Yorkshire coach Andrew Gale

“It’s been a good day for us.

“When they were 1-1, I thought, ‘Hmmm, maybe we’ll bowl them out cheaply. But you have to give credit to the students.

“Josh de Caires is someone who I’ve worked with in the England Under 19s set-up. I know he’s a good player. The other lad, Cornall, also batted nicely.

“They respected every ball, played within themselves and left really well.

“It’s a good reminder to us that when the sun’s out and the pitch is flat, how are we going to take 20 wickets? That’s the question I will be asking the lads.

“I think we’ve done ok, but we can be better. We can be a bit more consistent with the ball.

“We didn’t use the new ball as well as we would have liked.

“We’ve bowled just above average, and it’s now about taking it up a notch and being good. When you’re bowling on a pitch like that, your margin for error is very small. But we’re getting closer to where we want to be.”

6.01pm – Close: Leeds/Bradford finish day two, replying to Yorkshire 485-5d, on 205-1 from 75 overs. Cornall (97) and de Caires (94) have shared a superb unbroken 204. Their day, but Yorks bowlers have got valuable miles in their legs.

Cornall and de Caires continue their partnership…

4.48pm Cornall (71) and de Caires (70) have shared a 150 partnership unbroken for the second wicket. Leeds/Bradford have moved to 153-1 in the 58th.

4.18pm Leeds/Bradford continue their impressive reply to 485-5 declared, advancing to 130-1 in the 51st over. Cornall 62 and de Caires 60.

Tea Report Taylor Cornall and Josh de Caires, with 57 and 53, have batted through the afternoon unbroken to give Yorkshire’s bowlers a more than useful workout during the second day of their friendly against Leeds/Bradford MCC Universities at Emerald Headingley.

Opener Cornall played second-team cricket for Lancashire in 2019 and de Caires is currently on a rookie contract at Middlesex and is the son of former England captain Mike Atherton.

They united during the second half of the morning at 1-1 after seven balls and have taken the score to 114-1 from 46 overs.

Both men – Cornall a left-hander and de Caires right – have driven well down the ground and reached their fifties in the space of an over shortly before tea.

Both hit eight fours, with Cornall getting there off 114 balls and de Caires off 128.

3.27pm Now de Caires reaches his fifty off 128 balls with 8×4s. Impressive stuff from Leeds/Bradford, who are 107-1 in the latter stages of the afternoon.

3.24pm Left-handed opener Cornall reaches a fine fifty off 114 balls with 8×4s. Leeds/Bradford are 99-1 after 41 overs.

3.09pm Josh de Caires has moved into the forties with a lovely straight driven four off Patterson. He has 41 out of 88-1.

2.09pm With the students currently holding their own with the bat, it is far from the worst thing in the world for Yorkshire as they prepare for next week’s Championship opener against Glamorgan. At the end of the day, the aim of these friendlies is miles in the legs and time at the crease. The White Rose are getting both. Leeds/Bradford 61-1 in the 24th.

1.46pm Up and running after lunch. Leeds/Bradford are 47-1 after 17 overs. Just one run added in Ben Coad’s opening over of the session. Matthew Waite is now operating from the Emerald Stand End.

Lunch Report Matthew Fisher struck with his first ball after Yorkshire’s mid-morning declaration on day two of their friendly against Leeds/Bradford MCC Universities at Emerald Headingley.

Yorkshire declared on 485-5, advancing from 417-5 overnight, with Will Fraine retiring out on 61 before play started.

Matthew Waite and Jonny Tattersall (28 not out) added the 68 runs unbroken, with the former dominating the stand to finish unbeaten on 46.

The students then lost Josh Haynes lbw to a Fisher in-swinging yorker seven balls into their reply (1-1)

But opener Taylor Cornall, a left-hander, has batted positively for an unbeaten 29 in their lunchtime 46-1 from 16 overs. Josh de Caires is unbeaten on 16.

1pm Lunch: Leeds/Bradford have made an encouraging start to their reply to Yorkshire 485-5d. They have reached lunch on 46-1 from 16 overs. Cornall 29 and de Caires 16.

12.36pm Left-handed opener Taylor Cornall has made an impressive start for the visitors, moving to 24 out of 35-1 in the ninth over.

12.04pm Wicket for Fisher, who traps Haynes lbw with his first ball. Leeds/Bradford 1-1 after seven balls.

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11.48am Yorkshire have declared on 485-5, including 46 for Waite and 28 for Tattersall. Every single batsman who got in spent a decent chunk of time at the crease. Ideal moving forwards. Now for some overs in the legs.

11.41am Waite the more aggressive of the two batsmen this morning. He has overtaken Tattersall to move to 34, including six boundaries. Tattersall on 27 with only one four in his innings so far. Yorkshire 472-5.

11.19am Yorkshire have moved to 444-5 in the opening 20 minutes of play. Tattersall has 20 and Waite 15. Fallows and fellow seamer Teesdale operating for Leeds/Bradford.

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11.01am Yorkshire are continuing their innings, and are 421-5 in the opening over of the day. Matthew Waite has come to the crease to join Jonny Tattersall. Will Fraine retired out on 61 overnight.

Good morning from Emerald Headingley

What a glorious day we have weather wise ahead of the second day of the three-day friendly against Leeds/Bradford. The sun is shining, and it’s pretty warm as well.

Yorkshire enjoyed a dominant opening day against the students yesterday, finishing on 417-4 from 101 overs.

Six batsmen made it to the crease, and all but one went on to pass 50. The one who didn’t, Jonny Tattersall, is early in his innings unbeaten on 11.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore’s 109 – retired out at lunch – was the pick of the contributions yesterday.

It would be no surprise to see Yorkshire bat on this morning with plenty of time left and others who will want time at the crease; Matthew Waite and David Willey just two examples.

We begin at 11am, with the live stream available again.

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