As we count down to the start of the new season, in a new weekly feature, we look back at some of Yorkshire’s highlights throughout last summer, be it great wins or memorable individual performances……

It was in another sport which the phrase “You cannot be serious!” was coined. But it just about sums up Yorkshire’s stunning win over champions Essex at Chelmsford in early May.

In fact, to claim victory having been bowled out for 50 before lunch on day one, it is still hard to believe even now.

But that victory owed a lot to young star in the making Harry Brook, seamer and captain to be Steve Patterson and England ace Jonny Bairstow, who all contributed heavily to stun Anthony McGrath’s men.

Essex tasted defeat in Championship cricket for the first time since September 2016.

Amazingly, there was a very slim chance that this game could have been wrapped up on day one.

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