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2.37pm Surrey win by 10 wickets and win the County Championship title. Yorkshire will head into next week’s final round against Gloucestershire at Headingley battling to avoid the bottom two places in Division One.

2.35pm Surrey are 49-0 in the sixth over chasing 55. Burns 25 and Patel 18.

2.23pm Surrey 16-0 after one over from Coad. Bess has taken the new ball to rectify a -2 over-rate.

2.15pm Kent have beaten Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl, meaning Surrey will win the title today if they chase these 56 runs.

The Kent win is not good news for Yorkshire.

2.12pm WICKET! Patterson bowled by Worrall, one. Yorkshire 284 all out, a lead of 55. Surrey need 56 to win and likely take the Championship title today.

2pm WICKET! Mike bowled by Worrall, 14. Yorkshire 206-9, a lead of 52.

1.56pm WICKET! Bess caught behind down leg off Roach for 43. Yorkshire 204-8, a lead of 50. Mike 13 and is joined by Coad.

1.53pm Yorkshire 203-7, a lead of 49. Bess 43 and Mike 12.

1.35pm SIX! Mike pulls Worrall over wide long-leg, getting off the mark in some style. Yorkshire 188-7, a lead of 34.

1.32pm WICKET! Thompson trapped lbw by Worrall, eight. Yorkshire 182-7, a lead of 28.

1.30pm We have just completed a concussion check after Thompson took a blow to the helmet from an Overton short ball. He continues. Yorkshire 181-6, a lead of 27. Bess 33 and Thompson eight.

1.21pm We’re up and running after lunch. Bess has just picked up a boundary off Worrall to third, moving to 28. 175-6, a lead of 21.

Lunch Report Yorkshire are into the lead at the Micky Stewart Oval, but they only have four second-innings wickets in hand as they bid to turn things around against Surrey on day three.

The county have lost four morning wickets, slipping from 89-2 to 171-6 at lunch, a lead of 17.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore was bowled off the sixth ball of the day, from Cameron Steel’s leg-spin, as the score fell to 94-3 – a deficit of 60 runs.

From there, Will Fraine was bowled by Jordan Clark’s seam and Adam Lyth, for 46, edged West Indian overseas quick Kemar Roach to third slip. Those two fell in the space of three balls in the 38th and 39th over, leaving the visitors at 116-5.

Further damage was done almost 12 overs later when captain Jonny Tattersall edged Jamie Overton behind down leg for 21. By this time, the deficit was into single figures (150-6).

Since then, Dom Bess and Jordan Thompson have taken the visitors into the lead with 24 and seven not out respectively.

12.36pm – Lunch Yorkshire 171-6 in the second innings, leading by 17. Bess 24 and Thompson seven.

12.23pm Yorkshire are into the lead as Thompson drives Overton through the covers for four, moving to six. Yorkshire 158-6, leading by four. Bess has 13.

12.14pm WICKET! Oh no. Tattersall has been caught behind down leg off Overton, 21. Yorkshire 150-6, a deficit of four.

12.07pm It has gone quite overcast at the Oval now as Yorkshire move to 146-5 after 48 overs of the second innings, trailing by eight runs. Tattersall has moved to 19 and Bess to 11.

12pm Tattersall on drives Clark for four to move to 13. At 140-5, we trail by 14. Bess 11.

11.43am Patel has just dropped Tattersall on three at third slip off Clark. He’s dropped two catches this morning. 126-5 now. We trail by 28.

11.27am WICKET! Lyth caught at third slip off Roach, 46. Yorkshire 116-5. Two wickets in as many overs.

11.26am WICKET! Fraine bowled by Clark, 13. 116-4 after 38. We are 38 behind.

11.16am The ECB’s high performance review is out.

The crux of it is as follows, all recommendations which could come in for 2024 if voted through by the counties.

Under the proposals:

  • The start of the County Championship would move from April to May, run through the summer, and then end in September, with teams playing a minimum of 10 games.
  • There would be two second division conferences of six teams, with one promotion place decided by an end-of-season play-off.
  • The One-Day Cup would take place in a single block in April and could include minor counties in an FA Cup-style knockout format.
  • The T20 Blast would reduce from 14 matches to 10 and would also be in a single block from the end of May to end of July.
  • The Hundred would be the only white-ball competition to take place in August, with ‘first-class cricket festivals’ offering specialist red-ball players not competing in that competition the chance to play extra matches.

Any changes to the domestic structure have to be agreed by two-thirds of the 18 first-class counties. The ECB hopes to have a final decision by November with a view of implementing the changes in time for the 2024 season.

11.13am Yorkshire 109-3 in the 36th over. After the early loss of Kohler-Cadmore, Lyth 44 and Fraine eight have steadied the ship.

10.39am After Steel bowled the day’s opening over and broke through, Surrey have opted for the seam of Roach and Worrall. Yorkshire 94-3 in the second innings with Fraine yet to get off the mark and Lyth on 37.

10.34am WICKET! Kohler-Cadmore bowled by Steel, 11. Yorkshire 94-3, trailing by 60.

10.28am In the second team game at Folkstone, which could see Yorkshire secure the Championship, Kent are 59-2 in the second innings with a lead of 86.

10.26am The live stream link for today’s action is below.

Live Stream

9.30am Let’s have a look around the grounds at the state of play before we get going here.

Division One

Essex 107 and 59 lost to Lancashire 131 and 73 by 38 runs, Chelmsford
Gloucestershire 255 v Warwickshire 274 and 58-5, Bristol
Hampshire 57 and 105-4 v Kent 165 and 269, Ageas Bowl
Somerset 389 v Northamptonshire 184-6, Taunton

Division Two

Durham 459-7 dec v Sussex 162 and 6-3, Riverside
Glamorgan 550-5 dec v Derbyshire 135-5, Sophia Gardens
Leicestershire 273-9 v Middlesex 297, Grace Road
Worcestershire 390 v Nottinghamshire 128 and 129-6, New Road

9.21am If you want to recap yesterday’s action from the Oval, you can do so via our match report and reaction piece from George Hill, the links for which are below.

Match Report

George Hill

Good morning from the Micky Stewart Oval, where the sun is shining.

The players have just started their warm-ups ahead of a third day which will see Yorkshire bid to fight back into this game having been asked to follow-on 154 runs behind the league leaders.

Yorkshire had a decent start and a decent end to day two but a disastrous middle when we lost our last six first-innings wickets for 40 to be bowled out for 179 in reply to a first-innings 333.

We will resume on 89-2 second time around, with Adam Lyth on 36 and Tom Kohler-Cadmore on seven.

If things go pear-shaped today, Surrey could be crowned county champions. If Hampshire lose against Kent (they are 105-4 chasing 378) and Surrey win, they will claim the title with one round remaining.

Fingers crossed, that is not the case. There will be a live stream available via the Surrey YouTube channel before we get going at 10.30am. Enjoy the day.

We have 104 overs in the day, and every session will be two hours and five minutes long.

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