6pm – Close Close of play here at Durham, where the light has forced us to finish a few overs early. @YorkshireCCC 77-2 after 28 overs. Brook 30, Fraine 20. Excellent day for the county, including Leech’s 3-12 earlier.

5.51pm Brook has just hoisted the left-arm spin of Trevaskis into the hospitality boxes over mid-wicket. Short boundary to that side, but still a decent hit onto the top tier of the pavilion. He has 26 of 65-2 after 25.

5.29pm James Wharton is bowled by Ben Raine for 10. 42-2.

5.25pm Brook moves to 12 with his first boundary, fiercely pulled high over mid-wicket’s head, off Coughlin. Yorkshire 38-1 in the 18th over.

5.02pm George Hill has fallen, caught behind off Paul Coughlin, for 13. Yorkshire are 26-1 in the 12th over. Harry Brook strides to the crease.

4.37pm We are playing under the lights now, and Yorkshire have advanced to 14-0 in the sixth over. Wharton, who is opening the batting in place of Lyth to get some more time at the crease, has 8 and Hill 4.

Tea report Dom Leech struck twice in two balls as Yorkshire claimed three more Durham wickets during the second afternoon at the Riverside.

The hosts, replying to 221-6, were reduced to 77-9 during the early stages of the afternoon before adding another 100 runs for the loss of one more wicket before tea.

Leech, who started the day with the new ball, had Scott Borthwick caught behind for 31 and then Matty Potts lbw next ball and finished with 3-12 from nine overs.

England off-spinner Dom Bess also finished with 2-45 from 14 overs.

Sean Dickson, run out in the day’s second over, returned to the crease at the fall of the ninth wicket and hit a couple of sixes in a confident 54 not out.

Yorkshire will start their second innings immediately after tea.

Tea – 3.59pm Durham have declared on 177/10, including 3-12 for Dom Leech. Two wickets for Dom Bess. Excellent from Yorkshire. They will bat for the rest of the day.

3.11pm Trevaskis (27) has fallen to a top-edged sweep at Bess. Brook takes the catch running around towards leg slip. Yorkshire have taken 10 Durham wickets for 123 inside 52 overs. But the hosts continue to bat. Michael Jones returns to the crease to join Dickson, who has 23.

Incidentally, Jonny Tattersall is keeping wicket for Yorkshire, having replaced Harry Duke.

2.55pm Durham have moved to 116-9 in the afternoon sunshine.

New Yorkshire overseas fast bowler Haris Rauf has taken a couple of wickets in today’s ODI opener against Australia…..

2pm Now this is where things start to get a bit messy in terms of the scorecard. Durham are now recycling their batters. Opener Sean Dickson, who was run out for four in the day’s second over, has come back in at number 11. He survived the hat-trick ball, by the way.

1.56pm Leech strikes for the second time, and it’s the big wicket of Durham captain Scott Borthwick for 31. 77-8 now. Leech has the excellent figures of 2-8 from 6.2 overs.

Make that 3-8! Potts is lbw – hat-trick ball coming up. 77-9.

1.52pm Back up and running after lunch, with Durham 77-7. New ball pair Leech and Thompson back into the attack for Yorkshire.

Lunch Report Yorkshire have taken seven Durham wickets during the second morning of the three-day friendly at the Riverside.

Dom Leech, Jordan Thompson, Matthew Revis, Steve Patterson, Tom Loten and Dom Bess all struck, added to a run out, as Durham reached lunch on 73-7 from 29 overs.

Yorkshire declared overnight on 221-6, a total which included Adam Lyth retiring out for 83 and Dawid Malan for 56.

The first wicket came as early as the second over of the day when striker Sean Dickson tried to pinch a single, was sent back and caught short of his ground by Thompson in his follow through.

Leech then trapped Michael Jones lbw – and when Thompson had Graham Clark caught behind by Harry Duke, Durham were 18-3 in the 11th over.

Further success came when South African overseas batter David Bedingham edged Revis to first slip, where Will Fraine took a low catch to his right – 39-4 in the 18th.

Patterson later trapped Ned Eckersley lbw before Loten, with only his fourth ball, bowled Paul Coughlin as the score slipped to 68-6 in the 25th over.

In the next over, Bess trapped Ben Raine lbw as the left-hander played back to one which skidded through (69-7).

Play started under grey skies, though the sun broke through as lunch approached.

Lunch – 1.06pm Durham reach 73-7 in reply to Yorkshire’s 221-6 dec.

12.53pm Dom Bess has a wicket – Raine lbw playing back. 69-7.

Bit of a quirky stat in that each of Yorkshire’s six bowlers used have struck once apiece, the other wicket going to a run out. In many ways, perfect for a pre-season friendly.

12.47pm Another one bites the dust. Tom Loten, with only his fourth ball, has bowled Paul Coughlin. 68-6.

12.39pm Excellent morning for Yorkshire, who have their fifth wicket courtesy of the skipper, Steve Patterson. Ned Eckersley is lbw pushing forwards for 13, and Durham are 64-5 in the 24th over.

12.18pm More success for Yorkshire as Revis gets Bedingham caught at first slip by Fraine, low down to his right. 43-4.

12.12pm Scott Borthwick is leading the home recovery. He has 14 of 39-3. Revis and Patterson are currently in operation for Yorkshire.

The weather has brightened up a touch as well.

11.45am Extremely useful start for Yorkshire as Thompson gets Clark caught behind – 18-3.

11.33am Dom Leech has a wicket with the new ball, Michael Jones trapped lbw for four. Durham are now 12-2 in the eight over. Captain Scott Borthwick in to join Graham Clark.

11.10am Early breakthrough for Yorkshire as Sean Dickson is run out by Thompson in his follow through. Striker sent back by his partner. 4-1 in the third over.

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11am Yorkshire have declared overnight on 221-6, and Jordan Thompson is taking the new ball to start the day.

Good morning from the Riverside in Durham, where the weather is gloomy but dry.

It has the feeling of a floodlights day to be perfectly honest.

Yorkshire posted 221-6 yesterday, including Adam Lyth and Dawid Malan retiring out with half-centuries to their names. Only four wickets were lost,

There has been some suggestion of poor weather from the locals tomorrow, so the likelihood is that we will see Durham batting for a large part of today, if not all of it, just in case.

The players are warming up with the help of Ottis Gibson, Kabir Ali and Ali Maiden, who are the three coaches with the squad in the North East this week.

Gone are the unseasonable temperatures we had last week and arrived has been a definite chill, highlighted by the plethora of bobble hats being used by players from both sides.

We are set to get going at 11am, and a stream is available through the Match Centre on Durham’s website (durhamcricket.co.uk) and on their YouTube page.

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