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Rain's a pain again for Yorkshire
Steady rain frustrated Yorkshire for the second successive match at Headingley today after they fought back impressively against Middlesex.
Having slipped to 1-2 after losing the toss and being put into bat, captain Andrew Gale and Kane Williamson guided them to 90-2 before rain intervened early into the afternoon session.
Needing victory to keep the pressure on Division One leaders Durham, Yorkshire lost Adam Lyth lbw to Corey Collymore in the second over of the day and Phil Jaques edged behind in the next over from Tim Murtagh to leave them struggling.
But Gale and Williamson, Yorkshire’s New Zealand overseas batsman, teamed up in an unbroken 89-run stand that was halted just 6.4 overs into the afternoon session by rain after the weather had also thwarted their victory chase against Sussex at Hove on Saturday.
Both batsmen had to live on their wits during excellent new ball spells but Gale opened out to reach his half-century off 74 balls, including five fours and a six, while Williamson played more defensively and reached 14 off 79 balls before hitting Collymore for successive fours in an over shortly before the rain interrupted.