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4.33pm Galey also confirmed Gary Ballance will return at Kent next week. Further quotes to follow in a web story on today’s injuries.
Yorkshire coach Andrew Gale said:
“It’s frustrating and a massive blow (Ben Coad and Matthew Fisher injuries).
“We’re behind in the game anyway, but when you lose two seamers it’s always going to be tough. Had we had Ben Coad running down the hill early this morning, a couple of quick wickets and you never know.
“But we’re certainly up against it now.
“We’ve been pretty average in this game if we’re honest. We’ve got a lot of work to do, but we’ve been thrown a bit of a lifeline with the weather.
“We have three sessions left in the game. There’s a lot of work to do, so we have to bring our A game. When we bat, we have to do it well. If we can walk off with a draw tomorrow, we can say, ‘We’ve haven’t been at our best, but at least we’ve got something out of the game’.”
3.33pm While the scene is much brighter here at Emerald Headingley, the outfield just hasn’t had the chance to clear up enough. Play abandoned for the day. Glamorgan head into day four leading by 298 with six second-innings wickets in hand.
Tea Report There has been no play possible during the third afternoon between Yorkshire and Glamorgan at Emerald Headingley due to steady snow.
The prospects of play for the remainder of the day look bleak, despite the snow, which started lightly at 12.55pm and became heavy during the lunch interval, having since stopped.
Glamorgan reached lunch at 161-4 in their second innings – a lead of 298 – after unbeaten fifth-wicket duo Billy Root and Chris Cooke batted through the morning to reach 77 and 57 respectively.
Umpires Paul Baldwin and Russell Warren have called for an early tea at 3.10pm.
2.42pm Umpires have called for an early tea at 3.10pm. The snow has stopped.
2.04pm The snow continues to fall at Emerald Headingley. Prospects of play for the remainder of the day don’t look great at all.
— Yorkshire CCC (@YorkshireCCC) April 10, 2021
Lunch Report Yorkshire have endured a hugely frustrating third morning against Glamorgan at Emerald Headingley, failing to take a wicket after news of two bowling injuries.
The hosts’ chances of winning this LV= Insurance County Championship match would seemingly rest on something special being achieved with the bat.
Glamorgan, 68-4 overnight and leading by 205, have advanced their second innings to 161-4 at lunch, a lead of 298.
Fifth-wicket pair Billy Root and captain Chris Cooke have comfortably taken their unbroken partnership to 132. They will begin the afternoon on 77 and 57 respectively.
Yorkshire took the field this morning without new ball seamers Ben Coad (pectoral injury) and Matthew Fisher (abdominal). The pair will not bowl again in the game and will be further assessed at the start of next week.
Root and Cooke both posted fifties this morning – Root off 126 balls and Cooke off 130.
Yorkshire captain Steve Patterson, now one of only two fit frontline seamers alongside Duanne Olivier, has also employed the medium pace of Harry Brook alongside the off-spin of Dom Bess.
1.01pm – Lunch Glamorgan 161-4 from 61 overs, leading by 298, as snow begins to fall here at Emerald Headingley. Root 77 and Cooke 57.
12.37pm Cooke reaches his fifty off 130 balls with 6×4s, the latest a lovely straight drive off Brook. Glamorgan 148-4.
12.26pm Glamorgan have advanced to 138-4, a stand of 109 unbroken between Root (62) and Cooke (49). They lead by 275. Yorkshire desperately need something to happen. Unfortunately, though, the visitors haven’t looked in any trouble this morning.
12.12pm Frustrating morning for Yorkshire….Root reaches his fifty off 126 balls with 5×4s. Glamorgan leading by 262. Cooke has 48.
12.01pm Bess currently searching for the breakthrough from the Kirkstall Lane End. Glamorgan 111-4, leading by 248.
11.30am Glamorgan have advanced to 93-4, a lead of 230. Root 31 and Cooke 36.
11.18am Some disappointing injury news for Yorkshire. Coad pec injury and Fisher abdominal injury, both will not bowl again in this game and will be assessed early next week. Glamorgan 82-4 in the 34th, leading by 219.
10.50am HIGHLIGHTS FROM DAY TWO
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10.18am Here’s a few thoughts from Ben Coad ahead of day three. The seamer currently has seven wickets in the game.
“It was a good response,” he said.
“We know we didn’t hit our straps in the first innings with the ball, so it was good to come back the way we did last night.
“It’s very pleasing to be able to get some wickets and start like I have done. I’m very happy with. But I have to keep going to help the team.”
Good morning from Emerald Headingley.
The sun is shining, and we’re all set for the start of day three at 11am. But the short walk from the car to the press box suggests it is going to be another cold day out in the field for both Yorkshire and Glamorgan.
Let’s hope Yorkshire aren’t in the field for too long, hey!
Glamorgan will begin the day on 68-4 in their second innings, leading by 205, with Billy Root and Chris Cooke unbeaten on 25 and 17.
It was a hugely frustrating first two sessions yesterday, the reason being that Yorkshire slipped to 193 all out in reply to 330. However, the ever excellent Ben Coad struck three times with the new ball after tea to give the hosts a chance of a fightback.
They can’t afford to let Glamorgan settle this morning. It seems to be a new ball pitch, and the ball is only 29 overs old. So a few early wickets, and it really will be game on.
You can watch it all unfold on the live stream. Enjoy the day.