County Championship: Warwickshire face survival check after Luke Procter hundred

Luke Procter

Luke Procter has now scored six centuries in first-class cricket
LV= County Championship Division One, Edgbaston (day two)
Northamptonshire 597-6 dec: Vasconcelos 156, Young 134, Procter 100*, Cobb 66; McAndrew 3-121
Warwickshire 88-2: Sibley 37*, Davies 29
Warwickshire (1 pt) trail Northamptonshire (5 pt) by 509 with 8 wickets standing
Match scorecard

Northamptonshire racked up 597-6, their biggest ever total against Warwickshire, to put the champions under serious pressure on the second day of their County Championship game at Edgbaston.

Needing 448 to avoid the follow-on, Warwickshire will resume on the third morning on 88-2, their decision to bowl first on a benign pitch having spectacularly backfired.

After Ricardo Vasconcelos and Will Young scored centuries on the first day, Luke Procter added another, a painstaking unbeaten 100 from 199 balls in four and a half hours.

He was supported by Josh Cobb’s 66, as they lifted the visitors to an imposing total against an injury-hit attack led…