Captain Andrew Gale maintained his good form by becoming Yorkshire’s second centurion in their County Championship clash with Middlesex at Lord’s.
He followed up his 272 against Notts in the previous game by making 103 as Yorkshire batted themselves into a decent position by making 390.
However, it was down to earth with a bump for the first day maiden centurion Alex Lees. Exactly 100 not out overnight in Yorkshire’s 215-2, his stay yesterday was the briefest possible - he was dismissed first ball of the day from James Harris.
Joe Sayers, moved down the order after low scores as an opener, fared no better and made only one.
However, Gale was joined by another in-form batsman Adil Rashid and they added 109 for the fifth wicket before Gale went for 103. Rashid followed for 72.
Liam Plunkett’s 26 helped them to 390. Middlesex closed on 16-1.
n On the first day at Trent Bridge, Derbyshire were 245-2 (Shiv Chanderpaul 78no, Wayne Madsen 67no, Chesney Hughes 59) against Notts before rain.