County Championship: Warwickshire claim final-day win over Yorkshire

Will Rhodes in action for Warwickshire against Yorkshire
Warwickshire batsman Will Rhodes hit 26 runs off one over from Jack Leaning
Specsavers County Championship Division One, Clifton Park, York (day four):
Yorkshire 259 & 211: Leaning 65, Lyth 37; Patel 4-48, Hannon-Dalby 4-61
Warwickshire 254 & 219-7: Rhodes 83, Sibley 81; Logan 4-22
Warwickshire (21 pts) beat Yorkshire (5 pts) by three wickets
Match scorecard

Warwickshire pulled off a final-day run-chase to beat Yorkshire by three wickets despite a late wobble at York.

The hosts added 33 runs to their overnight score of 178-7 before Jeetan Patel (4-48) wrapped up the innings by trapping Jack Leaning lbw for 65.

Needing 217 to win from 76 overs, Bears openers Will Rhodes (83) and Dom Sibley (81) put on 132 for the first wicket.

Spinner James Logan (4-22) gave the Tykes hope as six wickets fell after tea, before Patel hit the winning runs.

Warwickshire's second win of the Championship season moves them up to sixth in the table, 22 points clear of Division One's bottom club Nottinghamshire, who lost to Kent.

After Oliver Hannon-Dalby (4-61) removed Yorkshire captain Steven Patterson in the second over of the day, Patel reached the landmark of 700 scalps in all forms of cricket for the Bears as he took the last two wickets to bowl out the hosts for 211.

The Tykes initially made little impact with the ball, as Rhodes went past 50 and accelerated the scoring, hitting 26 off one Jack Leaning over which included three sixes.

David Willey got the breakthrough when he removed Rhodes' off stump, but Sibley went on to go past 50 for the fifth time in this Championship campaign.

The visitors appeared to be cruising at 166-1 but, after left-armer Logan picked up his first first-class wickets to remove Rob Yates and Sibley, they lost five wickets for 34 runs.

With four runs needed to win, Logan bowled Adam Hose for 24 and Tim Ambrose, after surviving a run-out near miss, then edged to Tom Kohler-Cadmore at slip with two runs required.

Yorkshire's momentum ultimately came too late as Bears skipper Patel hit a four to secure victory and consign the Tykes to their first Championship defeat of 2019.

Yorkshire coach Andrew Gale:

"It's disappointing. I feel we got into positions of strength in the game. But we lost five or six wickets in no time and suddenly you're trying to scrape your way to 200.

"It felt like we lost a wicket every time we got some momentum. But I still thought 220 was very competitive.

"We bowled nicely with the new ball even though we didn't take wickets. That was key.

"You have to give Warwickshire credit. The two lads up front played well and set a foundation."

Warwickshire batsman Will Rhodes told BBC WM:

"It's always nice to come back to your home county and get a win over them. It means a lot but, more importantly, it's a really good team win.

"It gives us confidence going into next week. Yorkshire are a really good side and to come and beat any side unbeaten in Division One is a really big scalp.

"I'd been struggling for a while with form and had worked on some things with (batting coach) Tony Frost before getting back into the first team.

"It was nice to come here and get some runs as it's a ground I'd played a lot of cricket on in the past, so I tried to pass on as much of my knowledge as I could."

Bears on the road

17-20 June Yorkshire v Warwickshire (York)

23-26 June Surrey v Warwickshire (The Oval)

30 June-3 July Kent v Warwickshire (Canterbury)

6-9 July Hampshire v Warwickshire (Southampton)

13-16 July Warwickshire v Essex (New Road)

Next Championship fixture at Edgbaston:

18-21 August v Somerset