Yorkshire’s batting coach Paul Grayson

“There aren’t many gremlins in that surface, and as young as our batting line up is they are confident they can go out there tomorrow and save the day.
“There’s slow spin, which you would expect at Old Trafford. It’s not something the lads aren’t used to. They’ve played against it before.
“They have one of the best attacks in the country, but we are very hopeful. We have our nightwatchman out there (Steve Patterson). Hopefully he’s still out there at 3 or 4 o’clock!
“We know we haven’t scored enough runs. But some of the guys are a work in progress and we’re working really hard to get confidence back in the group.
?“If we can come away with a draw tomorrow, that will give us massive confidence going forwards to Sussex next week.”

6.05pm – Close Yorkshire 85-2 from 47 overs in their second innings. Fraine 6 and Patterson 2. Draw hopes still alive, but plenty of work to do.

5.56pm WICKET Kohler-Cadmore trapped lbw by Mahmood, 32. 82-2.

5.44pm Diamonds have lost by two wickets.

5.40pm Quite the turnaround at Emerald Headingley, where Sarah Glenn has hit 71 not out for Central Sparks to leave them 277-8 after 48 overs, needing only three to win.

Here at Old Trafford, Yorkshire are 76-1 in the 42nd over. Just over five to bowl tonight. Kohler-Cadmore 31 and Fraine 0.

5.27pm WICKET Lyth is caught leg slip off Parkinson, 39. Wells takes the catch. 72-1 in the 39th.

5.13pm Yorkshire reached 50-0 in 195 balls. We have been reliably informed by Lancashire’s scorer Garry Morgan that it is their slowest opening stand in six years. Just what’s required, though. 64-0 in the 36th now.

5.04pm 50 stand between Lyth and Kohler-Cadmore, their third of the season.

5.03pm Yorkshire are 47-0 after 32 overs. 15 remain tonight. Lyth 27 and Kohler-Cadmore 17.

Diamonds nearly there. Jones out for 114. Sparks 196-7 after 40, chasing 280. Big task.

4.41pm At Emerald Headingley, Central Sparks Arte 152-5 after 35 overs chasing 280. Amy Jones is 105 not out and the obvious danger, but Diamonds remain on course for the win. Linsey Smith has taken three wickets.

Here at Old Trafford, Yorkshire are 35-0 in the 26th over of their second innings. Lyth 17 and Kohler-Cadmore 15.

4.08pm We’re up and running after tea. Yorkshire 29-0 in the 17th over.

Central Sparks are 111-3 after 26 overs chasing 280 at Emerald Headingley. Linsey Smith has recently removed Marie Kelly for 31. Amy Jones the danger – England keeper 73 not out.

Tea Report Josh Bohannon’s unbeaten 127 helped Lancashire post 500 for only the fourth time in Roses history.

Lancashire, replying to Yorkshire’s first-innings 159, declared on 509-9 midway through the third afternoon with a lead of 350.

Bohannon’s 127 marked only his second career Championship century, and Danny Lamb also made 61. The pair shared 150 for the seventh wicket from late evening on day two through until shortly after lunch on day three.

Having gone through the morning wicketless, Yorkshire struck three times after lunch, one to Dom Bess, one to George Hill and the other a run out.

Yorkshire have since made a solid start to their second innings, reaching tea at 28-0 from 15 overs. Adam Lyth has 15 and Tom Kohler-Cadmore 12.

Lancashire’s England leg-spinner Matthew Parkinson has already bowled three overs, with spin the only tool for bowlers to work with.

3.41pm – Tea Yorkshire are 28-0 from 15 overs in their second innings, trailing by 322. Lyth 15 and Kohler-Cadmore 12.

3.35pm Two overs until tea. Solid start for the White Rose in their second innings. 28-0 after 13 overs. Lyth 15 and Kohler-Cadmore 12. Parkinson’s leg-spin has already been introduced by Lancashire.

2.54pm Yorkshire are 17-0 after three overs – Lyth and Kohler-Cadmore 8 apiece.

Sparks chasing 280 are 17-2 after seven overs at Headingley. AS wicket apiece for Brunt and Langston.

2.31pm WICKET Mahmood run out from cover by Hill, Lancashire 509-9, a lead of 350. And there’s the declaration. 47 overs remain in the day.

2.28pm WICKET Bailey b Hill, middle and leg stumps out of the ground, 12. 506-8, a lead of 347.

