MATCH CENTRE 

4.25pm – The Diamonds have won at Sale and are still alive in the RHF Trophy. They need to win on Saturday against Sunrisers to have a chance of progression.

4.21pm – Match drawn. Glamorgan finish on 401-5, a lead of 174. Northeast 166 not out. We take 13 points from our eighth draw of the season and move to Leicestershire next week. Masood with 192 in the first innings and Revis 5-50 stood out.

4.10pm – WICKET! And he’s broken through immediately. Root bowled by Wharton’s second ball. Maiden wicket. It’s 396-5, a home lead of 169 with the best part of 25 overs remaining.

4.06pm – James Wharton is coming on to have a bowl with his off-spin.

3.51pm – Thunder are 134-8 in the 30th over chasing 196 at Sale. The Diamonds are on course for the win they need to maintain hopes of back-to-back RHFT titles.

Here at Cardiff, Northeast has just reached his 150 off 280 balls. It’s 374-4 – Glamorgan lead by 147 with 29.1 overs remaining.

3.47pm – Glamorgan 363-4 in the 109th over, leading by 136. We have 31 more to bowl after this, though we’re unlikely to see them all as an early handshake on the draw is likely. Northeast 147 and Root 31.

3.35pm – Up and running after tea. Bess bowling to Northeast. Glamorgan 355-4, leading by 128. Lyth to follow

3.27pm – Diamonds have roared back into the clash with Thunder, who are 110-6 in the 24th over chasing 197 at Sale.

3.12pm – Tea Report Yorkshire will have to settle for their eighth draw of the LV= Insurance County Championship summer as Glamorgan continue to hold firm with the bat on day four in Cardiff.

The visitors came into the final day with high hopes of a victory. Glamorgan were 120-2 in their second innings, trailing by 107 having been asked to follow-on.

But Glamorgan’s cause has been advanced by centuries for Eddie Byrom and unbeaten Sam Northeast, who has 141 and counting to his name.

The Welsh county have reached tea on 354-4, leading by 127, with a minimum of 36 overs remaining in the match.

Yorkshire have struck once apiece in each of the first two sessions of the day.

Dom Bess bowled Byrom on the reverse sweep this morning before Ben Cliff had Kiran Carlson caught behind down leg for 52 this afternoon with his second ball of the day.

Yorkshire took the new ball almost immediately after lunch. Ben Coad, who didn’t bowl this morning, took it. He was later replaced by fellow seamer Cliff, who also didn’t bowl before lunch.

Carlson fell the ball after reaching his fifty off 73 balls. And, at that stage, Glamorgan were 305-4 with a lead of 78 and a minimum of 51.4 overs remaining in the match.

However, Northeast continued on and was helped by Billy Root through to tea, where the latter has reached on 28. They have shared an unbroken 49 for the fifth wicket. 

3.08pm – We’re moments away from the tea break. Glamorgan are 350-4, leading by 123 with 37 overs remaining. Northeast 139 and Root 26.

Thunder are 94-4 in the 20th over chasing 197 at Sale. The Diamonds are very much in that game.

2.44pm – Cliff is currently bowling to Root with a field of three men short in on the off-side from point to cover. Hill, Wharton and Lyth all in a line with about 15 yards between them.

2.40pm – Glamorgan are 332-4, leading by 105 runs. Northeast 131 and Root 16. We have just under 45 overs remaining.

Game on at Sale, where the Thunder are 59-3 chasing 197. The Diamonds need to win that to keep alive their hopes of progression.

2.08pm – WICKET! Ben Cliff takes his maiden first-class wicket as the Glamorgan captain Carlson is caught behind down leg the ball after reaching his fifty. It’s 305-4, and the home lead is 78 with 51.4 overs remaining. That was Cliff’s second ball of the day. 

1.49pm – There’s a fair bit going on at Edgbaston, where Warwickshire and Northamptonshire have set up a game. Warwickshire, chasing 176, are 24-5. Former Yorkshire seamer Ben Sanderson has taken four of them, including a hat-trick.

1.37pm – Kiran Carlson has just reached 24 and with it 1,000 Championship runs for the season. He is one of only four in Division Two – Alex Lees, Rishi Patel and Leus du Plooy the others. Adam Lyth and Fin Bean are both within 150 of that milestone, so have every chance over joining that list over the next fortnight.

1.30pm – Decisive passage coming up. Coad has taken the new ball, with Glamorgan 254-3, leading by 27 with 60 overs remaining in the day. Quick wickets are required.

1.26pm – Northeast reaches his century off 198 balls with 10x4s. Glamorgan are 251-3 in the 80th over.

1.18pm – The Diamonds have been bowled out for 196 by Thunder at Sale. They will need to defend that to remain in with a chance of qualification for the RHFT knockouts.

1.17pm – Jonny Tattersall bowling this morning. Picture by John Heald.

