6.42pm – WICKET and CLOSE! Revis caught by Madsen at slip off Watt, 0. It’s 147-6, and that’s close. We will return tomorrow requiring 65 more to win.

6.34pm – WICKET! Watt bowls Fisher, 4. 145-5. Revis in. Yorkshire need 67 more.

6.27pm – WICKET! Tattersall trapped lbw by Thomson with one that kept low for 22. 140-4, and we need 72. Fisher in as nightwatchman.

6.23pm – We have moved to 139-3 in the 33rd over. Masood 65 and Tattersall 22. We’re into the last five overs of the day assuming the extra eight aren’t taken to try and finish the game. It would need a flurry of runs in the next 15 minutes.

5.57pm – Masood has reached his fifty off 45 balls with 7x4s. Yorkshire now 113-3 after 27 overs, the target now into double figures at 99.

5.50pm – The over after the wicket, Masood has taken 14 from it against Aitchison to move to 46. 98-3 after 25.

5.43pm – WICKET! Oh no. Hill run out following a mix-up with Masood, 0. Yorkshire 84-3 in the 24th over. We still require 128 more to win. Jonny Tattersall has come to the crease.

5.22pm – WICKET! Lyth is trapped lbw by Watt, 30. It’s 63-2 in the 20th over.

5.17pm – This has been a pleasing and confident start to Yorkshire’s pursuit of 212 – 55-1 in the 18th over. Lyth, who has just played a lovely lap sweep for four off Thomson, has 25 and Masood 11.

4.58pm – WICKET! Bean caught in the covers by du Plooy off Thomson’s off-spin, 19. Yorkshire 38-1 in the 14th over. 212 target. Lyth has 19 and is joined by Shan Masood.

4.30pm – Dom Bess celebrates claiming the wicket of Leus du Plooy. Yorkshire are currently 10-0 chasing 212. Photo. John Heald.

Dom Bess

4.14pm – Mark Watt, Derbyshire’s left-arm spinner, is sharing the new ball. We’re 4-0 after one over.

4.10pm – Up and running after tea. Chappell has the new ball, and he’s bowling to Adam Lyth – Yorkshire chasing 212. We’re not expecting Dawid Malan to bat in his usual position having been off the field with a groin injury for Derbyshire’s second inns.

4pm – Derbyshire have declared because Zak Chappell, the concussion sub is unable to bat. 453-9, Yorkshire will require 212 to win. We believe that is because Chappell, who can bowl, is not a like for like batting replacement for Lakmal.

3.54pm – Tea Report Derbyshire have taken their lead to 211 with one wicket remaining at tea on day three at Chesterfield.

Tea has been taken early because last man Suranga Lakmal has had to retire hurt having been struck on the helmet by a well directed bouncer from Matthew Fisher.

With the score at 453-9 in the 119th over, the umpires opted to take tea early and allow more time for discussions over a concussion substitute for the hosts. 

Having dominated the first day and a half of this LV= Insurance County Championship Division Two fixture, Yorkshire have now significant work to do following a superb home fightback led by centurions Haider Ali and Leus du Plooy.

Du Plooy, for 170, was one of three afternoon wickets to fall to Dom Bess, who came back well from conceding 95 in his first 15 overs yesterday.

He currently has figures of 3-190 from 38 overs.

Brooke Guest was the first afternoon wicket to fall, getting a leading edge to short mid-on. Du Plooy then drove the same bowler to slip, leaving the score at 404-7 in the 110th over, a lead of 162.

Mark Watt was then caught behind reverse sweeping at the off-spinner before Ben Aitchison drove Fisher to cover, bringing Lakmal to the crease to join Alex Thomson, who finished on 39 not out. 

3.45pm – Lakmal retires hurt, and tea has been taken. A discussion is now taking place regarding a concussion sub. Derbyshire 453-9 in the 119th over, a lead of 211.

3.40pm – We’re going to have a delay here as Suranga Lakmal is treated for a head injury. He’s ducked into a Fisher bouncer, and there’s some concern for the Sri Lankan. He is on his feet. 453-9.

3.34pm – Derbyshire are 447-9, a lead of 205. This has been some turnaround from them.

3.27pm – WICKET! Aitchison drives Fisher to cover, falling for nine, and it’s 431-9. Derbyshire lead by 189.

3.10pm – WICKET! Watt caught behind reverse sweeping at Bess, 7. It’s 416-8, a Derbyshire lead of 174.

2.53pm – WICKET! Du Plooy caught at slip by Lyth off Bess, 170. A superb knock is ended, leaving Derbyshire 404-7 in the 110th over, a lead of 162.

2.43pm – Derbyshire have again steadied following that Bess wicket. Du Plooy is starting to use his feet more now, moving to 165 out of 393-6, a lead of 151. Alex Thomson is 13.

