6.58pm – Close YorkshireCCC 167-4 in reply to 424. Kohler-Cadmore 68 and Waite 16. Play finishes two overs early due to bad light.
6.54pm We have three overs remaining in the day’s play. Yorkshire are 167-4 after 44. Kohler-Cadmore 68 and Waite 16.
6.13pm Kohler-Cadmore reaches his fifty off 86 balls with four fours and four sixes. Super knock. Yorkshire 138-4 in the 35th.
6.02pm WICKET Revis trapped lbw first ball by Brooks. Yorkshire 129-4 in the 33rd over.
As Jason Gillespie used to say, Brooks is on the J Train. Unfortunately, Yorkshire are the ones on the receiving end.
6pm WICKET Brook has chipped Brooks to a diving Aldridge at mid-wicket, 41. Yorkshire 129-3 in the 33rd over. Revis in at five.
5.58pm Brook and Kohler-Cadmore are taking Leach on, happy to use their feet against him. He has figures of 1-51 from 10 overs so far. Yorkshire 129-1 after 32. Brook 41 and Kohler-Cadmore, who has just lofted another six over long-on, has 48.
5.50pm In taking Yorkshire to 111-2 after 17 overs, Kohler-Cadmore and Brook have shared 56 unbroken for the third wicket. TKC Has 42 and Brook 31. They have shared five sixes between them.
5.14pm SIX! Kohler-Cadmore hits Leach over long-off into the top tier of the Colin Atkinson pavilion to move to 27. Yorkshire 66-2 after 21 of 47 overs to be bowled tonight.
4.53pm WICKET Hill well caught by a diving Renshaw running around towards deep cover from mid-off. Leach strikes the ball after being hit down the ground for four. Falls for 19. It’s 55-2 in the 15th.
4.46pm Kohler-Cadmore hoists Leach’s fourth ball for a straight six into the sight screen (or sight sheet to be more accurate) at the River End. He has 15 of 46-1 in the 13th.
4.35pm Brooks can’t cling on to a sharp, low return chance after Hill drove one back at him on 12. Yorkshire 39-1 in the 11th over now. He has moved to 14 and Kohler-Cadmore has 8.
4.14pm WICKET Lyth caught at gully by Abell off Brooks, 13. Yorkshire are 23-1 in the sixth over. Kohler-Cadmore joins Hill at the crease.
4.02pm Lyth takes two boundaries off Brooks in his first over, the second of the Yorkshire innings. 15-0.
Tea Report Dom Bess completed an impressive four-wicket haul as Somerset were bowled out for 424 during the latter stages of the second afternoon at Taunton.
The former Somerset off-spinner finished with 4-68 from 29 overs, removing Lewis Gregory for 77 and Jack Brooks for one after lunch as four wickets fell.
Somerset started the afternoon on 324-6 from 98 overs and were bowled out in 122 to signal an early tea.
Gregory was the first afternoon wicket when he miscued Bess to long-on, where Adam Lyth took the catch – 376-7 in the 113th over.
England spinner Jack Leach hit sixes off Bess and fellow off-spinner Jack Shutt, the latter a reverse slog sweep over deep point, in 16 as the hosts tried to up the scoring rate after claiming a fourth batting point for passing 350 inside 110 overs.
Yorkshire finished with two bowling points.
Leach was stumped off Shutt’s bowling, the first of two wickets in as many overs as Brooks was caught behind off Bess for one, leaving Somerset 404-9 in the 119th over.
The innings was ended after Kasey Aldridge and last man Marchant de Lange added 20 inside four overs for the last wicket – Aldridge bowled by Shannon Gabriel for a career best 41.
Aldridge and Gregory had earlier completed a 90-run stand for the seventh wicket.
Yorkshire’s batters will face a 47-over evening session on what looks to be a slow pitch.
3.36pm – Tea WICKET Aldridge bowled by Gabriel, 41. Somerset 424 all out at tea, and Bess finishes with 4-68 from 29 overs. 47-over evening session will follow.
3.19pm WICKET Brooks caught behind off Bess, 1. Somerset 404-9 in the 119th over. Bess has four-for.
3.15pm WICKET Leach has been stumped off Shutt, 16. Somerset 403-8 in the 118th over. Jack Brooks strides to the crease. Not so sure he will block many.
3.06pm Spin from both ends as Shutt joins fellow offie Bess in the attack. Somerset 390-7 and on the attack. Leach has just hit Bess for a straight six.
