Yorkshire enjoyed an impressive opening day of their LV= County Championship match at Edgbaston today as they bowled Warwickshire out for 228 on the stroke of tea having lost the toss.
Rich Pyrah and Jack Brooks picked up 3-37 from 12 overs and 3-63 from 16 respectively as all of the five-man attack struck, including 18-year-old debutant Karl Carver.
Steve Patterson picked up two wickets and Ryan Sidebottom and the teenage left-arm spinner once apiece as dangerous tail-ender Jeetan Patel top-scored for the Bears with 63 off 67 balls, including three fours and as many sixes.
Six wickets fell to first slip catches from either Aaron Finch or Alex Lees.
Yorkshire had 24 overs to face before close as they replied, and they reached a healthy 82-2, trailing by 146. Lees finished unbeaten on 40 and Andrew Gale on 31 not out.
The White Rose got the breakthrough courtesy of Patterson’s fifth ball this morning when Will Porterfield edged to Finch at first slip, leaving the score at 20-1 in the tenth over.
Pyrah then had Varun Chopra caught behind with a beauty that left him off the pitch with the last ball of the 25th before he bowled captain Jim Troughton through the gate two balls into the 27th as the hosts fell to 65-3. Warwickshire reached lunch at 71-3.
Yorkshire then struck three times in seven balls in the early stages of an afternoon which brought them seven wickets.
Brooks got Sam Hain and Chris Woakes caught at first slip by Finch with successive deliveries in the 38th over, leaving the score at 89-5. Patterson then had Rikki Clarke caught at first slip by Lees in the 39th with 90 on the board.
And, later, when Rich Pyrah had Tim Ambrose caught by Lees again, Warwickshire were 124-7 in the 47th.
Carver took his maiden first-class wicket to end a stand of 47 in 12 overs for the eighth wicket between Keith Barker and Patel, with the former caught at first slip by Finch for 36, leaving the score at 171-8 in the 59th.
Brooks bowled Chris Wright with another nine runs on the board before Patel opted to open his shoulders with only Boyd Rankin for company. He hit Carver for two lusty sixes on the way to a 48-run stand which gave the hosts a batting bonus point and reached 50 off 60 balls.
Sidebottom ended the home resistance when he trapped Rankin lbw for eleven in the 72nd.
Woakes then struck twice in four balls spanning the tenth and 12th overs as the Bears were boosted by Yorkshire slipping to 37-2 following the departures of Adam Lyth and Jack Leaning.
Lyth was smartly caught at third slip by Patel for eleven and Leaning caught at first slip by Chopra for a duck.
Lees uppercut Woakes for six towards the short third-man boundary towards the Raglan Stand side of the ground in his 68-ball stay at the crease. He and Gale have added 45 and, hopefully, counting.
Jack Brooks struck twice in two balls in the early stages of the afternoon to spark a seven-wicket collapse which has put Yorkshire into a fine position during today’s first day of their LV= County Championship match against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.
Brooks took two of three wickets in seven balls as the Bears slipped to 90-6 in the 39th over before being bowled out for 228.
Steve Patterson, Rich Pyrah, Karl Carver and Ryan Sidebottom have also struck during an excellent afternoon for the White Rose, with 18-year-old left-armer Carver picking up his maiden first-class wicket when he had Keith Barker caught at first slip by Aaron Finch as the score slipped to 171-8.
Five of the seven wickets to fall this afternoon went to catches at first slip from either Finch, who spent time off the field, or Alex Lees.
Brooks dismissed Sam Hain and Chris Woakes, caught by Finch in the 38th, before Patterson had Rikki Clarke caught by Lees in the 39th.
Pyrah later got rid of Tim Ambrose with the score on 124 in the 47th, caught by Lees, before Carver broke a stand of 47 in 12 overs for the eighth wicket with Jeetan Patel when Finch snaffled the catch.
Brooks bowled Chris Wright in the 64th before Patel and Boyd Rankin shared 48 for the last wicket. Patel finished 63 not out after Sidebottom trapped Rankin lbw.
Two quick wickets for Rich Pyrah has given Yorkshire a handy start to their LV= County Championship match against Warwickshire at Edgbaston, with the hosts reaching lunch on 71-3 from 32 overs.
Pyrah struck twice in three balls in the 25th and 27th overs after Steve Patterson had made the breakthrough.
Eighteen-year-old debutant left-arm spinner Karl Carver has bowled three tidy overs on a pitch with decent carry.
Patterson struck with his fifth ball to get Will Porterfield caught by Aaron Finch at first slip, leaving the score at 20-1 in the tenth over.
Pyrah then had Varun Chopra caught behind with a beauty that left him off the pitch with the last ball of the 25th over as the hosts fell to 64-2. He bowled captain Jim Troughton through the gate two balls into the 27th.