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Yorkshire have upper hand after day one Published: 11 June 2013

Andrew Gale will have been pleased with his side's progress
Andrew Gale will have been pleased with his side's progress

Yorkshire moved into a strong position on day one of their LV= County Championship clash with Middlesex at Lord's, finishing on 215/2 thanks to a century from Alex Lees.

The 20-year-old Halifax born batsman looked accomplished on an overcast and drizzly day at the Home of Cricket and finished 100 not out. It was his first Championship century in only his seventh innings for the White Rose county.

On a day when play was stopped intermittently for rain, Tim Murtagh and Gareth Berg were the only two bowlers to pick up wickets.

Yorkshire skipper Andrew Gale, who won the toss, finished on 61 not out and put on an unbeaten 145 with youngster Lees for the third wicket.

His opposite number Chris Rogers will be hoping for early wickets on day two as the Panthers look to get back into the match with their Championship rivals.


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