2.54pm WICKET Gregory caught at long-on by Lyth off Bess for 77. Somerset are 376-7 in the 113th. Third wicket for Bess.
Gregory had upped the ante in the last 10 or 15 minutes. He’d taken Bess for a straight six, but he didn’t get hold of this one in trying to repeat the dose.
2.42pm Somerset have reached 368-6 after 110 overs, claiming four batting points to Yorkshire’s two for bowling. Gregory has 69 and Aldridge 23.
2.17pm Gregory has moved to 63 out of Somerset’s 352-6 in the 104th over. He has not been without fortune, edging through or wide of the slips on at least four occasions.
1.50pm We’re up and running after lunch. Thompson bowling to Gregory, who edges a boundary to reach his fifty off 87 balls. Somerset are 328-6 in the 99th.
Lunch Report Somerset have enjoyed the better of a rain-shortened second morning at Taunton, in which the impressive Matthew Waite claimed the only wicket to fall.
A near 45-minute rain break from just before midday has cut 11 overs from the day’s allotted 104.
Somerset started day two on 262-5 from 76 overs and have reached lunch at 324-6 from 98.
Waite trapped Somerset captain Tom Abell lbw for a fine 116, rapping the England Lions man on the back pad and plumb in front – 286-6 in the 88th over, the 12th of the day.
Play took place under floodlights throughout the entire morning, with all-rounders Lewis Gregory and Kasey Aldridge further advancing the home side’s cause, reaching 47 and six respectively.
Yorkshire have created chances, led by three-wicket seamer Waite, who had a confident lbw shout against Aldridge turned down.
1.10pm – Lunch Somerset 324-6 from 98 overs, Waite claiming the morning wicket – his third of the innings. Gregory 47 and Aldridge 6.
12.53pm Waite has just had a confident lbw appeal against Aldridge turned down followed by one which was left alone and looked very close to off stump. He has ben excellent in this match so far, with 3-51 from 22. Somerset 310-6 after 94.
12.20pm The rain has passed through and play will resume at 12.40pm. 11 overs lost.
11.57am Rain has stopped play, with Somerset at 298-6 in the 91st over. Gregory 33 and Aldridge 4.
11.44am WICKET Abell trapped lbw by Waite, 116. Somerset are 286-6 in the 88th over. The rain has just started, but we continue for now.
11.17am Waite has taken the new ball alongside Thompson. Somerset 271-5 after 81.
11.13am New ball available to Yorkshire, and it has been taken through Thompson. Somerset 267-5 after 80 overs.
11.04am Somerset opener Matthew Renshaw, their Australian overseas player, has just pinched the PA announcer’s microphone and has announced Matthew Revis as the day’s opening bowler alongside Dom Bess.
11am Somerset 262-5 in the first over of the day, bowled by Dom Bess. Gregory 5, Abell 114.
10.15am There is the suggestion of a touch more rain this afternoon. Fingers crossed not. Typical, hey. Billed as the hottest period this country has ever seen and we get the wet stuff!
9.40am Before we get going today, let’s have a look around the grounds at what happened on day one.
Gloucestershire v Hampshire 203-2, Cheltenham
Northamptonshire 218-7 v Lancashire, Wantage Road
Surrey 24-1 v Essex 271, Oval
Warwickshire 155-6 v Kent 165, Edgbaston
Derbyshire v Nottinghamshire 439-1, County Ground
Middlesex v Sussex 328-4, Lord’s
9.34am Somerset centurion Tom Abell spoke to the media last night, including how he hates batting against his very close mate Dom Bess.
“I hate batting against Dom because his is forever in my ear! I would like to have really taken him down, but it wasn’t to be,” he said.
9.30am If you want to recap yesterday’s action, you can do so via our Match Report and reaction piece from Matthew Waite. They are linked below.
Good morning from Taunton, where it is an overcast start to day two.
The temperature has dropped significantly here in the West Country, though it is still a warm day.
Somerset will resume on 262-5 in their first innings, with captain Tom Abell unbeaten on 114.
Yorkshire were pretty self critical of their performance yesterday with the ball, Matthew Waite saying they were too short and wide.
He and Dom Bess claimed two wickets apiece and were the only bowlers to go at under three runs per over.
But the new ball is four overs away this morning, and if Yorkshire can make full use of it then Somerset could still be limited to around the 320-mark.
We will have 104 overs in the day today, with lunch at 1.10pm.
There will be a live stream available shortly before we get going at 11am. Enjoy the day.