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6.22pm .Essex win by one wicket, Snater 68 not out. Unbelievable finish to which Yorkshire contributed so much. We take three points from our fourth defeat of the season. Patterson finishes with 5-46.

6.17pm WICKET! Cook gone! Patterson bowls him. Scores level. 161-9. What a remarkable finish to this game. Patterson five-for. Porter on strike.

6.08pm WICKET! We’re not done yet. Allison caught behind off Coad, 12. 156-8. Six to win.

6.07pm Essex are 156-7 now, needing only six to win. We have as many overs remaining tonight. Snater 63 and Allison 12.

5.53pm Snater reaches his fifty off 38 balls, and Essex are 162-7, needing 20 to win. We’re inside the day’s final 10 overs. Yorkshire need a wicket.

5.43pm Essex 135-7 now, needing 27 more. Snater is playing a crucial hand. He has 44.

5.38pm Oh no. Hill bowls Allison on eight with a no ball. Essex now 121-7, needing 41. We’re in the 40th of 52 overs today.

5.31pm Essex have moved to 116-7 in the 38th over, chasing 162. Snater 31 and Allison six. Thompson and Hill searching for the wickets.

5.11pm Coad about to be replaced following 1-35 from 14 overs. Essex 96-7 after 33. They are chasing 162. We have the best part of 19 overs remaining in the day. Plus extra half hour if needed. Light good at the moment.

5.02pm WICKET! Rossington brilliantly caught at short mid-wicket by Fraine off Hill, seven. It’s 93-7!!!

4.44pm WICKET! Cook caught at first slip by TKC off Patterson, who has four-for. Cook gone for 35. Yorkshire on the charge. Essex are 64-6. Remarkable. 162 target.

4.40pm WICKET! Coad traps Khushi lbw with one that shoots through. Essex 60-5 in the 27th over. 162 target.

4.33pm WICKET! Here we go. Game on now. Critchley is superbly caught and bowled by Patterson, 0. Essex are 51-4 in the 26th over. They are chasing 162.

4.29pm WICKET! Lawrence has been yorked by Patterson, 13. Essex are 51-3 chasing 162.

4.25pm Essex are taking things slow and steady. They are 48-2 in the 25th over. Cook 22 and Lawrence 10.

4.04pm WICKET! Westley slices Patterson to Revis at backward point, nine. Essex are 35-2 in the 20th. 162 target.

3.57pm Essex are inching towards their target of 162. We’re in the early stages of the evening, and they are 31-1 in 18 overs. Coad and Patterson are the men trying to turn the tide for Yorkshire.

Tea Report Essex, set 162 to win during the third afternoon at Headingley, have reached tea on 30-1 from 16 overs.

Yorkshire have a significant amount of work to do if they are to avoid a fourth LV= Insurance County Championship defeat of the season.

The afternoon saw the county advance from 179-7 at lunch to 252 all out in their second innings, largely thanks to Ben Coad’s superb career best 69 off 70 balls.

Never before in his 51 first-class matches had Coad posted a fifty, but he did so here in entertaining fashion to give himself and his fellow bowlers something to work with.

In posting the highest individual score of the match, he dominated the highest partnership of the match – 80 for the eighth wicket with Matthew Revis, who made 14.

Coad went after anything which was pitched up from seam or spin, raising his bat for the first time in his career off 51 balls.

Shortly afterwards, he flicked leg-spinner Matt Critchley for six over mid-wicket before being bowled playing back to the same bowler.

Jamie Porter also bowled Revis and had Steve Patterson caught behind to wrap up the innings.

?Jordan Thompson then struck eight balls into Essex’s chase as Nick Browne edged him to Will Fraine at third slip – 3-1. Sir Alastair Cook and Tom Westley have since ensured no further alarm.

Cook has 15 and captain Westley eight.

3.32pm – Tea Essex, chasing 162 to win, are 30-1 after 16 overs. Sir Alastair Cook 15 and Westley eight.

2.37pm WICKET! Browne caught at third slip by Fraine off Thompson, three. Essex 3-1 in the second over chasing 162.

2.21pm WICKET! Patterson caught behind off Porter, nine. Yorkshire 252 all out, meaning Essex require 162 to win.

2.11pm WICKET! Coad bowled by Critchley for a wonderful career best 69. Yorkshire 244-9, a lead of 153.

1.59pm WICKET! Revis bowled by a Porter delivery which kept low for 14. Yorkshire 238-8, a lead of 147. That ends an 80-run stand with Coad, who is 65 not out.

1.52pm The 76 and counting shared between Coad (63) and Revis (12) is the highest partnership of the match. And it has come in the nick of time for Yorkshire, who are 234-7 with a lead of 143. Yorkshire have scored 55 runs in 11 overs since lunch.

1.44pm Coad reaches a maiden first-team fifty off 51 balls with 10×4s. Super stuff from the super seamer. 222-7 and a lead of 131.

1.38pm Some lusty hitting has taken Coad to 40 and Yorkshire to 208-7, a lead of 117. The partnership with Revis (nine) is 50.

