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7.17pm – Close. Middlesex hold the advantage, but Yorkshire are far from out of this having closed on 216-7 from 63 overs, a lead of 129. Coad 38 and Hill 52. They’ve shared 52 unbroken.

6.55pm – Hill reaches his fifty off 107 balls, 7x4s. Excellent. 195-7 and a lead of 108.

Hill 50 Mid

6.52pm – The lead is now 102 as we edge towards the end of the day (six and a bit overs remain). Yorkshire 189-7 with Hill 46 and Coad 19.

6.35pm – WICKET! Thompson trapped lbw by Higgins for 26. It’s 164-7, and we lead by 77. Coad in to join Hill, who has 40.

6.21pm – Back-to-back boundaries from Thompson, off Bamber, both driven through the covers, and he has 22 out of 152-6. Our lead is 65 with a little under 14 overs remaining in the day. Hill 38.

5.54pm – WICKET! Tattersall bowled by Helm, 10. We’re 124-6 in the 45th over, a lead of 37. Hill is there on 37.

5.22pm – We’ve moved to 94-5 and lead by 7. Hill 17 and Tattersall 2.

5.03pm – WICKET! Roland-Jones has Root caught at slip off a gloved pull, 32. We’re 83-5, trailing by 4.

4.43pm – Root and Hill chipping away at this deficit. It’s down to 16 now, at 71-4. Root 27 and Hill 8.

4.30pm – Lovely from Hill as he drives Higgins down the ground for four, getting off the mark in the process. Yorkshire 64-4 in the 24th over, trailing by 23. Root 24.

4.20pm – WICKET! Brook trapped lbw by Higgins, 0. It’s 59-4 after 21 overs. First ball after tea.

4.11pm – The Diamonds have won by nine wickets against Thunder, with 15 overs to spare. Winfield-Hill 69 not out and Armitage 61 not out. Fair win that.

3.58pm – WICKET! Bean trapped lbw by Higgins, 29. We’re 59-3 in the 21st over, trailing by by 28. And that will be tea.

Tea Mid D2

The Diamonds are cruising at Durham in pursuit of 166. They are 138-1 in the 32nd over. Winfield-Hill 67 and Armitage 35.

3.47pm – Close to tea here at Lord’s, where Bean 29 and Root 20 are leading the rebuild. They have shared 43 to take the score to 56-1. There’s a couple of supporters below the Media Centre who you can hear shouting ‘Roooot’ every time Joe scores a run.

3.14pm – Scores on the doors from here at Lord’s and up at Durham. Yorkshire 35-2 after 10 overs, trailing by 52 with Bean 16 and Root 12.

Up at Durham, the Diamonds are 89-1 in the 22nd over chasing 166. Winfield-Hill has 37 of them.

2.54pm – WICKET! Masood trapped lbw by Roland-Jones, 6. 13-2 in the sixth over. Root in now.

2.40pm – WICKET! Lyth caught at first slip off Roland-Jones, 1. It’s 5-1 in the second over.

Masood is in now, which is really good news, because right at the end of the Middlesex innings he dived for a ball and got his knee stuck in the turf Simon Jones style. He looked in a bit of discomfort.

2.24pm – WICKET! Thompson wraps up the Middlesex innings – 246 all out – with his fifth wicket. Bamber bowled. Superb 5-80 for Thompson, while Coad impressed with 4-59. Middlesex lead by 87.

Diamonds 23-0 in the ninth over up at Durham.

2.16pm – Diamonds are 16-0 in the seventh over chasing 166 against Thunder.

2.04pm – WICKET! De Caires caught behind with a peach of a delivery, angled in and nipped away. Falls for 50. Middlesex 233-9, leading by 74. Coad has four wickets.

2pm – De Caires reaches his fifty off 64 balls. Middlesex 232-8 after 51 overs, a lead of 73 for the hosts.

1.51pm – We’re up and running after lunch. Moriarty bowling to de Caires, 35. Middlesex 212-8 and lead by 53.

The Diamonds have also started their chase of 166 against Thunder. They are 2-0 in the second over.

1.17pm – Thunder have been bowled out for 165. Levick 4-38. Super stuff.

1.11pm – Middlesex 212-8 from 48 overs at lunch. Superb first half of the morning from Yorkshire, who have struck five times in all. The hosts have hit back, advancing from 136-7 to take a lead of 53. De Caires is unbeaten on 35.

Lunch Mid 2

1.03pm – Levick has claimed three wickets. Thunder 150-9.

12.47pm – WICKET! Thompson gets Roland-Jones caught and bowled, 30. Middlesex 192-8 in the 42nd over. Thompson has figures of 4-42.

