Yorkshire coach Andrew Gale said

“Dawid’s played well. It’s the sort of innings and the reason why we signed him – you lose a couple of quick wickets and your experienced player plays the situation nicely.
“He looked good in the two days of preparation leading up to the game.
“He’s very much a feel sort of player, and he said he felt good going into the game.
“This Derby attack, it’s quite young and inexperienced. I felt if we could defend our stumps, they would give us balls to hit.
“He looked really fluent and latched onto anything that was wide or full.
“It’s hard to know how we’ll play it from here. It just depends on how much time we lose moving forwards.
“The forecast looks a bit mixed.
“There’s still enough time left in the game to get a result if we don’t lose any more time. But if we lose a day tomorrow, bonus points become paramount.”

4.59pm Play has been called off for the day at Emerald Headingley.

4.22pm Was just about to update that it’s brightened up here. But the umpires have come back out to be greeted by some heavier rain. They’ve retreated back into the pavilion.

Hang on, here they come again.

‘Oooh do the Hokey Cokey!!’

Tea Report There is good news and bad news from Emerald Headingley, where Yorkshire and Derbyshire are into the second day of their table-topping Bob Willis Trophy clash.

The good news is that Dawid Malan has reached a sublime 150 off 185 balls.

The bad news is that he did it in the only over of play possible today due to rain, bad light and then more rain.

Yorkshire advanced their first innings from 280-4 in 78 overs to 288-4 in 79 when play got underway at 3pm.

Rain delayed the start of play until then before umpires Peter Hartley and James Middlebrook took the players off for the light after one over from left-arm quick Michael Cohen, which went for two boundaries from Malan’s blade as he moved from 145 to 153 not out.

Malan pulled and cut his two boundaries, reaching his 150 off 185 balls with the second of them (23 fours and a six).

Jonny Tattersall is unbeaten on 64, but he did not face a ball during the solitary over.

More rain has since arrived, and tea has been called for 4.05pm.

3.35pm Tea will be taken at 4.05pm. It is raining now.

3.24pm Unfortunately it is now raining at Emerald Headingley, and the covers are coming on.

3.05pm We’re off for bad light after an over of play. 288-4. Looks fairly dark, but no different to when they started five minutes earlier and Malan has just creamed two boundaries.

3.03pm Malan reaches 150 off 185 balls with 23 fours and a six. He has just cut Cohen for four. Yorkshire 288-4. Super knock.

3.02pm Malan moves to 149 and the score to 284-4 as he pulls Cohen for four straight of mid-on.

2.51pm There are 47 overs to be bowled in the day here.

2.29pm We will be starting at 3pm here at Emerald Headingley. We await confirmation of the finer details in terms of overs remaining etc.

2.14pm Here’s a look elsewhere around the country, with rain ruling…..


Lancashire v Nottinghamshire 268-2, Trent Bridge – Start delayed
Leicestershire v Durham 216-4, Grace Road


Glamorgan 33-2 v Gloucestershire, Cardiff
Northamptonshire 9-1 v Worcestershire 216, Wantage Road
Warwickshire 121 v Somerset 116-4, Edgbaston – Start delayed


Hampshire v Surrey 133-8, Arundel – Start delayed
Kent v Middlesex 94-4, Canterbury – Start delayed
Sussex 155-6 v Essex, Hove – Start delayed

1.54pm Good news. The rain has stopped and there will be an inspection at 2.15pm. The mopping up process is in full swing.

Lunch report Rain has delayed Yorkshire’s pursuit of maximum batting bonus points against Derbyshire at Emerald Headingley, with no play possible before lunch on day two.

The latest Bob Willis Trophy fixture sees two sides with 100 percent records after two North Group games meet, with Derbyshire leading the table by four points.

But Yorkshire had much the better of day one, reaching 280-4 from 78 overs at close.

They need 120 more in 32 overs to secure the five batting points on offer, which could be all important in the race for top spot in the group and possible advancement to next month’s Lord’s final.

Only the two best placed group winners advance.

Lunch will be taken at 12.30pm, with an inspection pencilled in for 1.30pm.

Dawid Malan’s 145 not out was the feature of day one – his 26th first-class century. Surprisingly, though, he still awaits his first double hundred, with a career best 199 coming against Derby for Middlesex last summer.

Jonny Tattersall will begin play unbeaten on 64 alongside Malan.

11.52am There will be no play before lunch at Emerald Headingley. Lunch taken at 12.30pm, with an inspection planned for 1.30pm as long as the rain has disappeared by then.

11.25am The rain is still coming down here at Emerald Headingley, although the sky seems to be a touch lighter now than it was half an hour or so ago.

10.35am It continues to rain at Emerald Headingley unfortunately. We can safely say there will be a delayed start to day two.

9.34am It is actually raining much harder now than it was 15 minutes or so ago.

Good morning from Emerald Headingley, where it is a miserable scene I’m afraid. The covers are on, and the rain is coming down.

The good news is that the rain isn’t hard at all, but it would certainly be enough to delay us if it hangs around for another 90 minutes or so. Fingers crossed it doesn’t.

Dawid Malan’s 145 not out yesterday was absolutely sensational in tricky conditions, and Yorkshire are in control at 280-4. Jonny Tattersall was happy to play second fiddle for his unbeaten 64.

They could both bring up personal milestones today. Malan could reach a maiden career double century, while Tattersall could end up posting a first hundred against county opposition.

This game is available on live stream to members, but there are live highlights on our match centre page which are available to all.

It’s unclear whether an 11am start is a goer at the moment. We will update as the morning progresses.

Enjoy the day.

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