“I really enjoyed my day out there, the last two days actually.
“The lads have been very good so far. We’ve got a really big lead which we can hopefully build on tomorrow. We’ve got plenty of lads in the tent, and we’re in a good position.
“We kept our disciplines throughout the whole day, especially people like Bessy who bowled for the whole second session. Everyone chipped in.
“After the first innings, we maybe thought we were 50 or 100 light. But the way we bowled showed we can take 10 wickets. And that will hopefully play into our hands in the fourth innings.
“Lythy and DK played really well and grinded them down when they probably weren’t up to their best. After them being bowled out, we were able to capitalise on that.”
6.21pm – Close Dominant day for Yorkshire, who close on 85-1 from 24 overs of the second innings, a lead of 177. Lyth has 41 and Hill 3. Earlier, Thompson finished with four wickets, Revis three and Bess two in Northants first innings.
5.55pm WICKET Karunaratne bowled by Procter pushing forwards for 36. Yorkshire 73-1 after 17 overs, leading by 165. Lyth 32 and Hill joins him.
5.01pm Yorkshire have made their way to 21-0 in the fifth over of the second innings and lead by 113. Lyth has 9 and Karunaratne 8. 24 overs in total for Yorkshire to face tonight.
Elsewhere, a word for Derbyshire’s Pakistan opener Shan Masood, who is closing in on his second double hundred in as many matches. He has 196 at home to Leicestershire. Scored nearly 600 runs already this summer in two and a bit matches.
4.35pm WICKET Sanderson trapped lbw by Thompson, who finishes with four-for. Northants 204 all out, and Yorkshire claim a 92-run lead.
4.22pm WICKET Berg has been bowled by Rauf. Off stump flattened. Not even sure Berg saw it. That was seriously quick. 188-9 in the early stages of the evening. New ball in operation.
Tea Report Dom Bess and Matthew Revis shared the two wickets claimed during an attritional second afternoon as Yorkshire maintained their control over Northamptonshire at Wantage Road.
Approaching the halfway point in this LV= Insurance County Championship fixture, Northants have reached tea at 188-8 after 79 overs in reply to a first-innings 296.
Off-spinner Bess and captain Steve Patterson really put the squeeze on a home side who started the afternoon on 116-6 from 44 overs and still 31 runs away from avoiding the follow-on.
At one stage, the pair conceded only nine runs in an 11-over period against left-handers Emilio Gay and Luke Procter.
Gay reached a 102-ball fifty in the early stages of the afternoon before falling to Bess, caught at leg slip by Harry Brook as he aimed to clip one to long leg.
That left Northants at 164-7 after 71 overs.
Revis then added a third wicket to his impressive day, which has also included a sprawling catch running back from short fine-leg.
He had wicketkeeper Lewis McManus caught low down at second slip by Adam Lyth as the score fell to 181-8 after 76.
There was initial doubt over the validity of the catch, though umpires Peter Hartley and David Millns were quick to send the Hampshire loanee on his way.
Procter remains steadfast on 27 not out, with Northants trailing by 108 having scored 72 runs in 35 overs during the afternoon.
3.52pm – Tea Northants 188-8 after 79 overs, a home deficit of 108 runs. Procter 27 and Berg. 72 runs in 35 overs for the loss of two wickets in that session. Bess and Revis claimed a wicket apiece and have been excellent today.
3.40pm WICKET McManus caught low down at second slip by Lyth off Revis, 8. Initial doubt as to whether it carried, though umpires Hartley and Millns confirm the departure. It’s 181-8.
3.20pm WICKET Bess gets Gay caught at leg slip by Brook for 65. That’s the first wicket of an attritional afternoon. Northants fall to 164-7.
3.03pm Emilio Gay has just been struck a nasty blow by his batting partner Luke Procter. Friendly fire to say the least.
Procter advanced at Bess and hammered one towards long-on fence. But Gay just couldn’t get out of the way. Struck him on the wrist. We’re back underway after a short delay. Northants 151-6.
2.55pm Northants have avoided the follow-on by reaching 151-6 in the 66th over, a deficit of 145. Rauf is back into the attack, with Gay on 55 and Procter 16.
2.36pm Patterson and Bess have bowled 26 overs and counting between them and have only conceded 31 runs. Northants have ground to a halt of late. They are 140-6 in the 61st over.
2.06pm Gay reaches his fifty, off 102 balls with 10×4s, the latest of them clipped through mid-wicket. Northants 130-6 in the 52nd over. They still need 17 to avoid the follow-on. Much brighter afternoon than it was morning. But it’s still very chilly.
1.45pm Back up and running after lunch. Bess and now Thompson take up the attack for Yorkshire, who could still make Northants follow-on if things went swimmingly and they wanted to take up the option. Northants are 119-6, still 28 away from the follow-on.
Lunch Report Matthew Revis helped Yorkshire seize a definite advantage during the second morning of their LV= Insurance County Championship clash with Northamptonshire at Wantage Road.
All-rounder Revis, in only his third first-class game, struck twice in quick succession with his rapidly improving seamers as Northants, replying to a first-innings 296, slipped from 81-3 to 85-5.
He then took a superb catch running back from short fine-leg on the cusp of lunch, where Northants reached at 116-6.
The follow-on – the target to avoid is 147 – still looms as a possibility.
Northants started day two on 26-2, and Jordan Thompson struck first in the second over when he had nightwatchman Matt Kelly caught behind off a top-edged pull.
New Zealand overseas batter Will Young and left-handed Emilio Gay then advanced the hosts to calmer waters with some handsome strokeplay against Thompson and Rauf, who would have been frustrated to concede eight boundaries in a six-over period at one point.
But Yorkshire soon reasserted their grip on things thanks to 20-year-old Revis, who uprooted Young’s off-stump for 33 and had Saif Zaib caught behind in the 31st and 33rd overs of the innings, leaving the hosts five down and still 62 away from the follow-on.
Shortly before that, Gay had been dropped on 21 by Thompson at cover off Revis.
Gay and Rob Keogh looked as if they would then see their side through to lunch without any further damage, until the latter top-edged a sweep at Dom Bess and was brilliantly caught by a sprawling Revis over his shoulder running back from short fine-leg.
That left the score at 115-6 in the 43rd, the penultimate of the morning.
Gay will begin the afternoon on 40 and Luke Procter on one as the hosts look to cut their 180-run deficit.
1.03pm – Lunch Excellent morning for Yorkshire, and Matthew Revis has been at the heart of it with two wickets and a catch. Northants, replying to 296, have advanced from 26-2 after 15 overs to 116-6 after 44.
12.57pm WICKET Bess gets Keogh caught superbly by Revis over his shoulder, on the run back from short fine-leg. Falls for 21 following a top-edged sweep. Northants are 115-6.
12.23pm WICKETS Revis has claimed two in the last 15 mins or so, Will Young bowled – off stump sent cartwheeling – and Saif Zaib caught behind. Gay was also dropped on 31 at cover by Thompson off the same bowler. Eventful passage of play. Northants are 95-5 at present. The follow-on target is 147. Still not out of the question. Gay has 36 and Keogh 6.
11.40am Rauf and Thompson haven’t quite got it right in the last 20 minutes. Eight boundaries conceded in the last six overs. Northants 70-3. Revis into the attack in place of Thompson.
11.36am Northants have recovered to 61-3 after 23 overs, scoring 35 runs in eight overs this morning for the loss of Kelly. Will Young and Emilio Gay have played some handsome shots against Thompson and Rauf and have 31 and 13 respectively.
11.08am WICKET Ideal start to the day for Yorkshire as Thompson ousts the nightwatchman Kelly, caught behind off a top-edged pull. Went straight up and was the simplest of catches. Gone for 1, and Northants are 26-3 in the day’s second over – the 17th of the innings.
Kelly gone! The Australian nightwatchman is removed in the day’s second over, caught behind by Duke off a top-edged pull against Thompson, 1. It’s 26-3 in the 17th
10.55am The live stream link again comes via the Northants website
Live Stream, here.
10.28am Just before we get going, let’s have a look around the action across the country from yesterday.
Kent 271-7 v Hampshire, Canterbury
Lancashire 11-1 v Gloucestershire 252, Old Trafford
Surrey v Somerset 283-6, Oval
Warwickshire 76-2 v Essex 168, Edgbaston
Durham 230 v Nottinghamshire 50-0, Riverside
Glamorgan 122 v Middlesex 171-6, Sophia Gardens
Leicestershire 213 v Derbyshire 36-1, Grace Road
Worcestershire 338-5 v Sussex, New Road
9.41am If you want to recap yesterday’s action, here are the links to the match report and the Jordan Thompson reaction article.
Match Report here.
Jordan Thompson here.
Good morning from Northampton, where it is an overcast but dry start to the day.
The Yorkshire lads are out there warming up ahead of the start of day two, which begins at 11am with Northamptonshire on 26-2 in reply to Yorkshire’s 296 all out.
Harry Brook (84), Dawid Malan (64) and Jordan Thompson (51 and two wickets) all impressed yesterday.