MATCH CENTRE 

6.50pm – Draw. We finish on 412-9, with Thompson 55. He sees out final over from Neser. Lyth starred with 174. Eight points apiece for ourselves and Glamorgan. What an enthralling final day.

6.45pm – WICKET! Edwards bowled by Van der Gugten. 408-9 with an over left. Thompson on strike.

6,36pm – Thompson reaches a run-a-ball fifty with 10x4s and a six, runs coming quicker than you’d expect in a rearguard knock given there’s plenty of men around the bat. Fourteen balls remaining. 400-8,

6.25pm – Inside the day’s final five overs now. We are 387-8 as Harris bowls to Edwards.

6.09pm – WICKET! Two in the over for Harris, he’s trapped Fisher lbw 0. 377-8.

6.07pm – WICKET! Shakeel has edged Harris to Labuschagne at second slip, 35. It’s 377-7 with a little under nine overs remaining.

5.28pm – WICKET! McIlroy traps Bess lbw first ball. 325-6 in the 79th.

5.25pm – WICKET! Lyth trapped lbw by McIlroy for a fabulous 174. 325-5 in the 79th. Bess in to join Shakeel.

5.19pm – Yorkshire 308-4 after 77 overs. Glamorgan look like they’re going to have a go with the new ball shortly as a last throw of the dice. Lyth 170 and Shakeel 10 have been becalmed.

5.08pm – Yorkshire 293-4 after 74 overs. 492 in 96 is looking a bridge too far now after the early evening wickets.

4.48pm – WICKET! Malan trapped lbw by Harris, 17. We are 281-4 in the 70th over. Lyth 156, and he’s joined by Shakeel.

4.33pm – Lyth has just reached a superb 150 off 192 balls with 22 fours and three sixes. 260-3 in the 67th.

4.11pm – WICKET! Hill caught behind off van der Gugten for 60. We are 243-3 in the 61st over. Dawid Malan comes to the crease. 492 target in 96. Lyth has 137.

3.45pm – Tea Report. Adam Lyth’s brilliant unbeaten 135 means Yorkshire, with one session to go, have by no means discounted a dash to victory as they chase a mammoth 492 to beat Glamorgan at Headingley.

A Yorkshire win would be their first in the LV= Insurance County Championship in 2023 – in fact their first since last April – and they have reached tea on day four at 240-2 from 58 overs, needing another 252 more in 38 to win. 

Jonny Bairstow was caught at second slip for nought off nine balls early in the afternoon as Yorkshire fell to 105-2, Timm van der Gugten the bowler and Marnus Labuschagne the catcher.

The same combination almost did for Lyth on 69, but the Australian Test star dropped a simple catch.

It paved the way for Lyth and George Hill to share an unbroken 135 through to tea, with the latter also on 59. The likes of Dawid Malan and Saud Shakeel are still to come. 

Lyth lofted and pulled afternoon sixes off Andrew Salter’s off-spin having reached his hundred off 135 balls. 

Hill has played the supporting role well but crashed four fours off Labuschagne’s off-spin in the final over the afternoon, setting up the potential for a thrilling evening.  

3.38pm – Hill reaches his fifty off 84 balls with nine fours. The latter two have just come off two looseners from Labuschagne bowling pre-tea off-spin. 232-2.

3.35pm – Five minutes to tea, and we are 224-2 in the 57th over chasing 492 in 96. Lyth 135 and Hill 43. They have shared 119.

3.13pm – This 492 target is starting to come into focus. Yorkshire are 210-2 in the 52nd, with Lyth having just hit a second six off Salter – pulled. He has 131 and Hill 33. They have shared 105 for the third wicket.

3.05pm – Lyth advances and hoists Salter’s off-spin straight down the ground for six, moving to 120. We are 196-2 after 49. 492 target in 96.

2.49pm – HUNDRED! Adam Lyth reaches his first of 2023 and the 30th of his first-class career off 135 balls with 17 fours and a six. We are 173-2 in the 46th over. Super knock.

2.38pm – Lyth has moved to 85 and Yorkshire to 151-2 in the 43rd over. Hill has 25. We need 341 more in just under 54 overs.

2.26pm – There was obviously clear intent to have a dart at the target with Bairstow at the crease, but it was only a brief dalliance with 492 given our England man fell for a nine-ball duck. George Hill has come to the crease and is 21 out of 133-2 in the 41st over. Lyth, dropped on 69 by Labuschagne at second slip, is 75.

