County Championship: Rob Yates digs in as regular Bears pursue victory in opposition to Hampshire

Rob Yates has already hit three County Championship centuries for Warwickshire at Edgbaston this summer

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Rob Yates has already hit three County Championship centuries for Warwickshire at Edgbaston this summer
LV= County Championship Division One, Edgbaston (day three):
Hampshire 89: Rhodes 5-23 & 322: Barker 75, Vince 48, Wheal 46; Norwell 4-64, Briggs 3-66
Warwickshire 116: Abbas 5-29, Barker 5-43 & 139-2: Yates 70*, Sibley 47; Dawson 2-
Warwickshire (3 pts) need 157 more runs to beat Hampshire (3 pts)
Scorecard

Warwickshire closed day three on 139-2, almost halfway there in their pursuit of 296 to beat Hampshire at Edgbaston.

Rob Yates, who is unbeaten on 70, and Dom Sibley (47) set the tone with an opening stand of 99 in 50.4 overs.

But Sibley skied to the keeper when he tried to reach his fifty by sweeping Liam Dawson before Chris Benjamin holed out off the England spinner to mid-on.

Keith Barker (75) and Brad Wheal (46 not out) had earlier helped Hampshire reach 332 in their second innings.

Barker hit his 25th first-class half-century – and the former Bears all-rounder’s seventh at Edgbaston -…

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