HAMPSHIRE enjoyed the better of the opening afternoon against Yorkshire at the Ageas Bowl despite wickets at either end of the session.

Yorkshire struck twice after lunch on day one of the Specsavers County Championship match but the hosts reached tea on 177-3 from 64 overs.

Ben Coad, who has taken two wickets today, trapped Jimmy Adams (29) lbw to the first ball of the afternoon before Steve Patterson later removed Tom Alsop the same way, although captain James Vince was closing in on a century at 97 not out.

Vince and Alsop shared 82 inside 27 overs for the third wicket to advance the score from 75-2 in the 31st over to 157-2 in the 57th before the latter batsman fell for 40 as he played across a Patterson delivery.

Adam Lyth dropped Vince on 39 at second slip in the over after Adams fell, with the opening batsman failing to hold on to a sharp chance off David Willey's bowling.

The morning session had seen the hosts lose just one wicket, Coad having Michael Carberry caught behind for just six.