Northamptonshire fought back hard after Olly Hannon-Dalby’s career-best bowling put Warwickshire on top on the second day of their LV= Insurance County Championship tussle at Edgbaston.

Hannon-Dalby’s superb seven for 46 sent the visitors all out for just 250 in a match they must win to preserve any realistic hopes of avoiding relegation.

That total looks a little under par but Jack White (three for 37) then led a big-hearted effort from Northamptonshire’s bowlers who made the home batters work very hard to reach 142 for four from 55 overs in reply.