A standout Shan Masood century – 123 off 131 balls – helped carry Yorkshire to an impressive season-ending LV= Insurance County Championship victory over promoted Worcestershire at Headingley as they brought in a final day target of 360 to win by six wickets with three overs remaining.

Captain Masood’s second century for the county he debuted for in May lit up a day which started with both sides conjuring up an exciting finish in the final 70 overs of the Division Two campaign.

Worcestershire, already guaranteed to finish second in the table, declared their second innings on 262-2 following a run-filled morning brought about by some declaration bowling for almost 20 overs from Fin Bean and James Wharton.

The latter later contributed an excellent career best 89 through the heart of the chase, sharing 164 for the third wicket with Masood.

They both fell to leave the target at 81 inside 14 overs with Yorkshire 279-4, but George Hill and Jonny Tattersall carried Yorkshire with an unbroken 84 stand. Tattersall hit the winning runs to finish with 44 not out.