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Yorkshire’s six-wicket seamer George Hill said:

“I haven’t bowled for a while, so when Tatts chucked me the ball I was happy to be back bowling and just enjoyed it.
“When the second ball came along, it was a lot harder.
“My role usually is to try and make it as dry as possible and hit one area as consistently as I can. It was just that the odd one nibbled enough. The key for me was to run in – I felt in good rhythm – and hit the same area.
“I said to Tatts after my second or third wicket, ‘Get me off and put the strike bowlers on’. But, thankfully, he kept me on.
“Looking at that wicket, we knew it would be quite flat on day one – a little bit tired and slow.
“Our main concern was keeping that run-rate below three an over and controlling the rate.
“We’re very happy with the way it’s happened tonight. If we can bowl them out for 320, we’ll be well in the game.
“In all cricket these are my best figures, which is quite cool.”

6.16pm – Close What a remarkable turnaround. Lancashire fall from 180-0 to close on 272-8, Hill taking a stunning 6-26 after Jennings 119. Fabulous evening session sees Yorkshire take seven wickets.

6.07pm WICKET Coad traps Hartley lbw, 3. Lancashire 269-7 in the 95th over. Hang on, Bailey gone. Two in two. Caught behind. 269-8.

5.34pm WICKET Balderson caught at slip by Kohler-Cadmore. Hill has six. Unbelievable. Lancashire are 251-6 in the 87th over.

5.30pm WICKET Croft caught at first slip by Kohler-Cadmore off Hill, who has five-for. Brilliant. The game is changing. Lancashire are 251-5 in the 87th over.

5.13pm WICKET Vilas is superbly caught by Kohler-Cadmore at first slip off Hill, who has four wickets for the first time in his career. 250-4 in the 83rd over.

5.02pm WICKET Bohannon has chipped Hill to a diving Bean at cover, 27. 248-3 in the 81st over (new ball delayed).

4.41pm We have a delay as Adam Lyth receives treatment after taking a blow to the face trying to take a catch. Looks like the ball has deflected into his nose. He’s gone off the field. Fingers crossed, he’s ok. Lancashire 232-2 in the 76th over.

4.28pm WICKET Jennings has been bowled playing down the wrong line at Hill for 119. Lancashire are 231-2 in the 75th over.

3.58pm Jennings reaches his hundred off 220 balls, becoming the first man in Roses history to score four hundreds in as many innings. 11×4s and 1×6s. Lancashire are 198-1 in the 69th over. Bohannon has eight.

Tea Report George Hill broke a 180-run opening partnership between Keaton Jennings and Luke Wells during the latter stages of the opening afternoon at Emirates Old Trafford.

Lancashire continue to hold the whip hand at the start of this LV= Insurance County Championship Roses fixture, with Jennings unbeaten on 90 out of a tea-time score of 181-1 after 64 overs.

Wells fell for 84 when he miscued a pull at Hill’s medium pace out to deep square-leg in the session’s penultimate over.

While Yorkshire had created few obvious chances prior to the wicket, they had kept Lancashire in check.

The hosts have scored at a little under three runs per over, and the Wells miscue was an indication of a bit of pressure building on the openers immediately before tea.

Should Jennings reach his century after tea, he will become the first batter in the history of this fixture to score four hundreds in as many innings.

3.25pm – Tea Yorkshire make the breakthrough in the afternoon’s penultimate over, but Lancashire stay on top at 181-1 after 64 overs. Jennings 90 and Bohannon one. Hill with the only wicket so far.

3.16pm WICKET Into the penultimate over the afternoon and Wells has pulled Hill out to deep square-leg, where Waite takes the catch. He goes for 84 and Lancashire are 180-1 in the 63rd over.

2.25pm George Hill has come into the Yorkshire attack, bowling for the first time since mid-July having recovered from the broken toe he suffered during the Championship defeat against Surrey at Scarborough. Lancashire are 151-0 in the 50th over. Jennings 79 and Wells 66.

