MATCH CENTRE 

6.07pm – It has just started raining – and heavily. The players scurry off with Yorkshire 272-5 in the 59th, a lead of 161. That will surely be that for the day.

5.57pm – WICKET! Reece takes a juggling return catch in his first over back as Tattersall goes for 24. Yorkshire 266-5 in the 58th, a lead of 155. Matthew Revis in to join Malan, 72.

5.37pm – Yorkshire 250-4 in the 54th over of the innings, claiming a first batting point.

5.24pm – Yorkshire 240-4 with 14 overs remaining in the day, a lead of 129. Malan 56 and Tattersall 16.

5pm – WICKET! Having just got off the mark with a straight six against the off-spin of Thomson, Hill holes out to mid-off running back against the left-arm spin of Watt for seven. It’s 212-4 in the 44th over, a lead of 101. Jonny Tattersall in now alongside Malan on 50.

4.56pm – Excellent. Malan reaches his fifty off 58 balls with 8x4s and 1x6s. Yorkshire now 205-3 after 42 overs.

4.51pm – Shan Masood reaches his fifty. Photo John Heald.

Shan Masood

4.44pm – WICKET! Masood caught and bowled by Watt for 67. It’s 200-3 in the 38th over, a lead of 89. Malan 45 is joined by George Hill.

4.32pm – We’re up and running after tea, with Yorkshire 191-2 in the 34th over, leading by 80. Masood 65 and Malan 38.

4.13pm – Tea Report Captain Shan Masood has posted an unbeaten 57 during a strong opening afternoon’s batting performance as Yorkshire strengthened their grip on the ongoing LV= Insurance County Championship clash with Derbyshire at Chesterfield.

Even at this early stage – only two sessions in – Yorkshire are eyeing a first win of the Division Two campaign having reached tea at 183-2 from 32 overs, a lead of 72. 

Masood’s first fifty in his 10th innings for the county in all cricket came off 46 balls with eight fours against the county he joined Yorkshire from ahead of this summer.

Yorkshire lost both openers during the afternoon, Fin Bean caught at first slip by Ben Aitchison off Luis Reece for 28 and Adam Lyth caught at first by Wayne Madsen off Aitchison, leaving the score at 112-2 in the 21st over.

Lyth lofted Alex Thomson’s off-spin for six over long-on before falling on the verge of fifty, a milestone his skipper has reached in serene but not slow fashion. 

Having shared 51 with Lyth for the second wicket, from 61-1, he has shared an unbroken 71 with Dawid Malan, who will begin the afternoon unbeaten on 38.

Just before tea, Malan slog-swept the left-arm spin of Scotland international Mark Watt over mid-wicket. 

Masood has been strong on both sides of the wicket, while Derbyshire’s bowlers have not – in improving batting conditions – shown anywhere near the control Yorkshire did this morning. 

3.55pm – Shan Masood has reached his first fifty in 10 innings for Yorkshire, 46 balls with 8x4s. Yorkshire 165-2, leading by 54. Malan has 24.

3.43pm – Yorkshire have moved to 150-2 in the 26th over, leading by 39. Masood has 44 and Malan 20.

3.19pm – WICKET! Lyth caught at second slip by Madsen off Aitchison, 48. We’re 112-2 in the 21st over. Dawid Malan in to join Masood, who 26.

3.16pm – Yorkshire are into the lead at 112-1 in the 20th over of the reply to 111. Lyth 48, Masood 26.

3.07pm – The score is now 105-1 in the 18th over. Lyth has 44 and Masood 23. Derbyshire have not bowled with anywhere near the same discipline as Yorkshire did earlier.

2.44pm – Away from here, by the way, Australia beat India this morning to win the World Test Championship final at the Kia Oval.

2.41pm – WICKET! Bean caught at first slip off Reece, 28. Yorkshire 61-1 in the 11th over, a deficit of 50. Shan Masood in now. Lyth has 25.

2.32pm – Our excellent day continues, with Lyth 24 and Bean 23 taking the score to 51-0 after nine overs. The deficit is just 60. Derbyshire have turned to spin in the form of offie Alex Thomson. They have picked two spinners and would have batted first had they won the toss this morning, hoping to make use of a turning pitch in the fourth innings. Long way to go, and plenty of work to do for Yorkshire, but if things go well there won’t be a fourth innings.

2.15pm – Really positive start to the chase for Yorkshire – 30-0 after five overs in reply to 111. Lyth has 19 of them.

1.57pm – We’re up and running in the Yorkshire response to 111, and Adam Lyth has just driven Suranga Lakmal for four through the covers. Lovely.

1.29pm – This is a great photo, taken by John Heald, of Ben Coad bowling Wayne Madsen this morning.

Ben Coad

1.22pm – Lunch Report Yorkshire’s bowlers – led by Matthew Fisher – have enjoyed a stunning start to their LV= Insurance County Championship clash with Derbyshire at Chesterfield, bowling the hosts out for 111 before lunch.

New ball duo Ben Coad and Matthew Fisher claimed three wickets apiece as Derbyshire, invited to bat at Queen’s Park, slipped to 24-6 inside nine overs. Fisher went on to finish with 5-30 from 10.4 overs. 

Jordan Thompson added two wickets, included trapping innings top-scorer Leus du Plooy lbw for 28 in his opening over.

On a pitch offering assistance for the bowlers – it is by no means the minefield these two counties played in last August’s One-Day Cup, however – Derbyshire did well to get beyond 100.

Coad trapped Pakistani opener Haider Ali lbw five balls into the match before Fisher also struck in his first over to get a driving Brooke Guest caught behind as the score slipped to 8-2.