12.44pm – Diamonds debutant Erin Burns is congratulated by Hollie Armitage and Bess Heath after dismissing Thunder batter Danielle Collins. Thunder are 125-7 up at Durham.

Erin Burns

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12.38pm – De Caires 20 and Roland-Jones 25 have put on a frustrating 51 for the eighth wicket. Middlesex 187-7 in the 40th, bowled by Hill.

12.32pm – Couple of lives here for de Caires on 16 and Roland-Jones on 17. The former offered a low catch to Lyth at second slip which he couldn’t hold off Coad, and the latter has skewed Edwards just beyond Moriarty’s reach beyond point.

12.28pm – Thunder are 113-7 after 29 overs What a start for the Diamonds in the ‘Roses’ clash.

12.24pm – Middlesex 168-7 in the 37th over, leading by nine.

12.03pm – WICKET! Coad gets Davies lbw, 11. 136-7.  Fabulous morning’s work for Yorkshire’s bowlers, and a first-innings lead is not out of the question. Middlesex trail by 23.

11.57am – Thunder are 88-5 in the 22nd over. Durham have now provided a live stream, which is available via the following link.

Diamonds stream

11.53am – WICKET! And Coad has got him with a nip-backer. Du Plooy’s off-stump is uprooted following a possible inside edge, 51. Middlesex 135-6.

11.51am – Du Plooy reaches his fifty off 43 balls. Middlesex 135-5. Tattersall is up to the stumps with Coad bowling in a bid to keep the left-hander in his crease. He’s been using his feet in a bid to negate the movement.

11.46am – Middlesex 133-5 after 28 overs as Hill and Coad search for wicket number six. If Yorkshire can get du Plooy, who has 49, they will really be in business.

11.41am – Wicket for Levick up at Durham. She’s trapped Thunder captain Ellie Threlkeld lbw. Thunder 70-4.

11.30am – WICKET! Thompson continues Yorkshire’s excellent start to the day as he gets Eskinazi caught at second slip by Lyth, 0. Middlesex are 115-5 and still 44 in arrears.

11.24am – WICKET! Higgins bowled by a Coad beauty for 9. It’s 110-4 in the 24th over. The hosts trail by 49. Bit of nip away from Coad and it clipped the top of off.

11.11am – WICKET! Really good low catch by Lyth at second slip hands Thompson the breakthrough as Stoneman departs for 42. Middlesex 97-3 in the 21st. Yesterday’s wicket-taker Higgins is in looking to add to his four-for.

The Diamonds have also struck against Thunder. Abi Glen has taken two wickets in two balls. 40-3 in the 10th over.

11.06am – Coad has joined Thompson in the attack. 96-2 after 20.

10.59am – We’re up and running at Lord’s. Thompson has the ball first up from the Pavilion End. Looks to be a decent crowd in as well.

10.45am – The Diamonds have an early breakthrough up at Durham. Thunder 8-1 in the third over. Jess Woolston has bowled England opener Emma Lamb.

10.32am – Diamonds win the toss and elect to bowl against Thunder.

Diamonds team

10.28am – We will have 104 overs on each of the next two days in a bid to make up some of the overs lost yesterday.

9.27am – There’s a tour guide in the media centre at the moment speaking to a tour group. He says there are 21 pitches on the square, and we are playing on pitch number five. County cricket will not be played this season on six central TV pitches (6 to 11).

9.20am – Good morning from Lord’s, where the sun is shining. It’s a fresh morning – certainly an improvement on yesterday when it was overcast, rainy at stages and bitterly cold throughout. It wasn’t the day to be sat out in the stands, that’s for sure.

Yorkshire were bowled out for 159 yesterday having been inserted. There was certainly something in the pitch yesterday, and Middlesex’s bowlers used it to their advantage. However, they were helped by a few loose strokes in the visiting top and middle order.

Yorkshire could have had more reward with the ball as Middlesex closed on 84-2, and they really need to strike a few blows this morning or they will be very much on the back foot.

It’s not just at Lord’s where we will have eyes on today. The Northern Diamonds begin their final season as a region against Lancashire Thunder at Durham this morning in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy. That gets underway at 10.30am.

Unfortunately, Durham have opted not to live stream today’s game, but we will be bringing you updates throughout the day.

You can read our match preview via one of three tabs below. Also available is our day one match report from Lord’s and a reaction piece with Shan Masood.


Match Report – Day One 

Shan Masood 

The live stream from Lord’s will be available via the Match Centre tab at the top of the page. Enjoy the day.

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