5.34pm – Here’s a few thoughts from Matt Milnes on today’s performance. There will be a more comprehensive piece with him, along with a match report, up on the website shortly.

“It was really exciting coming into the ground today knowing you’re going to get out there. It was a bit wet and tricky at times to keep your footing, but it was great to be out there. 

“I feel good physically at the minute. My back feels good. So happy days.”

5.31pm – And that is that. The players shake hands with Yorkshire on 222-9 from 43 overs, including three batters retired out. We were playing to Durham’s 189-4 in 39.1.

That was a really encouraging day of cricket as Milnes finished with 1-19, Revis 1-22 and 34, Lyth 38, Wharton 38 and Bean 35. A very useful run out for the lads, who face Leeds/Bradford MCCU in a three-day game from Saturday.

5.19pm – Revis drills Trevaskis to a shortish cover, falling for 34. It’s 210-8 now in the 41st over. Matt Milnes strides to the crease and joins Ben Mike, who has hit a six already in his 10 not out.

5.04pm – WICKET! Thompson has lived by the sword and died by it. Shortly after arriving at the crease, he flicked the seam of Gibson over long-leg’s head for six. Just now, he’s tried to repeat the dose and has been caught by the man he had earlier cleared. Falls for a breezy 18, and Yorkshire are 177-7, including three batters retired out. Revis (18) has been joined at the crease by Ben Mike.

4.50pm – WICKET! Bess caught in the gully region off Luke Robinson’s seam without scoring. Yorkshire are 154-6 with a little under 12 overs remaining in the day. The floodlights have been turned off, with the light pretty decent at present. Jordan Thompson has joined his fellow all-rounder Revis at the crease.

4.42pm – Wharton has retired out on 38. Dom Bess replaces him at the crease. 154-5 after 32 overs.

4.37pm – James Wharton has looked in good order during his near hour-long innings so far. He has 34, which includes a pulled six off Gibson. Yorkshire 147-4 in the 32nd over of 45. Revis has four.

4.22pm – WICKET! Tattersall caught low down at first slip by Trevaskis off Potts, 2. Yorkshire 121-4 in the 26th over. Matthew Revis in now alongside Wharton, who has 20.

4.02pm – WICKET! Hill is caught behind pushing forwards at the spin of Trevaskis for 21. Yorkshire are 112-3 in the 23rd over. Jonny Tattersall comes to the crease to join Wharton, who has five.

3.39pm – Lyth and Bean walk off having shared 83 in 16 overs for the opening partnership, making 38 and 35 respectively. They have been replaced at the crease by George Hill and James Wharton.

3.24pm – Yorkshire are 61-0 in the 13th over. As I type, Bean has just cut the seam of Gibson for four to move to 24. Lyth has 27.

Adam Lyth bats v Durham

This has been a very encouraging start with the bat for Yorkshire. Of course, there has been the odd close call – you wouldn’t expect anything less at this time of year when the pitches have plenty in them for bowlers. But Lyth and Bean have looked pretty secure.

2.53pm – Yorkshire are 24-0 after five overs. Lyth 16 and Bean yet to get off the mark. Potts had the physio on an over or so ago after slipping in his follow-through. But he was up quickly and back to bowling. Clearly, it was nothing to worry about as any slight sign of an injury and surely Durham’s management would have had him straight off the field.

2.27pm – We’re about to resume. Adam Lyth and Fin Bean are opening the batting for Yorkshire as we reply to 189-4.

2.24pm – To view the scorecard from today’s match, it is on NVPlay. Follow the link below.

Yorkshire v Durham scorecard 

2.19pm – The rain has stopped, the covers are off and the Durham bowlers are warming-up.

2.03pm – That is the end of the Durham innings. We’ve had confirmation that if and when we get going again, Yorkshire will bat.

1.54pm – We’re off for rain, unfortunately. Durham have moved to 189-4 after 39.1 overs. Trevaskis 28 and Killeen 3. Milnes had just returned to the attack to bowl his sixth over of the day. He has 1-19 from six.

1.32pm – Durham have moved to 184-4 in the 36th of 45 overs. Trevaskis has 27 of them and Killeen 1. The best way to describe their approach to this innings has been a halfway house between red and white ball cricket. Alex Lees went at it hard early doors, and Ollie Robinson played positively too. But they haven’t really gone at it gung-ho as you would expect to happen in a white ball limited overs game.

1.23pm – WICKET! Coad has removed the dangerous Robinson for 82, caught behind by Tattersall as he went across first slip. Good catch to end a fine innings. Durham are 174-4 in the 33rd over.

