County round-up: Chanderpaul and Wright keep Bears in hunt for title
Friday 26 August 2011
England selector Ashley Giles clearly chose well when he recruited Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Chris Wright to his title-chasing cause as Warwickshire's director of cricket. Yesterday at Headingley, the two combined to devastating effect as the Midlands county moved to within three points of leaders Lancashire in the race for the County Championship.
Warwickshire bounced back from last week's defeat by Hampshire to win by an innings and 58 runs inside three days to leave Yorkshire mired in the relegation places.
Yorkshire have only two matches left against three for key rivals Worcestershire, who were heading for victory, bolstered by the signing of West Indian pace bowler Kemar Roach, when they reduced Hampshire to 78 for six in their second innings at the Rose Bowl. Intriguingly, Warwickshire face Yorkshire again at Edgbaston next week at the same time as Lancashire take on Worcestershire at New Road.
Warwickshire built their victory around a classic innings from West Indian Chanderpaul, who batted for seven and a quarter hours for 193 as his team added 142 to their overnight score to amass 482 and a first-innings lead of 185.
Making only his second appearance for his latest county and playing his first innings at Headingley, the 37-year-old left-hander – known around the world for his crab-like stance and seemingly endless patience – looked set to turn his 57th first-class century into his seventh double when, in a rare moment of fallibility, he pushed tentatively at a ball from Steve Patterson and gave an edge to keeper Gerard Brophy.
Keith Barker enhanced his growing reputation as a dangerous all-rounder by scoring 85 as he and Chanderpaul put on 117 for the seventh wicket before he and Wright combined to bowl Yorkshire out for 127.
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