Yorkshire and Essex in rain-hit draw

County Championship Division Two, Headingley Carnegie
Yorkshire 246 & 214 drew with Essex 199 & 26-2
Yorkshire 7pts drew with Essex 6pts
Match scorecard

Yorkshire drew with Essex following a heavily rain-affected final day of their Division Two clash at Headingley.

Resuming on 144-2, Andrew Gale's unbeaten 48 helped the hosts add 70 runs to their second-innings total.

The Yorkshire skipper chose to declare at 214-4, leaving the visitors chasing 262 from 74 overs for victory.

Ajmal Shazad dismissed Billy Godleman and Alviro Peterson to leave Essex on 7-2 but the two sides shook hands after just 19 more runs were added.

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