GARY Ballance continued his sensational start to the summer with a third-straight hundred and Harry Brook posted his maiden one-day ton as Yorkshire recovered from 17-3 to post 379-3 against Leicestershire at Emerald Headingley.

The Vikings are on course to make a winning start to the Royal London one-day Cup campaign following a stunning recovery in excellent batting conditions having been invited to bat first.

Yorkshire’s total is the highest by any team on this ground in List A cricket and their equal highest against county opposition.

Tom Taylor removed Adam Lyth for a three-ball duck and David Willey and Tom Kohler-Cadmore inside the first five overs.

But Ballance and Brook shared 211 for the fourth wicket in 34 overs, Yorkshire’s 10th double century stand in their one-day history.

It went on to be their joint sixth-highest and their highest for the fourth wicket.

Ballance finished with a career-best 156 off 133 balls and Brook 103 off 105.

Brook reached his hundred first off 101 balls and then Ballance shortly afterwards off 112, adding to Championship centuries against Notts and Hampshire during the opening weeks of the season.

Ballance survived a missed stumping on 81 before hitting Will Davis for three sixes and a four with the four balls before he fell, caught at deep cover. He hit six sixes in all.

By that stage, Yorkshire were 329-5 in the 46th over.

Jonny Tattersall then hit four sixes in a 24-ball 50 and finished with 58 off 29 as the hosts added 142 in the last 10 overs.