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

Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance.
Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance.
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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.