Steve Patterson said

“We’re in a strong position in terms of the group, but a lot can happen yet.
“We won our first two games without playing our best cricket, and we’ve now effectively lost a game to the weather.
“You can potentially win the group and not go (to the final) anyway, and from my perspective it’s all about the level we play.
“I was pleased with the way the lads went about it in this match after we lost the toss and were put into bat in difficult conditions.
“To go on and get 400 and maximum batting points was a wonderful achievement, and then I thought with the ball we worked really hard and stuck to our task with a young attack.
“It was very pleasing to see Dawid go on and get a double hundred.
“We signed him because we knew he was a high-quality player, and he proved that this week.
“We knew we were probably short of one senior batter, and he’s settled in quickly and done really well.
“We’ve got a number of young lads who’ve got a lot of ability and potential, but Dawid brings much needed experience as well.”

5.19pm MATCH DRAWN! Derbyshire reach 300-7 declared, securing a third batting point. Yorkshire take 15 points to Derbyshire’s 13. The visitors lead the North by two points after three games.

4.54pm Critchley gone! He’s lost his off-stump to Leech for 63 – maybe off an inside-edge. 104-run stand, and Derbyshire are 278-7 in the 101st over.

4.38pm Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid and David Willey have all been called into England’s 14-man T20 squad for the forthcoming Pakistan series – three matches at Old Trafford from Aug 28 to Sep 1. They will miss the Roses game on Sat – Rashid not available anyway for four-day cricket – and the start of the Blast.

4.37pm Dal reaches his fifty off 86 balls with 9×4s. He and Critchley, who have both played very well, have shared 85. 259-6 in the 97th over.

Tea report Yorkshire need three more wickets in 16 overs to secure the maximum haul of 16 points from their Bob Willis Trophy draw against Derbyshire at Emerald Headingley.

Derbyshire, replying to 400-6, have advanced their first-innings reply from 198-6 from 70 overs to 245-6 from 94 at tea.

Play only started at 2.30pm following overnight and morning rain.

A total of 138 overs have been lost in the match.

Yorkshire and Derbyshire could finish this fixture level on points at the top of the North Group in the race for a Lord’s final place.

There are two rounds remaining after this game, with both teams having won two added to this certain draw.

Matt Critchley and Anuj Dal have batted in calm and assured fashion to take Derbyshire to the cusp a second batting bonus point for passing 250.

Seventh-wicket pair Critchley and Dal came together late on day three and have shared an unbroken 71. They will begin the evening session unbeaten on 52 and 41 respectively.

Both have looked in little trouble this afternoon, with Critchley reaching his first fifty of the summer off 127 balls with five fours inside the final 20 minutes of the session.

Dal is also closing in on a similar milestone. He has been marginally more aggressive, hitting seven boundaries.

4.07pm Tea Derbyshire move to 245-6 from 94 overs, trailing by 155. Critchley 52 and Dal 41 have shared 71 unbroken. Yorkshire have 16 overs to get three wickets for full bonus points.

3.50pm Critchley reaches 50 off 127 balls with 5×4s as Derbyshire move to 231-6 after 90 overs. New ball taken by Leech.

3.13pm Derbyshire have added 19 runs in 10 overs today, moving to 217-6 from 80 overs. Thompson into the attack, with Critchley on 44 and Dal on 21.

Elsewhere, Essex are 49-2 chasing 196 to beat Sussex. If they do, they will stay top of the South Group with three wins from three.

In the Central, Somerset need two Warwickshire wickets to clinch their third victory – the Bears are miles behind in their second innings at Edgbaston.

2.41pm Derbyshire avoided the follow-on three balls into the day when Critchley squirted a boundary behind point off Olivier – aerial but not a chance. 204-6 now in the third over.

2.10pm We will be starting at 2.30pm with 48 overs remaining in the day.

2.05pm The ECB have just announced that South Africa women have turned down an invitation to play an international series this summer. They are in discussions with other opposition about touring England in the next six weeks or so.

1.43pm Another inspection is planned at 2pm.

1.09pm There will be a further inspection at 1.30pm.

Lunch report Heavy overnight and morning rain has prevented a final day start on time between Yorkshire and Derbyshire in the Bob Willis Trophy at Emerald Headingley.

Lunch has been called for 12.30pm, with an inspection at 12.45pm given the rain has stopped.

With more than 100 overs lost across the four days so far due to rain and bad light, a draw is now inevitable.

Instead, if and when play does begin, it will purely be an exercise in accruing bonus points.

Yorkshire felt they had an outside chance of claiming victory given a full final day, even though Derbyshire were on the cusp of avoiding the follow-on at 198-6 in reply to a first-innings 400-6 declared.

Yorkshire need three more wickets to secure a maximum haul of 16 points for a draw which has so far seen more than 100 overs wiped out.

Derbyshire led the group by four points from Yorkshire at the start of this round, and they will need to get to 250 for a second batting point to add to the two bowling points they achieved in order to avoid giving up top spot to their opponents.

12.15pm Lunch will be taken at 12.30pm, with an inspection at 12.45pm. It is a much brighter scene here, and the mopping up process is full swing.

11.45am While it continues to rain at Headingley, here’s a look around the country. And there’s actually a decent amount of play to report on.


Lancashire 146-6 v Nottinghamshire 472, Trent Bridge
Leicestershire 2-0 v Durham 291-8 dec, Grace Road


Glamorgan 116 and 36-2 v Gloucestershire 181, Cardiff
Northamptonshire 212 v Worcestershire 219 and 194-6, Wantage Road
Warwickshire 116 and 121-6 v Somerset 413-9 dec, Edgbaston – START DELAYED


Hampshire 220-3 v Surrey 172, Arundel – START DELAYED
Kent 182-6 v Middlesex 269, Canterbury
Sussex 194 and 68-3 v Essex 140, Hove

10.18am It is still raining here, unfortunately. No change in the scene. We can safely say we’re in for a delayed start.

Good morning from Emerald Headingley, where it is a wet scene I’m afraid ahead of day four.

It is therefore looking likely that today will just be an exercise in accruing bonus points, with Yorkshire needing three more wickets to claim their third bowling point.

If that happens and it does end in a draw, Yorkshire will clinch a maximum 16-point draw and would potentially leapfrog Derby to the top of the North Group with two rounds remaining.

The general consensus is that we may get some cricket around about 2pm-3pm.

If and when we do get play, members will be able to watch on the live stream, while there are live highlights available to all on our match centre page.

Enjoy the day.

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