MATCH CENTRE 

6pm – That’s it for the day. No more play here at Grace Road. All set up for an intriguing day tomorrow.

5.51pm – We’re off for bad light at 113-1 after 22 overs, a lead 35. Lyth 51 and nightwatchman Coad 1. That might be it for the day.

5.45pm – WICKET! Bean bowled by Scriven as he tried to leave alone, 43. It’s 112-1 in the 22nd, a lead of 34.

5.44pm – Lyth reaches his fifty off 61 balls with a 10th boundary. Super stuff. We’re 112-0 in the 21st of 35 overs to be bowled tonight. Bean 43, and we lead by 34.

5.39pm – Lyth and Bean have shared 102 and counting inside 20 overs for the first wicket. Lyth 46 and Bean 36, and we lead by 28. Excellent evening for Yorkshire.

5.24pm – We’ve moved to 90-0 after 16 overs, a lead of 12. Excellent from Lyth 40 and Bean 33.

4.56pm – Lyth and Bean have reached their eighth half-century opening partnership in the last nine Championship innings. We’re 51-0 in the 10th over, trailing by 27. Lyth 19 and Bean 16.

4.48pm – The scene at Grace Road during the most recent rain delay. Picture by John Heald.

Grace Road

4.45pm – The players are back out in the middle, and the sun’s out. We’ve lost another nine over. It’s 28-0 in the seventh of 35 to be bowled tonight. We trail by 50.

4.32pm – The rain has passed through, and we’re due a resumption in the next 10-15 minutes.

4.11pm – We have lost three overs from the day’s allocation, so 38 remaining now. We did actually start the second innings with 47 remaining, not 45 as previously advised. Ah, all the calculations will need to be revised as it’s raining again. We’re off at 24-0 in the seventh. Two balls bowled in that passage of play and one went for four off Lyth’s blade.

4.08pm – The covers are coming off, and a resumption isn’t far off.

3.59pm – We’re off for rain with Yorkshire 20-0 after six overs of the second innings, trailing by 58. Lyth 6, Bean 10.

3.53pm – Leicestershire have just had an appeal turned down for Bean, on 10, caught at third slip by Currie off Scriven. No doubt there was an edge, but the umpires decided it didn’t carry. 18-0 in the fifth now. And the floodlights are on.

3.36pm – We’re underway after tea. But the clouds are looming. If rain doesn’t get us before close, bad light will do. In theory, we have 45 overs remaining in the day. It would be a shock if we see them all.

3.26pm – It looks like there is a bit of rain in the air. The cover has been positioned over the cut strip.

3.25pm – Tea Report Yorkshire endured a hugely frustrating third afternoon session as Leicestershire claimed the advantage in the ongoing LV= Insurance County Championship match at Grace Road courtesy of a 10th-wicket stand of 93 between Harry Swindells and Will Davis.

Leicestershire, replying to 155 all out, advanced from 140-9 to 233 all out, including George Hill’s 4-69 and two wickets apiece for Jordan Thompson and Ben Cliff.

Swindells posted 73 six days on from his match-winning century in the final of the Metro Bank One-Day Cup against Hampshire on Saturday. Davis added a career best 44 not out.

They took the attacking option against a Yorkshire attack who had done some excellent work earlier on with the ball.

This was Leicestershire’s highest partnership of the innings and the record 10th-wicket stand in the history of this fixture in first-class cricket.

Adam Lyth dropped Tom Scriven twice in as many balls off Ben Coad shortly after lunch, but Yorkshire responded well as Thompson struck twice in the 39th over added to a Cliff wicket as Leicestershire fell from 139-7 to 140-9.

Thompson bowled Scriven and had Chris Wright well caught at second slip by Lyth before Cliff bowled Scott Currie.

Unfortunately, then came the damaging last-wicket stand which has swung this contest in Leicestershire’s favour. It was ended when Swindells was caught behind off Matthew Revis, signalling tea.

3.15pm – WICKET! Swindells caught behind off Revis for 73, ending a 93-run stand for the last wicket. Leicestershire 233 all out. They lead by 78. And that’s tea.

2.59pm – George Hill has returned to the attack in a bid to break what is a 76-run stand between Swindells 61 and Davis 39. That’s a record 10th-wicket stand for Leicestershire in matches against Yorkshire.

2.35pm – Swindells reaches his fifty off 57 balls. Leicestershire 183-9, a lead of 28.

2.32pm – Swindells and Davis have shared 41 unbroken for the last wicket – 47 and 20 respectively. Leicestershire are now 181-9, leading by 26.

2.18pm – Harry Swindells and Will Davis have taken the aggressive route in their last-wicket stand, and it’s working. They have taken the score from 140-9 to 160-9. Swindells 41 and Davis 10.

2.12pm – WICKET! Currie bowled by Cliff, 0. Leicestershire are 140-9 and still in arrears by 15.

