Some thoughts from Adam Lyth after his return to action following best part of two months out with a calf injury

“It was very, very challenging in that first session.

“There was plenty of seam and a bit of swing out there. So it was nice to get through to lunch and get a bit of time in the middle.

“They are not a first-class attack, but they definitely kept us on our toes with plenty of good balls. We certainly had to respect them.

“I was a bit disappointed with the way I got out and not to be able to spend some more time out there. But I’m thrilled with how it’s gone for my first game back.”

Close Yorkshire finish on 370-5 from 89 overs. Tattersall 111 off 170 balls and Revis 24. Excellent day for the White Rose.

5.57pm HUNDRED! Second of the day for Yorkshire as Tattersall gets there. Super knock coming off 167 balls with 13×4s. 361-5 in the 88th.

5.40pm 20 minutes or so to go before close, with Yorkshire 343-5 after 84 overs. Tattersall 87 and Revis 20.

5.10pm Yorkshire move beyond 300. They are 303-5 in the 76th over. Tattersall 63 and Revis 6.

4.53pm Bess gone! He laps the off-spin of Price to short fine-leg and falls for no score. Yorkshire 289-5.

4.44pm Brook retires out on 111 off 178 balls, with 17×4s and 2×6s. Bess comes to the crease with Yorkshire now 287-4 after 69 overs.

4.40pm Brook goes to 100 off 173 balls with his 15th four (plus two sixes), the latest being cut straight of point off the spinner. Excellent knock. 279-3 in the 69th over.

4.32pm Tattersall reaches his fifty, off 93 balls with six fours. Another positive for the White Rose. Excellent. 265-3.

And now Brook onto 98 as he crashes the spin of Clark through the covers for four. 269-6.

Tea Report Harry Brook is closing in on an eye catching century on the opening day of Yorkshire’s final pre-season friendly against Durham MCC Universities at Emerald Headingley.

In sunny but chilly conditions, Brook has reached tea on 83 not out, with Yorkshire at 231-3 from 57 overs.

Unbeaten on 26 at lunch, Brook has pulled two sixes in his three-hour innings – one either side of lunch.

He shared a 104-run third-wicket partnership with Adam Lyth either side of lunch, advancing from 54-2. ??Lyth’s return to action after a calf injury yielded a positive 52, also including a pulled six.

He was the only afternoon wicket to fall, caught at second slip driving at Michael Booth as the score fell to 158-3. Since then, Brook and captain Jonny Tattersall (30 not out) have shared an unbroken 73 for the fourth wicket.

Tea Yorkshire 231-3 from 57 overs. Brook has 83 and Tattersall 30. Their partnership is 73.

3pm Yorkshire have moved to 188-3 after 46 overs. Brook has 64 and Tattersall 8. Batting has looked much easier for the White Rose this afternoon. This morning, the top order were really tested, but not as much since lunch.

The Durham Uni cause hasn’t been helped by the absence of their opening bowler Mungo Russell, who has only bowled four overs and must be off the field with an injury. He took a five-for against Worcestershire last week.

2.20pm Lyth gone! His 52 is brought to an end by seamer Michael Booth, who gets him caught at second slip. Yorkshire 158-3 in the 37th.

As I type, Brook reaches his fifty off 86 balls with 9×4s and 1×6s. 162-3, with captain Tattersall yet to get off the mark.

2.07pm Adam Lyth has reached his fifty, off 87 balls with 6×4s and 1×6s. Yorkshire have moved serenely to 147-2, with Brook 41.

Down the road at Weetwood, Warwickshire are playing Leeds/Bradford MCCU. Warwickshire are 118-0, with Will Rhodes and Dom Sibley both having reached their fifties.

1.54pm Lyth and Brook having to start against seam and spin this afternoon. Yorkshire 122-2 in the 31st over.

Lunch Report Adam Lyth and Harry Brook enjoyed success with the bat during the opening morning of Yorkshire’s three-day friendly against Durham MCC Universities at Emerald Headingley.

In a final pre-season fixture which has seen both sides name 14 players, the hosts were inserted and have since reach lunch at 115-2 from 27 overs.

The students have had their moments during a highly competitive session, which has seen seamer Tom Price strike twice, removing Tom Loten (15) and former Durham MCCU captain Will Fraine (four).

Lyth, returning from a calf injury in time to face Glamorgan in Thursday’s LV= Insurance County Championship opener, has batted through the morning to reach 32 not out and Brook is unbeaten on 26.

Both have pulled sixes off seam; Lyth into the East Stand and Brook over towards the Western Terrace, where a number of his team-mates have been netting.

England Test captain Joe Root has batted for almost an hour and a half. He will face Glamorgan next week.

1.09pm Lunch. Yorkshire reach 115-2 from 27 overs. Lyth has 32 and Brook 26, both pulling sixes on the way.

12.33pm Brook takes Sheen for two fours and a six in the 21st over, moving to 20. 93-2.

Was going say ‘Brook takes Sheen to the cleaners’, but thought I’d stay away from puns!

11.42am Loten gone! He feathers seamer Price (T) behind to keeper Fernandes, 15. Yorkshire 32-1 after 10. Fraine comes to the crease.

The students have deserved that. They have bowled pretty tidily so far. Good contest.

11.34am The sun is breaking through at Emerald Headingley now. On the field, Yorkshire are 25-0 after nine overs. Loten 11 and Lyth 3. Pretty tidy start from Durham MCCU. On the other side of the boundary rope, a number of other players are having a net – Fisher, Patterson, Poysden, Root and Shutt included.

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Yorkshire: Lyth, Loten, Fraine, Brook, Revis, Tattersall c &w, Birkhead w, Bess, Waite, Willey, Mukherjee, Pillans, Olivier, Sullivan.

Durham MCCU: Bedford, Benjamin c, Booth, Clark, Cracknell, Fernandes w, O’Donnell, Perry, T Price, O Price, Russell, Scott, Sheen, Stuart.

10.47am Durham University have won the toss and will bowl first.

Good morning from Emerald Headingley.

We are all set for our final pre-season friendly, a three-day clash with the students of Durham MCC Universities, a team once captained by Will Fraine.

While a number of players have been rested with Thursday’s LV= Insurance County Championship opener against Glamorgan in mind, Yorkshire will field a strong side, including Fraine.

Given the non first-class status, we are assuming both sides will feature more than 11 players and will be parachuted in and out a various stages, as was the case during the week against Leeds/Bradford.

Dom Bess will make his second Yorkshire debut, while Adam Lyth and Duanne Olivier will also feature under the captaincy of Jonny Tattersall.

We get underway at 11am in overcast and chilly conditions.

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