Ottis Gibson

“There was some good effort, all the way to the end, and that’s how we intend to play our cricket going forward for the rest of the season.
“The first two days, the game moved nicely along. The last two days, it slowed right down.
“Today, trying to get them out on a pitch that was offering us nothing, we had to dig deep. It was a shame we couldn’t get over the line, but we showed a lot of fight, character and spirit, and that’s very pleasing.”

6.09pm – Draw Yorkshire 13 points, Northants 12. Huge effort from both sides this weekend. The hosts finish on 318-7 from 119.4 overs. Well played. And also, congratulations George Hill on his maiden century.

6.02pm Two overs remaining, three wickets needed. Rauf to bowl the penultimate. Northants 314-7 after 118.

5.53pm WICKET Now then. Kelly is yorked by Revis for 42. It’s 314-7 with four overs remaining.

5.40pm Just short of eight overs remaining in the game. Yorkshire still need four wickets as McManus (60) and Kelly (42) hold firm. 308-6.

5.21pm McManus reaches his fifty off 103 balls with 8×4s. Northants 283-6 with 12.5 overs remaining (we’re in the 108th of the innings). Rauf has just returned to the attack.

5.11pm Things looking tricky for Yorkshire now. 15 overs remaining. Northants are 274-6 with McManus 48 and Kelly 20. They have shared 38. Two quick wickets and it looks very different, however. Fingers crossed. In comes Thompson….

4.34pm Up at Moorlands CC, Yorkshire women have restricted Notts to 114-9 in the first innings of the day’s second T20. Two wickets apiece for Beth Langston, Rachel Slater, Emma Marlow and Grace Hall.

4.29pm WICKET Young played on trying to leave Revis alone, 96. Northants 236-6 after 94. Huge wicket – excellent knock. 26 overs remaining.

4.20pm Four overs have been bowled since tea. Patterson and Revis with them. Northants 232-5 with Young 92 and McManus, who has played aggressively with the field up, on 31. 28 overs remaining in the game.

Tea Report Hard yakka is the best way to sum up Yorkshire’s bid for victory against Northamptonshire, which remains very much alive heading into the final session of this LV= Insurance County Championship clash at Wantage Road.

Yorkshire still require five wickets in a minimum of 32 overs after tea, having struck twice since lunch. Northants are 212-5.

George Hill, with his first ball to follow a second-innings 151 – his maiden first-team century yesterday, and Dom Bess claimed the afternoon wickets.

New Zealand Test opener Will Young has batted through the day on his home debut to reach an unbeaten 91.

Young and Rob Keogh (48) completed a fourth-wicket partnership of 99 either side of lunch on a pitch which has gone slow and low to significantly undermine Yorkshire’s pursuit of a victory and 21 points.

But Hill had Keogh caught at short extra cover off a leading edge (178-4 in the 73rd over, with the best part of 48 remaining) before off-spinner Bess trapped Luke Procter lbw in the 79th – just before the new ball was taken.

Wicketkeeper Lewis McManus will begin the evening session on 12 against a new ball only eight overs old.

3.43pm – Tea Yorkshire require five more wickets to win in a minimum of 32 overs as we approach the final session of the match. Northants, facing that victory target of 499, are 212-5 with Young 91 and McManus 12.

3.09pm WICKET Procter trapped lbw by Bess, 13. Northants 195-5 in the 80th over, immediately before the new ball. Perfect. 40.3 overs remaining. Young 86.

2.55pm New ball due in five overs. Yorkshire are going to have a minimum of 40 with it to take six wickets, maybe less if we can pinch another quickly. 192-4 with Young 84 and Procter 12.

2.42pm WICKET Would you believe it! Everything he touches turns to gold. Hill takes a wicket with his first ball. Keogh caught at short extra cover by Patterson off a leading edge for 48. 178-4.

2.40pm Yorkshire working hard for no reward here. George Hill about to enter the attack. Northants 178-3 with 48 overs remaining. Young (82) and Keogh (48) have shared 99 unbroken for the fourth wicket.

Yorkshire women, meanwhile, have been beaten by Derbyshire in the first of two T20s at Moorlands. They finished 134-5 chasing 184.

2.08pm Yorkshire remain on the hunt for wicket number four. Rauf testing Young and Keogh out with the short stuff. Big appeal for caught behind down leg for Rauf against Young (69) just now. Great diving take by Duke, but it looked like thigh pad. 148-3 in the 64th over. 56 more to bowl after this.

