Warwickshire 225-7 lead by 148 runs
Tim Bresnan claimed two late wickets during the third afternoon to put Yorkshire on course for a crucial Specsavers County Championship victory over Warwickshire at Headingley.
Yorkshire’s tensions at the bottom of Division One have been increased by Middlesex’s win over Lancashire at Lord’s.
Warwickshire, who have battled hard to ensure Yorkshire are not in complete control, have reached tea at 225 for seven from 46 overs, a lead of 148.
Yorkshire struck four times this afternoon either side of a 20-minute rain delay, including the wickets of Jonathan Trott for 59 and Tim Ambrose for 49.
Steve Patterson and Bresnan have equally shared the wickets.
Excellent Patterson has been typically metronomic after a largely frustrating summer.
He had Trott and Matt Lamb (25) lbw either side of the rain delay, which cut one over from the day’s allocation.
That left the score at 161 for five after 58 overs.
Bresnan later bowled debutant all-rounder Alex Thomson for 20 as the score fell to 209 for six in the 72nd over, a lead of 132, before his next over saw Ambrose edge to first slip, where Alex Lees took a smart catch.