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Dom Bess said
“I think that’s a pretty good day. Had we taken our opportunities, it would have been a great day.
“It’s a good wicket. It’s true if you get in, but it keeps you honest.
“It’s good that we got 400 on the board, we set it up nicely. Then we had them 20-2 and 120-4.
“We were quite loose to start with and then tied it up.
“If we can get two opportunities with the old ball in the morning, we’ll have done a really good job. Take one of them and we’ll get Fuller and Barker in. They’re good players, but they’re no Dawson or Brown, who are top order players.
“Then we’re right into it and looking at maybe a 100 lead.”
6.39pm – Close Hampshire reach 225-4 from 69 overs, a deficit of 203. Dawson 61 and Brown 52. Two wickets for Thompson, one apiece for Waite and Patterson. Bess started the day by completing an unbeaten 51 in Yorkshire first-innings 428.
6.32pm We’re into the final couple of overs of the day. Hampshire have advanced to 219-4 in the 68th. Dawson 59 and Brown 48.
6.02pm Dawson reaches his fifty off 91 balls, taking Hampshire to 188-4 in the 60th over as they reply to 428. We have a little over nine overs remaining in the day. Brown 33 at the other end.
5.32pm Quite an important final hour coming up here. If Yorkshire can strike once or maybe twice, they will have a definite advantage at the halfway stage of this game. If not, Hampshire will be relatively happy with their afternoon and evening’s work. They are 152-4 from 54 overs, 15 remain in the day. Dawson 24 and Brown 23.
5.13pm Hampshire have moved to 137-4 in the 49th over. Dawson 23 and Brown 11. We have 20 overs remaining in the day.
4.35pm WICKET Gubbins falls to the fourth ball of the evening, from Patterson. He’s been caught behind for 58. It’s 111-4 in the 38th over.
Tea Report Jordan Thompson and Matthew Waite have ensured a bright start to Yorkshire’s defence of 428 during the second afternoon against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl, restricting the hosts to 110-3 from 37 overs at tea.
Yorkshire took the ball immediately after lunch following a morning session which saw them advance from 324-5 and be bowled out on the stroke of lunch in this LV= Insurance County Championship fixture.
Thompson then struck twice inside the opening five overs of the home response as they fell to 12-2, getting Ian Holland caught behind and the other opener Felix Organ trapped lbw.
Yorkshire were forced into a patience game as Hampshire skipper James Vince and the experienced Nick Gubbins shared 82 for the third wicket through the majority of the session.
Gubbins remains unbeaten on 58 having been dropped on 31 in the slips off Matthew Revis by a combination of Adam Lyth at second and Will Fraine at first, the former parrying a sharp chance above his head over towards a diving Fraine.
But Vince, for 33, was trapped lbw by the seam of all-rounder Waite in the latter stages of the session as the hosts slipped to 94-3 in the 30th over.
Gubbins reached his fifty off 90 balls deep into the afternoon session, while Liam Dawson is unbeaten on 6. Thirty two overs remain in the day.
4.07pm – Tea Two wickets for Thompson, one for Waite in that session. Hampshire, replying to 428, are 110-3 from 37 overs. Gubbins 58 and Dawson 6. 32 overs left in the day.
3.58pm Hampshire are 105-3 in the 35th over, with Gubbins having just reached his fifty off 90 balls. Not ideal that the two scoreboards in the ground have gone down. But Gubbins has 56 and Dawson 3. Bess and Thompson are searching for wicket number four.
3.40pm WICKET Big breakthrough for Yorkshire as Hampshire skipper Vince is trapped lbw by Waite for 33. It’s 94-3 in the 30th over. Hampshire are replying to 428.
3.03pm Gubbins on 31 has been handed a life as he flashes at Revis and a leaping Lyth parries it above his head from second slip only for Fraine to attempt to take the rebound and he couldn’t cling on. It’s 67-2 after 20 overs.
2.34pm Hampshire have advanced to 40-2 after 13 overs, with Gubbins 18 and Vince 9. Double change for Yorkshire sees Patterson and now Revis into the attack in place of Thompson (2-22 from five) and Drakes (0-9 from six).
1.58pm WICKET Organ trapped lbw by Thompson, 11. It’s 12-2 after five overs.
1.47pm WICKET Thompson gets Holland caught behind, 0. It’s 7-1 in the third over. What a start.
The opener was squared up with one that jagged away off the pitch.
1.38pm Hampshire 2-0 after one over. Drakes sharing the new ball with Thompson. Organ and Holland opening the batting for the hosts as they reply to 428.
Lunch Report Dom Bess recorded an unbeaten 51 in Yorkshire’s lunchtime score of 428 all out on day two against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl.
