Alex Lees falls to end marathon Yorkshire stand of 375

Lees falls to end marathon Yorkshire stand of 375

Lees falls to end marathon Yorkshire stand of 375

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Yorkshire have lost opening pair Adam Lyth and Alex Lees during the third afternoon at Northampton - but not before they had shared a mammoth stand of 375.

Lees was the first to go, caught at mid-on against Matt Spriegel’s off-spin, for 138 off 349 balls before Lyth was caught behind against Andrew Hall for 230 off 398 balls, including 31 fours and a six.

The pair’s partnership is the fourth highest for any wicket in Yorkshire’s history, and Aaron Finch has since made his way to a debut half-century.

Yorkshire will resume this evening, weather dependent, on 468-2 - a lead of 363, with Finch unbeaten on 56 and Jack Leaning on 21.

They have shared 54 in 11 overs for the third-wicket. Bad light stopped play two overs before tea.

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5:29pm Mon 2 Jun 14

northern pig says...

The wicket is a 'featherbed' better settling for a draw than letting the opposition chase it down,like the Somerset match.Give em nowt!!
The wicket is a 'featherbed' better settling for a draw than letting the opposition chase it down,like the Somerset match.Give em nowt!! northern pig
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