6.46pm – And that’s close.

6.43pm – Bad light. Durham 106-1 after 33 overs replying to 340. Lees 65 and Borthwick 29.

6.22pm – We’ve had a couple of checks for the light but continue. Durham are 100-1 in the 29th over, bowled by Fisher. Lees 61 and Borthwick 27.

5.43pmLees reaches his fifty off 64 balls with 7x4s and 1x6s. Durham are 77-1 in the 20th of 42 overs tonight.

5.13pm – Jawad Akhtar has scored a superb century for the Yorkshire Academy in their ongoing three-day Championship match at Weetwood against Lancashire. He is 119 not out in 256-9 in the second innings, a lead of 210. He has shared 83 and counting for the last wicket with Bradley Sylvester, who has seven.

Here at Scarborough, Durham are 52-1 in the 14th over replying to 340. Lees 36 and Borthwick 8.

4.58pm – WICKET! Jones caught behind off Thompson’s second ball for 8. It’s 42-1 in the 10th over. Scott Borthwick in now as Durham reply to 340.

4.21pm – Ben Coad has the new ball and is bowling to Alex Lees. Durham are replying to 340 all out, and we have 42 overs remaining in the day.

4.07pm – Tea Report Adam Lyth fell for a brilliant 111 and Jordan Thompson crashed a swashbuckling 54 off 52 balls as Yorkshire posted an impressive 340 all out during the second afternoon against Durham at Scarborough. 

Ben Raine, the leading wicket-taker in Division Two this season with 48, claimed three of seven afternoon wickets to fall to finish with 4-111. His new ball partner Matthew Potts finished with 4-93. 

Yorkshire lost three wickets for 24, started by Lyth caught behind cutting at Raine. Matthew Revis and Jonny Tattersall also fell as the score slipped to 236-6 in the 69th over. 

But a trio of entertaining lower order contributions led by Thompson ensured another 104 runs were crucially added. 

Ben Coad made 19 and Matthew Fisher 24, while Thompson crashed four huge leg-side sixes – all off Raine – to reassert Yorkshire’s authority. Thompson was then caught at long-leg off Potts to end the innings. There are 42 overs remaining in the day. 

3.51pm – Thompson has just crashed three huge leg-side sixes off Ben Raine to move to fifty off 48 balls. Superb knock with 4x4s and 4x6s. 339-9.

3.36pm – WICKET! Steketee caught at mid-on for 2 off Raine, who has four-for. 312-9 in the 83rd. Dan Moriarty in to join Thompson, 28.

3.25pm – WICKET! Fisher trapped lbw by Raine for 24. We’re 306-8 in the 81st. Mark Steketee joins Thompson, who has 25.

3.20pm – We’ve moved to 300-7 in the 80th over. Thompson 25 and Fisher 18. Batting point number two. And now Durham take the new ball at the end of the over. At 236-6, Durham were back in business to a degree, but Yorkshire’s lower order have reasserted their side’s authority. Excellent.

2.44pm – WICKET! Coad caught at point off de Leede for 19. 260-7 in the 71st over. Matthew Fisher in to join Thompson, who has 7.

2.41pm – SIX! Coad nails a pull against Potts over the Popular Bank stand and moves to 19. He’s taken the score to 259-6 – batting point number one in the bag. Thompson 6.

2.31pm – WICKET! Tattersall drags a pull at de Leede onto his stumps, 18. It’s 236-6 now. Ben Coad in to join Thompson, who has 2.

2.26pm – WICKET! Revis caught behind by Robinson – at the second attempt – off Potts, 15. It’s 234-5 in the 68th over. Jordan Thompson in to join Tattersall, who has 18.

Meanwhile, the Yorkshire Academy are 131-6, leading by 85 in the second innings of the Championship clash against Lancashire at Weetwood.

2.04pm – WICKET! Lyth caught behind off what looks like an under-edge against Raine for a brilliant 111. We’re 212-4 in the 63rd over, with Jonny Tattersall going Revis, who has 11.

1.59pm – And away we go. Potts bowling to Lyth with the score on 210-3 after 61 overs.

