Yorkshire secure redemption after promotion
Yorkshire 312 (Lyth 67, Rafiq 53, Napier 5-65) and 252 for 8 dec (Rafiq 75*, McGrath 68) beat Essex 177 (ten Doeschate 62) and 148 (Shah 71*, Rafiq 5-50) by 239 runsScorecard
They may not have been promoted as Division Two champions, but Yorkshire could look back on a highly satisfying season after their final game ended in a 239-run win over Essex.
It was not just that they had won promotion that was pleasing. It was that in this side they have the nucleus of a team that could flourish in the county game for a decade or more. After letting themselves down with a poor campaign in 2011,…
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