Tykes stand alone as winners

  • Last Updated: April 23 2014, 20:34 BST

A review of Wednesday's action in the LV= County Championship, including Yorkshire's victory over Northamptonshire.

Yorkshire were the only winners in the latest round of games
Yorkshire were the only winners in the latest round of games

Yorkshire were the only victors in this round of the LV= County Championship, completing an innings-and-120-run victory over Northamptonshire.

The White Rose wrapped up the win before lunch on the final day at Headingley, picking up the final six wickets they required to claim their first victory of the new Division One campaign.

Northamptonshire had been left on the back foot after they were bowled out for 94 in a session on the second day and, despite poor weather in Leeds during the match, the newly-promoted visitors still lost with plenty of time to spare after managing 245 second time around.

Jack Brooks took three for 76, giving him match figures of eight for 112 against his former employers, while Ryan Sidebottom snared three for 34 for a stunning match analysis of seven for 50.

Yorkshire may have only been the only winners but that did not stop some dramatic finishes, with new England coach Peter Moores' final game at the Lancashire helm ending in a contentious draw with Warwickshire.

While his side could not send him on his way with a first Division One victory of the season, it could have been worse as Warwickshire came out after tea requiring 120 off 32 overs having bowled out their hosts for 196 on the final day under the floodlights in Manchester.

It was a factor which eventually saved Lancashire as bad light forced their opponents off with just 10 scored - resulting in a loss of three overs - and again with only 25 required off 27 balls.

The other Division One fixture saw Durham draw with Somerset, who had discarded England batsman Nick Compton to thank at Chester-le-Street.

Compton and Craig Kieswetter, who had come together at 92 for four, put together an unbeaten fifth-wicket stand of 154 after the visitors had been set 337 to win off 82 overs.

The former's 208-ball hundred, which included 14 fours, saw Somerset home as captains Paul Collingwood and Marcus Trescothick called it a day with the visitors needing 91 more to win with nine overs remaining.

In Division Two, Alastair Cook hit his second century of the season as Essex batted out a draw with Surrey at The Oval, firing 127 in a second-innings total of 258 for four with Ravi Bopara adding 42 to his first-innings 49.

Derbyshire and Hampshire drew their rain-affected match, the visitors' captain Jimmy Adams scoring 84 as the visitors progressed from their overnight second innings score of 20 without loss to 236 for three.

That gave Hampshire a lead of 165 but bad light forced the teams from the pitch, with a draw the eventual outcome.

It had looked like a winner would emerge from Glamorgan's clash with Gloucestershire in Cardiff, only for rain and a defiant last-wicket stand to thwart the visitors.

Gloucestershire appeared as though they might snatch a last-gasp win as Glamorgan slipped to 126 for nine with Will Gidman (six for 50) cutting a swathe through the order.

At that point Glamorgan led by 40 with just enough time left in the game for their opponents to force a win, but a defiant 20-run last-wicket stand between Michael Hogan and Dean Cosker held the charge back for long enough to see out the day.

There was similar defiance as Kent and Leicestershire shared the spoils in Canterbury.

Leicestershire declared their second innings on 259-5 after Greg Smith made a century and Angus Robson posted his highest first-class score of 81.

However, impressive displays from Daniel Bell-Drummond and Darren Stevens saw Kent to safety, denying Leicestershire a first away Championship win since June 2010.