Yorkshire relegated as Warwickshire stage final-day Nice Escape at Edgbaston

Yorkshire have been dramatically relegated from division one of many County Championship after a staggering last day of the season.

Needing to dismiss Hampshire for 137 or much less to protect their top-tier standing, Warwickshire bowled out their opponents for 133 at Edgbaston with Liam Norwell taking an unbelievable 9-62.

It means Yorkshire drop into division two following their defeat by basement boys Gloucestershire of their last match of the season at Headingley.

The White Rose county misplaced their last three fixtures to fall by means of the trapdoor that means arguably the most important membership within the English home sport shall be taking part in second-tier cricket subsequent time period.

Warwickshire started day 4 realizing they wanted fast runs with a view to construct each a ample lead and provides themselves sufficient time to bowl out Hampshire to get the win they wanted to remain up.

Dom Sibley scored 77 on his last look for the Bears to arrange the bowling effort, however Hampshire have been nonetheless massive favourites to knock off the 138 runs they wanted to win the match, safe second spot in division one and save Yorkshire from the drop.

However Norwell had different concepts, bowling an unbelievable 18.5 overs and ending with figures of 9-62 – his finest in first-class cricket – to nearly single-handedly maintain the Edgbaston outfit in division one.

Norwell bowled one of many all-time nice county spells to maintain Warwickshire up
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It compounds a tumultuous interval for Yorkshire each on and off the pitch, following the fallout to Azeem Rafiq’s allegations of systemic racism at Headingley.

The saga noticed a clearout of senior administration with Darren Gough taking up as director of cricket and Ottis Gibson changing into the membership’s new head coach.

However within the first 12 months of their stewardship, the White Rose have now dropped out of the primary division and – unthinkably – shall be taking part in division two cricket subsequent season.

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