7pm – Close. In reply to our 254 all out, including 44 for Masood, Durham have moved to 42-2 after 13 overs. Enthralling day one which ends with Borthwick 21 and Potts two.

6.50pm – WICKET! Hill traps Lees lbw for 15 with his sixth ball. Excellent end to the day for Yorkshire. It’s 38-2 after 11.

6.40pm – Four overs remain in the day. Durham are 25-1 after nine.

6.23pm – WICKET! Jones caught behind low down by Bairstow off Thompson, two. Durham are 12-1 in the sixth in reply to 254.

6.10pm – Fisher and Thompson sharing the new ball. Durham are 1-0 in the third over, with Alex Lees and Michael Jones at the crease. Thirteen overs in total to bowl.

5.52pm – WICKET! Edwards caught behind off Raine for 13. We are 254 all out in the 81st over. Fisher 27 not out. There are 13 overs remaining in the day. Potts 4-49 and Masood 44 the standout performers for the two sides.

5.45pm – We have moved to 250-9 in the 80th over, securing a batting point. Fisher 24 and Edwards 12 have shared 32.

5.38pm – Useful 10th-wicket runs for Fisher and Edwards, who have taken the score from 218-9 to 243-9. Fisher has 23 and Edwards eight.

5.17pm – WICKET! Thompson bowled around his legs by Carse, two. 218-9 in the 73rd. Mickey Edwards joins Fisher at the crease.

4.56pm – WICKET! Shakeel has pulled Potts to mid-wicket, 8. 202-8 in the 68th over.

4.52pm – Having been struck down by an ankle injury earlier, Saud Shakeel is now having a concussion check after being hit on the helmet by Potts. It ballooned up to keeper, and all the Durham team thought it was out. He’s on eight. 202-7.

4.46pm – WICKET! Hill has pulled Raine to mid-wicket, falling for 28. It’s 202-7 in the 67th.

4.41pm – WICKET! Bess caught at mid-on having pulled Potts to a diving Carse, 13. It’s 202-6 in the 66th. Saud Shakeel is coming out with Adam Lyth as his runner.

4.37pm – Yorkshire 202-5 in the 66th over – early stages of the evening. Hill 28 and Bess 13. It’s a lovely evening here at the Riverside.

4.12pm – Tea Report. Shan Masood fell for 44 as one of four wickets during the opening afternoon against Durham at the Seat Unique Riverside, with Yorkshire reaching tea at 191-5 from 64 overs. 

Masood and Jonny Bairstow, for 27, both played onto their stumps as Yorkshire advanced from 79-1 at lunch.

Masood was bowled by England fringe seamer Matty Potts without adding to his lunchtime score – 81-2 after 27 overs – before the visitors lost two wickets on 132. 

Bairstow and England team-mate Dawid Malan shared 51 for the third wicket before falling in successive overs.

Malan edged an attempted cut at Brydon Carse to first slip, falling for 36 and leaving the score at 132-3 in the 41st over. Bairstow then played Netherlands debutant seamer Bas de Leede onto his middle stump in the next over.

A number of Yorkshire batters have made starts without converting on a pitch which has a two-paced nature about it.

Matthew Revis was another for 21 having shared 49 for the fifth wicket with George Hill. He had his off-stump uprooted by Ben Raine, who struck with the first ball of a new spell as the score fell to 181-5 in the 61st.

Hill will begin the evening on 25 alongside Dom Bess, who has five. Saud Shakeel, who retired hurt on eight this morning with a right ankle complaint, has not yet returned to the crease. 

4pm – WICKET! Raine returns to the attack and strikes first ball, uprooting Revis’s off-stump. Revis falls for 21. It’s 181-5 in the 61st over. Dom Bess comes to the crease. Still no Saud Shakeel having retired hurt earlier.

3.39pm – Shan Masood on the drive this morning……

Shan Masood

Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images. Shan Masood

3.31pm – Super shot from George Hill as he lofts Patel for a straight six, moving to 12. That has taken the score to 155-4 in the 54th over.

3.18pm – Ajaz Patel, who briefly appeared for Yorkshire at the end of 2019, is back into the attack for Durham. He bowled a couple of overs before lunch. Yorkshire 148-4 in the 50th over. Hill five and Revis seven.

2.49pm – WICKET! Bairstow has chopped de Leede’s seam onto his middle stump, 27. 132-4 in the 42nd over.

2.42pm – WICKET! Malan is caught at first slip by Jones off Carse, 36. Aimed a cut at a wide ball and can’t get it away. We are 132-3 in the 41st. George Hill has come to the crease to join Bairstow on 27.

2.40pm – We have moved to 124-2 after 40 overs. Malan has 28 and Bairstow 27. Batting conditions have been far from straightforward, and this is a very encouraging start.

2.07pm – We have moved to 100-2 in the 33rd over. Malan 23 and Bairstow 10. It has by no means been easy on what seems to be a two-paced pitch.

