6.11pm – Close. A competitive opening day sees Derbyshire close on 47-1 from 17 overs in reply to our 297. James Wharton with 58 and Anuj Dal with 5-72 the day’s standout performers.

5.41pm – Derbyshire have moved to 28-1 in the 10th over, bowled by Jordan Thompson in place of Fisher.

Jonny Tattersall mobbed

Picture by Allan McKenzie/ Ben Coad and co congratulate Jonny Tattersall after his stunning catch.

5.12pm – WICKET! Wow. Jonny Tattersall has just taken a one-handed screamer down leg diving to his left to help Ben Coad get rid of Harry Came. It’s 0-1 in the third over.

4.53pm – WICKET! Coad caught behind off Scrimshaw, and it’s 297 all out. Fisher 37 not out. Wharton top-scored with 58, and Dal finished with five wickets for @DerbyshireCCC. We have 17 overs remaining in the day.

4.45pm – WICKET! Thompson miscues Thomson high to mid-off, where Dal hangs on. He goes for 32. 286-9. Ben Coad last man in to join Fisher, 26.

4.44pm – Fisher hits four fours in the over off Scrimshaw and races to 26. It’s 282-8 after 75 overs. Super stuff.

4.38pm – SIX! Fisher lofts Thomson over long-on. Excellent shot. He has 10 of 265-8.

4.28pm – SIX! Thompson hoists Thomson over long-on onto the pavilion roof. He has 24 out of 256-8 in the 72nd over.

4.23pm – WICKET! Stunner from Wagstaff in the gully as Scrimshaw strikes to get Bess for 20. It’s 242-8 in the 71st over.

4.05pm – In the T20I at Edgbaston, New Zealand have posted 202-5. Former Yorkshire opener Fin Allen top-scored with 83 and Gus Atkinson struck twice. Here, Yorkshire are 227-7 in the 67th over. Bess 10, Thompson 9.

3.58pm – WICKET! Tattersall caught behind off Dal, 45. Dal has five wickets, and it’s 213-7 in the 65th over. Jordan Thompson in to join Bess, 5.

Anthony Harris umpire

Picture by Allan McKenzie/ Umpire Anthony Harris is floored by a Fin Bean drive this morning.

3.37pm – Tea Report James Wharton made a pleasing 58 but was one of two late afternoon wickets as Yorkshire reached tea at 209-6 from 64 overs on day one of their LV= Insurance County Championship clash with Derbyshire at Scarborough.

Yorkshire lost four afternoon wickets as they advanced from 98-2 at lunch, including three to medium pacer Anuj Dal, who now has 4-54 from 17 overs in all.

The hosts fell to 129-4 in the 41st over. Fin Bean was trapped lbw by impressive Dal for 41 six balls into the afternoon before George Scrimshaw had George Hill caught behind for 11.

Wharton showed flashes of dominance during his 114-ball innings with 10 fours. He shared 71 for the fifth wicket with Jonny Tattersall, who has steered and worked his way to an unbeaten 41.

Wharton reached his second Championship fifty of the summer, his fourth across all first-team cricket in 2023, off 102 balls before edging a drive at Dal behind – 200-5 in the 61st over.

In Dal’s next over, he removed Matthew Revis for one in almost identical fashion to Wharton’s dismissal, leaving the hosts on 204-6. 

Dom Bess will begin the evening unbeaten on five. 

3.26pm – WICKET! Revis caught behind against Dal. A replica of the Wharton dismissal – driving and feathering behind. He goes for 1. Dom Bess in now to join Tattersall, 41.

3.17pm – WICKET! Wharton caught behind on the drive against Dal for a well made 58. It’s 200-5 in the 61st over. Matthew Revis in to join Tattersall, 38.

3.06pm – Wharton reaches his fifty off 102 balls with 8x4s. Fine knock – his second Championship fifty. It’s 187-4 now.

3.05pm – 50 partnership between Wharton 46 and Tattersall 29. We’re now 179-4 in the 57th over. Excellent.

2.38pm – New Zealand are batting first in the third T20 at Edgbaston. They’re 14-0 in the third over. Here at Scarborough, Yorkshire are 166-4 after 51 overs.

2.18pm – Boundaries for Tattersall and Wharton recently, one ramped the other pulled. Wharton has 36 and Tattersall 12. We’ve moved to 149-4 in the 46th over.

