Tykes pegged back by Kent

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YORKSHIRE were all out 247 on the opening day of their County Championship Division Two clash in Canterbury.

The opening session proved attritional as the Tykes added 52 in 30 overs having lost the toss. Joe Sayers was bowled after the left-hander shouldered arms, before Darren Stevens swung one in to trap his partner Joe Root lbw.

After lunch Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale stabbed at a good delivery from Mark Davies to be caught behind by Geraint Jones, while Stevens produced a similar delivery to send back Phil Jacques.

Jonny Bairstow made 32 that included a couple of fluent drives and Tim Bresnan and Gary Ballance posted 51 for the sixth wicket.

Ballance’s wicket sparked a collapse that saw the last four wickets fall for 26.

Kent openers Sam Northeast and Scott Newman survived the last over of the day from Bresnan.