Brooks burst in vain for dominant Tykes

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Yorkshire made a valiant attempt to beat both Somerset and the weather on the final day of the LV= County Championship Division One match at Headingley.

The White Rose ultimately settled for a draw, but only after reducing their visitors, who were forced to follow on 253 runs behind, to 61 for six in a dramatic finish to a rain-hit match.

The man to do most of the damage was paceman Jack Brooks, who grabbed the first four wickets in 25 balls before being forced off with a dislocated finger.

The damp conditions meant 40 overs had been lost before play was finally able to get under way at 2:10pm, with Somerset on 130 for five from 69 overs in reply to Yorkshire's first-innings score of 505 for nine declared.

They still required a further 226 to avoid the possibility of the follow-on and their task was soon made harder as Jos Buttler was caught behind off the second ball of the day, from Steven Patterson.

James Hildreth diverted Richard Pyrah straight to Adil Rashid at point and there was another soft dismissal when Peter Trego drove gently to cover off Patterson.

Former Yorkshire paceman Steve Kirby offered some sterner resistance along with Alfonso Thomas, earning a second batting bonus point prior to another brief delay for rain early in the evening.

The hosts responded by claiming their third bowling point, Tim Bresnan having Kirby held at third slip and Jamie Overton lbw next ball for a four-wicket haul.

Somerset were asked to follow on with 25 overs remaining - although a couple were to be lost to the weather - and England Test opener Nick Compton was out for a duck when he pushed forward at Brooks and Adam Lyth held on at second slip.

Alviro Petersen soon fell in similar fashion, before the dynamic Brooks knocked back the off stumps of Hildreth and Arul Suppiah, who bagged a pair, in quick succession.

Injury halted Brooks' assault in the same over that he accounted for Suppiah; he was hurt stopping a Buttler drive.

Buttler was then caught at first slip off Patterson, meaning the first half of Somerset’s batting line-up had been sent back with only 46 runs added.

Marcus Trescothick held firm to guide his side to safety, although he did lose yet another partner when Patterson trapped Trego lbw.

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