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Patterson leads Yorkshire fightback after batting collapse hits title hopes
5:40pm Wednesday 18th September 2013 in Sport
STEVE PATTERSON led Yorkshire’s fightback with the ball after a batting collapse on the second morning left them needing to beat Middlesex at Headingley to stay in the title race.
Resuming the second morning on 109-3, Yorkshire lost their last seven wickets for 101 runs and five wickets for 88 runs in the morning session, to be dismissed for 210.
Their failure to claim more bonus points means they must beat Middlesex and hope Nottinghamshire complete an unlikely fightback to beat leaders Durham at Chester-le-Street to take the title race into the final round of matches.
But Patterson led Yorkshire’s recovery by claiming two early wickets during a new-ball spell of 6-3-17-2, to leave Middlesex on 21-2, still trailing by 165 runs, at tea after Chris Rogers drove straight to point and Joe Denly was caught at second slip.
New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson was the cornerstone of Yorkshire’s innings and hit a resilient 52 in over four hours at the crease, his fourth successive half-century in completed innings, but he edged young seamer Tom Helm to give wicketkeeper John Simpson one of six catches, a Middlesex record against Yorkshire.
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