1.20pm Coad drives the first ball of the afternoon, from Allison, for four. Yorkshire 183-7, leading by 92. Coad has 18.

Lunch Report Yorkshire are under serious pressure against Essex at Headingley after losing five third morning wickets.

Yorkshire, 87-2 in their second innings overnight – a deficit of four runs, have reached the lunch break at 179-7, including the loss of Fin Bean following a maiden first-team fifty. The Yorkshire lead is 88.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Jonny Tattersall fell cheaply, either side of opener Bean for 53, before Will Fraine departed for 27 and Jordan Thompson followed.

The county now have significant work to do if they are to avoid a fourth LV= Insurance County Championship defeat of the summer.

Opener Bean played nicely for his 53, 41 of which were scored late on day two. He was strong on the cut and drive in reaching his fifty in 111 balls with 11 fours.

Beforehand, Kohler-Cadmore had edged Sam Cook to Alastair Cook at slip, leaving Yorkshire at 103-3 in the 32nd over – the fourth over of the day.

Bean was then trapped lbw by a Jamie Porter yorker before Tattersall edged the seam of Ben Allison to Cook at slip.

Fraine had looked in good order for his 27, driving well, before being bowled through the gate at the end of leg-spinner Matt Critchley’s first over of the day.

That left Yorkshire at 152-6, a lead of 61.

Matthew Revis with eight and Ben Coad with 14 will resume after lunch.

Meanwhile, Matthew Fisher finished with figures of 6-9 from 11 overs on his return from injury as Second XI Championship leaders Yorkshire, defending a first-innings score of 190, bowled Lancashire out for 71 early on day three at Blackpool.

Fisher is playing his first game of any kind since April as he recovers from a back stress fracture.

12.42pm – Lunch Essex have much the better of the third morning, taking five wickets. Yorkshire 179-7 in the second innings, a lead of 88. Coad 14, Revis eight.

12.28pm WICKET! Thompson caught at deep mid-wicket off Critchley for two. Yorkshire 158-7, a lead of 67.

12.15pm WICKET! Fraine bowled by leg-spinner Critchley for 27 in his first over. Yorkshire 152-6, a lead of 61.

12.01pm WICKET! Tattersall caught at slip by Cook off Allison for 10. Yorkshire 150-5, leading by 59.

12pm Forty minutes to lunch and Yorkshire have advanced to 150-4, a lead of 59. Fraine 26 and Tattersall 10.

11.25am Matthew Fisher’s comeback in Yorkshire’s second team is going well. Lancashire 67-9 in reply to 190 at Blackpool. Fisher has figures of 6-9 in 11 overs.

11.22am WICKET! Bean trapped lbw by Porter for a well made 53 on home debut. Yorkshire 123-4, a lead of 32.

11.12am Bean reaches his maiden first-team fifty off 111 balls with 11×4s, the latest of which was clipped down to fine-leg. Excellent. Yorkshire 121-3, leading by 30. The sun is out at Headingley now.

10.47am WICKET! Kohler-Cadmore edges Sam Cook to Alastair Cook at first slip for 12. Yorkshire 103-3, a lead of 12.

10.37am Yorkshire have a lead in the early stages of the day. We are 95-2, leading by four. Bean 41 and Kohler-Cadmore eight.

10.27am Yorkshire 87-2, trailing by four, in the second innings. Kohler-Cadmore will face Porter to finish the 28th over. We have 104.2 overs to be bowled in the day.

The floodlights are on.

9.42am Before we get going here, let’s have a look around the grounds.

Division One

Northamptonshire 339 v Surrey 224-5, Wantage Road
Warwickshire 196 v Somerset 219 and 13-2, Edgbaston

Division Two

Leicestershire 202 v Durham 239-5, Grace Road
Middlesex 286-5 v Glamorgan 214, Lord’s
Sussex 220 v Worcestershire 289-2, Hove

8.30am If you want to recap yesterday’s action, you can do so via our Match Report and reaction piece with Ben Coad.

Match Report

Ben Coad

Good morning from Headingley, where it is an overcast start to the day ahead of the third day’s play against Essex.

The game is fairly evenly poised at the halfway stage, with Essex holding only a slender advantage. Yorkshire, at 87-2 in the second innings, trail by four runs.

Yesterday was a good one for the hosts, who had suffered on day one with the bat when bowled out for 134. But Jonny Tattersall’s side battled back impressively.

Jordan Thompson struck four times to help bowl Essex out for 225, limiting them to a lead of 91. Then Fin Bean – 41 not out – and George Hill (33) strengthened Yorkshire’s position before close.

The loss of Hill to Jamie Porter in the final over of day two was a significant disappointment, but one which can be overcome with a good start to the morning.

We are all set for a start on time at 10.30am, when we hope batting conditions will continue to ease. They had done yesterday following the day one struggles.

There will be a live stream available via the Match Centre tab at the top of the page. Enjoy the day. Ps. There will be 104 overs bowled in the day as long as the weather and light holds firm.

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