Harry Brook outshines big names to give Yorkshire hope against Essex

• Brook scores maiden century to revive Yorkshire’s hopes
• The England under-19s captain hits 124 off 187 balls

Jonny Bairstow, Alastair Cook and Joe Root are all on show here at one of the more extraordinary Championship matches in recent memory. But it is a star in the making, teenager Harry Brook, who shone brightest with his maiden century as Yorkshire kept their hopes of a remarkable comeback win alive by setting Essex a 238 target on day two, before reducing them to 55 for four.

England’s under-19s captain had posted a top score of 38 in seven previous first-class appearances, although he had shown enough in every one to suggest a much better return was close. In many ways, this was the perfect time to prove that correct with 124 off 187 balls.

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