Andrew Gale

“That was a strong day. I’m really pleased.

“We knew it was going to be hard work, and we had to show lots of patience and consistency. There were periods where they got partnerships. But we knew if we hung in there, we’d create enough chances.

“The bowlers have put a real shift in today, backed up by the lads in the field.

“They had a great attitude and energy throughout the day, and I’m really proud of them.

“We knew if we hung in there and were patient, there would be some tired minds in their dressing room having fielded for so long and we could maybe go through them tonight.”

Close What a superb day for Yorkshire, who take 12 wickets in the day and are closing in on the win. Hampshire, 252 behind having been asked to follow-on, finish on 54-5.

6.08pm Northeast has gone. Guess how the wicket’s fallen? Yep, Patterson entices the edge and Kohler-Cadmore takes a low catch at first slip. Northeast falls for a duck. 29-3.

5.57pm Vince gone! He’s been trapped lbw by Patterson, 11. It’s 23-2!

5.49pm OUT! Weatherley caught at first slip by Kohler-Cadmore off Patterson, the third wicket in a row to fall to that combination. 22-1.

5.10pm Life for Weatherley as Brook at gully can’t cling on to a catch at the second attempt. Olivier the bowler, Weatherley on 1. 3-1 in the fourth over.

4.56pm Follow-on enforced with 25 overs remaining in the day. Hampshire start their second innings 252 behind.

4.44pm McManus is caught at first slip by Tom Kohler-Cadmore off Steve Patterson for 27. Hampshire fall to 302-9.

Tea Duanne Olivier had Sam Northeast caught behind for 99 as Yorkshire chipped away at the Hampshire middle order during the third afternoon at the Ageas Bowl.

The White Rose hopes of a Specsavers County Championship win remain high, as the hosts, replying to 554-7 dec, reached tea on 296-8 from 90 overs.

Yorkshire struck three times in the session, including twice with the new ball, on a pitch which is still favouring the batsmen.

Northeast and Liam Dawson, 57, completed a 109-run partnership for the sixth wicket before the latter miscued Jack Leaning’s off-spin to Joe Root, who took a good catch back peddling from mid-on as the score fell to 247-6 in the 73rd over.

Ex-Kent captain Northeast was made to wait for six and a half overs on 99, added to a delay whilst Lewis McManus was checked after an Olivier bouncer struck him on the helmet.

Olivier, bowling with the second new ball, then had him caught behind as he felt for one outside off stump – 264-7 in the 84th over. And in his next over, he had Gareth Berg caught behind cutting with 274 on the board.

Hampshire need to reach 405 to avoid the follow-on, and McManus and Keith Barker are unbeaten.

3.30pm Northeast goes for 99. Olivier gets him caught behind, and Hampshire are 264-7.

3.22pm We are coming to the end of a delay after Olivier hit Lewis McManus with a bouncer. Hampshire 263-6 with Northeast on 99.

3pm Somerset have beaten Notts by an innings and 14 runs at Trent Bridge, signalling the first result of the round. Two wins from two for the Cidermen.

2.42pm Dawson gone! Leaning makes the breakthrough as Dawson looks to go over mid-on and doesn’t get all of it. Root takes a good catch over his shoulder running towards the fence. Gone for 57. 247-6.

2.15pm The floodlights are on at the Ageas Bowl. No suggestion of bad light yet, but it’s not the wall to wall sunshine we had before play this morning. Hampshire 223-5.

1.43pm Coad and Root begin the afternoon session with the ball. Hampshire 188-5.

Lunch Yorkshire claimed two wickets during a hard-fought third morning which Hampshire had the better of at the Ageas Bowl. But the visitors are still handily placed for a Specsavers County Championship victory.

Hampshire began the day, replying to a first-innings 554-7 dec, on 74-3 and reached lunch at 188-5 from 55 overs.

They lost nightwatchman Kyle Abbott, who was caught at short-leg off Ben Coad in the first half hour of play, leaving the score at 87-4.

But Sam Northeast, who scored a big hundred in Hampshire’s win over Essex here last week, has batted through the session unbroken to reach 72.

He shared a half-century stand for the fifth wicket with Rilee Rossouw, who hit a counter-attacking 33 and took a particular liking to compatriot Duanne Olivier.

Rossouw, however, fell when he inside-edged a swipe at Matthew Waite onto his stumps as the hosts fell to 138-5.

Northeast and Liam Dawson (25) also brought up their 50 stand in the final over of the session.

12.36pm Into the final half hour of the morning, and another wicket would tip the session Yorkshire’s way. Hampshire 156-5, with Northeast there on 60.

12.16pm Bonus wicket for Yorkshire as Rossouw looks to go big against Matthew Waite and plays on, falling for 33. Hampshire 138-5.

12.02pm Just the one wicket for Yorkshire in the first hour of day three. Rossouw and Northeast have steadied the ship for Hampshire, the former in aggressive manner. They have taken the score to 129-4.

11.41am Fellow South African Rilee Rossouw is counter-attacking against Duanne Olivier. He took three boundaries off him in the last over, the 36th, and has added another in his next, taking Hampshire to 116-4. Rossouw has 24 off 17 balls.

11.21am Ben Coad has ousted nightwatchman Kyle Abbott, caught at short-leg by Harry Brook. Hampshire are 87-4 after 31 overs.

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11am Around the grounds……


Notts 263 and 25-2 v Somerset 403, Trent Bridge
Surrey 395 v Essex 202-4, Kia Oval
Warwickshire 137-3 v Kent 504-9 dec, Edgbaston
Hampshire 74-3 v Yorkshire 554-7 dec, Ageas Bowl


Durham 224 and 32-2 v Sussex 202, Emirates Riverside
Glamorgan 570-8 dec v Northants 235-0, Sophia Gardens
Gloucestershire 202-5 v Derbyshire 291, Bristol
Leicestershire 184-4 v Worcestershire 553-6 dec, Grace Road
Middlesex 265 v Lancashire 267-4, Lord’s

Good morning from the Ageas Bowl, where it is another glorious spring morning.

There is a definite nip in the air, but, as I type, we look set fair for a full day’s cricket.

Yorkshire are very much on top as we head into day three of their second Championship match of the season, with Hampshire 74-3 replying to 554-7 declared.

The pitch remains good for batting on, giving Hampshire hope of securing a draw, but that is a heck of a long way off.

They will start day three with Sam Northeast and night-watchman Kyle Abbott at the crease following the late departure last night of South African overseas Aiden Markram for 45 to Jack Leaning’s off-spin.

While Gary Ballance completed a superb 148 yesterday, Leaning was Yorkshire’s standout performer of the day thanks to unbeaten 77 and then the wicket of Markram, caught at deep mid-wicket in fading light.

Leaning wouldn’t have bowled had the umpires deemed the light fit enough for Messrs Olivier, Coad, Patterson and Waite to finish the day with pace. But he came on and gave the White Rose a huge boost, adding to James Vince’s earlier dismissal to Ben Coad.

We start at 11am. Enjoy the day!

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