Martyn Moxon says Yorkshire’s loss of five wickets for 30 runs either side of lunch on day four ultimately sent them towards a Specsavers County Championship defeat against Somerset at Emerald Headingley.

Yorkshire’s director of cricket was left to reflect on a 224-run defeat which leaves them second bottom in the Division One table, one point behind Hampshire with four to play.

Moxon, while obviously disappointed, was far from despondent given the jam-packed nature of the top-flight.

Yorkshire are one of six teams who could realistically go down heading into the final month of the season.

Chasing an unlikely target of 419, Yorkshire were bowled out for 194 with 26.3 overs remaining in a day which started with them 8-2.

They took six points from a clash with a Somerset side who sit second and still have designs on winning a first title in their history.

Kane Williamson top-scored with 51 in his final appearance of the season as overseas, while nightwatchman Josh Shaw hit a career best 42.

Those two shared 90 for the third wicket and batted through all bit 10 minutes of the morning session before the Overton twins, Craig and Jamie, united to complete a visiting win.

They shared six wickets, with speedster Jamie finishing with 4-25.

Day 4

An image of Lauren Winfield-Hill and Adil Rashid, with the Yorkshire logo and Northern Diamonds logo in the middle

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