County Championship: Steven Crook and Doug Bracewell rescue Northants at Warwickshire
|Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Edgbaston (day one):|
|Northamptonshire 256: Crook 92, Bracewell 81; Brookes 4-54|
|Warwickshire 100-4: Bell 50*; Bracewell 2-21|
|Northamptonshire (2 pts) lead Warwickshire (3 pts) by 156 runs|
Steven Crook and Doug Bracewell's eighth-wicket stand of 122 led a fine Northants recovery in their County Championship game at Warwickshire.
Bears teenage seamer Henry Brookes (4-54) took three early wickets on day one as Northamptonshire slipped to 52-6.
Josh Cobb's 29 helped his side to 102-7, before Crook (92) and Bracewell (81) launched a superb counter-attack.
The visitors were all out for 256, but seamer Bracewell (2-21) struck twice as Warwickshire closed on 100-4.
Former England batsman Ian Bell was the only Bears batsman to impress, making an unbeaten 55 before bad light stopped play.