IT proved to be a losing end to the season for Worcestershire at Headingley as Yorkshire managed to chase down a 360-run target in a heavily disrupted contest.

It will forever be remembered for the match in which Worcestershire won promotion back to Division One of the County Championship, with the two batting bonus-points on day two on Wednesday getting the job done for the Pears.

Rain and bad-light hugely hampered the first three days, but in the end, both sides played their part in at least making sure there would be a winner, rather than settling for a draw. 

The final day was set up after Yorkshire had declared 127 runs behind in their first innings.

The third wicket pair of Jake Libby and Jack Haynes plundered 209 from 19.1 overs in a ruthless display of batting.

Libby ended on 109 not out from 89 balls – his fourth century of the season – with 11 boundaries and he achieved a couple of milestones.

Haynes marked his final innings for Worcestershire with a ton himself. He finished unbeaten on 113 from 84 balls with one six and 13 fours before the declaration left Yorkshire with 11 overs to face before lunch.

They reached 26-1 with Dillon Pennington making the initial breakthrough with the new ball.

Bean (11) drove a delivery straight back down the pitch but Pennington reacted quickly to take an outstanding catch to his left.

Lyth completed a half century and passed 1,000 runs for the season but fell to a fine catch by Haynes at mid wicket after he came down the pitch to Baker.

Masood (123) and Wharton (89) then added 164 in 30 overs either side of tea.

Masood had a slice of good fortune when he inside edged Baker past his leg stump for four but the spinner struck in successive overs.

Wharton went to cut Baker and only succeeded in inside edging the ball onto his stumps and then Masood pulled a delivery into the hands of Ben Gibbon at deep mid-wicket at 279-4.

But George Hill and Jonny Tattersall joined forces to see Yorkshire to victory without any further setbacks.