London: South Africa’s Wayne Parnell played with bat and ball but was unable to prevent Northamptonshire from suffering a dramatic point loss to Yorkshire in the English County Championship on Sunday .
The visitors were 206-9, chasing 220 to win when the rain stopped playing for almost an hour on day four at Leeds.
Parnell, having already won five wickets in each set, appeared to lead Northamptonshire to victory with the bat. But when the 31-year-old, who last played international cricket in 2017, was caught by Steven Patterson for 33 years, it meant Northamptonshire was 218 in total.
Yorkshire’s third win in as many Group Three games saw them keep pace with Lancashire after their main rivals took a five-wicket victory over Sussex at Hove.
Keaton Jennings, a South Africa-born England opener, made an unbeaten 91 after his first 60 innings as Lancashire finished 255-5.
Gloucestershire chased a seemingly imposing 348 to beat Leicestershire by four wickets as they took the lead of group two, with Ian Cockbain in 117.
Lewis Goldsworthy ended his first class debut with a precious 41 not out as Somerset beat Middlesex by four wickets at Taunton, the 20-year-old sharing an unbroken stand of 86 with experienced Steven Davies.
Middlesex and Ireland veteran Tim Murtagh took 4-53 but couldn’t stop Somerset from hitting a 207 goal. Meanwhile, neither Worcestershire nor Essex were able to take the upper hand on slow New Road ground as their match ended in a draw.