Coad then bowled Wayne Madsen with a beauty before Harry Came edged Fisher behind. 

Fisher then had Matt Lamb caught at first slip by George Hill following a parry from Adam Lyth at second before Coad trapped Luis Reece lbw to leave Derbyshire six down. 

Du Plooy and Alex Thomson, the only batters to reach 20, then shared 31 for the seventh wicket to give the scoreboard some respectability.

But Thompson’s third ball accounted for the home side’s South African captain lbw, despite the Yorkshire seamer hobbling through his first three balls as he nursed what looked like some  unexpected ankle pain.

That left Derbyshire at 55-7 in the 17th over, and wicket number eight followed when Thomson (20) got a leading edge against Thompson and was sharply caught and bowled – 76-8 in the 21st.

Fisher returned to the attack shortly before lunch to oust Mark Watt caught behind and Ben Aitchison bowled, wrapping up the home innings inside 32 overs. 

 

1.17pm – WICKET! Aitchison bowled by Fisher, who finishes with 5-30 in Derbyshire’s 111 all out. Stunning morning for Yorkshire, including three for Coad and two for Thompson. That will be lunch.

1.13pm – Derbyshire’s 10th-wicket pair Suranga Lakmal and Ben Aitchison are holding Yorkshire up. They are 110-9 and have put on 16 and counting. There is a definite calm around the ground now as the wickets have come in spirts rather than a flurry like they did in the first hour.

1pm – We will have a delayed lunch by half an hour max, with Derbyshire 106-9 after 28 overs. Aitchison 11, Lakmal 8. Coad returns to the attack.

12.45pm – WICKET! Fisher’s fourth is Scottish international Mark Watt caught behind by Tattersall. Derbyshire are 94-9 after 24 overs. Yorkshire’s stunning morning continues.

12.34pm –

Ben Coad

Ben Coad celebrates the wicket of Haider Ali this morning. Photo. John Heald.

12.31pm – WICKET! Thompson gets Thomson caught and bowled. Sharp catch off a leading edge. It’s 76-8 in the 21st over. Thompson has two-for.

12.12pm – WICKET! Remarkable. Jordan Thompson is into the attack to replace Coad (3-25) and he looks in immediate pain, maybe ankle or foot. He pulls up first ball, stumbles in his delivery stride second and traps du Plooy lbw third having waved the physio away. 55-7.

12pm – First bowling change for Yorkshire sees George Hill replace Matthew Fisher, who has taken 3-21 from six overs. Derbyshire are 47-6 after 13 overs, almost doubling their score through seventh-wicket pair Leus du Plooy and Alex Thomson.

11.39am – WICKET! And it gets better Luis Reece trapped lbw for a duck by Coad. 24-6 in the ninth.

11.35am – WICKET! Dream start for Yorkshire as Fisher gets Lamb caught at first slip by Hill, via a parry from Lyth at second slip. Derbyshire in real trouble at 23-5 after eight overs.

11.22am – WICKET! Came has been caught behind off Fisher, seven. Derbyshire are 15-4 in the sixth over. Pitch is doing a bit, but Fisher and Coad have exploited it brilliantly.

11.17am – WICKET! Madsen has been bowled by Coad, four. It’s 15-3 in the fifth over.

It’s interesting that in Yorkshire’s cordon of three slips and a gully, two of the slips and gully are wearing helmets when Coad is bowling. They have come in a yard closer. That’s probably due to a lack of pace and some uneven bounce.

11.07am – WICKET! Fisher gets Brooke Guest caught behind as he aimed an expansive drive and feathered behind to Jonny Tattersall. It’s 8-2 in the second over. Wayne Madsen has come in.

11.04am – Matthew Fisher is sharing the new ball, and Derbyshire have moved to 6-1 in the second over. Brooke Guest and Harry Came are at the crease for the hosts.

11.01am – WICKET! Just the ticket for Yorkshire as Haider Ali is trapped lbw for a duck five balls into the match by Ben Coad. It’s 1-1.

10.56am – Harry Came and Haider Ali are opening the batting for Derbyshire.

10.54am – All set to go at Chesterfield. The stream should be available via the Match Centre tab at the top of the page.

If you want to read the preview for this match, with Ottis Gibson, you can do via the link below.

PREVIEW 

10.33am – Yorkshire win the toss and will bowl first.

Lyth, Bean, Masood c, Malan, Hill, Tattersall c, Revis, Thompson, Bess, Fisher, Coad.

10.15am – Before we get going, let’s have a look around the grounds at the fixtures taking place this week.

DIVISION TWO

Durham v Glamorgan, Seat Unique Riverside

Gloucestershire v Leicestershire, Seat Unique Stadium

Sussex v Worcestershire, The 1st Central County Ground

DIVISION ONE

Lancashire v Hampshire, Southport

Essex v Somerset, The Cloud FM County Ground

Kent v Surrey, The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence

Nottinghamshire v Warwickshire, Trent Bridge

9.38am – Good morning from Queen’s Park, Chesterfield, where Yorkshire are back in Championship action amidst a run of Blast fixtures.

Unfortunately, this is a clash between the bottom two sides in Division Two, both winless after five matches.

Despite losing our last Championship game against Durham by one wicket last month, the mood in the camp is very good on the back of five Blast victories in a row.

It would be no surprise at all to see a first-class debut for leg-spinner Jafer Chohan here as a second spinner alongside Dom Bess. Equally, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see James Wharton included following his stunning Blast century on Friday night.

As ever, there will be a live stream on offer shortly before we get going at 11am.

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