Yorkshire suffered a second loss of the Specsavers County Championship season, with this eight-wicket reverse confirmed after tea as title-chasing Essex chased 92.
The White Rose were bowled out for 208 in their first innings and were always fighting an uphill battle from there.
Yorkshire, thanks largely to Ryan ten Doeschate’s unbeaten 70 on day two, are under significant pressure at the halfway mark of their clash with Essex at Chelmsford.
The White Rose face an uphill battle to secure a positive result from their ninth Specsavers County Championship fixture of the season.
Essex secured the early advantage against Yorkshire at Chelmsford on a pitch favouring the bowlers.
Bowled out for 208 midway through the first day of this Specsavers County Championship clash, the White Rose saw their hosts respond steadily with 122-3 from 44 overs.