Yorkshire provide late twist to stall Warwickshire’s initiative

• Yorkshire 252-9 v Warwickshire
• Last-wicket stand of 48 alters complexion for home team

Not for the first time opponents found champions Yorkshire possess a nasty sting in their tail as a potentially pivotal Division One match took a late twist on its opening day.

For three quarters of it, Warwickshire, one of the suitors for their crown, appeared to hold the upper hand, only for a last-wicket stand between Steven Patterson and Ryan Sidebottom to alter the complexion. This season, late-order resistance contributed heavily to Roses victory in Leeds, and the draw salvaged against Somerset at Taunton. Here, they added 48 unbroken runs for the final wicket.

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