Yorkshire captain Steve Patterson said

“It was an horrendous start for us (with the bat). But fair play to them, they’ve played good cricket throughout and have not let us back in the game. We now find ourselves right up against it.
“I thought Keaton Jennings and Luke Wells showed us, in a sense, how to bat on a good surface. When you get the opportunity, make it count.
“They didn’t score at a particularly quick rate at any stage, but they made it hard work for us and ground us down.
“I can’t question the lads character and effort today. It’s a good surface and hard to get wickets on.
“To go at two and a half an over for the first 120 overs is a good effort and a testament to the bowlers skills. But, at the end of the day, we can’t keep expecting the bowlers to pull us out of trouble.”

6.31pm – Close Yorkshire take five wickets in the day, three for Thompson. But Lancashire in charge at 350-6 from 127 overs replying to 159. Bohannon 47 and Lamb 4.

Yorkshire didn’t bowl badly today, but they were faced with a determined Lancashire batting performance on an unresponsive pitch.

6.22pm Lancashire have scored 25 runs in the last 50 minutes. They are 348-6 in the 125th over. Two and a bit to bowl tonight.

5.46pm WICKET Wood caught behind off Thompson for 7. Lancs 340-6 after 114 overs, a lead of 181. Third wicket for Thompson.

5.27pm Lancashire reach 324-5 from 110 overs. They will finish match with six bonus points to Yorkshire’s one.

5.08pm WICKET Kohler-Cadmore takes a fine catch running back from slip, calling Duke out of the way, after Vilas top edged a pull at Coad, 35. 309-5 in the 105th, a Lancashire lead of 150.

4.24pm Play has resumed after tea. Interesting 15 overs ahead with bonus points up for grabs. Lancashire 266-4 after 95, leading by 107. Patterson to Vilas.

Tea Report Ben Coad and Jordan Thompson struck in the space of two overs during the second afternoon against Lancashire, but Yorkshire still have a mountain to climb at Emirates Old Trafford.

Keaton Jennings made 114 and Luke Wells 60, the pair completing a 175-run partnership for the second wicket as the Red Rose reply strongly to 159.

Coad got Jennings and Thompson removed Wells, both caught at first slip by Tom Kohler-Cadmore with the new ball, as Lancashire fell from 246-1 in the 85th over of the innings to 246-3 in the 86th.

Thompson had Liam Livingstone caught at mid-on shortly afterwards – 252-4 in the 90th. But Lancashire have since reached tea at 266-4 from 95, a lead of 107.

Yorkshire, wicketless through the morning, have plugged away on an unresponsive surface, controlling the run-rate.

Jennings reached his first first-class century since November 2018 off 253 balls, while Wells posted his highest score since joining Lancashire from Sussex over the winter.

There are 15 overs remaining for both sides to clinch valuable bonus points.

4.02pm – Tea Lancashire move to 266-4 after 95 overs, a lead of 107. Yorkshire take three wickets in the afternoon session – Thompson two of them. Bohannon 4, Vilas 8.

3.34pm WICKET Livingstone clubs Thompson to Olivier at mid-on, 6. Lancashire 252-4 in the 90th, leading by 93.

3.17pm WICKET Wells caught at first slip by Kohler-Cadmore off Thompson for 60. Lancashire 246-3 in the 86th, leading by 87.

3.13pm WICKET Jennings caught first slip by Kohler-Cadmore off Coad for 114. Lancashire 246-2 in the 85th, a lead of 87.

3.08pm Jennings reaches a determined century off 253 balls with 11×4s. Lancashire 233-1 in the 84th over, leading by 74.

That is Jennings’ first first-class century since a Test ton for England in Sri Lanka in November 2018.

2.49pm Wells reaches his fifty off 184 balls with seven fours as Lancashire move to 214-1 in the 80th.

80 overs complete now. New ball taken.

2.14pm Yorkshire haven’t bowled badly today, but Lancashire have just dug in on a pitch offering no sideways movement at all. 182-1 after 71 overs. Nine until the new ball. Jennings 79 and Wells 32.

1.52pm Lovely cover driven boundary from Wells off Bess takes Lancashire into the lead at 160-1 in the 66th over. Jennings 61 and Wells 35.

1.42pm Lancashire 154-1 in the 63rd over, trailing by five. Coad and Bess bowling in the early stages of the afternoon.

It did actually rain at lunch, but nothing more than spitting. It’s obviously cleared now.

Lunch Report Lancashire have batted through the second morning against Yorkshire to strengthen their grip on the ongoing LV= Insurance County Championship match at Emirates Old Trafford.

Replying to Yorkshire’s 159 all out in the first innings, Lancashire have advanced from 95-1 in 31 overs overnight to 150-1 in 62 at lunch.

Opener Keaton Jennings and fellow left-hander Luke Wells have slowly advanced during a quiet session in a good batting pitch.

They brought up their 50 partnership inside the opening hour of play, with Jennings later reaching his fourth fifty in five innings off 177 balls with seven fours.

By that stage, Lancashire were 146-1 in the 57th over of the innings, trailing by only 13.

The White Rose county will need something special to drag themselves back into a fixture against the Group Three leaders, who are also unbeaten after six matches.

Jennings and Wells, who have shared 79 so far, will begin the afternoon on 55 and 31 respectively.

1pm – Lunch Lancashire have batted through the morning unbroken, reaching 150-1 from 62 overs. They are nine behind. Jennings 55 and Wells 31.

12.41pm Jennings has just reached his fifty – off 177 balls with seven fours – by driving Thompson through the covers. 146-1 in the 57th.

11.57am Jennings and Wells – 38 and 22 – have brought up their 50 partnership inside the first hour of play. Lancashire 124-1 as Bess and Patterson wheel away.

11.29am Quiet start to proceedings here, with Lancashire advancing to 110-1 in the 39th over. They trail by 49 as Coad and Olivier search for the breakthrough.

11.03am Coad and Olivier opening the bowling for Yorkshire this morning. Lancashire 97-1 in the 33rd over.

10.43am Around the grounds….

Durham 58-6 v Essex 182, Riverside
Warwickshire 250-6 v Nottinghamshire, Edgbaston
Worcestershire 336-7 v Derbyshire, New Road
Leicestershire v Middlesex 260-7, Grace Road
Surrey 285-5 v Gloucestershire, Oval
Sussex 175 v Northamptonshire 91-4, Hove

10.21am An encouraging sign on the outfield this morning for Yorkshire. Matthew Fisher is back in and amongst his team-mates as he recovers from his abdominal injury.

Fingers crossed, he won’t be far off a return to action. The start of the Blast is perhaps the most realistic aim.

Good morning from Emirates Old Trafford.

It is an overcast but dry start to day two in Manchester.

Yorkshire need to win this day if they are to hold any hopes of a getting back into this seventh round fixture.

Lancashire dominated day one; Yorkshire were bowled out for 159 before the hosts responded with 95-1.

Fingers crossed for three or four early wickets and then the White Rose could be in business.

Pitch conditions are good for batting, although spin could come into it more and more as the game goes on.

This fixture is being televised on Sky, and there is a live stream available as well. Enjoy the day.

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