Four for Barker as Tykes bat all day at Headingley

LV County Championship Division One, Headingley
Close of play, day one: Yorkshire 297 v Warwickshire
Warwickshire 3pts, Yorkshire 2pts
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Relegation-threatened Yorkshire batted throughout the day to make 297 against title-chasing Warwickshire.

Keith Barker filled the breach left by the absence of paceman Chris Woakes on international duty, taking 4-74.

He was supported by 3-31 from slow left-arm spinner Chris Metters.

But, on a day when almost all the Yorkshire batsmen got starts at Headingley, the home side owed most to knocks of 57 from Gary Ballance and 47 from opener Joe Sayers.

At 292-8, the Tykes, who started the day just a point clear of eighth-placed Worcestershire, looked set to prise a precious third batting point - but their last two wickets went down for just five runs.

It was a disappointing effort by the home side, who lost some of their batsmen to indifferent shots just when they were appearing well set.

Yorkshire were weakened through injuries to skipper Andrew Gale and Ajmal Shahzad, and were also missing Jonathan Bairstow following his call-up for England's one-day international against Ireland on Thursday.

But Warwickshire also lost a trio to the ODI in Woakes, Boyd Rankin and William Porterfield, while Rikki Clarke had to drop out with a hamstring injury.

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