Second XI Championship Report: Warwickshire v Northants
Chasing a target of 303, after three declarations, the visitors were bowled out for 183 as George Garrett took out the top order with four for 59 before Ishwarjot Sohi (three for 35) and Rob Yates (two for 42) shared five wickets.
Yates had shone with the bat on the second day with a superb unbeaten 163 (203 balls, 18 fours, five sixes). After the Bears, batting first, made 301 for six declared (Alex Mellor 102, Matt Lamb 70) and Northamptonshire replied with 329 for four declared, Yates led the charge to 330 for one second time round, supported by Lamb (95 not out) and Alex Oxley (61).
The declaration then set the visitors an interesting target on a good pitch before the Bears’ bowlers delivered decisively as a unit to secure victory.