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Yorkshire’s debutant wicketkeeper Harry Duke
“It was nerve-wracking to say the least this morning. A day sat indoors with the rain probably added to that as well.
“But I said to myself, ‘Once I get one in the gloves this morning, I’ll be alright’.
“I sort of kicked on from there and didn’t have a bad day.
“The lads were outstanding today with the ball.
“With the bat, we’re in a pretty decent position and the game’s in the balance.”
6.38pm No more play today. Yorkshire will begin day three 80 behind with six first-innings wickets in hand.
6.05pm Raining here now. That may be that for the day.
5.33pm Bad light has stopped play with Yorkshire 69-4 after 25 overs. Root has 34 and Bess 16. 23 overs remaining. In truth, it would be a surprise if we see any more play. The light hasn’t looked like improving for an hour or so.
5.02pm Yorkshire are 51-4 after 18 overs. Root 28 and Bess 4. The light is fading fast. We may not see a great deal more cricket. Fingers crossed for an improvement, but the umpires have already consulted once.
4.40pm WICKET Neser gets Brook lbw for 11, the Australian’s third wicket. Yorkshire, replying to 149, are 36-4 in the 13th. Root 17 is joined by Bess.
4.33pm Yorkshire have moved to 36-3 in the 12th over. Root has 17 and Brook 11.
4.18pm Nice moment here after tea as Billy Root is presented with his Glamorgan county cap as Joe walks out to bat and applauds walking past the presentation. A fist bump between the pair follows. We believe neither knew about the presentation. Incredible timing really.
Tea Report Steve Patterson claimed his 400th wicket in the LV= Insurance County Championship as Yorkshire bowled Glamorgan out for 149 before tea on day two at Sophia Gardens.
Yesterday’s opening day of this fixture was washed out, but three wickets for captain Patterson and Harry Brook – alongside a sketchy start to the visiting innings – is making up for lost time on a helpful bowling surface.
Glamorgan advanced from 77-6 at lunch, almost doubling their score as Michael Neser and unbeaten Andrew Salter made 24 apiece to add to opener David Lloyd’s innings high 31.
Seam, swing and invariable bounce have been evident at the start of this Group Three contest, with Yorkshire also encountering early trouble with the bat in reaching tea at 10-3 in the seventh over.
Brook trapped Glamorgan captain Chris Cooke lbw in the third over of the afternoon as they slipped to 82-7 in the 34th.
Australian overseas seamer Neser hit four fours in his innings, as did Salter. The pair shared 35 for the eighth wicket, equalling the highest partnership of the innings.
Neser was caught low down by Adam Lyth at second slip off Jordan Thompson (117-8 in the 44th over) before Patterson had van der Gugten caught by Tom Kohler-Cadmore diving forwards at first slip, leaving the score at 128-9 after 49.
The van der Gugten wicket was Patterson’s 400th in Championship cricket in his 150th appearance.
And David Willey wrapped up the innings by getting Michael Hogan caught at mid-off almost five overs later.
Unfortunately, that was not the end of the afternoon drama as the White Rose lost openers Lyth and Kohler-Cadmore inside four overs of their reply, falling to 6-2.
Lyth, for a duck, was the victim of a stunning one-handed diving catch by Kiran Carlson at mid-wicket at the end of the first over before Kohler-Cadmore shouldered arms to Hogan and lost his off-stump for one.
Gary Ballance, dropped on nought in the slips, was then caught at third-man for seven as he attempted to uppercut Neser.
Joe Root is unbeaten on two.
3.58pm WICKET and TEA Ballance has cut Neser to third-man, signalling the end of the afternoon session. Yorkshire are 10-3 in the seventh over, replying to 149.
3.43pm WICKET Kohler-Cadmore has shouldered arms to Hogan and lost his off-stump, 1. Yorkshire 6-2 in the fourth over.
3.31pm WICKET Lyth victim of stunning catch from Carlson at mid-wicket, one-handed diving high to his left, off Neser. Yorkshire 0-1 after one.
3.18pm WICKET Hogan holes out to Root at mid-off, giving Willey his first wicket. Glamorgan are 149 all out inside 54 overs. Patterson and Brook finish with three wickets apiece. Yorkshire have 48 overs of batting to do today.
2.56pm WICKET Van der Gugten caught by Kohler-Cadmore diving forwards at first slip off Patterson. Glamorgan slip to 128-9 after 49 overs. Hogan joins Salter at the crease.
That is Patterson’s 400th wicket in County Championship cricket.
2.35pm WICKET Neser caught at second slip low down by Lyth off Thompson for 24. Yorkshire 117-8 in the 44th.
2.20pm Quiet 20 minutes or so since the wicket, which is just what Glamorgan need as they bid to halt the Yorkshire charge. Coad and Thompson in operation, with the hosts 104-7 after 40 overs. Neser 16 and Salter 4.
1.58pm WICKET Outstanding stuff. Cooke lbw Brook, 3. 82-7. Brook’s first three-for in first-class cricket.
1.51pm We’re up and running after lunch, with Neser hitting Brook down the ground for four. Glamorgan 82-6 after 32 overs.
Lunch Report Ben Coad trapped Australian star Marnus Labuschagne lbw for 10 as Yorkshire claimed six wickets during a fabulous second morning against Glamorgan at Sophia Gardens.