Jonny Tattersall

1.09pm – The players are on their way back out to the middle here in Cardiff.

1pm – The Diamonds have slipped to 173-8 after 42 overs against Thunder at Sale. Winfield-Hill fell 89.

12.32pm – Lunch Report Yorkshire have been frustrated by stiff Glamorgan resistance with the bat on the fourth morning as the hosts heighten their chances of a draw at Cardiff.

Yorkshire have struck just once before lunch – Dom Bess bowling Eddie Byrom for 101, and Glamorgan are on the verge of a lead.

At 230-3 from 74 overs in their second innings, they lead by three. 

Left-handed opener Byrom advanced from 52 not out overnight to reach his century in 193 balls. 

He shared a third-wicket partnership of 178 with Sam Northeast, who remains unbeaten on 88. 

Captain Shan Masood has juggled his bowlers around, even employing Jonny Tattersall’s leg-spin for four overs. Fin Bean took over the wicketkeeping duties for that short time.

But one man who hasn’t bowled is new ball seamer Ben Coad. The exact reason is unclear, though it could be that he is being saved for the second new ball. 

That is due in six overs. 

Glamorgan captain Kiran Carlson will resume alongside Northeast after lunch. He has 11.

12.26pm – Glamorgan are into the lead. At 228-3 with 67 overs remaining in the match, they lead by one. Northeast 87 and Carlson 11.

12.17pm – Shan Masood has been juggling his bowlers this morning in a bid to get the breakthrough, but there has been no Ben Coad. The new ball is 10 overs away, so early afternoon. Hopefully he’s being saved for that rather than carrying an injury. Glamorgan 218-3, trailing by nine runs.

The Diamonds, meanwhile, are 132-4 after 30 overs at Sale. Lauren Winfield-Hill has 75 not out.

12.05pm – Yorkshire’s seconds are in Championship action against Surrey at Guildford. On day three, Yorkshire are 406-6 replying to 427. Dom Leech claimed three wickets in the first innings and new ball partner Matt Milnes two. Jack Shutt also two-for.

In Yorkshire’s reply, Will Luxton made 115 and Ben Mike has just reached 102 not out.

11.59am – WICKET! There’s an opening for Yorkshire. Byrom bowled by Bess for 101. It’s 208-3, and the Glamorgan deficit is 19. Northeast 77 not out. The visitors need another couple quickly you feel. Kiran Carlson in now. 

11.52am – Byrom has reached his century off 193 balls with 17x4s. Glamorgan are 208-2 after 64 overs, trailing by 19. Northeast is 77. Tattersall has retaken the wicketkeeping gloves, and George Hill is into the attack.

11.39am – The Diamonds are 89-3 after 18 overs at Sale. Winfield-Hill is 58 not out. Finely poised up in Manchester.

11.36am – Glamorgan are 189-2 after 61 overs, trailing by 38. Byrom 88 and Northeast 71.

11.18am – Yorkshire have opted for a change of keeper as Fin Bean takes the gloves and Jonny Tattersall comes on for a bowl. He will be bowling leg-spin. Glamorgan 170-2, trailing by 57.

11.11am – The Diamonds are 52-2 after nine overs at Sale. Lauren Winfield-Hill has 32. Sterre Kalis and Hollie Armitage have fallen.

11.03am – Glamorgan have made a confident start to day four. They are 158-2, trailing by 69. Northeast 64 and Byrom 67. Their partnership is worth 129. Matthew Revis into the attack in place of Thompson.

10.38am – There have been a trio of early boundaries for Glamorgan, including four byes, and the deficit is now 91 at 136-2. Northeast has just reached his fifty off 106 balls.

10.29am – The players are on their way out to the middle. Bess to open the bowling to Sam Northeast on 45. Glamorgan 120-2, trailing by 107.

10.10am – Thunder have won toss and will bowl at Sale in the RHFT game.

9.10am – Good morning from Cardiff, where the sun is shining ahead of day four.

Yorkshire remain on course for victory – what would be their second successive in the Championship. But it’s going to be hard work on a slow and low surface. Wickets haven’t been easy to come by at all in this fixture.

Glamorgan will start the day on 120-2 in their second innings, trailing by 107 runs.

Eddie Byrom on 52 and Sam Northeast 45 are the men who immediately stand in Yorkshire’s way.

It’s looking like the visitors will have to bat again later today. But all it takes is a couple of early strikes and that could well change. Equally, Glamorgan’s hopes of a draw will be reasonably high.

If you want to recap yesterday’s action, you can do so via our match report and reaction piece with Ben Coad. They are linked below.

MATCH REPORT 

BEN COAD

We will also be keeping a very close eye on the Northern Diamonds Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy clash with Thunder at Sale today. The Diamonds need to win to keep alive their title defence.

There will be a live stream available of the action from Cardiff via the Match Centre tab at the top of the page.

Enjoy the day.

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