Jack Brooks hit a 74-ball 102 during the final day of match practice on Yorkshire’s pre-season tour in Potchefstroom.
The new ball seamer, who famously hit a Championship ton against Lancashire last May, helped Yorkshire B make 309-9 in reply to Yorkshire A’s 232-4 from 70 overs in this intra-squad friendly.
Andrew Hodd had earlier added 84, while Matthew Waite claimed three wickets at Senwes Park.
David Willey impressed with the new ball. He had Alex Lees and Jack Leaning caught behind by Jonny Tattersall, leaving the score on 34-2.
While Brooks hit 14 fours and five sixes, wicketkeeper Hodd hit 10 fours and three sixes in 87 balls. They shared 61 for the sixth wicket. Hodd had earlier shared 90 for the fourth wicket with Liam Plunkett (47) as they advanced the score from 64-3.
For Gary Ballance’s A team, seamer Waite removed Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Plunkett and Patterson on the way to figures of 3-46 from 11 overs.
This was an encouraging couple of days for Plunkett on his return from a hamstring injury lay-off. Having bowled nine overs yesterday, today’s 47 came off 67 balls with five fours and two sixes.
Hodd was the sixth wicket to fall, lbw to Adam Lyth’s off-spin, as the score fell to 217-6 during the second of two 35-over sessions.
Lyth had Josh Shaw caught behind shortly afterwards, but he came under some punishment from Brooks, who helped Yorkshire B beyond the 300-mark in the day’s closing stages before retiring.
Jack Leaning picked up a late wicket, while coach Andrew Gale spent some time on the park fielding during the second session.