MATCH CENTRE

2.14pm – Play has been abandoned for the day here at Scarborough.

2.05pm – It is raining very hard now at Scarborough. It’s not looking promising at all.

1.28pm – The rain has returned to Scarborough and the full covers are coming on.

1.15pm – England are 131-3 at lunch, with Brook 48 not out off 41 balls, including two sixes.

1.12pm – There will be a further inspection at 2pm.

12.04pm – England are 66-2 in the Test having lost openers Ben Duckett and Zak Crawley in the space of four balls to Mitch Marsh and Pat Cummins.

The final day of the Academy Championship match against Lancashire at Weetwood is yet to start due to rain.

11.42am – Lunch will be taken at 12.30pm, with an inspection planned for 1pm. The rain has stopped now.

11.40am – England are 41-0 after eight overs in the Test at the Oval.

11.37am – The rain has stopped and an inspection has taken place, with match referee James Whitaker helping umpire Surendiran Shanmugam. The other umpire, Steve O’Shaughnessy, is ill. A replacement is on the way.

10.53am – It has actually just started raining here at North Marine Road – not hard by any stretch, but enough to ensure the covers are now on.

10.47am – Australia have won the toss and will bowl at the Oval in the final Ashes Test.

10.40am – There will be a further inspection here at North Marine Road at 11.30am.

10.27am – The inspection is just about to take place.

9.15am – There will be an inspection at 10.30am due to a wet outfield.

8.38am – Good morning from Scarborough, where it is a dry but overcast start to day three. There has been quite a bit of overnight rain, and the blotters are out mopping up. The covers are off, so we should be able to get away at 11am.

As things stand, this game looks to be heading for a draw, but that could quite easily change come the end of today. Durham will resume on 106-1 in their reply to 340 all out.

Jordan Thompson spoke last night about the pitch being like a “sponge” after the wet weather we have had over the last few days.

There were also come interesting quotes from Ben Raine about our former opener Alex Lees and his development in a Durham shirt. Lees is 65 not out overnight and chasing a fifth hundred in his last six innings.

To read what Thompson and Raine both said, you can do so via the link below. Our match report is also linked.

MATCH REPORT 

JORDAN THOMPSON 

The live stream will be available via our Match Centre tab at the top of the page. Enjoy the day.

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