Yorkshire captain Jonny Tattersall said:
“It wasn’t an ideal day. That’s the way it goes sometimes. But there’s still a bit of cricket to go in this game, a bit of rain around, and hopefully we can get something out of it.
“We were disappointed to lose a couple of quick wickets this morning, and we didn’t get as many as we’d have hoped. But we did well to get a couple of batting points.
“We know we can be a lot better than what we showed there with the bat. There were a few soft dismissals. Hopefully we can put that right in the next innings.
“Full credit to Lancashire, they played fantastically well.
“We wanted to be attacking to try and get some early wickets to put them under pressure, but they came out really hard. Wells played some unbelievably good shots back over the bowler’s head for six. On that wicket, it wasn’t easy. You have to give a lot of credit to the batters.
“(Tattersall bowling) It was a bit of a role of dice, and our over-rate was down. It was more to see if we could sneak a couple in, and they came out alright.”
5.29pm Play has been abandoned for the day here at Emirates Old Trafford.
5.20pm We’re off for bad light.
5.18pm WICKET Four balls after giving the gloves to TKC, he gets a stumping. Now Tattersall has picked up a wicket himself with his fifth ball in first-team cricket. Jennings reverse sweeps to short third-man for 68. 202-3, a home lead of 223.
5.14pm Tattersall coming onto bowl some leg-spinners. Suggestions in the press box that it might be an over-rate thing, with Yorkshire two overs behind at present. Lancashire 199-2, leading by 220.
5.11pm WICKET Bess gets Bohannon stumped by Kohler-Cadmore just a few balls after a change of keeper as Tattersall moves into the outfield. 196-2, a lead of 217.
4.55pm WICKET Wells has been caught at deep mid-wicket by Fraine off Bess for a fine 124 off 82. Lancashire are 186-1 in the 28th over, leading by 207 with the best part of 22 overs remaining today.
4.39pm Jennings reaches his fifty off 70 balls with a leg-side six off Waite. Lancashire are 159-0 in the 24th over, leading by 180.
4.28pm Wells reaches his century off 65 balls with 9×4s and 5×6s. Impressive knock. Lancashire 142-0 in their second innings, leading by 163.
4.22pm Lancashire have moved to 131-0 in the 20th of 49 overs to be bowled day. They lead by 152. Wells has 89 of them.
3.53pm We’re set for the start of the evening session at Emirates Old Trafford, where Lancashire are 80-0 after 12 overs of their second innings, leading by 101. Bess bowling to Wells.
Tea Report Lancashire have made a flying start to their second innings as they bid for the Roses victory which will keep their LV= Insurance County Championship title hopes alive.
Yorkshire were bowled out for 255 approximately midway through the third afternoon at Emirates Old Trafford, a deficit of 21.
Lancashire have since built their lead to 101, reaching tea at 80-0 from 12 overs. Luke Wells has 58 of them in only 33 balls.
Ben Coad and Steve Patterson shared 36 for Yorkshire’s 10th wicket, making 26 and 14 respectively as they united for the best part of 22 overs.
Coad then sliced Matt Parkinson’s leg-spin to backward point, leaving Lancashire with 59 overs of batting to do through to close.
The Red Rose desperately need to win this fixture. If they don’t, their chances of winning the title are realistically over given they trailed Surrey by 34 points coming into this game.
With an unsettled forecast between now and the end of tomorrow’s fourth day, they can ill-afford to dawdle in their pursuit of setting up a victory target.
And Wells did anything but. He hit a 29-ball fifty, including four sixes – two of which were handsomely hoisted arrow straight down the ground. Keaton Jennings has 22.
3.33pm – Tea Lancashire have reached 80-0 from 12 overs of their second innings, a lead of 101. Wells 58 and Jennings 22.
3.25pm Wells has just reached his fifty off 29 balls with four sixes. Lancashire are 67-0 after 10, a lead of 88.
3.22pm Lancashire are motoring along. They are 60-0 in the 10th over. They desperately need to win this game to maintain their title hopes, so their approach is no surprise. Wells has 47 off 27 balls, including four sixes. They lead by 82 with tea moments away.
2.56pm Lancashire have started their second innings brightly, moving to 22-0 in the fourth over, a lead of 43. Wells has just straight driven Thompson for six.
2.31pm WICKET Coad caught at backward point by Croft off Parkinson for a well made 26. Yorkshire 255 all out in the 106th over, a deficit of 21. There will be 49 overs left in the day.
2.17pm Batting point number two in the bag for Yorkshire, who are 250-9. Coad 26 and Patterson 10. Excellent from these two.
1.58pm Yorkshire are 240-9 in the early stages of the afternoon, a deficit of 36. Lancashire have started with double spin from Parkinson and Hartley. Coad has 20.
1.19pm Congratulations to Harry Brook, who has been confirmed as an England Test debutant at the Oval tomorrow.
Lunch Report Lancashire have enjoyed the better of the third morning of the Roses clash at Emirates Old Trafford, the hosts heading towards securing a first-innings lead having struck five times before lunch.
