MATCH CENTRE 

5.45pm – Play has been abandoned for the day here at Headingley.

5.12pm – It continues to rain here at Headingley, not hard by any stretch. The umpires are out in the middle

4.07pm – It has started raining here. The covers are being brought on.

3.56pm – Tea. Declaration for Glamorgan at 352-4, setting Yorkshire a target of 492. The ground staff are also getting the covers ready in anticipation of some rain. Labuschagne 170 and Root 51.

3.51pm – 68-ball fifty for Billy Root. 348-4 and a lead of 487.

3.39pm – Labuschagne has reached 150 off 186 balls with 22x4s and 1x6s. 325-4, and Glamorgan lead by 464.

3.31pm – Adam Lyth has turned to Saud Shakeel, who is bowling some left-arm spin. Glamorgan are 307-4, leading by 446. Labuschagne 142 and Billy Root 36.

3.22pm – Shot of the day from Labuschagne, who hoists Bess back over his head for six, moving to 137 out of 289-4. Glamorgan lead by 428.

2.40pm – Labuschagne reaches his century off 142 balls with 16x4s. Fine knock. He’s taken Glamorgan to 228-4, a lead of 367.

2.26pm – WICKET! Carlson caught behind by Bairstow off Fisher for 0. Glamorgan are 222-4, a lead of 361.

2.23pm – Labuschagne on 96 now. Glamorgan 222-3, a lead of 361.

2.10pm – WICKET! Northeast flashes Thompson to backward point, where Shakeel takes a sharp head high catch, 66. 205-3, a lead of 344. Kiran Carlson comes to the crease.

2.07pm – Labuschagne has showed significant intent either side of lunch. He reverse swept and swept Bess three times in an over before lunch and has just hit two boundaries off Mickey Edwards having also scooped Jordan Thompson. He has 79 out of 205-2. Glamorgan lead by 344.

1.51pm – Play about to resume. Jordan Thompson bowling to Sam Northeast. Glamorgan 178-2, leading by 317.

1.21pm – The Diamonds are fighting hard up at Durham, but it looks set to be too late. Blaze, chasing 63, are 55-5. Chloe Tryon has taken four wickets.

1.13pm – Lunch Report. Marnus Labuschagne and Sam Northeast batted through the third morning unbroken and both reached fifties as Glamorgan strengthened their grip on the ongoing LV= Insurance County Championship match against Yorkshire at Headingley.

Leading by 139 in their first innings, the Welsh county advanced from 57-2 overnight to reach lunch at 178-2 – a lead of 317.

Yorkshire have been hurt by the loss of injured linchpin seamer Ben Coad (groin) and struggled against the experienced fourth-wicket pair. 

Labuschagne offered a half chance on 11 to backward point off Jordan Thompson’s bowling, with Fin Bean diving to his left and only parrying the ball. It would have been a stunning catch.

Otherwise, they have looked very secure at the crease as they bid to take their side’s lead up to 400 and beyond.

Northeast uppercut Thompson for six over third-man before reaching an 88-ball fifty late in the morning and will begin the afternoon on 61. Labuschagne followed him to the same milestone not long afterwards off 104 balls, reverse sweeping Dom Bess for four. The Australian will resume unbeaten on 58.

1.06pm – Labuschagne reaches his fifty off 104 balls with a reverse sweep for four against Bess. 170-2 – 309 lead.

12.58pm – Dom Bess is about to bowl his first over of the match. Glamorgan are 160-2 after 48 overs of their second innings, leading by 299.

12.56pm – Northeast has just reached an 88-ball fifty. It’s 158-2.

12.51pm – Northeast has just carved Thompson over third-man for six, moving to 46. Glamorgan are 149-2 and lead by 288. Labuschagne has 44. Around 20 minutes to go until lunch.

12.27pm – Still no joy for Yorkshire this morning, with Glamorgan 117-2 and leading by 256. Labuschagne has 35 and Northeast 27.

11.57am – Glamorgan have moved to 97-2 here at Headingley. They lead by 236. George Hill and Matthew Fisher currently searching for the breakthrough.

11.56am – The Diamonds have been bowled out for 62 at the Riverside. De Klerk finishes with 7-33.

11.42am – Oh no, the Diamonds are 53-8 against the Blaze at Durham. South African all-rounder Nadine de Klerk has taken five wickets.

11.34am – There are only two games in play in each of the Championship and the RHF Trophy around the country at the moment, here and at Notts, and up at Durham and Old Trafford in the RHFT. Rain is causing issues elsewhere.

11.30am – Ah, Fin Bean – on as sub – flings himself to his left at backward point after a full-blooded Labuschagne cut at Thompson. He can only parry it. Would have been a stunning catch. Labuschagne takes a single to move to 12. Glamorgan 74-2, leading by 213.

11.18am – The Diamonds are 42-3 in the 11th over against the Blaze. Winfield-Hill, Armitage and Kalis have fallen.

11.15am – Glamorgan have moved to 70-2 in the opening 15 minutes of play, taking their lead to 209. Labuschagne 11 and Northeast 4.

11am – We’re up and running. Mickey Edwards has taken up immediate bowling duties, completing the unfinished over from last night. Jordan Thompson to bowl the first full over of the day. Glamorgan 58-2.

10.25am – The national anthem will be played here at Headingley just before the start of play to mark the King’s Coronation.

10.22am – Blaze have won the toss and elected to bowl at Durham.

9.37am – Let’s have a look around the other grounds before we get going today.

DIV TWO 

Derbyshire 326-7 v Leicestershire 122, The Incora County Ground

Worcestershire 264 and 34-1 v Sussex 373, New Road

DIV ONE 

Essex 314 and 15-0 v Surrey 240, The Cloud County Ground

Hampshire 229 v Warwickshire 364-5, The Ageas Bowl

Nottinghamshire 249 v Lancashire 214 and 98-1, Trent Bridge 

Somerset 199-4 v Northamptonshire 255, The Cooper Associates County Ground

8.31am – Good morning from Headingley, where it’s a misty start to day three. But it’s dry, that’s the most important thing. We look all set for an 11am start.

Yorkshire have work to do, with Glamorgan 57-2 in their second innings and leading by 196. Marnus Labuschagne is at the crease.

By the players’ own admission, we have been far from our best so far this week, and it will certainly take something close to perfection from here to turn the contest around. Adam Lyth pointed to Leicestershire’s near 400 chase on day four last month to show what is possible, though admitted conditions for this game are very different to that.

The players are just about to start their warm-ups. One of the Glamorgan coaches is first out there setting up football nets at the Howard Stand End of the ground.

The Northern Diamonds are also in regional action today, a clash of the top two sides in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy at Durham – the league-leading Blaze are the visitors to the North East. That game is due to get underway at 10.30am, so we will keep you up to date with the action from there as well.

There will be a live stream available for both games, with this one at Headingley accessible via the match centre tab at the top of the page.

If you want to recap yesterday’s shortened day, you can do via our match report and reaction piece with Adam Lyth. The links are as follows:

MATCH REPORT 

ADAM LYTH  

 

 

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