4.33pm – Play has been abandoned for the day.

4.01pm – Durham have just announced the signing of Ajaz Patel as their overseas replacement for injured Matt Kuhnemann. The New Zealand left-arm spinner will debut against his former county when we travel to the Riverside next week. It will be the first of seven possible Championship appearances.

4pm – Tea is due to be taken at 4.10pm, with a resumption inked in at 4.45pm. The rain has stopped.

3.35pm – Tea Report Glamorgan reached tea at 57-2 as Jordan Thompson and Mickey Edwards struck during a shortened second afternoon session at Headingley.

Glamorgan lead by 196 in their second innings, with Andrew Salter having been trapped lbw by Thompson and David Lloyd, for 33, skewing Edwards to backward point.

Rain took the players off the field immediately after the Lloyd wicket – midway through the 21st over – with tea taken.

Yorkshire, minus injured Ben Coad, are under significant pressure and will need a flurry of wickets to get themselves back into the contest if and when play resumes.

3.33pm – WICKET! Lloyd has skewed Edwards to backward point, where Tattersall (sub) takes a good low catch. He falls for 33, and it’s 57-2. Glamorgan are 196 in front. And we’re off for rain. 

3.03pm – WICKET! Salter lbw Thompson, 15. Glamorgan are 44-1, leading by 183. Marnus Labuschagne comes in.

2.55pm – Glamorgan have mad a steady start to their second innings, reaching 41-0. David Lloyd has 27 and Andrew Salter has 12. The lead is 180. Adam Lyth is having to juggle his bowlers with no Coad. Mickey Edwards into the attack and Jordan Thompson has just returned, switching ends.

2.13pm – Two overs of Glamorgan’s second innings have been bowled, one apiece from Fisher and Thompson. 67 remain in the day. They are still 0-0, leading by 139.

2.07pm – Play is about to resume. Yorkshire head onto the field, but Ben Coad is not with them. Glamorgan 0-0 after one over of their second innings. They lead by 139.

1.35pm – The rain has disappeared and the umpires have pencilled in a 2.10pm restart.

1.20pm – Heavy rain has hit us in the lunch break. The covers are on.

1.02pm – Lunch. Australian fringe seamer Michael Neser claimed a hat-trick on the way to recording a seven-wicket haul as Yorkshire endured a nightmare shortened second morning against Glamorgan at Headingley, bowled out for 106. 

Morning rain delayed the start of day two until 12pm, when Yorkshire resumed on 62-5 in reply to a first-innings 245.

Neser already had three wickets to his name following a late burst on day one.

Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan looked settled at the start of play, but the latter was the first of Neser’s hat-trick when trapped lbw for 25 with the fourth ball of the 28th over.

Neser then bowled George Hill and Dom Bess, both trying to leave alone, to complete the hat-trick and leave Yorkshire 90-8 in the 28th over.

Neser later had Jordan Thompson caught behind before Ben Coad was run out from cover to wrap up the innings as Jonny Bairstow tried to pinch a quick single to retain the strike. Neser finished with a career best haul of 7-32 from 11 overs. 

Glamorgan started their second innings immediately before lunch with a lead of 139, but Andrew Salter played out a maiden from Matthew Fisher.

12.51pm – WICKET! Coad run out by Carlson from cover as Bairstow called him through trying to retain the strike. We have been bowled out for 106. Bairstow 20 not out. Neser finishes with a career best 7-32.

12.44pm – WICKET! Thompson caught behind by Neser, 5. It’s 102-9.

12.32pm – It’s remarkable to think that the last time Jonny Bairstow played a Championship match for Yorkshire, in July 2018, there was also a hat-trick. It was the Roses game at Old Trafford when Jordan Clark dismissed him, Joe Root and Kane Williamson. It was billed as one of the greatest hat-tricks of all time.

12.30pm – WICKET! Neser gets a hat-trick as Bess is bowled trying to leave alone. It’s 90-8. Jordan Thompson in now.

12.26pm – WICKET! Hill bowled first ball by Neser, who strikes twice in an over for the second time and now has five wickets. 90-7.

12.24pm – WICKET! Malan lbw Neser, 25. We are 90-6.

12.21pm – We have moved to 89-5 after 27 overs, five bowled this morning. Malan has 25 and Bairstow 12. Encouraging start, but plenty of work still to do. It’s a lovely afternoon at Headingley now.

12.01pm – Yorkshire legend Katherine Sciver-Brunt has announced her retirement from all international cricket. She will continue to play in the Hundred for Trent Rockets this summer.

12pm – The first over of 88 to be bowled in the day has just started. Jonny Bairstow facing Timm van der Gugten. Bairstow has two, and Yorkshire are 62-5 in reply to Glamorgan’s 245.

11.34am – Out of the seven games across the two divisions, only two haven’t started today. This and the other, Hampshire v Warwickshire in Division One at Southampton.

10.55am – The umpires are planning for a noon start here at Headingley.

10.30am – No official confirmation, but we can safely say there will be a delayed start here, where the rain has stopped and the mopping up process is underway. Fingers crossed for some play around lunchtime.

9.56am – The covers remain in place here at Headingley. No sign of warm-ups starting.

8.54am – Good morning from Headingley, where it is a damp start to day two. It has been raining overnight, and there is rain in the air at present. The covers remain in place, so there is significant doubt over a start on time, unfortunately.

I’m told there is rain about over the next three days, so it could be a particularly busy few days for the ground staff.

When we do get going, fingers crossed at 11am, Yorkshire will begin on 62-5 in reply to Glamorgan’s 245.

Yorkshire lost four late wickets last night to change the complexion of the day, including two night-watchmen in one Michael Neser over.

Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan will begin the day at the crease hoping to spark a counter-attack.

Mickey Edwards and George Hill claimed three wickets apiece for Yorkshire yesterday, though the former said at close that the home dressing room weren’t particularly chuffed with how they bowled in helpful conditions. You can read more from the big fast bowler in his end of day reaction piece, the link to which is below alongside our first day report and the highlights.




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