|County Championship Division Two, Northampton|
|Close, day two: Yorkshire 249, Northants 175-3|
|Northants 3pts, Yorkshire 2pts|
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.