1.45pm – WICKET! Masood has played on to Potts for 44. We are 81-2 after 27 overs. Jonny Bairstow comes to the crease to join Malan, who has 16.

1.40pm – We’re up and running after lunch. Potts bowling to Malan, and we have moved to 80-1 in the first over of the session. Malan 1 and Masood 44.

1.04pm – Ottis Gibson has just been in the media centre. He says Saud Shakeel slipped and has an ankle complaint. He doesn’t think it’s serious.

1.04pm – Lunch Report. Shan Masood’s unbeaten 44 on debut has led a watchful and encouraging start for Yorkshire’s top order against Durham having won the toss on day one at the Seat Unique Riverside.

New club captain Masood elected to bat first having replaced Fin Bean in the team at the top of the order. Matthew Revis has also returned for the injured Ben Coad. Yorkshire have reached lunch on 79-1 from 26 overs. 

The visitors lost Adam Lyth caught at point for nought off Matty Potts in the second over – 2-1.

Masood’s fellow Pakistan overseas player Saud Shakeel has also left the crease having retired hurt on eight with a right ankle injury, seemingly slipping as he completed a single or looked to turn for two.

Masood has hit three boundaries, with his first – a pushed drive wide of mid-off – the most commanding of them.

Dawid Malan took 21 balls to get off the mark against the Division Two leaders having replaced Shakeel at the crease. He has reached lunch unbeaten on 15. 

12.57pm – Masood and Malan, with 44 and 14 respectively, have shared an unbroken half-century stand. We are 78-1 as lunch approaches.

12.43pm – Malan has just got off the mark with a pushed two off the back foot against Carse, facing his 21st delivery. 58-1 in the 22nd.

12.32pm – Encouraging start for Masood, who is now onto 36 out of 47-1 after 19 overs.

12.11pm – It seems as if Shakeel has suffered his injury whilst either completing a run or turning to think about a second after Masood inside edged de Leede out towards deep square-leg at the end of the 13th over. Looked quite innocuous, but he was immediately in significant pain.

12.07pm – And Shakeel has retired hurt on eight. Dawid Malan replaces him at the crease. 27-1 after 12.5 overs.

12.01pm – Saud Shakeel, on eight, is having some treatment to his right foot. We are 27-1 in the 13th over.

11.56am – Shan Masood, on 15, has survived a convincing lbw appeal from Dutch debutant Bas de Leede. The Durham locals in the media centre can’t believe it wasn’t given. I thought it was going over the top by a foot! We are 27-1 in the 13th.

11.42am – We have a concussion check ongoing after Shan Masood took a glancing blow to the helmet off Ben Raine a moment or two ago.

11.37am – Dreamy cover drive from Shakeel as he drives Raine to get off the mark with a boundary. We are 17-1 after nine overs.

11.23am – Watchful start from Masood and Shakeel as they look to navigate the new ball burst from Raine and Potts. But, as we speak, Masood has just driven Raine for four. Lovely shot. We are 8-1 after five.

11.09am – WICKET! Lyth has cut Potts to backward point, where Clark takes a low catch. He falls for nought. It’s 2-1 in the second, and Saud Shakeel comes in to join Shan Masood.

11.06am – Early stages of the day and we are 2-0 in the second over. Matty Potts sharing the new ball with Raine. Looks to be decent pace in the pitch.

11.01am – Ben Raine, bowling to Adam Lyth, has just sent a wide down first ball of the match.

10.58am – Yorkshire: Lyth, Masood c, Malan, Shakeel, Bairstow w, Hill, Revis, Bess, Thompson, Fisher, Edwards.

Durham: Lees, Jones, Borthwick c, Bedingham, Robinson w, Clark, Carse, Raine, de Leede, Potts, Patel.

10.57am – Yorkshire have won the toss and will bat first.

10.16am – Before we get going, let’s have a look around the grounds at the other fixtures taking place this week.


Derbyshire v Gloucestershire, The Incora County Ground

Glamorgan v Worcestershire, Sophia Gardens

Leicestershire v Sussex, The Uptonsteel County Ground


Kent v Hampshire, The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence

Lancashire v Somerset, Emirates Old Trafford

Northamptonshire v Nottinghamshire, Wantage Road

Surrey v Middlesex, The Kia Oval

Warwickshire v Essex, Edgbaston

8.40am – Good morning from a sunny Seat Unique Riverside, where we’re all set for a start on time at 11am.

This is Yorkshire’s fifth Championship match of the season and our last before the break for the Vitality Blast, which starts next week.

Shan Masood has arrived and will debut as captain, while Ben Cliff could also make his debut having been included in the squad.

Durham are top of the table having won two of their four games so far.

Ottis Gibson is already out in the middle as the warm-ups begin. This is a home game for our coach given he lives in Chester-le-Street. He was even talking about cycling to the ground each day.

If you want to read our preview with outgoing skipper Adam Lyth, who hands over the leadership to Masood, it is linked below.


There is a scorecard and hopefully a live stream available via the match centre tab at the top of the page. Enjoy the day.

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