Yorkshire edge opening day

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Yorkshire seized the initiative on the first day of their match against Warwickshire at Scarborough after giving Liverpool Victoria County Championship debuts to paceman Steve Patterson and 18-year-old all-rounder Adil Rashid, and awarding Tim Bresnan his first team cap.

Splendid seam bowling by Bresnan and Jason Gillespie sent Warwickshire back for 201, despite a last wicket stand of 79 between Heath Streak and Paul Harris, and Yorkshire had replied with 122 for two by the close.

A swirling sea mist kept moving across the ground during the first hour of play but openers Ian Westwood and Mark Wagh made untroubled progress until it had cleared away.

Bresnan came on to seam and swing the ball in the hot sun to pick up three wickets in 13 deliveries as Warwickshire dipped to 61 for three.

Wagh was first to go, edging to Anthony McGrath at second slip after being dropped at first slip by Michael Lumb two balls earlier, Jonathan Trott hit a wide one straight to Craig White at gully and Westwood was also caught by McGrath.

After his spell of 7-1-18-3, Bresnan received his cap and was rested but Gillespie proved to be equally dangerous, grabbing three wickets for three runs in 21 balls. Nick Knight and Tim Ambrose were both caught behind and Luke Parker's off-stump was removed.

Warwickshire staggered in to lunch on 85 for six and the slump continued in the afternoon as Patterson had Dougie Brown caught on the mid-wicket boundary by Andrew Gale to claim his first Championship wicket.

Tim Groenewald slapped Gillespie to Joe Sayers at point and in the same over, Neil Carter pushed firmly to wide mid-on and set off for a single but he could not beat Deon Kruis' direct hit on the stumps.

A combination of careless shots and fine seam bowling had reduced Warwickshire to 122 for nine but Streak and Harris batted sensibly in less demanding conditions to bring their side an unexpected batting bonus point.

Yorkshire did not look like parting the pair until Rashid's leg-spin was called upon for the first time and his eighth ball trapped Harris lbw when he failed to make contact with an intended sweep, leaving Streak with an unbeaten 68 from exactly 100 balls with 10 boundaries.

Yorkshire got off to a bright start with an opening stand of 73 between White and Sayers which ended when White was caught at mid-wicket by Wagh off Brown.

Sayers continued to bat confidently and completed his 50 off 64 balls with 11 fours before losing McGrath who edged Carter to wicket-keeper Tim Ambrose.

Nightwatchman Gillespie kept Sayers company to the close when Yorkshire trailed by only 79 runs, Sayers being unbeaten on 63.

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