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Yorkshire opener Fin Bean said:

“The nerves were going, but it was good to get out there with Lythy, who I’ve watched.
“It was good to get a few games in the Royal London to break me into first-team cricket. I wasn’t really expecting to be playing here, but I got the nod and have thankfully done alright.
“It was nipping about a bit early doors, and there was a bit of variable bounce. The lads think the pitch has got slower, and it’s harder to score boundaries, especially when the ball has gone softer. It’s about being patient.
“In the second team, I needed a big score to get a contract. But this innings shows that I can play at this level, which is a big thing for a young player.”

5.26pm That’s it. Play has been abandoned for the day.

5.20pm We’re off for bad light with 16 overs remaining in the day. Yorkshire 130-4 from 53 overs, trailing by 146. Kohler-Cadmore 24 and Tattersall 14.

5.02pm The floodlights are coming on at Old Trafford. Yorkshire are 120-4 in the 48th over, replying to 276. Kohler-Cadmore 20 and Tattersall eight. 21 overs remaining after this one from Balderson.

4.37pm WICKET Fraine bowled by Williams as he attempted to leave alone for three. Yorkshire 108-4 in the 42nd over. We are replying to 276.

4.23pm WICKET Bean trapped lbw by a Bailey yorker for a well made 42. Yorkshire 105-3 in the 39th over.

3.57pm Kohler-Cadmore has just got off the mark with a straight six off Parkinson, following it with a boundary down the ground the ball after. He has 10 of 90-2.

3.53pm Up and running after tea at Emirates Old Trafford, where Kohler-Cadmore is facing Williams. TKC yet to get off the mark, with Bean on 32. Yorkshire 77-2 in the 32nd over, replying to 276.

Tea Report Fin Bean and George Hill shared a 63-run partnership for the second wicket to help Yorkshire respond encouragingly to Lancashire’s first-innings 276 on day two at Emirates Old Trafford.

After overnight and morning rain, play finally got underway at 12.55pm, with 76 overs to be bowled.

Jordan Thompson and Ben Coad struck as Lancashire, 272-8 overnight, were bowled out for 276 inside five overs of play. Thompson had wicketkeeper George Lavelle caught behind before Coad (3-20) trapped Matt Parkinson lbw.

First-class debutant Bean and bowling star Hill, who finished with 6-26 having not bowled today, then ensured a positive start to Yorkshire’s reply despite Adam Lyth’s early departure, the hosts reaching tea at 76-2 after 31 overs. Bean will begin the evening session on 31.

Lyth was caught at short-leg off the seam of New Zealander Will Williams for 13, leaving Yorkshire 13-1 after six overs.

Bean and Hill then batted confidently through the second half of the afternoon, both youngsters hitting well down the ground.

Bean hit two boundaries in three balls off Williams before Hill, for 32, was bowled by a beauty of a leg-spinner from Parkinson shortly before tea, leaving Yorkshire at 76-2 in the 29th.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore is yet to get off the mark.

3.26pm – Tea Encouraging session for Yorkshire, who are 76-2 after 31 overs in reply to Lancashire’s first-innings 276. Bean 31 and Kohler-Cadmore yet to get off the mark.

3.19pm WICKET Hill has been bowled by a beauty of a leg-spinner from Parkinson, 32. Yorkshire 76-2 in the 29th.

3.01pm Excellent from Bean and Hill, who have shared 50 together, moving the score to 63-1 after 24 overs. Bean has 24 and Hill 26. Tea will be taken at 3.25pm.

2.46pm Yorkshire have moved to 51-1 after 20 overs, including 15 for Bean and 23 for Hill. Leg-spinner Parkinson comes into the attack.

1.48pm WICKET Lyth caught at short-leg by Bohannon off Williams, 13. Yorkshire 13-1 after six overs replying to 276. Hill joins Bean at the crease.

1.32pm All run four for Lyth as he cover drives Bailey. Confident start to Yorkshire’s first innings. 10-0 in the third.

1.24pm Yorkshire are 4-0 after three balls of their reply, as Lyth glances a boundary off Bailey to fine-leg. Fin Bean is opening with him.

1.14pm WICKET Parkinson trapped lbw by Coad, 3. Lancashire 276 all out, losing all 10 wickets for 96 runs. Fabulous effort from Yorkshire, led by Hill’s career best 6-26.

1.04pm Matt Parkinson, who removed Jordan Thompson caught and bowled in Friday’s Hundred eliminator for Manchester Originals v London Spirit, is now trying to avoid a revenge mission as the two meet again. This time it’s Parkinson with bat in hand. Lancashire 273-9.

1.01pm WICKET And the hunt is a successful one! Lavelle is caught behind off Thompson, 18. Lancashire are 273-9 in the day’s second over.

12.59pm Lancashire have added just a run in Coad’s first over of the day. Thompson now on the hunt for wicket number nine. The hosts are 273-8.

12.48pm The live stream link is available here, via Lancashire’s YouTube channel.

Live Stream

12.35pm There will be 76 overs to be bowled in the day here.

12.27pm We will be starting at 12.55pm here at Emirates Old Trafford.

11.47am The umpires will inspect again at 12.15pm.

11.30am The rain has stopped and the covers are coming off. There’s a decent amount of mopping up to do. The umpires are out there assessing the situation.

11.01am The weather at Old Trafford is pretty unsettled at present. We are getting quite heavy showers, periods of dry and bright and then more rain. The locals are hopeful of some play this afternoon.

10.23am It is raining again here, and the light is poor to boot.

9.48am The rain has stopped now, but a delayed start is in the offing.

9.35am It is absolutely hosing down at Old Trafford at the moment.

9am And before we get into the swing of things today, let’s have a look at what else happened around the circuit yesterday.

Division One

Hampshire 229-5 v Northamptonshire, Ageas Bowl
Kent v Essex 327-4, Chelmsford
Somerset v Gloucestershire 320-6, Taunton

Division Two

Derbyshire 306 v Durham, Derby
Glamorgan v Worcestershire 285-7, Sophia Gardens
Nottinghamshire 201 and 15-0 v Leicestershire 93, Trent Bridge

8.55am If you want to recap yesterday’s action, you can do so via our match report and reaction piece with George Hill, which are linked below.

Match Report

George Hill

Good morning from Emirates Old Trafford, where it has just started raining ahead of day two of the Roses clash.

What an evening session it was for Yorkshire yesterday, as George Hill took five of seven wickets to fall. In all, Lancashire slipped from 180-0 to 272-8 at close, Hill finishing with 6-26.

In terms of the overall picture of the game, it is probably about evens at the moment.

For large parts of the day yesterday, the pitch looked flat – a little slow maybe. But the loss of eight for 92 left you thinking it is maybe a bit worse than first thought.

Still, Yorkshire have every chance of pressing ahead in this game.

Just as I type, it has started raining and the ground staff are scurrying to put the covers on. Fingers crossed, it is just a passing shower which has no impact on the 10.30am start time.

As impressive as Hill and Lancashire centurion Keaton Jennings were yesterday, so too was Tom Kohler-Cadmore at slip. He claimed three catches, including a fabulous diving effort to get rid of Dane Vilas – one handed going to his left.

We shall keep you updated with the prospects of play over the next hour or so.

There will be a live stream available as per usual. Enjoy the day.

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