Yorkshire claimed 13 wickets in the day to wrap up a three-day innings and 22-run victory over Gloucestershire at Scarborough yesterday - their first of this season’s Vitality County Championship.

At the eighth attempt, Yorkshire recorded a 22-point haul to breathe life into a promotion push which has struggled to get out of the blocks since being labelled as Division Two title favourites before a ball was bowled in April. 

This performance, with bat and ball, was one which indicated such a pedigree. 

Gloucestershire, replying to a first-innings 456, started day three on 168-7 in their first innings and were made to follow-on 259 runs in arrears having been bowled out for 197.

Seam bowling all-rounders Jordan Thompson and Matthew Revis finished with three wickets apiece in that poor Gloucestershire total.

Jordan Thompson caused problems for Gloucestershire with both ball and bat.Jordan Thompson caused problems for Gloucestershire with both ball and bat. (Image: SWpix.com)

The visitors, who suffered their second defeat in eight, started their second innings at midday and were bowled out for 237 after tea.

Seamer Zaman Akhter was the only man to put up much resistance, as he hit a consolatory career best 70. 

On-loan Surrey fast bowler Conor McKerr, making his Championship debut for Yorkshire, impressed by taking five wickets in the day - two at the end of the first innings and three more in the second.

He was on a hat-trick twice and claimed the winning wicket.  

If it was McKerr who made the biggest impression with the ball in the match, then the batting honours went to Fin Bean and Adam Lyth after their extraordinary effort on the opening day.

They put on an incredible 307 for the first wicket, Bean making 164 and Lyth scoring 129, which obliterated the previous record for the best opening partnership at North Marine Road.

Adam Lyth and Fin Bean were phenomenal on the opening day with the bat.Adam Lyth and Fin Bean were phenomenal on the opening day with the bat. (Image: SWpix.com)

That had stood at 243 since 1931, when two of England’s greatest-ever batsmen, Jack Hobbs and Herbert Sutcliffe, put that on for HDG Leveson-Gower’s XI against the touring New Zealanders.

Yorkshire stumbled a bit thereafter, with George Hill (45) and Thompson (44) the only other batsmen to make an impression on the scorecard, but that final total of 456 proved to be more than enough in the end.