Openers steer Yorkshire to safety

Yorkshire lunch update

Yorkshire lunch update

First published in Sport by

Yorkshire opening batsmen Adam Lyth and Alex Lees comfortably moved their side to safety before lunch on day four against Somerset at Taunton.

The hosts advanced their first-innings score from 530-9 to 553 all out this morning before Steve Patterson trapped Craig Overton lbw. Craig Meschede finished with 59 as the hosts gained a lead of 103.

Despite the batting-friendly conditions, Yorkshire were still not out of the woods when they began their second innings – but they are now.

Lyth passed 5,000 first-class career runs on the way to 45 not out as Yorkshire reached lunch on 93-0 from 27 overs.

Lees, who hit Johann Myburgh’s off-spin for a straight six, reached 43 not out as the deficit was cut to just ten runs.

Somerset were hampered by the unexplained absence of seamers Alfonso Thomas and Overton from the field.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree