“I think, looking at the pitch – we won the toss and wanted to bat, when you’re bowled out for 296, you’re probably not too happy with the score you got.
“But getting to 296 in the end when we were 22-3 and 206-7 is a good start.
“It’s a strange wicket. It looked a good, hard wicket to start. But the pace is a bit variable and the bounce uneven as well.
“I’m not saying it’s a bad wicket to bat on, but there’s enough there for the bowlers.
“I think it’s even. If they get a couple of batters in, it will be tough to get them out. We’ll have to battle hard all day tomorrow.”
6.38pm – Close Those two late wickets for Thompson have given Yorkshire the edge. In defence of 296, Northants close on 26-2 from 15 overs. Brook 84 stood out with the bat, while Malan and Thompson also contributed half-centuries.
6.23pm WICKET Vasconcelos trapped lbw for 15 by Thompson, who has returned to the attack in place of Rauf and strikes in his first over back. 25-1 in the 12th.
And another. Night-watchman Kerrigan caught at first slip. Two in two. Thompson’s on a hat-trick. 25-2!!
6.07pm Northants have moved to 14-0 after eight overs. Patterson and Rauf in operation.
5.42pm 15 overs remaining in the day, and we’re currently in the second of those. Northants 10-0 with Vasconcelos and Young opening. Thompson and Rauf have taken new ball.
Meanwhile, an injury update from Yorkshire….
Matthew Fisher pulled up with a sore back after the last game and he’s being assessed by the medical team.
Ben Coad had a slight setback in his training last week and needs more time to be 100 percent confident to play.
5.30pm WICKET Rauf bowled by Berg, who finishes with five-for to wrap up the innings. Yorkshire 296 all out inside 79 overs. Brook 84, Malan 64, Thompson 51. Revis 31 not out.
5.24pm Haris Rauf got off the mark with a big six over wide long-on and Revis has just taken two fours off Kelly to move to 29. Yorkshire 295-9 and eyeing a third batting point. New ball two overs away.
5.12pm WICKET After reaching a very important half-century, off 69 balls, Thompson is trapped lbw by Kelly the following ball. 275-8 in the 76th. Patterson joins Revis, who has 16, at the crease. Revis and Thompson shared 69.
Hang on a minute, Patterson plays first ball to Kelly. It’s 275-9.
5.02pm Yorkshire have moved to 263-7 in the early stages of the 74th over. Batting point number two in the bag, and Thompson is closing in on a fifty. He has 42 and Revis 15.
4.07pm – Tea Yorkshire are 237-7 from 64 overs, losing four wickets in the afternoon. Malan (64), Duke, Bess and Brook (84) all fall. Thompson has 21 not out and Revis 9.
4pm Around three overs left until tea, Yorkshire are 235-7. Thompson has a lofted six over long on in his 21, while Revis is 9.
3.32pm WICKET Flurry of wickets continue, and it’s Brook who’s fallen for 84. He’s played on to Ben Sanderson, just like Duke did. Yorkshire have fallen to 207-7. Revis and Thompson at the crease.
3.28pm WICKET Bess is bowled by Keogh for nought. Plays back to one which looked like it skidded through. Northants have fought back well here. Yorkshire are 204-6, with Brook 84. Thompson has joined him.
3.22pm WICKET Duke chops on to Sanderson for 22. Yorkshire now 203-5 in the 52nd. Brook has 83. Batting point number one secured.
3.13pm Yorkshire closing in on the first batting point, at 193-4 after 50 overs. Brook 81 and Duke 16.
3pm Midway through the afternoon session and Yorkshire have advanced to 188-4, in the 47th over. Brook has 76 and Duke 16. In and around the four wickets, run-scoring has been free in the Northampton sunshine.
2.22pm WICKET Gareth Berg claims another, his fourth of the innings. He’s trapped Malan lbw for 64, leaving Yorkshire at 153-4 after 38 overs. Playing to leg. He and Brook, who is 59 not out, shared 131 for the fourth wicket. Duke comes to the crease.
1.59pm Yorkshire motoring now. Brook has just reached his half-century off 58 balls with 7×4s and 1×6s. The score has advanced to 135-3. Malan 60 and Brook 52. Looks to be true pitch so far.
1.43pm Berg has returned to the attack as Northants bid to break this partnership between Malan and Brook, which currently stands at 91. Three runs added in the early stages of the afternoon. 113-3.