1.57pm – WICKET! Hill has feathered behind against Scrimshaw, 11. We’re 129-4 in the 41st over. Jonny Tattersall in to join Wharton on 28.

1.40pm – Yorkshire have moved to 124-3 in the 37th over. Wharton has 24 and Hill 10. Think both teams will be reasonably satisfied with their work so far.

1.16pm – WICKET! Bean trapped lbw by Dal in the first over of the afternoon, 41. We’re 98-3 after 30 overs. George Hill in to join Wharton, who has 8.

12.32pm – Lunch Report Fin Bean’s unbeaten 41 has underpinned a solid Yorkshire batting performance during the opening morning of their LV= Insurance County Championship match with Derbyshire at Scarborough, the hosts reaching lunch at 98-2 from 27 overs. 

Adam Lyth and Shan Masood have fallen for 32 and eight respectively after the latter lost the toss and was inserted this morning.

Lyth was trapped lbw by medium pacer Anuj Dal and Masood caught behind against his former county by new ball quick Sam Conners, leaving the score at 88-2 just before lunch.

While Yorkshire have come into the final month of the summer out of promotion contention, Derbyshire are all but out of the race as well. They are 52 points off the top two places, albeit with a game in hand and four to play.

Yorkshire have largely looked calm and confident with bat in hand. Both openers, Lyth and Bean, played eye-catching straight drives. 

James Wharton will begin the afternoon on eight, alongside Bean.

12.18pm – WICKET! Masood caught behind off Conners, 8. We are 88-2 in the 27th over. James Wharton in to join Bean, 40.

12.07pm – Derbyshire have turned to spin inside the final half hour of the session. Off-spinner Alex Thomson is into the attack. We’re 80-1 after 23 overs. Bean 38, Masood 4.

11.51am – WICKET! Lyth trapped lbw by Dal, 32. It’s 59-1 in the 20th over. Shan Masood in to join Bean, who has 21.

11.25am – Lyth 27 and Bean 10 have looked in absolutely no trouble so far. We’re 37-0 in the 14th over.

11.16am – Yorkshire have moved to 30-0 in the 12th over. Lyth has 21 and Bean 9.

10.51am – In the Premier Leagues across Yorkshire, the champions have been decided and will play in the Yorkshire Premier League play-offs to decide the best team in the county over the next few weeks.

Castleford have won the Yorkshire Premier League North, Sheffield Collegiate YPL South, Woodlands the Bradford League and Saltburn the North Yorkshire South Durham League. Congratulations to all.

10.50am – We’ve moved to 9-0 early in proceedings – a boundary apiece for Lyth and Bean.

10.32am – We’re underway here at Scarborough. Zak Chappell is bowling to Adam Lyth.

Away from here, and over in Australia, the drafts are taking place for the men’s and women’s Big Bash competitions.

Harry Brook has gone to Melbourne Stars and Bess Heath to Brisbane Heat.

10.03am – Derbyshire have won the toss and will bowl first.

Yorkshire – Lyth, Bean, Masood c, Wharton, Hill, Tattersall w, Revis, Bess, Thompson, Fisher, Coad.

Derbyshire – Came, Wagstaff, Guest w, Madsen, Du Plooy c, Lamb, Dal, Thomson, Chappell, Conners, Scrimshaw.

9.05am – Good morning from Scarborough, where it’s a glorious morning ahead of our 11th Championship match of the season, the return fixture with Derbyshire after June’s thriller at Chesterfield, which Yorkshire won.

Both sides come into this Division Two affair with little to play for in terms of prizes given promotion is out of the question.

While Yorkshire are bottom, Derbyshire are sixth. They may argue that they are still in with a shout of the top two. They are 52 points behind second-placed Worcestershire with a game in hand and four to play. But they would have to have the perfect run-in to have a chance.

We get going at 10.30am here. Now that we’re in September, all fixtures start half an hour sooner.

This is the first Championship match following the six-week break for the Metro Bank One-Day Cup.

Yorkshire have named a strong squad, though there has been a late change. Jafer Chohan is unavailable, so Isaac Light has been called in to replace him.

We have a couple of pieces for you to read before play starts.

We spoke to Shan Masood in preview to this fixture and to Scarborough president Bill Mustoe about Festival week and Scarborough’s development as a club. They are linked below.



There will be a live stream available via the Match Centre tab at the top of the page shortly before we get going. Enjoy the day.

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