County Championship: Yorkshire declare essential lead as Hampshire batting collapses

Matt Fisher celebrates the wicket of James Vince

Matt Fisher (right) got the prize wicket of Hampshire captain James Vince for 49
LV= County Championship Division One, Ageas Bowl, Southampton (day two):
Yorkshire 243: Bess 54; Abbott 3-47, Wheal 3-47 & 34-1: Kohler-Cadmore 16*, Wheal 1-16
Hampshire 163: Vince 49; Coad 3-29, Thompson 3-35
Yorkshire (4 pts) lead Hampshire (3 pts) by 114 runs

Yorkshire bowled themselves into a strong position to claim an 80-run first-innings lead against Hampshire.

Replying to Yorkshire’s 243, Hampshire were bowled out for just 163 as Ben Coad and Jordan Thompson took three wickets apiece while Dom Bess took two.

James Vince’s 49 was the only contribution of note for the hosts as they failed to pick up batting points.

Hampshire did manage to dismiss Adam Lyth early in Yorkshire’s second innings but they closed on 34-1.

Yorkshire, who started this divisional phase with the fewest points of the six teams (4.5), lead by 114 runs going into the third day after a second day which saw 15 wickets fall.