“It feels awesome. I’ve said before, when you come to a new team, you want to lay your marker down and score some runs to feel at home at the club and to gain the respect and trust of the players.
“To do it in the way I’ve done it here is awesome.
“A double hundred is something which has alluded me for quite a time in my career, so to come and do that on my home debut for Yorkshire is a hell of a feeling.
“I’m a bit tired to enjoy it at the moment, but I’m sure I’ll enjoy it as the week goes on.
“It’s definitely up there (as one of my best innings).
“I’ve had some innings I’ve really enjoyed, but to do it on your home debut (makes it extra special).
“It’s disappointing the weather has played a big part because the way we bowled tonight and the position we got them in, we’d be in a strong position to push for the victory if we had another day after tomorrow.
“Jonny Tattersall played fantastically well. He came in at a tough time when we’d lost a couple of wickets, and he soaked up pressure nicely.
“It was disappointing he couldn’t go on and score a hundred because he deserved it the way he played.
“If we can get these last four wickets in the first 45 minutes of play, there’s no reason why we can’t go and get another 100 quickly, put them back in again and create something out of nothing.”
6.54pm – Bad light and close Derbyshire 198-6 from 70 overs – three overs early – needing three more to avoid the follow-on. Critchley 31 and Dal 15.
6.42pm Derbyshire 190-6 after 67 overs. Critchley 26 and Dal 13. 11 more needed for Derby to avoid the follow-on. Six overs remain tonight.
6.33pm Hosein gone! Olivier gets him caught behind by Bairstow, diving in front of first slip. It’s now 174-6 in the 65th.
6.04pm Hughes gone! He’s miscued a pull at Leech to Olivier at mid-on, 13. Derbyshire 152-5. Derby still 49 away from that follow-on.
5.21pm Now then, here’s an opening. Patterson gets Godleman caught behind for 54. It’s 127-4 in the 50th.
5.14pm Du Plooy gone! He’s been caught low down at first slip by Kohler-Cadmore off Patterson, playing back, nibbled at one outside off-stump, 30. Derbyshire 126-3 in the 47th over.
4.58pm Godleman reaches his fifty off 116 balls with 10×4s. 120-2.
4.56pm Derbyshire have advanced to 114-2 in the 44th over, and Godleman is on 49. Olivier and Patterson have taken up the attack in the early evening. Derby need to reach 201 to avoid the follow-on.
Tea report Yorkshire need a flurry of evening wickets if they are to make Derbyshire follow-on during day three at Emerald Headingley after visiting captain Billy Godleman led a calm reply to 400-6 declared.
In a meeting between the top two sides in the Bob Willis Trophy’s North Group, leaders Derbyshire have reached tea on 112-2 from 41 overs.
They are well placed to reach 201 to avoid having to follow-on and go a long way to saving this round three game.
They lost both of their wickets on 58 this afternoon – Tom Wood (26) and Wayne Madsen.
But opener Godleman and South African Leus du Plooy have shared an unbroken third-wicket partnership 54 and will begin the evening unbeaten on 48 and 22 respectively.
Godleman and Wood shared 58 for the first wicket either side of lunch before Jordan Thompson had the latter caught and bowled off inside-edge and pad in the 18th over.
In the 20th, Steve Patterson then trapped Madsen lbw for a duck.
Du Plooy and Godleman later hit four fours in a six-ball spell in the 36th and 37th overs off debutant George Hill and fellow all-rounder Thompson (108-2).
Godleman hit three in one over off Hill to move to 47.
The third day started with Yorkshire advancing from 288 for four to 400-6 in their first innings, with Dawid Malan (219) bringing up a maiden career double century.
Play has taken place under sunny skies this afternoon – a far cry from days one and two when 101 overs were lost to the weather.
We should make eight of those up this evening.
4.20pm – Tea Yorkshire have taken two wicket this afternoon, but Derbyshire’s response to 400-6 has been strong so far. They are 112-2 after 41. Godleman 48 and du Plooy 23.
3.30pm Derbyshire 80-2 after 29 overs. Godleman 30 and du Plooy 11. George Hill about to come into the attack on debut.
2.51pm Yorkshire have another, and this time it’s Patterson who has struck. Madsen lbw. 58-2 in the 20th.
2.41pm There’s the breakthrough, and it’s Thompson who’s done it. Wood caught and bowled – looked like it looped up off bat and pad. He’s fallen for 26, and Derby are 58-1 in the 18th over. Madsen joins Godleman at the crease.
2.04pm Derbyshire have moved to 43-0 in the early stages of the afternoon. Wood 22 and Godleman 9. Thompson and Patterson in operation for Yorkshire, who need a wicket or two.
Lunch report Yorkshire are chasing a Bob Willis Trophy victory over Derbyshire at Emerald Headingley on the back of Dawid Malan’s brilliant career best 219.