1.48pm Early stages of the afternoon session, started by an over from Lyth and followed by the duo of Rauf and Bess. Northants are 133-3 in the 58th over. Minimum of 62 remain after this. Patience is the key on a pitch which has lost its pace.

Lunch Report Yorkshire are seven wickets away from back-to-back LV= County Championship wins at the start of 2022.

Having set Northamptonshire 499 to win late on day three, the hosts started the final day on 56-0 but lost Ricardo Vasconcelos, Emilio Gay and Saif Zaib inside the first 50 minutes of play.

Haris Rauf claimed two, both via well directed short balls, and Matthew Revis the other as the hosts fell to 79-3 in 34 overs (10 overs bowled on day four).

They have since reached lunch at 123-3 from 55, with a minimum of 65 still to be bowled.

New Zealand opener Will Young is an obstacle Yorkshire will likely have to overcome in order to claim a victory to go with last week’s success at Gloucestershire.

The Northants overseas debutant has held firm for an unbeaten 57.

In Rauf’s five-over burst at the start of play, he had captain Vasconcelos caught fending to gully by George Hill and then Gay caught at short-leg by Dom Bess.

Revis then added the third when Zaib, the third left-hander to be dismissed, pushed forwards and edged behind to Harry Duke.

Yorkshire have positioned the majority of their fielders in catching positions throughout the morning, with Jordan Thompson, Steve Patterson and Bess all involved in the search for wickets.

Young reached his maiden Northants fifty off 125 balls and will resume this afternoon alongside Rob Keogh on 18 in what remain good batting conditions.

1.03pm – Lunch Three wickets in the morning for Yorkshire, two for Rauf and one for Revis. Northants, set 499 to win, have reached 123-3 from 55 overs. A minimum of 65 overs remain in the game. Young 57 and Keogh 18.

12.30pm Fifty for Will Young, off 125 balls. Suspect the New Zealander will score a lot of runs for Northants this season. Has looked good in this game. 33 in the first innings and now 50 in the second. Here for the majority of the season. Northants are now 108-3.

12.21pm At Moorlands CC, Yorkshire women have a big chase on their hands in the first game of the day, against Derbyshire, who have amassed 183-2 from their 20 overs. Opener Beth Harmer scored 70.

12.03pm Patterson has come into the attack to replace Revis. Northants are 89-3 with Young and Keogh together. New Zealand opener Young is 46 not out.

11.47am WICKET What a start to day four this has been. Revis gets Zaib caught behind, 2. Northants are 79-3 now. Thompson comes on to replace Rauf, who bowled a superb five-over opening spell, 2-8.

11.28am WICKET And another. Superb start for Rauf and Yorkshire this morning. Gay is caught at short-leg by Bess for nought. It’s 70-2.

11.21am WICKET There’s the breakthrough for Yorkshire, courtesy of Haris Rauf. Vasconcelos fends to Hill, who is at wide third slip kind of gully. Falls for 29. Northants, in the face of their 499 target, are 66-1 in the 29th over, the fifth of the day.

11.07am Early stages of play, and Rauf and Revis have taken up bowling duties. Northants are 58-0 with Young 26 and Vasconcelos 25.

10.58am Here is the live stream link from the Northants website.

Live Stream here.

10.50am Just before we get going, let’s have a look at the state of play around the grounds.

Division One

Kent 305 and 78-3 v Hampshire 652-6 dec, Canterbury
Lancashire 556-7 dec v Gloucestershire 252 and 67-3, Old Trafford
Surrey 308 v Somerset 337 and 196-9, Oval
Warwickshire 385 v Essex 168 and 290-8, Edgbaston

Division Two

Leicestershire 213 and 146-6 v Derbyshire 531, Grace Road
Durham 230 and 117 lost to Nottinghamshire 488-9 dec by an innings and 141 runs, Riverside
Glamorgan 122 and 132 lost to Middlesex 336 by an innings and 82 runs, Cardiff
Worcestershire 491 beat Sussex 269 and 188 by an innings and 34 runs, New Road.

9.50am Yorkshire women are back in action in the Vitality County T20 Cup today, aiming to build on Monday’s opening two victories. They host Derbyshire and Notts are Moorlands CC in Mirfield, starting at 11am and 3pm respectively.

9.25am If you want to recap yesterday’s action, you can read our match report and reaction piece with George Hill.

Match Report here.

George Hill here

Good morning from Wantage Road, where the sun is shining.

Yesterday was all about this man.

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