MATCH CENTRE 

6.23pm – Close. Another excellent day for Yorkshire, who post 500 thanks to Shan Masood’s brilliant 192 before restricting Glamorgan to 150-6 from 50 overs in reply. Revis 3-20 and Carlson 53 not out for the hosts.

6.14pm – Carlson has reached a fifty off 57 balls for Glamorgan, who are 143-6 replying to our 500.

6.09pm – Glamorgan have moved to 137-6 in the 46th over – four to bowl tonight after this. Carlson and Douthwaite 12.

5.52pm – Tough chance to Lyth at slip off Bess goes begging as a Douthwaite edged on three ricochets off Tattersall’s pad and wrong foots Lyth. It’s 122-6 with nine overs remaining in the day.

5.27pm – WICKET! Revis gets Cooke lbw with one that keeps low, 4. What a spell this is. Three-for. Glamorgan are 100-6 in the 34th over.

5.23pm – WICKET! It’s Revis again, getting left-handed Root caught behind for 4. Glamorgan are 96-5 in the 34th over.

5.04pm – WICKET! Byrom caught in the gully by Bean off Revis, 40. It’s 82-4.

4.49pm – WICKET! Northeast bowled by Bess for 16. It’s 66-3 in the 25th over. Kiran Carlson in to join Byrom on 34.

4.47pm – Byrom 34 and Northeast 16 have set about a recovery for Glamorgan, and they have added 47 to take the score to 66-2 in the 24th of 50 overs to be bowled today.

4.28pm – Play about to resume. Dom Bess has ball in hand. Glamorgan 53-2 after 18 overs as they reply to 500.

4.07pm – Tea Report Yorkshire have made two early breakthroughs with the ball as Glamorgan reply to a first-innings 500 all out on day two of the ongoing LV= Insurance County Championship clash at Cardiff.

Ben Coad and Jordan Thompson took the new ball and struck once apiece as the Welshmen slipped to 19-2 after eight overs during the second half of the afternoon.

Coad bowled opener Zain ul Hassan before Thompson did likewise to ex-South Africa limited overs international Colin Ingram, uprooting his off-stump.

Glamorgan have reached tea at 53-2 from 18 overs, including four for debutant seamer Ben Cliff, costing him 24 runs. 

Unfortunately, Adam Lyth wasn’t able to hold onto a sharp chance at slip off Coad as Sam Northeast survived on eight. He will begin the evening on nine alongside opener Eddie Byrom on 28.  

Earlier, Yorkshire advanced from 448-6 at lunch, with Shan Masood departing for a superb 192 as the first of the four wickets to fall to wrap up the visiting innings. 

Masood chipped seamer James Harris to cover, the same bowler trapping Thompson lbw next ball.

Coad edged off-spinner Kiran Carlson to slip before Cliff was run out for one, leaving Dom Bess unbeaten on 28. 

Cliff later bowled a testing first over in first-class cricket – a maiden – at Glamorgan opener Eddie Byrom.

4.01pm – Jordan Thompson celebrates the wicket of Colin Ingram. Picture by John Heald. Dom Bess into the attack now, with two overs until tea. Starts with a maiden. 52-2.

Jordan Thompson

3.58pm – Northeast edges Coad through Lyth at slip on eight. He’s very close with the helmet on – owing to slow pitch – but this one bursts through between ankle and knee height. 51-2 in the 16th.

3.41pm – Coad has switched ends from the Taff to the Cathedral Road End. Glamorgan 31-2.

3.25pm – WICKET! Thompson uproots Ingram’s off-stump, 5. It’s 19-2 after eight overs. Sam Northeast comes to the crease to join Byrom, who has 5. Fantastic start for Yorkshire. And Ben Cliff is into the attack to replace Coad.

3.11pm – WICKET! Ul Hassan bowled by Coad, 8. Glamorgan are 8-1 after five overs. Colin Ingram comes to the crease to join Byrom on 1.

2.55pm – Glamorgan 1-0 after one over – Jordan Thompson sharing the new cherry.

2.51pm – Zain ul Hassan will face Ben Coad, with Eddie Byrom at the other end. Glamorgan are replying to 500.

2.40pm – WICKET! Bess sweeps Carlson hard for four, and it’s 500-9. But Cliff is run out next ball, 1. 500 all out. There are 50 overs remaining in the day. Bess 28 not out.

2.35pm – WICKET! Coad edges Carlson to Ingram at slip for 4. It’s 495-9, with Bess on 24 joined by Ben Cliff.

2.18pm – WICKET! Thompson lbw Harris, 0. Nip-backer which kept low. It’s 482-8.

2.17pm – WICKET! Masood falls eight short of a double century as Harris gets him caught at cover by Northeast – 192. We’re 482-7 in the 117th over. Jordan Thompson in to join Bess, who has 16.