2.10pm Lancashire continue to strengthen their grip on the early stages of the contest, reaching 135-0 after 46 overs. Bess and Thompson searching for a badly needed breakthrough. Wells has 63 and Jennings 67.

1.31pm Jennings reaches his fifty off 119 balls. Lancashire 102-0 after 36 overs.

1.19pm As Coad and Bess take up the attack for Yorkshire in the early stages of the afternoon, Wells has just reached his fifty off 87 balls. Lancashire are 93-0 in the 33rd on what looks a pretty flat surface so far. Bit of extra bounce for Bess evident, but little else of note.

1.12pm We’re up and running after lunch here at Old Trafford. Lancashire are 92-0 in the 31st over, bowled by Coad.

Lunch Report Lancashire’s openers Keaton Jennings and Luke Wells have batted through the opening morning of the Roses clash at Emirates Old Trafford unbroken, reaching lunch at 90-0 from 30 overs.

LV= Insurance County Championship has returned after a five-and-a-half-week break for the Royal London Cup and the Hundred, this the first of four remaining games for Yorkshire.

Fin Bean is making his first-class debut and could open the batting for the visitors.

Jennings and Wells, 42 and 48 not out respectively, were tested by new ball pair Ben Coad and Jordan Thompson, who bowled well without reward at the start of the season’s sixth Roses clash in all competitions.

Former captain Steve Patterson dropped Luke Wells at mid-on on 43 off the bowling of Dom Bess, who is playing as Yorkshire’s only spin option. That came the ball after left-handed Wells hoisted him for a straight six.

12.30pm – Lunch Lancashire have reached lunch at 90-0 after 30 overs. Wells 48 and Jennings 42.

12.12pm Oh no. Patterson can’t hold on at mid-on as Wells miscues Bess. Came at him chest high. He’s on 43, with Lancashire 82-0 after 25.

11.31am Bess into the attack in place of Coad. 39-0 after 14 overs.

11.26am Waite into the attack for Thompson. Lancashire are 31-0 after 13 overs.

11.15am Lancashire have moved to 16-0 after 11 overs, with Jennings 9 and Wells seven. Coad and Thompson have bowled well without reward.

11am Quiet start here at Old Trafford, where Lancashire are 13-0 after seven overs. Wells have seven and Jennings six.

10.35am Lancashire are 4-0 in the second over. Jennings has just driven Thompson wide of mid-off for the first boundary.

10.26am The Live Stream link for this game is below, via Lancashire’s YouTube channel.

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10.03am Lancashire have won the toss and will bat.

Lancashire: Jennings, Wells, Bohannon, Croft, Vilas c, Balderson, Lavelle w, Hartley, Bailey, Williams, Parkinson.

Yorkshire: Lyth, Hill, Bean, Kohler-Cadmore, Fraine, Waite, Tattersall c&w, Bess, Thompson, Patterson, Coad.

9.53am Matthew Fisher is out in the middle bowling off a full run-up. He is not going to play this week, but fingers crossed he won’t be too much longer.

Good morning from Emirates Old Trafford, where the sun is shining.

After a five-and-a-half-week break from Championship cricket, we are back to county cricket’s premier format for the final month of the season.

We are all set for a 10.30am start here in Manchester.

This is the first of four remaining games for Yorkshire, who are bidding for a second win in 11 games.

We are 19 points clear of second bottom Somerset, and as Ottis Gibson said in our match preview, “There should be no complacency of thinking, ‘We’re safe’. Absolutely not.”

The players have just started their warm-ups ahead of a game which Lancashire desperately need to win to maintain their hopes of winning the title. This is their first of three remaining games, and they are 34 points behind leaders Surrey.

You take a look at Lancashire’s squad, with three specialist spinners in there – Hartley, Morley and Parkinson – and there’s no prizes for guessing what they pitch is going to do.

We will have a live stream available shortly before we get going. Enjoy the day.

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