1.56pm – WICKET! Bairstow out for nought, caught at second slip by Labuschagne off van der Gugten. We are 105-2. George Hill has come to the crease.

1.39pm – Jonny Bairstow is in at number three. We’re up and running after lunch.

1.03pm – Lunch Report: Yorkshire have made an encouraging start to day four against Glamorgan, reaching lunch on 99-1 with Adam Lyth unbeaten on 62. 

Set 492 to win this LV= Insurance County Championship fixture at tea on day three, the response was delayed by rain until this morning. 

It remains to be seen whether Yorkshire will chase this target or settle for the draw. The answer will surely come when Jonny Bairstow comes to the crease. Will he be ultra-aggressive or will he be reserved?

Lyth and opening partner Fin Bean had batted through a sunny morning with few alarms until the latter was trapped lbw by Timm van der Gugten for 21 with the last ball of the session. 

Lyth has led the way, hooking Australian seamer Michael Neser for six on the way to a 70-ball fifty. Glamorgan have bowled 29 of the 96 allotted overs. 

12.49pm – We have moved to 93-0, needing 399 more to win. Lyth 57 and Bean 21.

12.26pm – Lyth reaches his fifty off 70 balls with 8x4s and 1x6s. Super knock. We are now 81-0 in the 22nd over.

12.20pm – Lyth has just offered a return catch to Harris on 48. The bowler couldn’t hold on. Yorkshire 71-0.

12.16pm – Lyth has just hooked Neser for six and has 48. It’s 66-0 after 19 overs. 492 target.

12.08pm – We have moved to 53-0 in the 18th over of 96. 492 target. No real signs of alarms to date for Lyth, who has 36 and Bean with 12.

11.56am – Just an aside, which I completely forgot to mention yesterday. I’m reliably informed by those manning the Yorkshire live stream for this match that the former Everton and Crystal Palace midfielder Yannick Bolaise was watching and messaged in to say that he was a big Jonny Bairstow fan. We’ve not yet had it confirmed as to whether Jonny is a big fan of Bolaise or not. Bet he is, though. Yorkshire currently 39-0.

11.30am – Yorkshire 26-0 after eight overs. Lyth 16 and Bean five. Michael Neser hasn’t taken the new ball for Glamorgan this morning, instead that task handed to Timm van der Gugten and Jamie McIlroy. Neser is on the field, so it will be interesting to see how long he’s kept out of the attack.

11.17am – Lyth has just clipped the day’s first boundary, off van der Gugten. We are 8-0 in the fifth over. 492 target.

11.01am – Play is about to get underway here at Headingley. Yorkshire set 492. Lyth and Bean opening the batting. Van der Gugten has the new ball for Glamorgan.

10.01am – Before we going, let’s have a look around the rest of the grounds.

DIV TWO 

Derbyshire 350-7d v Leicestershire 122, The Incora County Ground 

Worcestershire 264 v Sussex 323, New Road 

DIV ONE 

Essex 314 and 24-0 v Surrey 240, The Cloud County Ground 

Hampshire 229 v Warwickshire 364-5, The Ageas Bowl

Nottinghamshire 249 v Lancashire 214 and 219-4, Trent Bridge 

Somerset 412 v Northamptonshire 255 and 66-1, The Cooper Associates County Ground 

8.25am – Good morning from Headingley, where it is an overcast start to day four. There has clearly been some overnight rain around the area, but it’s dry at the moment and the ground staff are just setting up the field for the morning warm-ups.

Yorkshire have a big day ahead of them. Set a victory target of 492, the likely height of their expectations is a draw from this fourth round LV= Insurance County Championship match. But, with the positivity with which many batters are playing in first-class cricket nowadays, you can’t completely rule out a dart at the target. Jonny Bairstow has been at the forefront of that attacking brand of Test Cricket for England, and he’s in the Yorkshire line-up this week.

Yorkshire have so far had a chastening three days of cricket, completely dominated by Marnus Labuschagne, Michael Neser and their Glamorgan team-mates. Fingers crossed for a last-ditch turnaround.

We look all set for a start on time at 11am. If you want to recap yesterday’s action, we have a number of pieces for you to read. We have match reports and reaction from both this match and the Northern Diamonds defeat to Blaze at Durham in yesterday’s Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy.

YCCC REPORT

JORDAN THOMPSON 

DIAMONDS REPORT 

HOLLIE ARMITAGE 

The live stream for today’s fixture at Headingley is available via the match centre tab at the top of the page.

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