England batsman Joe Root looks set to make his return to first-class cricket with Yorkshire on Sunday on after scoring a half-century for the county's second XI at Northop Hall.
The second-string Roses encounter against Lancashire was Root's first match in seven weeks following a broken thumb sustained en route to his maiden ODI century against West Indies on March 5.
The 23-year-old was forced to miss the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh as a result but is likely to feature for England this summer under new coach Peter Moores.
Root looks set to be included in Yorkshire's squad for Sunday's LV= County Championship Divison One clash with Middlesex after coming through unscathed.
The right-handed batsman's return to action did not begin well after he was dismissed for just eight in the Tykes' first innings.
But he fared better on the third and final day, top-scoring with 61 off 79 balls which included eight boundaries.
The match ended in a draw after Yorkshire - following on after scoring 146 in response to Lancashire's 427-7 - reached 283-8 by the close of play on the final day.