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George Hill said

“It was a good day. They bowled really well. The pitch nibbled all day, and I didn’t feel like I was in at any point. So I was grateful I scored a hundred. There was a bit of relief there.

“The work Adam Lyth did in that first hour against a good attack shouldn’t go unrecognised.

“I’ve already apologised to Will (Fraine) and will do a couple more times. I was gutted because he looked in really good nick.

“Brooky’s a bit of a freak at the minute. He makes it look so easy. I’m out there scratching around and he’s pinging it everywhere. Hopefully when he gets his England opportunity he will take it.

“I reckon if we can get 400 or above, that will be a good score. It’s a true wicket, but if you put it in the right areas it can be tough.”

Close – 6.20pm Close. Very profitable opening day for Yorkshire, who end on 324-5 from 96 overs, including 131 from Hill, 76 from Brook and 38 not out from Waite.

6.10pm WICKET Duke bowled for 27 by Holland. Yorkshire 314-5 in the 94th.

6.06pm Yorkshire are 313-4 in the 93rd over. Waite 29 and Duke 27.

5.38pm WICKET Hill bowled pushing forwards at Abbott for a magnificent 131. Yorkshire are 276-4 in the 86th over. Waite 19 is joined at the crease by Duke with 10.2 overs remaining in the day.

5.23pm Yorkshire 256-3 in the 82nd over. Hill 119 and Waite 12 are now batting against the new ball.

4.45pm HUNDRED! George Hill reaches his second hundred of the season, off 220 balls with 17×4s and 1×6s. Super stuff. 230-3 in the 72nd.

4.43pm WICKET Brook caught at leg slip by Vince off Fuller for 76. Yorkshire are 222-3 in the 71st over, ending a 141 partnership with Hill, who has 98. Waite comes in.

4.03pm Joe Root has reached a hundred at Trent Bridge. England are 332-2 in reply to New Zealand 553.

Tea Report Harry Brook has reached yet another LV= Insurance County Championship fifty, following George Hill to the same milestone, as Yorkshire enjoy significant opening day success against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl.

The former Sedbergh School pair have taken Yorkshire to tea at 186-2 from 64 overs, with only Will Fraine run out falling during the afternoon. Hill will begin the evening on 84 not out and Brook 54 not out.

Fraine (20) was run out backing up as Keith Barker deflected a Hill straight drive onto the stumps at the non-striker’s end, leaving Yorkshire at 81-2 after 37 overs.

Opener Hill, 42 not out at lunch, went on to reach his fifty off 131 balls and later lofted Liam Dawson for six over long-on. Earlier in the 54th over, Brook had done the same as the over cost the England white ball left-arm spinner 17.

Brook went to his ninth score of 50 in 10 Championship innings this season off 68 balls a quarter of an hour before tea, by which time the visitors were 173-2 in the 61st over.

The pair went on to record their third-wicket century stand in the Southampton sunshine moments later.

Brook is now the leading run-scorer in either division of this season’s Championship with 894 runs, while his nine times to 50 in the seventh game of 2022 has already matched the haul of Tom Haines and Matt Critchley, who posted nine in 14 games. That was more than anyone else in 2021.

Tea – 3.51pm Yorkshire are 186-2 from 64 overs, Hill 84 and Brook 54. These two have put on 105 unbroken in a session which saw only Fraine (20) depart.

3.36pm Surprise, surprise! Brook reaches another fifty, off 68 balls with 4×4s and 1×6s, his ninth score of 50 or more in 10 Championship innings this season. Yorkshire now 173-2 in the 61st over.

Last season, Sussex’s Tom Haines and Derbyshire’s Matt Critchley (now Essex), reached 50 nine times apiece in a 14-game season. Brook has already matched that tally in seven games.

3.10pm Moments later, Brook gets four through mid-wicket and then Hill lofts Dawson over long-on for a second six in the over. 148-2 after 54. Hill has 68. Seventeen off the over.

3.07pm Brook and Hill have shared 50 for the third wicket. Make that 56 as Brook shimmies down the pitch and hoists Dawson over long-on, moving to 33. It’s 137-2 in the 57th over. Hill has 62.

2.52pm Yorkshire are 121-2 in the 50th over of the day, bowled by Liam Dawson’s left-arm spin. Hill 61 and Brook 18.

Elsewhere, Joe Root is 74 not out in England’s 276-2 in reply to New Zealand’s 553 all out.

In Multan, where Pakistan are playing West Indies in an ODI featuring Shadab Khan, who is 22 not out, play has been suspended with the hosts on 155-5 because of a dust storm.

