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12.48pm – Unfortunately, play has been abandoned for the day here at Headingley.

12.35pm – It has stopped raining now, and the mopping up process has started. Play has started at Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, but nowhere else yet.

11.27am – It’s a bit wet out there.

Since this photo was taken about 10 minutes ago, that problem area has cleared significantly. But it gives you an indication of the size of the task ahead for our ground-staff to get the field fit for play – if it stops rain, which it hasn’t yet.


10.56am – There will be a 1pm lunch here at Headingley.

10.54am – Every game around the county circuit is subject to a delayed start today.

10.34am – There has been no change in the scene at Headingley, unfortunately, where it continues to rain heavily. We have a long wait on our hands for any chance of play today.

10.09am – Jason Gillespie has been appointed as Pakistan’s new Test coach. Gary Kirsten has been appointed as their new limited overs coach. A Shan and Dizzy leadership team.

9.22am – An update on conditions at Headingley, where it’s still raining.


8.40am – “Morning, it’s nice weather for ducks.”

That was the comment from the steward on Car Park F upon arrival at Headingley half an hour or so ago. Well, he’s not wrong. It’s raining pretty heavily and seemingly has been for some time ahead of day three of this Vitality County Championship clash.

Unfortunately, there are puddles all over the outfield. Yes, they don’t take too long to be removed given some respite. But the thought is that the rain will continue to fall for a few hours yet.

There is no word yet from the match officials, but it would be a surprise if we see much play before tea-time. That may even be optimistic.

If and when play does resume, Yorkshire will be hunting wickets. Derbyshire are 190-3 in response to 450-5 declared. The visitors recovered from 23-3 yesterday thanks to fourth-wicket pair Wayne Madsen 88 and Brooke Guest 74.

That came after Harry Brook and Joe Root completed centuries before lunch.

You can recap on yesterday’s action via our match report and reaction piece with Brook.

Match Report 

Harry Brook 

It wasn’t the day the Diamonds wanted yesterday down at the Utilita Bowl. Talking of rain, they ended up on the wrong end of a DLS 70-run defeat to Southern Vipers in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy. They have now won two and lost one to start the season.

Elsewhere, Yorkshire’s D40 Quest team are due to begin their bid for back-to-back national disability titles today. They face Middlesex at Richmondshire. In truth, there’s every chance that will be called off.

If and when we do get going at Headingley today, the live stream will be available via the match centre tab at the top of the page. Enjoy the day.

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