Andrew Gale

“That’s an awesome win. To come here and take the points is a fantastic effort. It was a very up and down game which kept you on the edge of your seat and a great spectacle for county cricket.

“To get bowled out for 190 with the batting line-up we had, a hat-trick, I thought we were 100 short of where we wanted to be on that pitch. But to come out and bowl in the fashion we did, it got us back in the game.

“The partnership between Brooky and Jonny was fantastic (second innings), and the tail wagged and got us in a great position.

“We knew if we bowled in the right areas for a period of time, we’d get our rewards.

“We have four games out of the last six, with one at Scarborough. We’re quite confident where we’re at. We know there are areas we have to improve, but we have to keep working hard. If we do, we’ll be in the right place in the table.”

11.41am Yorkshire win!! Root bowls Anderson. 204 all out. 118-run margin for our third win in eight this season. 19 points.

11.14am Parkinson edges Root to first slip. 196-8. Root has figures of 3-1 at present.

11am What a start to the day. Graham Onions is caught behind off Joe Root with the very first ball of the day. 194-7.

10.45am Liam Livingstone has been out there warming up this morning, hitting throw downs one-handed. As someone who plays a bit of league cricket, it’s a bit galling to see someone time it far better than I ever have done batting two-handed! So, looks like he will bat if required. Interesting.

Good morning from Emirates Old Trafford, where it is overcast ahead day three.

We are set for a significantly shortened day whichever way this game goes. Lancashire, chasing 323, start the day on 194-6, needing 129 more to win.

The talk out of the Lancashire dressing room last night was that Liam Livingstone, who fractured his left thumb fielding on day one and had his arm in a cast as a result, will bat but only if things get tight.

So, if Yorkshire strike quickly this morning they may only need three wickets to secure the 19 points that go with their third win from eight matches to significantly improve their position in the Division One table.

Tom Bailey will resume unbeaten on 38 with Graham Onions having only just arrived at the crease following the late Joe Root dismissal of Jonny Bairstow last night. I reckon that may well get mentioned in the England dressing room before the summer is out.

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