The visitors have control of this LV= Insurance County Championship fixture having been bowled out inside 123 overs, with Scotland international quick Brad Wheal claiming the last four wickets to fall.
Yorkshire advanced from 324-5 from 96 overs overnight and secured a fourth batting bonus point for passing 350 inside 110 overs.
They lost Matthew Waite (41), Jordan Thompson (23), Matthew Revis (10), Dom Drakes (6) and Steve Patterson (1) during the morning.
Waite and Thompson were caught in the slips off seamers Keith Barker and Wheal respectively, the latter also trapping Revis lbw, getting Drakes brilliantly caught behind by Ben Brown and bowling Patterson.
Bess reached his fifty off 81 balls late in a morning which has featured extra bounce in the pitch.
Waite was undone by that, while Bess was struck a nasty blow on the right hand from a lifting Wheal delivery.
When Drakes was superbly caught one-handed by Brown, it left Yorkshire 426-9 in the 121st over. Patterson was bowled shortly afterwards to signal lunch five minutes early.
12.55pm WICKET Patterson bowled by Wheal for one, the Scottish seamer taking all of the last four wickets. Yorkshire 428 all out inside 123 overs. That will be lunch.
12.49pm WICKET Wheal gets Drakes caught behind by Brown – super one-handed catch, 6. 426-9 in the 121st over.
12.43pm Bess reaches his fifty off 81 balls with 9×4s. Excellent. Yorkshire 426-8 as we close in on the lunch break.
12.27pm WICKET Revis trapped lbw by Wheal, 10. YorkshireCCC 404-8.
12.24pm Yorkshire 404-7 in the 117th over. Bess 36 and Revis 10.
11.58am WICKET Thompson caught first slip off Wheal, 23. Yorkshire 386-7 in the 111th over. Four batting points secured.
11.56am Yorkshire are 384-6 after 110 overs, finishing with four batting bonus points. Thompson 21 and Bess 34. Hampshire finish with two bowling points.
11.25am Yorkshire have moved to 359-6 in the 103rd over, securing a fourth batting point. Bess 21 and Thompson 9.
11.17am WICKET Waite caught by Dawson low down at second slip off Barker. Gone for an excellent 41, undone by extra bounce. 342-6 in the 101st over. Thompson in to join Bess on 17.
11.08am Early life for Bess, who is dropped at second slip by Dawson off Barker on eight. Yorkshire 331-5 in the 99th over, the third of the day.
11.02am First over of day two complete, bowled by Barker, and Yorkshire have moved to 330-5, including a Bess boundary. Abbott sharing the new ball. Waite 39, Bess 7.
10.46am Before we get going today, let’s have a look at the scores elsewhere around the grounds.
Kent v Gloucestershire 388-7, Canterbury
Somerset 180 v Surrey 56-1, Taunton
Warwickshire 292 v Lancashire, Edgbaston
Derbyshire 28-0 v Middlesex 251, Chesterfield
Durham 375-3 v Worcestershire, Riverside
Glamorgan v Sussex 245-7, Sophia Gardens
Leicestershire 340-8 v Nottinghamshire, Grace Road
9.36am Elsewhere, congratulations to Yorkshire trio Rob Hewitt, Alex Jervis and Henry Wainman, who helped England’s Learning Disability and Deaf teams complete T20 series victories over Australia in Brisbane yesterday.
The LD side, featuring Hewitt and Jervis, beat the Aussies 4-1, while Wainman helped the Deaf side claim a 3-2.
Both teams are taking part in the International Inclusion Series, with three ODIs to come this week.
9.27am If you want to recap yesterday’s action, you can via our Match Report and Reaction piece from George Hill. They are linked below.
Good morning from the Ageas Bowl, where we are bathed in sunshine for the second day running.
Yorkshire enjoyed a very encouraging opening day yesterday, posting 324-5 thanks in the main to 131 from George Hill and 76 from Harry Brook.
The visitors believe anything in the region of 400 or above will be a good score on a pitch which is expected to take more spin as the game goes on.
First of all, Happy Birthday to Will Fraine, who turns 26 today. Felt for Will yesterday as he was looking in really good order for 20 before getting run out backing up.
Play will resume with Matthew Waite (38) and Dom Bess on 2. They have 14 overs to claim another two batting points for reaching 400. Perhaps just the one more for 350 is more realistic. But we’ll see.
It was a fairly successful day for Yorkshire batters yesterday, with Joe Root scoring yet another century for England in the Trent Bridge Test. He will begin day four on 163 not out with England 473-5 in reply to New Zealand’s 553. A home win is not yet out of the question there.
There will be a live stream available once more from the Ageas Bowl. We will be underway at 11am. Enjoy the day.