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Ben Coad

“It’s been a good day.

“When they got through the first hour only losing one, it looked like it could have been a long day. But after lunch, it was a proper bowling performance.

“The pitch is a little bit slower, and it’s not nipping as fast and bouncing as nicely as it was before.

“After the new ball, it’s a nice batting surface. But we showed that you can still get a bit out of it if you’re disciplined.

“At 260-5, they’re looking at a big total. But the way D (Olivier) bowled there, it was fast and hostile.

“Tom took seven catches in the game at Hampshire and six in that first innings. It’s quite phenomenal to actually get that many balls going to a certain person. But he has fabulous hands in the slips, and I wouldn’t expect anything less.

“We know we have a great slip cordon, one, two, three and four when Brooky’s in there as well.

“Generally, if it gets edged and it’s carried, you know it’s going to be taken. It’s a great feeling.”

6.20pm Close. Yorkshire enjoy an impressive day two, reaching 166-3 from 46 overs in their second innings, leading by 80. Ballance has 57 and Leaning 11.

6.15pm Australian Matt Renshaw is bowling his third over of off-spin, the penultimate of the day. Yorkshire 158-3, leading 72.

5.42pm Kohler-Cadmore gone! He’s been caught in the gully off Bell-Drummond’s seamers for 28, leaving Yorkshire at 139-3, a lead of 53. There’s 12.3 overs remaining in the day and Leaning has joined Ballance (42) at the crease.

4.51pm Lyth caught behind off Claydon for 44. Yorkshire 82-2, trailing by 4.

4.38pm Yorkshire are going ok here. They have reached 67-1 and trail by 19. Lyth has 39 of them.

4.22pm An afternoon update from around the grounds courtesy of the ECB Reporters Network…..


Essex v Nottinghamshire (Chelmsford)

A ninth-wicket stand of 81 between Peter Siddle and Simon Harmer stretched Essex’s first innings lead to 54. Earlier, Stuart Broad dismissed Sir Alastair Cook for the first time in his career. Luke Fletcher and Matt Carter shared eight of the Essex wickets as they were bowled out for 241.

Somerset v Surrey (Taunton)

England’s left-arm spinner Jack Leach took three wickets in seven overs as Surrey were dismissed for 380. Somerset are 140-3 in reply, with Azhar Ali making 60 and James Hildreth 61 not out.

Kent v Yorkshire (Canterbury)

Kent’s 20-year-old wicketkeeper Ollie Robinson made 103 – his second Championship century of the season – before his side were bowled out for 296, a lead of 86. Alex Blake needed a concussion check after he was struck by Duanne Olivier. Yorkshire are 42 for 1 in their second innings.

Warwickshire v Hampshire (Edgbaston)

Tom Alsop contributed a career-best 150 before Hampshire were bowled out for 354, Jeetan Patel (6 for 97) taking the 35th five-wicket haul of his career. Warwickshire are 88 for 3 in reply.


Glamorgan v Gloucestershire (Newport)

Ryan Higgins’ 89-ball century hoisted Glamorgan to 463 and the hosts are 136 for 4 in reply.

Middlesex v Leicestershire (Lord’s)

Middlesex were dismissed for 349 but after reducing Leicestershire to 113 for 4 they were frustrated by an unbroken fifth-wicket stand of 76 between Harry Dearden and Colin Ackermann.

Worcestershire v Durham (Worcester)

Rikki Wessels is unbeaten on 90 and debutant Josh Dell has scored an undefeated half-century as Worcestershire make steady progress after dismissing Durham for 273 on day one. They have put on 131 to take their side to 195 for 4.

Lancashire v Northamptonshire (Old Trafford)

Just one wicket has fallen so far on day two. Keaton Jennings is 93 not out and Rob Jones is unbeaten on 61 and Lancashire are 183 for 2, trailing by 47.

Tea Yorkshire restricted Kent to a first-innings lead of 86 and then almost halved that with the bat during the second afternoon of their Specsavers County Championship match.

Kent, responding to 210 all out, fell from 261-5 to 296 all out as Duanne Olivier and Ben Coad equally shared four wickets and debutant Dom Bess struck once.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore finished with six catches in the innings, a Yorkshire joint record for an outfielder in first-class cricket. Ellis Robinson also took six against Leicestershire at Bradford in 1938.

