5.47pm – Close The ground staff have pulled the stumps out of the ground and are putting the covers on. So, at close on day two, Yorkshire are 48-0 in their second innings, leading Durham by 180.
Another excellent day, some good cricket played by both sides. Pillans today’s star with four wickets.
5,39pm Bad light. Yorkshire 48-0 in the 13th over. Lyth 27 and Loten 13.
5.16pm Yorkshire have moved to 33-0 in the eighth over of their second innings, with Lyth 16 and Loten 9. We have approximately 45 minutes to go before close.
It is proper pre-season friendly weather out there now as well. The wind is howling. The trees behind the main scoreboard are swaying a fair old bit, that’s for sure!
4.26pm Booth gone! He picks out Olivier at mid-on, sharp catch, to hand Pillans his third wicket. 231-8.
Tea Report South African overseas duo Duanne Olivier and Mathew Pillans have equally shared four of the seven wickets Yorkshire have taken so far on day two of their three-day friendly against Durham MCC Universities at Emerald Headingley.
Both men have struck once apiece either side of lunch, with the visitors reaching tea at 205-7 from 59 overs of their first-innings reply to 370-5 declared.
Durham have advanced from 114-3 from 30 overs at lunch, with Matthew Revis and Dom Bess also taking a wicket each this afternoon.
Revis broke through in the second over of the afternoon when he had Middlesex batsman Joe Cracknell caught at second slip by Adam Lyth for 39 (117-4), ending a 60-run stand with Charlie Scott.
Cracknell played nicely, as did Scott, who was next to go for 44 when Olivier had him caught via the same man and method, leaving Durham 167-5 after 43.
Yorkshire have far from had it their own way today.
Bess’s seventh over cost him 20, including two fours and two slog swept sixes – all hit by Tom Price, Durham’s third batsmen with success.
He made 42, but was the first of two wickets in eight balls late in the afternoon.
Pillans had him caught at first slip by Will Fraine – 196-6 in the 55th over – before Bess was rewarded by trapping Lewis Bedford lbw in the next over as Durham fell to 197-7.
3.41pm – Tea Four wickets in the afternoon for Yorkshire. Durham MCCU will begin the final session of day two on 205-7 from 59 overs. Wickets for Revis, Olivier, Pillans and Bess since lunch.
3.23pm Two wickets apiece for overseas quicks Olivier and Pillans today. The latest of those went to Pillans – Tom Price (42) caught at first slip by Fraine. Durham 196-6 approaching tea.
And, as I type, Bess strikes, getting Bedford (I think) lbw. 197-7.
2.40pm Scott gone! Olivier gets him caught at second slip for 44, leaving Durham 167-5 after 43 overs, ending a 50 stand with Tom Price, who is 26.
2.33pm Bess has just conceded 20 off his seventh over, two sixes (slog swept) and two fours. 0-46 from seven so far, and Durham move to 159-4 after 42.
2pm Birkhead now has the wicketkeeping gloves for Yorkshire. Captain Tattersall is fielding at cover.
1.50pm Revis gets Cracknell caught at second slip by Lyth for 39. He had only just survived a tough chance at gully high above a diving Brook off Willey in the previous over. Durham now 117-4 in the 32nd over. Nice knock from a player who played four T20s for Middlesex last year. You can see why. He certainly didn’t hang around.
Lunch report Matthew Waite, Mathew Pillans and Duanne Olivier all struck with ball during the second morning of Yorkshire’s pre-season friendly against Durham MCC Universities at Emerald Headingley.
Yorkshire declared on their overnight 370-5 approximately 10 minutes before the start of play, and the students have since responded with 114-3 from 30 overs at lunch.
An even morning has seen the students counter-attack from 57-3 in the 19th over thanks to Joe Cracknell’s unbeaten 37 and 20 not out for Charlie Scott.
Waite made the breakthrough when he trapped opener Sam Perry lbw in the fifth over, leaving the score at 15-1.
In the 18th, Pillans had Ollie Price, Durham’s other opener, caught at mid-on following a miscued pull for 30. Ben Birkhead took a fine diving catch as the score fell to 57-2.
And the White Rose struck again the following with the score still on 57 when overseas quick Olivier bowled visiting captain Chris Benjamin.
Since then, Cracknell has led the fightback, most notably lofting Dom Bess’s first ball over long-off for six to add to his six boundaries in only 38 balls.
1.01pm – Lunch Durham reach 114-3 from 30 overs, with wickets for Waite, Pillans and Olivier. The visitors have counter-attacked from 57, with Cracknell 37 not out and Scott unbeaten on 20.
12.36pm Dom Bess has just come into the attack and has been taken on immediately by Joe Cracknell, who lofts his first ball over long-on for six. Durham 82-3 in he 24th.
12.17pm Yorkshire asserting their authority with the ball now. Two wickets have fallen on 57 (57-3 in the 19th). Pillans had Ollie Price well caught by a diving Birkhead at mid-on and Olivier has bowled Benjamin.
11.17am Breakthrough for Yorkshire as Waite traps Perry lbw. Durham 15-1 in the fifth.
11.02am Waite and Willey sharing the new ball for Yorkshire. Ollie Price and Sam Perry are opening the batting for the visitors, who are 2-0 early in the second over.
11am The live stream is available via the link on the home page of this website.
10.50am Yorkshire have declared overnight on 370-5 from 89 overs. Now for some bowling…. Duanne Olivier is out there warming up.
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Good morning from Emerald Headingley.
It is another bright but chilly day for the second of three days against Durham MCC Universities, our final pre-season friendly fixture.
Yorkshire racked up 370-5 in 89 overs yesterday, including 111 apiece for Harry Brook and captain for the game Jonny Tattersall.
Brook retired out during the evening session before Tattersall reached three figures in the final 15 minutes or so of the day’s play.
The likelihood is that Yorkshire will bat on this morning to give someone like David Willey a chance to get some time at the crease having only faced two balls late in last week’s game against Leeds/Bradford.
Aside from hundreds for Brook and Tattersall, there was another significant positive in the 52 posted by Adam Lyth on his return to action after a right calf injury sustained on Pakistan Super League duty in February.
We get underway at 11am, with a stream continuing to be available.