Close Yorkshire 417-4 from 101 overs. Fraine 61 not out and Tattersall 11. A dominant day for the White Rose, highlighted by a pre-lunch 109 for Kohler-Cadmore. Further fifties for Loten, Ballance and Brook.

5.54pm Closing stages of the opening day here at Emerald Headingley. Five of six Yorkshire batsmen have reached fifty, with the other – Jonny Tattersall – only having come to the crease in the last half hour and he remains not out. 414-4 from 99 overs. For the visitors, they have plugged away and will end the day having bowled 100 overs or more. Some effort having not long ago come out of lockdown.

5.41pm Fraine 50 off 98 balls with 9×4s, capping an excellent day for YorkshireCCC. 399-4 in the 96th.

5.23pm Brook gone! He’s edged left-arm seamer Khan behind for 76. 378-4.

4.52pm A few contenders, but Brook has just straight driven Ellis for four to reach 50 off 63 balls. 340-3 now in the 84th. Fraine is 20 and has every chance of ensuring every Yorkshire batsman to reach crease makes 50 or more.

4.38pm Yorkshire have moved to 324-3 in the 80th over. Brook 41 and Fraine 18.

Tea Yorkshire’s top order continued their dominance against Leeds/Bradford MCC Universities after lunch on day one at Emerald Headingley, with Tom Loten reaching 84 and Gary Ballance posting 66.

Loten’s opening partner, the other Tom, Kohler-Cadmore, retired out on 109 at lunch, giving others time at the crease early on in this three-day fixture.

They shared 146 through the morning in bright and breezy conditions.

After lunch, Loten advanced from 33 to reach 50 off 142 balls before falling on the cusp of tea 16 runs short of his own century. He hit 11 fours in 206 balls.

Yorkshire reached the break on 290-3 from 68 overs.

Loten and Gary Ballance shared a second-wicket stand of 105, with the latter also posting a half-century off 66 balls – his third in three pre-season matches.

Ballance, 66 off 72 balls, was the first of two wickets to fall so far (not including Kohler-Cadmore retiring out). He edged off-spinner Nicholas Keast behind before Loten fell when he edged left-arm spinner Josh Haynes to slip, leaving the hosts 274-3 in the 66th over.

Harry Brook will begin the evening session on on 23 and Will Fraine four.

3.37pm Loten goes for 84, falling to the left-arm spin of Haynes – caught at slip by Keast. Yorkshire 274-3 in the 66th. Brook 11 and Fraine yet to get off the mark.

3.02pm Tom Loten has reached his fifty off 142 balls and has since moved to 71. Ballance has also just reached his half-century, his third in three pre-season games. Yorkshire in cruise control on 237-1 in the 59th over.

1.48pm We’re back underway at Emerald Headingley after lunch. Tom Kohler-Cadmore has retired out on 109. Gary Ballance has replaced him at the crease alongside Tom Loten, who is unbeaten on 33. Yorkshire are 148-1.

1.22pm The lunchtime interval has given both Dom Bess and perhaps, more encouragingly given his calf injury, Jordan Thompson the opportunity to bowl at a stump on the outfield, overseen by bowling coach Rich Pyrah.

Lunch Report Tom Kohler-Cadmore scored an 83-ball century before lunch on day one of Yorkshire’s three-day friendly against Leeds/Bradford MCC Universities at Emerald Headingley.

Kohler-Cadmore and opening partner Tom Loten dominated a student attack who won the toss and inserted the hosts, reaching lunch at 146-0 from 32 overs.

Particularly strong on the drive, Kohler-Cadmore also punished anything short – both cutting and pulling with disdain. He is 109 not out from 100 balls.

He reached 100 off 83 balls, including 20 fours and a six. His six – straight into the Emerald Stand – came off the left-arm spin of Josh Haynes.

Loten has been more reserved on an excellent Headingley surface in bright and breezy conditions, reaching 33 at lunch with five fours.

In total, 110 of Yorkshire’s 146 runs have come in boundaries.

In this non-first-class fixture, both sides have named 13 players. The students have included Middlesex batsman Josh de Caires in their line-up. He is the son of former England Test captain Mike Atherton.

12.41pm Kohler-Cadmore reaches his century, Yorkshire first of 2021. 83 balls, 20×4 and 1×6. 134-0 after 25 overs.

12.22pm Century partnership between Kohler-Cadmore and Loten – 104-0 after 20 overs. Kohler-Cadmore is 78 and is chasing a hundred before lunch. Loten has 22.

The Durham players and coaches were gushing in their praise for the Headingley pitch last week given the time of year. And this looks another belter.

12.09pm For anyone wanting to see a scorecard of this game, it is here: https://live.nvplay.com

12.06pm Yorkshire’s dominance has been highlighted by Tom Kohler-Cadmore reaching 50 off 55 balls with 11 fours. 69-0 in the 17th over.

An interesting name in the Leeds/Bradford XI, Middlesex batsman Josh de Caires. He is the son of former England captain Mike Atherton.

11.38am It’s been a commanding start for Yorkshire, though not without the odd flash of danger. Kohler-Cadmore (25) and Loten (15) have shared eight boundaries in 40-0 after 10 overs, but the former was struck on the hand by a rising delivery from new ball seamer Teesdale a couple of overs ago.

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11.16am A bright and breezy start for Yorkshire, just like the weather – 25-0 after four overs. Kohler-Cadmore 17, including four fours, and Loten 8, including two fours in as many balls.

11.12am Team news……

The scorecards we have been given note both teams playing 13. This is not a first-class fixture, so can be done.

Yorkshire: Kohler-Cadmore, Loten, Ballance, Brook, Fraine, Tattersall w, Fisher, Willey, Patterson c, Pillans, Coad, Shutt, Poysden.

Leeds/Bradford MCCU: Billings w, Cornall, Dahl c, de Caires, Dobson, Ellis, Fallows, Haynes, Khan, Keast, Pearson, Teesdale, Timby.

10.40am Leeds/Bradford have won the toss and have elected to bowl first.

Good morning from Emerald Headingley

We are all set for a start on time for the opening day of our three-day friendly against Leeds/Bradford MCC Universities.

It is the first of two University games this week ahead of the opening LV= Insurance County Championship match against Glamorgan here on April 8.

The weather is dry and bright.

Yorkshire will be fielding a strong side. It is likely that seamers Coad, Fisher and Patterson will play and then be rested against Durham Uni later in the week.

Bess, Lyth and Olivier will all be saved for the latter fixture as they either recover from injury in Lyth’s case or recent international travel in the case of the other two.

We get underway at 11am, with a live stream on offer.

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