For Kent, 20-year-old wicketkeeper Ollie Robinson hit 103 from 181 balls with eleven fours, his second century in as many Championship games.

But he was one of the dismissals as Kent lost their last five wickets for 35, leaving the visitors with 14 overs to bat before tea.

Olivier and Coad both finished with three wickets apiece, while Kohler-Cadmore has now taken 22 catches in all cricket for Yorkshire this season.

Yorkshire then reached tea at 42-1 from 14 overs in their second innings, losing Harry Brook caught behind for 13 off Freddie Klaasen’s first ball. Adam Lyth reached 24 not out.

3.41pm Breakthrough for Kent on the verge of tea as Brook edges Freddie Klaasen’s first ball behind, 13. Yorkshire 33-1 in the 11th.

3.22pm Tom Kohler-Cadmore’s six catches in an innings is a joint record for a Yorkshire outfielder, with Ellis Robinson doing it against Leicestershire at Bradford in 1938.

2.52pm Klaasen gone! He’s been caught by Kohler-Cadmore (22 catches this season in all cricket) at first slip off Coad. Kent 296 all out, leading by 86. Kohler-Cadmore’s six catches in an innings is a record for outfield catches against Kent.

2.15pm Two wickets in three balls. Podmore caught at deep mid-on off Bess (Kohler-Cadmore with the catch) and Milnes caught behind off Olivier. 272-8.

2pm Wicket for Olivier, caught at first slip by Kohler-Cadmore, who takes his 20th catch of the summer in all cricket to remove Blake for 34. Blake had been dropped at short-leg by Brook the ball before. Kent now 261-6.

1.42pm We’re up and running for the afternoon session, and Yorkshire need wickets. Kent are 248-5, leading by 38. Bess and Olivier in operation.

Lunch Kent have dominated the second morning against Yorkshire at Canterbury and hold a first-innings lead of 34 with five wickets remaining.

Yorkshire, who made 210, only struck once before lunch, Steve Patterson getting Zak Crawley caught and bowled for 81 to leave the hosts at 157-5.

But wicketkeeper Ollie Robinson and sixth-wicket partner Alex Blake are threatening to take the game away from the White Rose, with Kent reaching lunch at 244-5 from 69 overs.

Robinson reached an off-side dominant fifty off 103 balls and was later dropped behind on 71 down the leg-side by Jonny Tattersall off Duanne Olivier.

Blake ducked into an Olivier bouncer, forcing a concussion check during the second half of the session.

Robinson will begin the afternoon on 80 and Blake on 30.

12.42pm Tattersall puts Robinson down, catch down leg-side on 71 off Olivier – 226-5. Next two balls go for four. 234-5.

12.22pm Kent have moved into the lead at 211-5 as Olivier looks for the breakthrough.

12.05pm Robinson reaches his fifty off 103 balls with 6×4s. Kent 193-5 midway through the second morning. An off-side dominant innings.

11.28am Crawley gone! He’s been caught and bowled by Patterson with his fourth ball of the morning having replaced Coad. Crawley goes for 81. 157-5 in the 47th.

11.10am Kent have added 10 runs in the first three and a bit overs of the day as Robinson drives Coad through the covers for four. 140-4.

10.35am Around the grounds…..

Division One

Warwickshire v Hampshire 291-6, Edgbaston
Somerset v Surrey 330-6, Taunton
Kent 130-4 v Yorkshire 210, Canterbury
Essex 68-0 v Nottinghamshire 187, Chelmsford

Division Two

Worcestershire 1-1 v Durham 273, New Road
Middlesex 325-8 v Leicestershire, Lord’s
Lancashire 29-1 v Northamptonshire 230, Old Trafford
Glamorgan v Gloucestershire 360-6, Newport

Good morning from Canterbury. Thankfully it’s a much warmer start to day two of this County Championship match between Yorkshire and Kent.

The hosts had the better of day one, but not by a distance, and two or three early wickets will bring it firmly back into the balance.

Kent, replying to 210, start the day on 130-4 on a pitch offering help to the bowlers.

The players are currently warming up in the nets, with Harry Brook facing Mat Pillans as I type.

Elsewhere yesterday, Jonny Bairstow scored a superb century for England as they beat Pakistan at Bristol in the ODI and David Willey took a stunning one-handed return catch.

We start at 11am. Enjoy the day.

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