LV= County Championship Division One: Yorkshire complete victory over Northants
Yorkshire completed an innings victory over Northamptonshire as rain saved Lancashire from defeat at Old Trafford.
Last Updated: 23/04/14 8:18pm
The White Rose county picked up the final six wickets they required in the morning session to claim their first win of the new Division One campaign, collecting 23 points for the victory, while the visitors head home with just two.
Northamptonshire had been left on the back foot after they were bowled out for 94 in a session on the second day and, despite poor weather in Leeds during the match, the newly-promoted visitors still lost with plenty of time to spare after managing 245 second time around.
Resuming on 149-4, Northants lost five wickets for 46 runs inside the first hour to relinquish any hope they might hold on for a draw, as they did last week on the final day against reigning champions Durham.
Last-wicket pair David Murphy and Mohammad Azharullah at least delayed the inevitable, in a 50-run stand, before the latter was caught behind off Adil Rashid's leg spin.
A century from discarded England batsman Nick Compton frustrated Durham as Somerset eased their way to a draw at Chester-le-Street.
Compton and Craig Kieswetter, who had come together at 92-4, put together an unbeaten fifth-wicket stand of 154 after the visitors had been set 337 to win off 82 overs.
Compton's 208-ball hundred, which included 14 fours, and Kieswetter's 78 not out saw Somerset home as captains Paul Collingwood and Marcus Trescothick called it a day with the visitors needing 91 more to win with nine overs remaining.
Durham had earlier declared their second innings on 213-9, helped by an unbeaten 52 from Collingwood, but despite two wickets apiece from Chris Rushworth and Usman Arshad, hopes of victory dissolved as Compton and Kieswetter took root in an alliance that lasted 43 overs.
Meanwhile, Lancashire were indebted to the Manchester weather for saving them from a likely home defeat to Warwickshire in coach Peter Moores' final match in charge.
Having bowled out their opponents for 196 in their second innings, Warwickshire came out after tea at Old Trafford requiring 120 off 32 overs.
Despite losing wickets the visitors looked to be on course thanks to an unbeaten 50 from Varun Chopra. Yet needing 25 off 27 balls, the Bears were forced to end their chase when firstly bad light and then rain arrived.
Opener Paul Horton (84) and wicketkeeper Jos Buttler (42) had earlier made useful runs to help Lancashire move towards safety only for the Red Rose county to then lose their last six wickets for 39, Jeetan Patel claiming 4-44.