1.28pm – We have a restart at 2pm, with 12 overs lost from the day’s allocation.

1.24pm – There will be a 1.30pm inspection here with the hope to restart at 2pm.

1.04pm – The rain has disappeared from Scarborough. The clean up operation is underway. It was pretty heavy for 10 minutes or so, but fingers crossed we can get underway at 1.40pm or just after.

1.03pm – The Diamonds Academy have been bowled out for 90 by Blaze at Millfield today, a defeat by 49 runs. They play their third Academy Festival match at 2.30pm against South East Stars.

12.45pm – Lunch Report Adam Lyth reached his second hundred in as many LV= Insurance County Championship matches as Yorkshire reached an early lunch at 211-3 from 61 overs on day two against Durham at Scarborough.

Former Scarborough CC junior Lyth advanced from 75 overnight to 110 not out, with Ryan Rickelton the only wicket to fall on day two – lbw to Ben Raine for 13.

Yorkshire made encouraging progress from 142-2 at the start of play, but rain took the players off just after 12.30pm.

Lyth, who hit a century in last week’s draw against Sussex at Headingley, reached his latest ton off 157 balls before being adjudged not out when Durham appealed for a caught behind two balls later off Migael Pretorius. The umpires deemed the edged hadn’t carried to wicketkeeper Ollie Robinson.

Matthew Revis was dropped at first slip off Bas de Leede’s seam on the way to 11.

12.36pm – We’re off for rain. Yorkshire 211-3 after 61 overs. Lyth 110 and Revis 11.

12.20pm – Lovely from Revis as he punches Pretorius down the ground for four. He has 9 out of 200-3.

12.09pm – Revis on three is dropped by Jones at first slip off de Leede. 193-3 in the 55th.

12.05pm – Durham think they have Lyth caught behind on 102 – two balls after his hundred – but the square-leg umpire deems it hasn’t carried. It’s 193-3 in the 54th.

12.01pm – HUNDRED! That one means a lot to Lyth, the hometown hero. He punches the air after reaching his second hundred in as many matches off 157 balls with 16 fours. Fabulous. 193-3.

11.45am – We’re 181-3 after 49 overs. Lyth 92 and Revis 3. England, meanwhile, have named an unchanged team for tomorrow’s fifth Ashes Test at the Oval.

11.29am – WICKET! Rickelton trapped lbw by Raine, 13. We’re 176-3 in the 46th over. Matthew Revis in to join Lyth, who has 90.

11.13am – Yorkshire 165-2 in the 42nd over, with Lyth 85 and Rickelton 11. Handy start this for Yorkshire.

10.59am – We’re underway at Scarborough, where we have moved to 145-2 in the 39th over, bowled by Matthew Potts. Adam Lyth has 76 and Ryan Rickelton 2.

A couple of Academy games to keep an eye on. Yorkshire Under 18s are playing Lancashire in a three-day Championship game at Weetwood. It’s day two today, and Lancashire have been bowled out for 191 in reply to 145. Charlie McMurran has taken a fabulous new ball 6-27 for Yorkshire.

The Diamonds Academy are playing Blaze at Millfield in the Regional Academy Festival. Blaze are 114-6 in the 17th over. Emily Whiting has taken two wickets.

10.33am – The sun continues to shine here at North Marine Road as we approach the start of play. We will taken lunch at 1.10pm and tea at 4pm.

9.13am – There will be a member’s forum in the marquee here at North Marine Road, starting at 9.45am.

8.55am – Good morning from North Marine Road, where the sun is shining and we’re all set for a start on time at 11am. We have 104 overs scheduled for today, and the likelihood is that we will get the majority of them in. The locals suggest a decent weather wise.

Adam Lyth 75 not out and Fin Bean 46 made an excellent start with a 113 opening partnership before Matthew Potts claimed two late wickets to give the visitors a bit of respite after an off-colour start, Yorkshire closing on 142-2.

The players are just about to start their warm-ups.

If you want to read our match report and reaction piece with Ali Maiden from yesterday, you can do via the links below.



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