Yorkshire were bowled out for 50 in their County Championship game against reigning champions Essex today.
Captain Gary Ballance was the last to fall, with a top score of just 22.
A disappointing start for the White Roses at Chelmsford was made worse when Joe Root was caught out on his first ball and Jonny Bairstow was bowled for 7 by Sam Cook.
Pundits speculated about the positive impact that Root and Bairstow’s return would have on the team, following Yorkshire’s heavy loss last week at Taunton.
50 ALL OUT.
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Ahead of today’s match, ex-umpire Dickie Bird told JUS News: “I think Yorkshire will do well because we’ll be strengthened by Root and Bairstow in the side, so we should do well at Chelmsford.
“I said at the beginning of the season that I think Yorkshire will win the league this year because we’ve got a wealth of magnificent young players.
“I think some of them will play for the country.”
Last season, Essex beat Yorkshire by a mammoth 376 runs as they finished as unbeaten champions.