to 123 for two before Yorkshire fought back to restrict them to 178 for five at lunch.

    It took a bowling change to make the first breakthrough with Jack Brooks replacing Tim Bresnan from the Rugby Stand End, striking in his second over when Paul Horton was bowled for 66 offering no shot.

    Steven Croft followed five overs later, strangled down the leg-side for five off Liam Plunkett, who also claimed the key wicket of Ashwell Prince, who fell lbw for 29 having clearly struggled with a back problem throughout his 101-minute innings.

    Tom Smith and Alex Davies successfully negotiated the six overs until lunch, but it was Yorkshire’s session after their opening day frustrations.

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