Steve Patterson quotes

“We felt we started pretty well. We were 59-1 and set up nicely.

“Obviously Clark got his hat-trick. To lose three players of that calibre to a hat-trick is a killer.

“It’s got to be one of the best ever based on the names he got out – three of the top 10 best in the world presently. Fair play to him.

“But I thought we battled back well from 80 odd for six. It would have been easy to be 125 all out. We’d have been really up against it then. 192 gave us an opportunity if we started well. 

“I never dreamed we’d have bowled them out. Livingstone damaging his thumb, which is unfortunate, made it a touch easier for us. The lads bowled well. 

“The last 20 overs was outstanding.

“It swung all day and the odd one nipped. But when you got in, it wasn’t a bad pitch. Lythy and Davies showed that. But it was hard to start on. Wickets fell in clusters.

“Looking back, we’re delighted with where we stand with a lead of 90. We feel we can bat better second innings.”


Yorkshire fought back brilliantly with the ball after Jordan Clark removed Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Jonny Bairstow in a remarkable hat-trick during an helter-skelter first day of the Roses at Emirates Old Trafford.

Clark’s late morning heroics ensured a remarkable start to this Roses Specsavers County Championship fixture, delayed by 45 minutes due to rain.

The seam bowling all-rounder reduced Yorkshire from 59-1 to 59-4 as Test captains Root and New Zealand’s Williamson were trapped lbw and Bairstow caught at third slip driving.

Yorkshire slipped to 78-5 in the early stages of the afternoon and were bowled out for 192 just after tea. Clark, who also affected a run out in his follow through, finished with a career best 5-58 before Lancashire were bowled out for 109 in reply – a lead of 83.

7.14pm Anderson gone! Bowled by Brooks. 109 all out. Livingstone doesn’t bat. 19 wickets in the day. Close.

6.56pm Clark gone! Caught at deep square off Brooks. 92-8.

6.53pm Onions bowled by Coad. Three in the over. 92-7.

6.51pm Would you believe it. 92-6. Ben Coad bowls Toim Bailey offering no stroke.


6.25pm Huge wicket. Tim Bresnan gets Jos Buttler caught behind down leg for 3. 66-4 in the 21st of 32 overs tonight. Clark in.

6.13pm Patterson gets Dane Vilas lbw two balls later. It’s 55-3 (effectively four down with Livingstone unlikely to bat).


6pm Unbelievable from Joe Root, who takes a one-handed low catch diving to his left off a Keaton Jennings pull against Tim Bresnan. There have been wow moments today, and that’s right up there. Jennings gone for 22. 46-1 in the 16th.

5.35pm Lancashire have made a steady start to their reply to 192. Not without a few close calls, but they have moved to 29-0 in the 10th over. Keaton Jennings 14 and Alex Davies 15. We have 22 more to bowl tonight after this.

34 overs remaining in the day

4.34pm Clark gets Brooks caught at cover with the first ball of a new spell. Yorkshire 166-9 in the 54th over.

Tea Report

Yorkshire have reached tea on day one against Lancashire at Emirates Old Trafford at 165-8.

The White Rose have lost four afternoon wickets, advancing from 61-4, with Jack Brooks and debutant Josh Poysden on 13 and 12 respectively.

Adam Lyth’s 70 off 119 balls has led the way for the visitors, who were hurt by Jordan Clark’s morning hat-trick when he removed Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Jonny Bairstow.

Shortly after lunch, Clark also ran out Tim Bresnan backing up having got a hand on a straight drive from Lyth.

Tom Bailey and Jimmy Anderson later struck twice in two balls to get Steve Patterson and Lyth caught at first slip.

4.04pm 10 minutes to go until tea, with Yorkshire 159-8 in the 51st over. Brooks 9, Poysden 12. Meanwhile at Taunton, Yorkshire Diamonds are defending 163 against champions Western Storm, who are 26-1 in the fourth over of the chase. That game is on Sky.

3.28pm Yorkshire have lost two wickets in two balls. Patterson and Lyth (70) have been caught at slip off Bailey and Anderson. Yorkshire are 131-8.

A short delay in proceedings, but we’re back up and running

Here’s a link to the live stream

2.31pm Bresnan gone! He’s been run out backing up by Clark, who needs to stick a lottery ticket on. He gets a hand on a fierce straight drive by Lyth and Bresnan is short. 86-6.

2.17pm Yorkshire are five down as Gary Ballance leaves alone against Graham Onions and sees his off stump rocked back. It’s 78-5 after 26 overs.

1.35pm Credit where credit’s due*

Lunch Report

Jordan Clark claimed a stunning Roses hat-trick, dismissing Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Jonny Bairstow, to help Lancashire claim the opening morning honours against Yorkshire at Emirates Old Trafford.

The White Rose looked in a healthy state at 59-1 after rain delayed the start of this Specsavers County Championship match until 11.45am.

In the 19th over, Clark trapped England Test captain Root lbw (22) and got New Zealand skipper Williamson the same way before Bairstow edged to third slip as the visitors slipped to 59-4.

They have since reached lunch at 61-4 from 21 overs.

Root had hit five fours and looked good before being undone by a full one. Williamson was caught on the crease before Bairstow drove outside off stump.

This was Lancashire’s first Roses hat-trick since Ken Higgs at Headingley in 1968.

The hosts elected to bat first upon winning the toss before seeing off new ball pair Tom Bailey and Jimmy Anderson, the latter not quite finding his radar.

Bailey bowled 26 consecutive dots having conceded a single off his first delivery before being taken off with figures of nought for seven from six overs.

And the introduction of Graham Onions brought immediate reward when he forced Harry Brook (six) to chop on with his second ball as the score fell to 24-1 in the 14th.

Adam Lyth will begin the afternoon session unbeaten on 31 with Gary Ballance on one. Four overs have been lost from the day’s allotted 96.

1.07pm What an unbelievable hat-trick that is for Lancashire’s Jordan Clark. Joe Root and Kane Williamson lbw and Jonny Bairstow caught at third slip. Yorkshire 59-4 in the 19th over.

We certainly agree

12pm We are playing under floodlights at the moment given the overcast skies. Yorkshire are 7-0 in the fifth over, Lyth with the only boundary so far off Anderson – down to third-man.

11.46am Yorkshire have an early single. 1-0 after one over from Jimmy Anderson against Adam Lyth and Harry Brook. Tom Bailey sharing the new ball.

11.21am Yorkshire have won the toss and will be batting first.

The teams are as follows.

Lancashire: Jennings, Davies, Hameed, Livingstone c, Vilas w, Buttler, Clark, Bailey, Anderson, Onions, Parkinson.

Yorkshire: Lyth, Brook, Root, Williamson, Bairstow w, Ballance, Bresnan, Patterson c, Brooks, Coad, Poysden.

11am We have a start time of 11.45am pencilled in. Four overs lost in the day. Toss in 15 minutes.

10.31am The umpires have confirmed there will be a delayed start here in Manchester. It does look brighter.

Good morning and welcome to Emirates Old Trafford, where it is raining I’m afraid.

The chances of a start on time are minimal.

Yorkshire will be looking to gain revenge for Friday’s Vitality Blast defeat and, more importantly, gain a win which will improve their situation towards the foot of the Championship Division One table.

Both teams have their England Test players available ahead of England’s series against India, which starts on August 1. The squad for that is announced on Thursday.

Yorkshire hand a debut to on-loan Warwickshire leg-spinner Josh Poysden. Matthew Fisher misses out with a lacerated toe sustained on Lions duty.

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