If I’m honest, not sure that is the type of weather Shadab can expect when he returns to Yorkshire’s team at Durham in the Vitality Blast on Friday!

2.30pm Hill reaches his fifty off 131 balls with 10×4s. Yorkshire move to 105-2. Excellent from the opener.

2pm WICKET Oh no. How’s your luck? Rotten, I think is the answer.

Fraine has been run out backing up. Hill hits a straight drive against Barker, who gets a touch on it and it cannons into the non-striker’s stumps. Falls for 20. It’s 81-2 in the 37th.

A real shame, as he was looking in good order there.

1.42pm In the Test at Trent Bridge, England are 195-2 in the early stages of the afternoon as they reply to New Zealand’s 553 all out. Lees 67 and out, Pope 84 not out and Root 35 not out.

1.41pm Early stages of afternoon session, and Yorkshire are 69-1 with Hill on 42 and Fraine on 8. Barker is back into the attack for Hampshire.

Lunch Report Yorkshire have enjoyed an encouraging opening session with the bat against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl, advancing to 68-1 from 32 overs at lunch on day one.

Having won the toss and elected to bat, Steve Patterson has seen only Adam Lyth depart for 19 on a pitch which seems to be lacking pace in this seventh round LV= Insurance County Championship fixture.

A couple of edges have dropped short of the slips during a morning which has seen George Hill impress in the opener’s berth for 42 not out.

Hill has driven handsomely down the ground, including a particularly eye-catching boundary off new ball seamer Kyle Abbott that whistled beyond the stumps at the non-striker’s end.

Lyth was subject to a confident lbw appeal from Keith Barker off the second ball of the match before edging a drive at another seamer, Ian Holland, to third third slip as the score slipped 51-1 in the 24th over.

Yorkshire have handed a Championship debut to West Indian overseas bowling all-rounder Dominic Drakes, while Matthew Waite is making his first first-team appearance of the season and is carded to bat at number five.

1.02pm – Lunch: Yorkshire advance to 68-1 from 32 overs, including Hill’s unbeaten 42 and Fraine’s 7. Lyth the only wicket to fall for 19 during the opening session against Hampshire.

12.29pm WICKET Breakthrough for Hampshire as Lyth drives and edges Holland to Donald at third slip, falling for 19. It’s 51-1 in the 24th over.

12.25pm Yorkshire have moved to 51-0 in the 23rd over. Hill has 32 of them and Lyth 19.

Looks another placid pitch here. Our vantage point – backward point to the right-hander – makes it hard to know exactly the level of movement. But it doesn’t seem to have a great deal of pace in the pitch.

11.42am Yorkshire 29-0 early in the 11th over. A couple of edges have dropped short and there was an lbw appeal from Barker against Lyth second ball of the match. But it has been a confident start. Hill 17, Lyth 12.

11.12am Confident start to proceedings from George Hill and Adam Lyth, who have taken Yorkshire to 20-0 after four overs. Hill, 13, has just driven Kyle Abbott down the ground for four. Super shot. Lyth has 7.

10.49am Hampshire: Organ, Holland, Gubbins, Vince c, Dawson, Brown w, Donald, Barker, Fuller, Abbott, Wheal.

Yorkshire: Lyth, Hill, Fraine, Brook, Waite, Duke w, Bess, Thompson, Revis, Drakes, Patterson c.

10.32am Yorkshire have won the toss and will bat first.

9.25am Before we get going today, you can catch up with our match preview with Steve Patterson, who is satisfied with what he has seen so far in the Championship.

Match Preview.

Good morning from the Ageas Bowl, where the sun is shining ahead of our latest LV= Insurance County Championship fixture.

Match number seven of 14 sees Yorkshire bid for their second win to add to five draws so far.

Third in Division One, we face a Hampshire side who sit second on 102 points, 12 ahead, following four wins from their six games so far, added to a defeat and only one draw. Surrey are top on 105 points.

The players are just beginning their warm-ups.

Both sides return to Championship cricket for a week having won four out of eight in the Vitality Blast. Yorkshire sit inside the top four quarter-final qualifying places in the North, Hampshire sit just outside them in the South. This week’s hosts have actually won their last four games having lost their first four.

Last time out in the Championship, as Yorkshire were drawing with Warwickshire at Headingley, Hampshire were beating Somerset by 10 wickets at Taunton.

They will field South African seamer Kyle Abbott as their overseas player, while Yorkshire could hand a debut to West Indian Dominic Drakes in this format.

The Bajan left-arm seaming bowling all-rounder has impressed in four Blast appearances over the last week. It is likely to be his one and only Championship appearance if selected.

There will be a live stream available when we get underway at 11am. Enjoy the day.

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