Recap: How Yorkshire left themselves facing an uphill battle against champions Essex

Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance.

HAVING already secured their County Championship Division One status on day one at Chelmsford, Yorkshire were looking to kick on and finish the season on a winning note.

But they were bowled out for just 111 in response to champions Essex’s first-day score of 227, the hosts then ending the second day on 134-2 in their second innings, an overall lead of 250. Read Chris Waters’s match blog to see how the day unfolded.

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