Northants-Yorkshire: Stephen Peters battles well against Tykes

Cricket
County Championship Division Two, Northampton
Close, day two: Yorkshire 249, Northants 175-3
Northants 3pts, Yorkshire 2pts
Match scorecard

Stephen Peters led the way as Northants responded well to Yorkshire's all-out total of 249 at rain-hit Wantage Road.

Peters hit 74 not out in the Division Two promotion battle as the home side closed on 175-3, just 74 behind.

Azeem Rafiq, Rich Pyrah and Adil Rashid claimed a wicket each as Northants briefly looked unsteady on 106-3.

But Peters was then joined by Robert Newton, who hit 40 in an unbroken fourth-wicket stand of 69 before the weather forced an early finish.

A total of 57.4 overs of play were managed in the day, which was prematurely curtailed by the heaviest downpour of the day an hour from the scheduled close.

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