YORKSHIRE enjoyed late success with the ball during the opening session of their Specsavers County Championship match against Middlesex at Lord's as the hosts reached lunch on 82-2.

Openers Sam Robson and Nick Compton shared a stand of 64 inside 21 overs for the first wicket after Middlesex skipper James Franklin had won the toss, before Steve Patterson and Jack Brooks struck back.

Compton edged Patterson behind for 22 when pushing forwards, then Stevie Eskinazi chopped on to Brooks for 75-2 in the 26th over.

Middlesex were handed a couple of lives – Robson on 31 as he offered a low return catch to Brooks and Eskinazi on nought as he edged Brooks to a diving Alex Lees at third slip.

Thankfully the Eskinazi chance only cost four runs as Brooks got him later in the same over.

Robson reached the interval unbeaten on 43, with Ireland international Paul Stirling yet to get off the mark.

Yorkshire handed a debut to 18-year-old batsman Harry Brook in place of Jack Leaning, one of four changes to the team which beat Somerset at Taunton last week.