Recap: Yorkshire secure Division One status on first day against Essex in Chelmsford

Yorkshire and Adam Lyth are at Essex this week (Picture: SWPix.com)
Yorkshire and Adam Lyth are at Essex this week (Picture: SWPix.com)
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STEVE PATTERSON and Jack Brooks took three wickets each to help Yorkshire secure their Division One place for another year on the first day of their final County Championship match of the season.

Yorkshire started the day knowing that a six-point swing with Somerset would end fears they had of joining Warwickshire in Division Two next season. When Somerset collapsed to 236 all out at Taunton against Middlesex, coupled with the second of their three bowling points at Chelmsford, Yorkshire could breathe a sigh of relief. Read Chris Waters’s match blog to see how day one played out.