2.20pm WICKET Bess gets Lamb caught at long-off by Patterson for 61. 490-7, lead is 331.

2.07pm Brook and Bess in operation for Yorkshire, who look very much like they’re saving their seam bowling spearheads for more important battles ahead. The direction of this game is solely in the hands of the White Rose batsmen now. Lancs 474-6, leading by 315.

2.05pm Fine hundred for Bohannon, off 260 balls with 10×4s and 1×6s. He has helped Lancashire to 466-6 in the 168th, leading by 307.

The Diamonds have finished 279 all out at Headingley. That’s a great effort, built around Winfield-Hill’s century.

1.53pm 142 balls with 3×4s, Lamb reaches his fifty. 454-6.

1.51pm We’re through almost 164 overs here at Old Trafford. Yorkshire have a new available, but they have delayed it and continue with Brook and Bess. Lancashire 448-6, leading by 289. Bohannon 96 and Lamb 45.

1.40pm Just about to resume after lunch here at Old Trafford.

At Headingley, the Diamonds are in a healthy state at 256-6 from 46 overs. Winfield-Hill brilliant for 110.

Lunch Report Lancashire have batted through the third morning of the Roses clash versus Yorkshire unbroken at Emirates Old Trafford.

The hosts, replying to Yorkshire’s 159, have advanced their first innings from 350-6 from 127 overs overnight to 439-6 from 160 at lunch.

Yorkshire also went wicketless during the second morning, and they musty now gear up for a batting effort later today and tomorrow to save their unbeaten record in the LV= Insurance County Championship.

Josh Bohannon is closing in on his second career century having reached lunch on 92.

He was 47 overnight and has shared 99 unbroken for the seventh wicket with fellow all-rounder Danny Lamb, who will begin the afternoon on 40.

A pitch suiting batsmen, Dom Bess has extracted some turn this morning.

1.01pm – Lunch Lancashire 439-6 from 160 overs, adding 89 in 33 overs this morning. They lead by 280. Bohannon 92 and Lamb 40.

At Headingley, the Diamonds are 180-3 in 38 overs against the Sparks in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint game. Winfield-Hill unbeaten on 87.

12.37pm Lancashire 425-6, leading by 266. Bohannon 84.

At Headingley, Winfield-Hill has 76 not out in the Diamonds 150-3 after 30 overs v the Sparks.

12.13pm Lancashire have just said their streaming figures across Facebook and YouTube for days one and two combined totalled 312,000 (159,000 and 153,000).

Their average figures for their previous home games – for all four days – have been 150,000.

So this game, on one day alone, has beaten the average total of all four days for previous home games.

The pull of Yorkshire, hey!

11.56am At Emerald Headingley, the Diamonds have moved to 96-2 from 20 overs against the Central Sparks. Winfield-Hill 47 and Kalis 15. They have shared a superb 58 for the third wicket.

11.55am Yorkshire have gone through almost the first hour wicketless. Lancashire continue to grind out an imposing total. 393-6 in the 142nd over, leading by 244. Bohannon 67 and Lamb 23.

11.25am Bohannon 50 off 149 balls. Lancashire 372-6 with a lead of 213.

11.15am Approximately a couple of hundred spectators in at Emerald Headingley watching Diamonds advance to 38-2 after 10 overs. Sciver latest to go.

11.13am Lancashire lead by 203 at 362-6.

11.02am Thompson and Coad with the early bowling duties. Lancashire are 352-6, leading by 193.

At Emerald Headingley, the Diamonds are 21-1 after seven overs v Sparks. Armitage bowled by Wong for 13.

10.21am Diamonds have been asked to bat at Emerald Headingley against the Sparks.

Good morning from Emirates Old Trafford.

The sun is shining ahead of day three, where Yorkshire have it all to do to even claim a draw.

Lancashire are 350-6 in reply to Yorkshire’s 159, leading by 191.

The pitch has offered very little encouragement for the bowlers so far, but we do expect it to start turning at some point.

Lancashire will bat on this morning and will hope to bat until early afternoon if they can.

There is a bit going on today.

Over at Emerald Headingley, a crowd will be permitted for the first time for a first-team fixture since September 2019 as the Northern Diamonds begin their Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy campaign at home to Central Sparks.

Katherine Brunt, Nat Sciver and Lauren Winfield-Hill are all available.

There will be a stream on offer for both games. Enjoy the day.

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