Yorkshire have taken the maximum of 24 points after completing their fourth LV= County Championship win of the season against Warwickshire at Edgbaston during today’s third day – by an innings and eight runs.
The White Rose county clinched their third innings victory over the Bears in the last four matches between the two counties after bowling the hosts out for 186 in their second innings after they had started the day 194 behind.
Opener Will Porterfield’s 43 was the top-score of the innings as Ryan Sidebottom and Steve Patterson finished with figures of 3-31 and 3-26 from 16 overs respectively.
There were also two wickets apiece for Jack Brooks and Karl Carver as the win was claimed shortly after tea.
Yorkshire have consolidated their position at the top of Division One with a fourth win from ten matches, and they are next in Championship action against Durham at Headingley on July 7.
The White Rose took three wickets in the morning, five in the afternoon and two after tea.
Varun Chopra was lbw to a Sidebottom, leaving the score at 8-1 in the seventh over of the day.
Jim Troughton then fell into the trap set by Brooks and Andrew Gale as he scooped a Brooks short ball to Carver positioned three quarters of the way to the fence at backward square-leg as the hosts slipped to 19-2 in the tenth.
The Warwickshire captain had obviously been shaken by a nasty blow on the helmet shortly before.
Porterfield and Sam Hain took the Bears beyond 50, but Hong Kong-born Hain fell just before lunch when he was bowled by Patterson with 66 on the board.
Adam Lyth took two excellent slip catches during an excellent afternoon for Yorkshire.
Sidebottom had Tim Ambrose sharply caught by Lyth to leave Warwickshire at 95-4 in the 44th over before the same man had Porterfield caught behind with a beauty in the 48th over, 110-5.
Patterson had Chris Woakes caught by a diving Lyth to leave the score at 133-6 in the 56th. And when he got rid of Rikki Clarke with a one-handed return catch in his next, the score was 136-7.
Carver then struck in the final over of the session when he bowled Jeetan Patel with 158 on the board.
Brooks got his second wicket of the innings at the start of the third over after tea when Keith Barker top-edged a pull behind to Jonny Bairstow, leaving the score at 172-9 in the 67th.
Carver then wrapped up the win when he had Boyd Rankin lbw with the last ball of the 70th over.
Yorkshire remain on course to claim a fourth LV= County Championship win of the season with Warwickshire in trouble at tea on day three at Edgbaston.
The White Rose could still complete an innings double over the Bears after the success at Headingley earlier in the campaign.
Warwickshire, who have lost five wickets during the afternoon, have reached tea at 158-8 from 63.3 overs, still 36 adrift.
Ryan Sidebottom and Steve Patterson have struck twice apiece, while Karl Carver picked up his first of the innings in the last over before tea.
Sidebottom had Tim Ambrose caught by Lyth to leave Warwickshire at 95-4 in the 44th over before getting Will Porterfield caught behind for 43 in the 48th over, 110-5.
Patterson had Chris Woakes caught by a diving Lyth, and the hosts were 133-6 in the 56th over, still 61 runs in arrears.
He then got rid of Rikki Clarke with a one-handed return catch in his next with 136 on the board. Carver then bowled Jeetan Patel to signal the tea break.
Ryan Sidebottom, Jack Brooks and Steve Patterson have taken the three Warwickshire wickets to fall on day three at Edgbaston as Yorkshire chase a fourth LV= County Championship win of the season.
Warwickshire started the day 194 behind ahead of their second innings, and they were reduced to 19-2 in the tenth over following the cheap loss of Varun Chopra and Jim Troughton.
Chopra was lbw to a Sidebottom inswinger before Troughton, hit on the helmet shortly before, fell into the trap and scooped another Brooks short ball to Karl Carver positioned three quarters of the way to the fence at backward square-leg.
Will Porterfield and Sam Hain steadied for the hosts to take them to 66-2, but Patterson struck ten minutes before lunch when he bowled the latter for 19.
Porterfield (30 not out) and Tim Ambrose will resume this afternoon with the score at 68-3 from 31 overs. The deficit is 126.