County Championship: Yorkshire make Hampshire attack toil

Liam Dawson
Liam Dawson's 60 overs were the most sent down by a bowler at the Ageas Bowl - beating Shaun Udal's 55 in 2001
Specsavers County Championship Division One, Ageas Bowl (day two):
Yorkshire 554-7 dec: Ballance 148, Root 94, Leaning 77*, Lyth 67; Dawson 3-184
Hampshire 74-3: Markram 45
Yorkshire (5 pts) lead Hampshire (1 pt) by 480 runs

Yorkshire piled up their third highest total in a Championship match against Hampshire on day two at the Ageas Bowl.

Gary Ballance added only 28 to his overnight 120 not out, but that did not prevent them reaching 554-7 declared.

Jack Leaning made an unbeaten 77, adding 71 with Tom Kohler-Cadmore (41) and 95 with Jonny Tattersall (52).

Liam Dawson sent down 60 overs for figures of 3-184 for Hampshire, who lost James Vince cheaply at the start of their reply but were 74-3 at stumps.

Having scored 525-8 declared against Essex before bowling out tired opponents cheaply last week, Hampshire found themselves in the reverse position.

A good spell by Gareth Berg accounted for Ballance, who was surprised by one that bounced more than he expected, and nightwatchman Steven Patterson.

But Leaning, Kohler-Cadmore and Tattersall continued to grind Hampshire down before the declaration came on the stroke of tea.

England Test hopeful Vince was caught at first slip off Ben Coad for five and Duanne Olivier produced a lifting delivery in the next over that Joe Weatherley could only glove to the keeper.

Aiden Markram (45) and Sam Northeast (19 not out) added 59 for the third wicket but, with spinners on in fading light, the South African hit Jack Leaning to deep mid-wicket less than three overs from the close to his own obvious annoyance.

Yorkshire's highest totals against Hampshire

  • 593-9 dec, Headingley 2016
  • 585-3 dec, Portsmouth 1920
  • 554-7 dec, Ageas Bowl 2019
  • 549, Portsmouth 1904

Most balls in a first-class innings for Hampshire

  • 480 S Boyes v Notts 1934
  • 395 H Baldwin v Warwickshire 1897
  • 378 P Sainsbury v Glamorgan 1974
  • 372 C Llewellyn v Sussex 1903, A Kennedy v Gloucestershire 1929
  • 360 L Dawson v Yorkshire 2018

Hampshire all-rounder Liam Dawson:

"It was a very tough day for the bowling group. The pitch is probably a bit slower than against Essex. The toss was massive and they are in a very good position with runs on the board.

"We are going to have to bat for two days now. If we come out of this with a draw then we could look back come September at this being a massive result for us.

"60 overs is a lot. Some people will look at my figures and think that it isn't much to write home about but I thought I bowled really nicely the whole time. I don't think I could have done a lot more."

Yorkshire batsman Gary Ballance:

"We got a very good first innings score and batted for a long time and then to take three wickets is a great effort and put us in a great position.

"Markram's wicket was a bonus. He is a very good player so to get him at the end there was brilliant for us.

"It is a pretty good wicket but we saw that, if you put the ball in the right area for long enough, then there is a little bit there. If we do that for long enough then the chances will come."

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