MATCH CENTRE 

11.58am – Bess whips a Thomson full toss through mid-wicket for four, finishing on 41. We win for the first time in the Championship this season, claiming 22 points. Masood 95. What a finish. What a game. Derbyshire were excellent. What a recovery from them from 17-4 in the second innings, a deficit of 225. 

11.56am – Scores are level. 211-7. Masood 95 and Bess 39.

11.50am – Masood will take the headlines with his 95 not out, hopefully a ton. But Bess has been fabulous here with 29 not out. It’s 203-7, and the target is nine runs.

11.44am – Masood (93) and Bess (25) have shared a superb 50 partnership, and we need 15 more to win at 197-7.

11.42am – Yorkshire 193-7 after 47 overs, needing 19 more. Masood 89 and Bess 25. 46 stand.

11.35am – Bess drives Thomson through the covers for four. Lovely shot. He has 22 out of 182-7. Aside from that first ball wicket, this has been an excellent start for Yorkshire.

11.25am – Ooh. Nervy moments. Masood sweeps Watt, is hit on the pad on 76, Derbyshire appeal and it looks like umpire Chris Watts raises his finger. But he quickly confirms not out. 171-7, and Yorkshire need 41 more.

11.13am – Bess and Shan Masood – five and 76 – have picked up a boundary apiece in the last 10 minutes, taking the score to 160-7. Yorkshire need 52 more against the spin duo of Mark Watt and Alex Thomson.

11am – WICKET! Oh no, would you believe it. Malan has been caught at short-leg off Watt the first ball of day four. Watt is on a hat-trick, and it’s 147-7. Yorkshire are chasing 212. Dom Bess comes to the crease.

10.33am – Before we get going, let’s have a look around the grounds at the other matches in play.

DIVISION TWO 

Durham 630 v Glamorgan 390 and 159-4, The Seat Unique Riverside 

Gloucestershire 368 and 9-0 v Leicestershire 350, The Seat Unique Stadium

Sussex 348 and 359-6 v Worcestershire 410, The 1st Central County Ground

DIVISION ONE 

Essex 462-9d and 170-7 v Somerset 167 and 172-4, The Cloud County Ground

Kent 301 and 344 v Surrey 145 and 263-3, The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence 

Lancashire 374 and 48-2 v Hampshire 142 and 371, Southport 

Nottinghamshire 155 and 267-4 v Warwickshire 571-9d, Trent Bridge 

10.26am – Yorkshire’s second team are in T20 Finals Day action at Wormsley tomorrow. You can read our preview with Ben Coad linked below.

SECONDS FINALS DAY 

8.45am – Good morning from Chesterfield, where the sun is shining once more. We’re all set for an 11am start on day four.

What a finish we have in store. Yorkshire, chasing 212, are 147-6 with Shan Masood on 68 and Dawid Malan likely to join him at the crease.

This is the type of finish where supporters of both teams will tell you the other team is the favourite.

Take away the emotion of it all, and you would definitely rather be in Yorkshire’s position, with two world-class batters at their disposal and others with such as Bess, Thompson and Coad. But it won’t take much to flip that theory.

The live stream will be up and running later via the Match Centre tab at the top of the page. This won’t be a long day, but it will be a fascinating one. It’s free entry for spectators here at Queen’s Park.

If you want to recap on yesterday’s action, you can do via our Match Report and reaction piece with Ali Maiden, both linked below.

MATCH REPORT 

ALI MAIDEN 

 

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