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Patterson and Coad bowl Yorkshire to stunning win at Essex

Yorkshire were bowled out for 50 on the opening morning, but beat the defending champions by 91 runs.

Steve Patterson and Ben Coad combined to bowl out champions Essex as Yorkshire sealed one of the most unlikely comeback victories in Specsavers County Championship history at Chelmsford.

The White Rose battled back to seal a 91-run victory almost 48 hours after being bowled out for a humiliating 50 on the opening morning of this Division One clash.

Patterson finished with career-best first-class figures of six for 40, with Essex’s pursuit of a 238-run victory target heavily undermined when they lost four wickets in the space of 23 balls.

Coad took three of those wickets as the defending champions slipped from 114 for four to 114 for eight before eventually folding to 146 all out half an hour before lunch on the third morning.

Warwickshire strengthened their position at the top of Division Two table by completing an eight-wicket win over Derbyshire before lunch on the final day at Edgbaston.

Jonathan Trott, in the match during which he announced he will retire at the end of the season, saw the hosts over the line alongside former England team-mate Ian Bell.

Requiring 89 for victory Warwickshire resumed on the last morning on 19 for one and after losing Dominic Sibley with the total on 29 they were steered to victory by Trott and Bell who finished unbeaten on 35 and 34 respectively.

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