Malan advanced from 153 not out at the start of day three to post his maiden career double century as Yorkshire declared their first innings on 400-6, also including 66 from Jonny Tattersall.
The White Rose gave Derbyshire approximately half an hour’s batting to do before lunch, and they reached 33-0 from seven overs.
Yorkshire’s declaration came immediately upon reaching 400 and securing the maximum of five batting bonus points.
Malan reached 200 off 240 balls, falling four balls later. He brought up 200 with a four off the part-time left-arm spinner of Leus du Plooy before hitting the next three balls for four, six and six. He was caught at long-off trying to hit a third six in a row (395-6).
Earlier, Tattersall chipped a full toss from leg-spinner Matt Critchley to cover, leaving Yorkshire at 306-5 in the 86th over.
In all this morning, they scored 112 runs in 22.1 overs, with Jordan Thompson 36 not out off 53 balls.
The fifth-wicket stand of 200 between Malan and Tattersall is a new record for that wicket in Yorkshire matches against Derbyshire.
Derby’s openers Tom Wood and Billy Godleman will begin the afternoon on 22 and five respectively.
1.13pm – Lunch Derby reach 33-0 from seven overs. Wood 22 and Godleman 5.
1.06pm Derbyshire have reached 29-0 in the sixth over of their reply to 400-6 declared. Tom Wood has 19 and Billy Godleman 4.
12.50pm In Yorkshire’s last three first-class matches against Derbyshire, they have had a batsman score 200. Root and Lees in 2013 – here and at Chesterfield – and now Malan.
12.34pm Yorkshire’s declaration comes immediately upon reaching 400-6, securing the fifth batting point. Derby will need to reach 201 to avoid the follow-on.
12.27pm DOUBLE HUNDRED! What an innings. Malan reaches his maiden career double off 240 balls with 27 fours and two sixes. 203 not out, and Yorkshire are 379-5.
As I type, Malan has just hit another four and two sixes and is out trying to hit a third, caught at long-off off du Plooy’s left-arm spin. 395-6.
12.10pm Fourth batting point secured as Thompson cuts Critchley for four to move to 19. 351-5 in the 96th.
11.32am Tattersall gone! He’s been caught at cover by Dal off a Critchley full toss for an excellent 66. Yorkshire 306-5 in the 86th. End of a 200-run stand with Malan (169).
11.15am Yorkshire 303-4 in the 83rd over. Batting point number three secured, and the stand of 197 is a Yorkshire record for the fifth wicket against Derbyshire, beating the 195 shared between Michael Lumb and Craig White at Derby in 2003.
11.02am We’re up and running in terms of play. Jonny Tattersall has just played out a maiden – Ben Aitchison the bowler. Yorkshire 288-4 from 80 overs. Tattersall on 64 and Dawid Malan on 153. The stand is 182, and Yorkshire need 112 runs in 30 overs to get five batting bonus points.
10.26am In case you haven’t seen it in the news this morning, there has been some excellent news for Yorkshire….They have gained full control of the Carnegie Pavilion from Leeds Beckett University.
Paul Hudson, YCCC finance director, explains the benefits: “This is a really positive move for both Yorkshire Cricket and Leeds Beckett University.
“By acquiring freehold ownership, the club is now able to continue the development of the Carnegie Pavilion into a leading cricket facility which will benefit Yorkshire and England cricket for years to come.
“Taking ownership will provide the club with more commercial opportunities through an enhanced hospitality experience and provide non-cricket revenue streams. This will also benefit our various education programmes through the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation.”
The Leeds Beckett view is provided by Trevor Armour, their director of estates. He said: “Leeds Beckett is committed to investing in the area to support the student experience, and the construction of the new £45m Carnegie School of Sport and £80m Leeds School of Arts buildings epitomise this pledge.
“Both bespoke buildings will include a wealth of outstanding facilities to ensure that our university continues to attract the best and most talented students, forming part of the economic, cultural and social contribution to Leeds, and further cementing our position in the city’s DNA.”
10.25am We have the prospect of 98 overs in the day today, weather permitting, as we aim to make up for some of the time lost over the first two days. Lunch will be taken at 1.10pm.
Good morning from Emerald Headingley, where we can report good news. While the sky is overcast, we have been greeted by dry conditions. The covers are off, and the players are warming up.
It seems there is an excellent chance we will begin day three of the Bob Willis Trophy clash with Derbyshire on time at 11am.
The first port of call for Yorkshire will be to get to 400 as quickly as possible for the maximum of five batting bonus points. They have 31 overs to get another 112, with Dawid Malan unbeaten on 153 and Jonny Tattersall 64. Yorkshire are 288-4.
Then it is about chasing victory. As long as we get two full days in, or certainly very close to, there is still enough time to achieve what would be a third win in a row.
Members are able to watch the game on the live stream, while live highlights are available on the match centre page on our website.
Enjoy the day.