The opening day of this sixth round LV= Insurance County Championship fixture was washed out yesterday, but play started on time at 11am today and Glamorgan have reached lunch in trouble at 77-6 from 31 overs.
Steve Patterson opted to bowl upon winning the toss and later struck twice in the 25th over as the hosts fell to 73-4.
Glamorgan actually fell from 69-2 to 73-6, losing four wickets for as many runs in 18 balls as Harry Brook also claimed two wickets with his medium pacers in challenging batting conditions.
Harry Duke has enjoyed an encouraging start to his debut behind the stumps, providing plenty of encouragement for his team-mates and standing up well to the seamers.
Jordan Thompson made the breakthrough when he trapped Joe Cooke lbw for five with a full in-swinger – 11-1 in the sixth over.
Glamorgan’s other opener, David Lloyd, was dropped twice on six and 10 off Coad by Joe Root at fourth slip and Brook at third. The Root chance, high above his head, was the tougher of the two chances.
Coad trapped Aussie Test batsman Labuschagne lbw (34-2 in the 11th over) before Lloyd and Billy Root shared 35 for the third wicket.
At that stage, you were thinking that the morning was even.
But things changed around in style in the space of three overs.
Patterson bowled Lloyd for 31 and had Kiran Carlson caught at first slip by Tom Kohler-Cadmore in the 25th over before Brook had Root (23) caught and bowled off a leading edge in the 26th and trapped Dan Douthwaite lbw for a duck in the 28th.
Glamorgan captain Chris Cooke will begin the afternoon unbeaten on three with Michael Neser, their other Australian overseas, on one.
1.10pm – Lunch Brilliant session for Yorkshire, particularly the last 40 minutes. Glamorgan are 77-6 after 31 overs, falling from 69-2. Chris Cooke 3, Neser 1. Two wickets apiece for Patterson and Brook.
12.59pm WICKET Douthwaite trapped lbw by Brook. Glamorgan lose four wickets for four runs. It’s 73-6!
12.51pm WICKET Another one, and this time it’s Brook. Root caught and bowled by Brook, 23. Glamorgan 73-5 in the 26th over. Yorkshire have taken 3-4 in 10 balls. Brilliant.
12.44pm WICKET Two wickets in four balls for Patterson. Carlson caught by Kohler-Cadmore at slip for four. 73-4 in the 25th over.
12.40pm WICKET Lloyd b Patterson for 31. Glamorgan are 69-3 in the 25th.
12.17pm A lively start by Harry Duke behind the stumps. One noticeable thing is the encouragement he’s been providing. Not shy in coming forwards, that’s for sure. 58-2 in the 20th.
12pm Yorkshire can lay claim to the opening hour with Glamorgan at 46-2 after 14. Labuschagne one of the departures. Double bowling change as Willey and Patterson come into the attack.
LABUSCHAGNE GONE! ?
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) May 14, 2021
11.44am WICKET Labuschagne lbw Coad, 10. 34-2. Huge wicket.
11.40am Lloyd dropped on 10 at third slip by Brook off Coad, Glamorgan 21-1.
11.30am Root can’t hang on to a tough chance above his head at fourth slip as Lloyd edges Coad on 6, 11-1 in the seventh.
11.20am WICKET Cooke has been trapped lbw by Thompson – full in-swinger. Glamorgan are 11-1 in the sixth over.
11.05am Thompson is sharing the new ball. Lloyd has picked up a single and now Cooke a boundary to fine-leg. 5-0 in the second.
11am Coad has the new ball, with Joe Cooke on strike. Given yesterday’s rain, we have 104 overs scheduled in the day.
10.36am Yorkshire have won the toss and will bowl first…..
Glamorgan: J Cooke, Lloyd, Labuschagne, Root, Carlson, C Cooke c&w, Douthwaite, Neser, Salter, van der Gugten, Hogan.
Yorkshire: Lyth, Kohler-Cadmore, Ballance, Root, Brook, Bess, Thompson, Willey, Duke w, Patterson c, Coad.
9.42am No play at three venues around the Championship yesterday, including here. A 99 for Alex Lees at Durham in what play was possible.
Durham 246 v Worcestershire 6-0, Riverside
Essex v Derbyshire, Chelmsford
Middlesex 90-4 v Hampshire, Lords
Somerset v Surrey, Taunton
Sussex 51-2 v Kent 145, Hove
9.40am Marnus Labuschagne is currently chatting to Mike Atherton for a Sky Sports interview just in front of the Media Centre.
Good morning from Sophia Gardens.
I am delighted to report that there is no rain, the players are warming up, and we look good to go for an 11am start on day two.
With yesterday’s washout, we are awaiting the toss and team news. But we know that Harry Duke will make his first-team debut for Yorkshire behind the stumps.
Fingers crossed we can get three full days in here and a positive result can be achieved.
A win for Yorkshire – their fourth in six games – would put them in an incredibly strong position at the top of the Championship’s Group Three.
Glamorgan will field Australian overseas duo Marnus Labuschagne and Michael Neser.
This fixture is being televised live by Sky Sports, and Glamorgan are providing a stream on their website as well.
We will get going at 11am. Enjoy the day.