2.06pm – WICKET! Wright is superbly caught above his head by Lyth at second slip off Thompson, 0. It’s 139-8 after 39. Two wickets in the over.

2.05pm – WICKET! Scriven bowled by Thompson, 17, off stump out of the ground. It’s 139-7 in the 39th over. Leicestershire trail by 17.

1.50pm – Leicestershire have enjoyed the better of the early afternoon and are within sight of a first-innings lead. They are 133-6 in the 37th over, with Swindells 29 and Scriven 13. Their deficit is 22. Coad and Thompson in operation.

1.33pm – Frustrating three balls for Ben Coad, Adam Lyth and Yorkshire. Tom Scriven has been dropped twice in as many balls on two by Lyth at second slip off Coad. The next ball is edged through slips on the ground for four. It’s 116-6 in the 32nd over.

1.21pm – Play has resumed after lunch. George Hill is searching for his fifth wicket and Yorkshire’s seventh. Tom Scriven has come in. It’s 98-6 in the 29th over. The sun continues to shine.

12.47pm – Lunch Report Four-wicket seamer George Hill has led a superb Yorkshire fightback against Leicestershire during the third morning at the Uptonsteel County Ground, Grace Road.

Yorkshire’s first innings was wrapped up for 155 three balls into the day when Tom Scriven had Jordan Thompson superbly caught behind one-handed by Ben Cox.

But wickets have continued to fall, with Leicestershire reaching lunch 97-6 in the 29th over.

Ben Coad struck two balls into the home reply, trapping Rishi Patel lbw for a duck.

The Foxes then recovered from 0-1 to 58-1 through opener Sam Evans and captain Lewis Hill. The latter dominated their partnership with a counter-attacking 42 off 34 balls with eight fours.

But a green pitch has proved handy for the bowlers, and when Hill got into his groove the hosts struggled.

They went on to lose four wickets for 22 runs, slipping to 80-5, with Ben Cliff also striking with his second ball like Coad had earlier done.

Hill had his namesake Lewis caught behind before trapping Evans lbw for 15 and getting overseas Pakistani batter Umar Amin the same way. The latter was plumb in front following one that kept low. 

Cliff then had Louis Kimber caught by Fin Bean, the ball ricocheting into the hands of third slip as Adam Lyth at second slip parried the initial chance.

In the final over of the morning, Hill then trapped wicketkeeper Ben Cox lbw for 13, ensuring his season’s best haul of 4-35 so far.

12.42pm – WICKET! Cox trapped lbw by Hill for 13, and that will be lunch at 97-6 in the 29th. Leicestershire are replying to 155. Excellent morning for Yorkshire.

12.20pm – WICKET! Kimber caught at second slip by Lyth off Ben Cliff’s second ball. It’s 80-5 in the 24th over.

12.02pm – WICKET! Amin trapped lbw by one which keeps low from Hill, who has his third. Amin falls for 10, and Leicestershire are 70-4 after 19 overs. The Foxes One-Day Cup final hero Harry Swindells is in now.

11.52am – WICKET! Evans trapped lbw by Hill, 15. It’s 65-3 in the 17th.

11.27am – WICKET! George Hill gets Lewis Hill caught behind for 42. Leicestershire are 58-2 in the 11th over. Umar Amin in now to join Evans on 14 as the Foxes reply to 155.

10.41am – WICKET! Leicestershire’s reply to 155 is underway. Rishi Patel is lbw to Coad second ball. Leicester are 0-1. What a start.

10.33am – WICKET! Thompson caught behind superbly by a diving Cox off Scriven, 2. We’re all out for 155 three balls into the day.

10.27am – The players are on their way out to the middle. We will resume on 155-9, with Jordan Thompson and Ben Cliff unbeaten.

9.52am – The morning scene at Grace Road. Picture by John Heald.

Grace Road

9.40am – Tom Kohler-Cadmore has been called up to England’s ODI squad v Ireland in place of rested Joe Root. Excellent news for our former batter.

9.30am – STOP PRESS!!! The sun’s out. Unbelievable, Jeff!

We’re going to see a decent amount of cricket, and we will start on time at 10.30am as well.

There was no play yesterday and less than 40 overs on day one. Yorkshire will resume on 155-9 in their first innings, and there will be 104 overs in the day as long as we don’t see and late rain or bad light.

It’s going to be fascinating to see how this game plays out from here because Leicestershire simply have to win to have any chance of promotion. There’s a chance of a contrived finish. But for now, there’s more than enough time to finish this game conventionally.

The players are out in the middle warming up.

While there was no play yesterday at Grace Road, we did catch up with Fin Bean to chat about his fine start to life in Yorkshire’s first team and where he is targeting progression.

You can read it via the link below.

FIN BEAN 

There will be a live stream available via the Match Centre tab at the top of the page. Enjoy the day.

 

 

 

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