2.04pm – We’ve moved to 476-6 after 114 overs. Masood 188 and Bess 14.

1.51pm – Congratulations to Durham, who have been promoted to Division One of the Championship today.

1.42pm – We’re up and running after lunch. Carlson is bowling to Bess, and we’ve reached 450-6 – maximum batting points secured.

1.04pm – Lunch Report Shan Masood is closing in on a double century as Yorkshire continue their domination over Glamorgan on day two at Cardiff.

Yorkshire are already well placed for back-to-back LV= Insurance County Championship victories, reaching lunch on day two at 448-6 from 107 overs. 

Masood is unbeaten on 174 alongside Dom Bess on one.

Yorkshire, who started the day on 330-3, are close to securing the maximum of five batting bonus points for reaching 450 inside 110 overs, despite the morning loss of George Hill for 71, Jonny Tattersall for six and Matthew Revis for 28. 

Hill was trapped lbw by James Harris as the score fell to 372-4 in the 88th over, the 10th of the day. Tattersall was caught behind down leg shortly afterwards off another seamer, Andy Gorvin.

Revis was later bowled trying to reverse sweep against Kiran Carlson’s off-spin (446-6 after 106 overs).

Masood resumed the day on 113 and went on to reach his 150, off 191 balls with 15x4s. 

A punch down the ground for four off left-arm seamer Jamie McIlroy shortly afterwards was particularly eye-catching.

12.56pm – WICKET! Revis bowled reverse sweeping at Carlson’s off-spin, 28. We’re 446-6 in the 106th over. Masood, on 173, is joined at the crease by Dom Bess.

12.37pm – The skipper en-route to 150 this morning. Photo courtesy of John Heald.

Shan Masood

12.07pm – 150!!! Masood reaches his latest milestone off 191 balls with 15x4s. Superb. We’re 398-5 in the 94th over.  And now 402-5 as Revis gets his first boundary. Four batting points secured.

12.03pm – WICKET! Tattersall caught behind down leg off Gorvin, 6. It’s 393-5 in the 93rd over. Matthew Revis in to join Masood on 149.

11.42am – WICKET! Hill lbw Harris for a fine 71. It’s 372-4 in the 88th over. Jonny Tattersall in now to join Masood, who has 134.

11.22am – We’ve added 20 runs in five-and-a-half overs this morning and have advanced to 350-3 in the 84th over, securing batting point number three. Masood 124 and Hill 59.

11.08am – Glamorgan have taken the new ball two overs into the day. Yorkshire are 338-3 in the 81st. Masood 115 and Hill 56.

10.59am – Jamie McIlroy will be bowling to Shan Masood (113) to get us going. We’re 330-3 from 78 overs. George Hill unbeaten on 51.

10.56am – Play is about to start, with 96 overs to be bowled in the day. Below was the view an hour ago as the rain came down.

Cardiff

Picture by John Heald. Rain sweeps across Sophia Gardens this morning.

10.38am – Glamorgan have confirmed that Ben Kellaway has been subbed out of the game with concussion. Dan Douthwaite is in for him, but he can’t bowl because he’s a seamer and therefore not a like for like replacement for off-spinner Kellaway.

10.18am – We haven’t had official word of a delayed start. But we can safely say that it won’t happen. The rain has stopped, and the mopping up process is in its early stages.

9.56am – It’s just started raining, taking everybody by surprise. And it’s pretty hard as well.

9.09am – Good morning from Sophia Gardens in Cardiff, where it’s an overcast start to day two. But, most importantly, there is no rain about.

The players are warming up, and a 10.30am start is in the offing. There will be extra overs today – eight in total – following yesterday’s morning rain. That means 104 will be bowled today.

Yorkshire’s top order were fantastic yesterday on a used pitch, led by Shan Masood with 113 not out. It was slow but is expected to deteriorate over the next few days. You suspect Dom Bess may have a huge role to play when the visitors get bowling.

First, though, 450 is a target Masood and George Hill – 51 not out – will be aiming to push towards from an overnight 330-3.

Yesterday was a busy day in Yorkshire Cricket circles. There was good news and bad. The Diamonds won their Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy clash with Western Storm at Taunton to keep alive their title defence. But the Yorkshire Academy lost their ECB U18s County T20 Cup final against Surrey at Kibworth.

A report of the latter is going up on site this morning, but reports and reaction from here at Cardiff and at Taunton are already available and linked below.

YCCC MATCH REPORT

SHAN MASOOD

DIAMONDS REPORT 

HOLLIE ARMITAGE 

There will be a live stream available via the Match Centre tab at the top of the page shortly before today’s action gets going.

Enjoy the day.

 

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