1.06pm – Robinson reaches his fifty off 41 balls. He has since gone on to 76 in another eight. He’s hit 13 fours and three sixes. Durham are 162-3 after 29 overs.

1.02pm – Durham have just announced an overseas signing for the 2023 summer.

 

1pm – Ben Mike in full flight……..

Ben Mike bowls versus Durham

12.51pm – Eye-catching way to get off the mark for Trevaskis as he lofts Bess over long-on for six. 124-3 in the 26th over.

12.42pm – WICKET! Bess strikes, getting Crawshaw lbw as he tried to reverse sweep. The left-hander didn’t get into anywhere near the right position to play the shot and paid the price. He’s fallen for 16, and Durham are 112-3 in the 24th over. Liam Trevaskis has joined Robinson (42) at the crease.

12.26pm – Robinson has just lofted Dom Bess back over his head for six into the Howard Stand. Bess has just completed his first over. Durham 103-2 after 2o overs, with Crawshaw 14. Ben Mike is about to come into the attack as well.

12.01pm – The floodlights are on now, not that it has affected Robinson, who has just handsomely driven Thompson for four straight of mid-off. Lovely shot. 60-2 in the 15th of 45 overs.

11.49am – WICKET! Matthew Revis strikes with just his second ball, getting Lees caught at point by Dom Bess for 37. Durham are 53-2 in the 12th over. Ollie Robinson has come in.

11.47am – Milnes has completed his first spell as a Yorkshire bowler, 5-0-19-1. Encouraging stuff from the former Kent man after a winter’s rehab from his back stress fracture. He’s been replaced by Matthew Revis, while Ben Coad has also been replaced by Jordan Thompson. Durham 53-1 in the 12th.

11.43am – Jonny Bairstow is currently doing some fielding drills with one of the England coaching team, Carl Hopkinson, on the other side of the boundary rope.

11.38am – WICKET! Matt Milnes picks up his first Yorkshire wicket, that of Michael Jones caught at first slip by George Hill for 14. Durham are 50-1 in the 10th over. In comes Harry Crawshaw.

11.24am – Lees has hit six boundaries in 27 off 22 balls so far, with Durham moving to 30-0 in the seventh over. He’s showing plenty of intent.

11.09am – Worth noting that while the Championship attire the players are wearing this season remains the same design as last, this season does see the return of the capped and non-capped players trim on the sweaters.

As things stand, on the field we have in the royal blue non-capped jumpers Hill, Mike, Milnes, Revis and Wharton.

The capped colours of yellow and two tones of blue are worn by Bess, Coad, Lyth, Tattersall and Thompson.

Bean, a non-capped player, is in the slips with no jumper on at all. Brave soul!

11.03am – Three boundaries in the first over, one to third and the other two to fine-leg. The latter came off an inside-edge which flirted with the stumps after Lees had danced down the pitch at Coad. 12-0. Milnes sharing the new ball with number 4 on his back.

11am – Play has started at Headingley, with Ben Coad bowling to Alex Lees, who has Michael Jones for company as his opening partner. A reminder, this is a 45 overs per side red ball game with no fielding restrictions. Lees has just edged Coad wide of the four-strong slip cordon in the first over of the day, and it goes for four.

10.41am – Yorkshire will be bowling first, and the 14 players mentioned will be rotated throughout the day.

9.51am – The bowlers, including Matt Milnes and Ben Mike, are just marking out their run-ups on the match pitch, while George Hill and Dom Bess are amongst those bowling in the nets. Will Fraine is out there as well, throwing to wicketkeeper Jonny Tattersall having recovered from a concussion injury he suffered on pre-season tour in South Africa recently.

,9.22am – Yorkshire have named a squad of 14 players for this fixture; Lyth, Bean, Wharton, Duke, Hill, Tattersall, Revis, Bess, Thompson, Coad, Mike, Milnes, Fraine, Luxton.

9.18am – We have details of today’s fixture. It will be a 45-over game starting at 11am. Just a red ball game with no fielding restrictions or anything like that.

8.22am – Good morning from Headingley, where it is dry and overcast. The covers are off, and things look promising for some cricket today.

After yesterday’s washout, Ottis Gibson suggested the plan was to play an old school red ball 50-over match today. He was hoping it would start sooner than 11am in order to get the overs in. We haven’t had confirmation of that just yet, but we will try and get it shortly.

This fixture is taking place behind closed doors, but we will keep you up to date throughout the day.

If you want to read our piece with Ottis from yesterday. you can do via the link below. He talks through the style of play he wants to see as Yorkshire bid for promotion and gives an availability update, including on a targeted new overseas signing.

Ottis Gibson’s promotion plan

 

 

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