Yorkshire, replying to 276, resumed on 130-4 and have reached the break at 233-9 from 93 overs.
Tom Kohler-Cadmore has so far top-scored with 51, while Dom Bess added a useful 27 during a morning session which saw 40 overs bowled.
Tom Bailey struck three times, including twice with the new ball, while fellow seamer Will Williams also added a wicket alongside leg-spinner Matt Parkinson.
A nip and tuck fixture has swung this way and that.
Jonny Tattersall and Matthew Waite were both caught behind, off Bailey and Williams respectively, as the score fell to 159-6 in the 61st over.
The double spin of Parkinson and left-armer Tom Hartley tied Yorkshire down through the middle of the session on an attritional pitch, with Kohler-Cadmore miscueing a slog sweep off Parkinson out to Hartley at deep square-leg shortly after reaching a 121-ball fifty.
That left Yorkshire at 199-7 in the 78th before Jordan Thompson miscued a pull at Bailey to mid-on shortly afterwards.
Bailey then secured his 300th first-class wicket when Dom Bess, following a useful 27, miscued a pull to square-leg as the score fell to 219-9 in the 85th over.
The ninth wicket brought about a delayed lunch, but Ben Coad (18 not out) and last man Steve Patterson (four) batted through unbroken.
1.10pm – Lunch A marathon 40-over morning session comes to an end as Yorkshire, replying to Lancashire’s 276, reach 233-9, a deficit of 43. The hosts have struck five times this morning. But Coad has 18 and Patterson 4.
12.44pm We have a delayed lunch given Yorkshire are nine wickets down. We are 222-9 in reply to 276. Play will continue until 1.10pm unless the wicket falls.
12.37pm WICKET Bailey gets Bess caught at backward square-leg off a top-edged pull for 27. 219-9 in the 85th over. Yorkshire trail by 57. That is Bailey’s 300th first-class wicket.
12.20pm WICKET But it does the trick for Lancashire as Thompson miscues a pull to mid-on. Yorkshire 206-8.
12.18pm Lancashire have taken the new ball through Bailey. Yorkshire are 205-7. The spinners had tied things down over the last 40 minutes, so it is a touch surprising they have returned to seam.
12.09pm WICKET Kohler-Cadmore has slog swept Parkinson to Hartley just in front of deep square-leg for a well made 51. Yorkshire 199-7 in the 78th over, trailing by 77. Bess 22, Thompson comes in.
11.46am A fine 121 balls fifty for Kohler-Cadmore comes as Yorkshire move to 188-6 after 71 overs, trailing by 88.
11.20am Kohler-Cadmore has been dropped on 40 by keeper Lavelle off Williams. Straightforward chance. Yorkshire 168-6 in the 64th over.
11.08am WICKET Bailey gets Waite caught behind for 3. Yorkshire 159-6 in the 61st over. The deficit is 117.
10.55am WICKET Tattersall has feathered behind against Williams, 26. Yorkshire 154-5 after 58 overs, trailing by 122. Waite joins Kohler-Cadmore (36) at the crease.
10.50am Decent start to the day by Kohler-Cadmore and Tattersall, who have taken Yorkshire to 148-4. Kohler-Cadmore 36 and Tattersall 20.
10.31am We are up and running at Old Trafford. Tattersall facing Williams, Yorkshire 130-4 and trailing by 146.
To watch today’s action, visit the Lancashire live stream on their YouTube channel.
10.06am The sun is still shining here at Old Trafford, so we’re all set for a start on time.
9.06am Following the loss of nearly 40 overs yesterday, we will have an allocation of 104 to be bowled today.
8.57am Let’s have a look elsewhere around the circuit before we get going today.
Hampshire 400-9 dec v Northamptonshire 77-1, Ageas Bowl
Kent 74-4 v Essex 573, Canterbury
Somerset 209-8 v Gloucestershire 343, Taunton
Derbyshire 306 v Durham 222-9, Derby
Glamorgan 111-2 v Worcestershire 454-9 dec, Sophia Gardens
Nottinghamshire 201 and 390-7 dec v Leicestershire 93 and 20-0, Trent Bridge
8.55am If you want to recap yesterday’s play, you can do via the links below to our match report and reaction piece with Fin Bean.
Good morning from Emirates Old Trafford, where the sun is shining ahead of day three.
There is a fair bit of cloud around, so we can’t be 100 percent sure of a start on time at 10.30am. But things are looking promising at the moment.
There isn’t a cover in sight on the field, and the players are about to start their warm-ups.
Yorkshire will begin the day on 130-4 in the first-innings reply to 276. Tom Kohler-Cadmore will be on 24 and Jonny Tattersall on 14.
Fin Bean top-scored during yesterday’s shortened day with 42 on first-class debut. It was an innings full of patience and skill, more of which will be required today from his team-mates as the county bid to press ahead in this fixture.
There will be a live stream available once shortly before the start of play. Enjoy the day.