County Championship: Yorkshire bat out the day as Roses match drawn

Harry Brook


Harry Brook passed fifty for the seventh time in eight innings this season
LV= County Championship Division One, Clean Slate Headingley (day four)
Lancashire 566-9 dec: Jennings 238, Croft 104; Bess 3-151
Yorkshire 379: Root 147 & 169-6: Brook 82*; Anderson 2-17
Yorkshire (12 pts) drew with Lancashire (13 pts)
Match scorecard

James Anderson bowled England team-mate Joe Root for four – but Yorkshire held on to thwart Lancashire’s bid for a first Roses County Championship victory at Headingley since 2011.

Following on, Yorkshire started their second innings at 11:50 BST on day four, 187 runs behind with a minimum of 85 overs remaining.

Adam Lyth, Dawid Malan and Root fell inside the first 22 either side of lunch, the latter two to Anderson as the score fell to 45-3. But Harry Brook’s excellent summer continued with an unbeaten 82 off 157 balls, helping Yorkshire reach 169-6 from 78 overs to seal the draw.

On the way to 2-17 from 15 overs, on-song Anderson ripped out Root’s middle and off stumps…