County Championship: Westwood hits Headingley ton against Tykes
|LV= County Championship Division One, Headingley (day one)|
|Warwickshire 270-4 Westwood 151 not out, Hain 50, Bresnan 3-39|
|Warwickshire 2 pts, Yorkshire 1 pt|
Opener Ian Westwood's century left Warwickshire strongly placed after day one against Yorkshire at Headingley.
The left-hander's unbeaten 151 lifted the Bears 270-4 against a depleted Yorkshire attack which included veteran spinner James Middlebrook.
Support for Westwood came from Sam Hain whose scored 50 in a stand of 92.
England all-rounder Tim Bresnan was the pick of the bowlers, his three wickets including Bears skipper Varun Chopra with the third ball of the match.
But Westwood dug in deep as Warwickshire set out for some revenge for the two innings defeats they suffered to the White Rose last season.
Having batted all day, he was still unbeaten at stumps on 151 for his 14th first-class century, from 288 balls, with 19 fours.
When Bresnan removed Hain lbw after team, Yorkshire sensed an opportunity but wicketkeeper Peter Mckay, replacing Tim Ambrose (ruled out by a gluteal strain), helped to add an unbroken 42 for the fifth wicket through to stumps.
Warwickshire opener Ian Westwood:
"It is always a good feeling to get a century. To bat all day was very satisfactory. The pitch is a bit slow and the ball was hard to get away but we are off to a good start.
"It was about taking what was on offer. Yorkshire bowled tightly. They are, after all, the county champions, and they really applied themselves.
"There is still a lot of hard work to do, however. Hopefully, we will be able to push on and make an imposing first innings score."
Yorkshire all-rounder Tim Bresnan:
"To restrict them to 270 regardless of how many wickets they lost is a decent shift by all of our bowlers. We bowled well and couldn't have done any more.
"I bowled the best I've done for three or four years. It came out nicely and I hit my straps at a decent pace with a bit of swing and I managed to land it in the right areas.
"Matthew Fisher is unbelievable for his age, swinging it both ways at 85mph. If he carries on like this, I don't think Yorkshire will see much of him."