2.19pm – On reflection, having looked at the replay, the delivery has turned more than Guest expected rather than bounced more. Ben Cliff took the catch. He’s on for Dawid Malan, who has a groin injury.

2.15pm – WICKET! Guest caught at short mid-on off Bess, 42, getting a leading edge to one which bounced more than expected. 367-6 in the 100th over, a lead of 125. A change of ball a few minutes ago reaps immediate reward.

2.04pm – Du Plooy reaches his 150 off 272 balls with 18x4s. Derbyshire are now 365-5.

1.57pm – Attritional cricket today. Yorkshire have bowled better than their haul of wickets suggests. But strangely, the wicket they got arrived courtesy of a slice of fortune. Derbyshire have moved to 357-5, a lead of 115. Du Plooy 148 and Guest 36.

1.39pm – We’re up and running after lunch, with Jordan Thompson bowling. Derbyshire have moved to 341-5, a lead of 99. Du Plooy 142 and Guest 26.

1.04pm – Lunch Report Derbyshire have continued their fightback against Yorkshire during the third morning at Chesterfield, despite losing Haider Ali for 146 to George Hill.

The hosts have advanced from 248-4 in their second innings, a lead of six, to reach lunch at 339-5 – a lead of 97. 

Leus du Plooy, Derbyshire’s captain, resumed this morning on 96 and reached his century off 182 balls in the opening exchanges. He will begin the afternoon on 141. 

Ali added 17 to his overnight 129 before being trapped lbw by Hill as the score slipped to 294-5 in the 75th over, a lead of 52 just before the new ball was taken.

That ended a mammoth partnership of 277, which had advanced the score from 17-4 just after lunch on day two.

Brooke Guest has since reached 25 not out to ensure this LV= Insurance County Championship could yet go either way.

12.54pm – George Hill takes the acclaim of his team-mates after dismissing Haider Ali earlier. Derbyshire have since moved to 336-5, a lead of 94. Photo. John Heald.

12.31pm – There’s a real battle going on between Matthew Fisher and Brooke Guest. Few words exchanged either way. Derbyshire 319-5, a lead of 77.

12.18pm – The new ball has been taken by Yorkshire. Ben Coad with it. Derbyshire are 308-5 after 80 overs, leading by 66.

12.13pm – Replays show that there was a touch of fortune about that wicket of Ali, lbw to Hill. It was definitely leg-side ish. But you win some, you lose some. Derbyshire 302-5, leading by 60 in the 79th over. New ball on the way.

12pm – WICKET! Ali trapped lbw by Hill an excellent 146. That ends a 277 partnership, and Derbyshire are 294-5 in the 75th over, a lead of 52. We needed that.

11.31am – Yorkshire have managed to stem the scoring rate compared to the latter stages stages of yesterday afternoon when Derbyshire scored 79 in 10 overs at one point. Ali and du Plooy have scored 23 runs in eight overs this morning. 271-4, a home lead of 29. Dom Bess into the attack.

11.19am – Du Plooy reaches his century off 182 balls with 15x4s. Derbyshire 260-4, leading by 18. Ali has 136. Matthew Fisher and Ben Coad have opened the bowling this morning, but they surely won’t be employed for long spells with the new ball 16 overs away. 

11am – We’re off and running. Matthew Fisher is bowling to Leus du Plooy on 96. Derbyshire 248-4, a lead of six runs.

10.54am – All the warm-ups are complete. The crowd is actually pretty sparse today – nowhere near the amount in that there were yesterday and Sunday.

9.38am – Let’s have a look around the grounds before we get going.


Durham 411-5 v Glamorgan 390, The Seat Unique Riverside 

Gloucestershire 368 v Leicestershire 23-0, The Seat Unique Stadium

Sussex 348 v Worcestershire 410-9, The 1st Central County Ground


Essex 462-9d and 15-1 v Somerset 167, The Cloud County Ground 

Kent 301 and 197-6 v Surrey 145, The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence

Lancashire 374 v Hampshire 142 and 119-1, Southport 

Nottinghamshire 82-5 v Warwickshire 571-9d, Trent Bridge 

9am – Good morning from Chesterfield, where it’s another gorgeous morning. It’s a far cry from the half hour or 40 minutes of torrential rain we had last night from just before 6pm to end the day’s play early.

We’re all set to start on time at 11am for day three, which will begin with Derbyshire on 248-4 in their second innings, leading by six runs.

Haider Ali (129) and Leus du Plooy (96) have shared 231 for the fifth wicket, and the talk amongst the locals is that a target of around 180 will be enough to concern Yorkshire.

Fingers crossed, a couple of quick wickets dampens their spirits and puts Yorkshire back in charge.

The live stream will be available via the Match Centre tab at the top of this page, and you can recap yesterday’s action via our Match Report and reaction piece with Ben Coad.




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