HARRY Brook could hardly have chosen a better place to make his County Championship debut than Lord's.

But there was no happy ending for the 17-year-old batsman as Yorkshire suffered a hefty innings and 64 run defeat at the hands of the champions.

It is a measure of the faith that Yorkshire have in the talented Burley youngster that they included him in their side and batted him at number three at the home of cricket.

Brook, whose only previous first class game saw him dismissed first ball against Pakistan A at Headingley last year, made a promising start.

In the first innings he was Yorkshire's second top scorer with 38. His 70-ball innings included six fours before he was dismissed, caught at short leg, two balls after the tea interval on the second day from the bowling of spinner Ollie Rayner.

With Yorkshire being bowled out for 208 in reply to Middlesex's 446, they were made to follow on.

Brook's second innings lasted three balls before he edged a delivery from Tim Murtagh to wicketkeeper John Simpson and was out for a duck.

Yorkshire were all out for 174 as they crashed to defeat.