Jack Brooks says Yorkshire could have bowled better in helpful conditions after Somerset claimed the advantage during the first day at Emerald Headingley.

Brooks took four wickets as Somerset closed on 374-8 at the start of this Specsavers County Championship match.

After Yorkshire elected to bowl, Somerset slipped to 5-2 before a quartet of fifties from Pakistan international Azhar Ali, James Hildreth, Steve Davies and Lewis Gregory led the recovery.

Unfortunately for Yorkshire, there is also more injury news after Matthew Fisher left the field with a recurrence of the toe injury he suffered on England Lions duty recently.

“We wanted to have a bowl first because there was plenty in it,” said Brooks.

“We beat the bat quite a bit, but we were probably a bit short and wide for the second half of the first session.

“Second session, we were on it and didn’t get the luck we maybe deserved.

“At the end, Gregory’s come out and been really positive and put his foot down.

“It’s a bit frustrating not to bowl them out for a cheaper score really.

“We have to come back in the morning, knock them over early and get batting. It’s going to be a hard slog now, especially given we’re down to three bowlers.

Watch highlights from Day 1 of Emerald Headingley

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