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6.05pm – Play has been abandoned for the day here at Headingley. It’s ended very nicely for Yorkshire.

6.01pm – We’re off for bad light at 109-4 from 41 overs.

5.44pm – WICKET! Carlson caught and bowled by Bess off an inside-edge, 3. It’s 97-4 in the 37th. Bess’s first ball back. Bess brought into the attack because of the light.

5.30pm – WICKET! Fisher runs Northeast out backing up. He gets a hand on a crisp drive from Carlson and the Glamorgan captain is short of his ground, 29. It’s 96-3 in the 34th.

Horrible way to get out, especially after a near four-hour rain delay.

5,29pm – Play is about to resume here at Headingley. Glamorgan 95-2 after 33 overs. We have 17 remaining in the day. Fisher will bowl the first over back under the lights. 

4.51pm – Good news. The rain has disappeared, and we will be restarting at 5.30pm with 17 overs remaining.

4.28pm – The umpires are about to inspect, but it looks like it’s started raining again.

4.04pm – There will be a further inspection at 4.30pm here at Headingley. The umpires have just been out to have a look. It’s stopped raining.

4.01pm – Umpires Blackwell and Newell are out having a look. The rain has pretty much stopped.

3.34pm – It continues to rain here at Headingley.

3.12pm – At lunch today, three members were presented with their 50-year membership brooches. Ottis Gibson and Joe Root were on hand to make the presentation.

50-year members 

Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com. Ottis Gibson and Joe Root with 50-year members Gordon Hoyle, Sue Robinson and Ray Leeman.

3.03pm – It is still raining here at Headingley.

2.08pm – There has been no change in the scene at Headingley, unfortunately, where it’s still raining.

1.47pm – We’re off for rain after one over of the afternoon. Glamorgan 95-2 after 33. Northeast 28 and Carlson 2.

1.43pm – All set for the resumption after lunch. Glamorgan 92-2, with Carlson joining Northeast, who has 27, at the crease. Coad returns to the attack.

1.01pm – WICKET! Root goes for 51 with the last ball of the morning, caught at short-leg off Moriarty. It’s 92-2 after 32.

Glam Lunch 1

12.57pm – Root has reached his fifty off 88 balls, with Glamorgan 90-1 in the 31st over. Bess is into the attack to join Moriarty just before lunch.

12.23pm – Just trying to look at the last time Yorkshire played two spinners at home in a Championship match. Looking like it could be 2013 when Rashid and Rafiq played together in a game against Warwickshire. Stand to be corrected.

Glamorgan 63-1 after 22 overs. Root 26, Northeast 24.

11.57am – Fisher has returned to the attack in place of Coad. Glamorgan 40-1 after 15 overs. Root 15, Northeast 11.

11.48am – Glamorgan 26-1 in the 13th over. The floodlights are on now.

11.29am – Early introduction for Moriarty, in place of Fisher. 18-1 after seven.

11.25am – WICKET! Coad traps Byrom lbw, 9. 18-1 in the seventh.

11.17am – Would you believe it! Joe Root can’t cling on to a tough chance going one-handed to his right at first slip to let Billy Root off the hook 6. Coad the bowler. Glamorgan would’ve been 7-1 in the fifth.

11.02am – A Coad maiden gets us up and running. Now Fisher to Root.

Both teams are wearing black armbands in memory of Josh Baker.

10.59am – Coad has the new ball and will bowl to Byrom. Root is Glamorgan’s other opener.

Glamorgan have put the following picture on their X account this morning. Root v Root.

Root v Root

Picture by Glamorgan Cricket. Billy and Joe Root.

10.41am – Glamorgan have won the toss and elected to bat.

Yorkshire: Lyth, Bean, Masood c, Root, Brook, Tattersall w, Revis, Bess, Fisher, Coad, Moriarty.

We are playing on the same pitch as the Derbyshire game.

10.13am – There will be a minute’s silence before play in memory of Worcestershire spinner Josh Baker, whose passing was announced yesterday.

9.21am – An interesting bit of news from the National Counties Cricket Association…..

Jack Brooks has decided to end his county career where it all began having signed for Oxfordshire for this season’s National Counties T20 competition.

Brooks retired from first-class cricket at the end of last season after a distinguished career in which he took more than 650 wickets in all formats during stints with Northamptonshire, Yorkshire and Somerset and won two County Championship titles during his six years at Headingley.

It is a career that Brooks never envisaged when he first played county cricket for Oxfordshire as a ten-year-old 30 years ago, but he has fulfilled a promise that would return to his roots once his first-class days were over.

As he did not make his Northamptonshire debut until he was 25, and he continued playing until he had passed his 39th birthday, Oxfordshire have had to wait longer than expected for Brooks to rejoin them.

“I didn’t imagine that I would play professionally until I was 39. Chris Clements who was Oxfordshire’s chairman is a good friend of my old man and he always had in mind that I would come back and play or have some sort of role with the county,” Brooks said.

“I’m a proud Oxfordshire lad through and through. Throughout my professional career I made it clear that I was proud of where I was from and championed Oxfordshire cricket and the other Oxfordshire lads who have come through the system and also gone pro.

“When I was at Yorkshire and we won the County Championship twice they made a big thing about winning it with ten Yorkshiremen and me. I was the overseas player if you like. I was always Oxford-born Jack Brooks in any report on Yorkshire. I quite liked that because it made me stand out a bit more.”

Jack Brooks

Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com. Jack Brooks celebrates a wicket for Yorkshire in 2018 – his final season at Headingley.

8.30am – Good morning from an overcast Headingley, where we look set for a start on time for our fifth round Vitality County Championship clash with Glamorgan.

Mind you, if you believe weather forecasts, we might not get much beyond midday, with plenty of double rain dots on the hour-by-hour predictions through until 7 or 8 o’clock this evening.

We shall see if that comes to pass. 

Anyway, Yorkshire are going in search of their first win after three draws and a defeat. Glamorgan, under new leadership this season, are doing the same. They have played one less and have drawn three from three.

The Welsh side are actually bottom of the Division Two table at present.

Headingley D1 Glam

Picture by YCCC. The early morning scene at Headingley.

They are captained by former Yorkshire loanee batter Sam Northeast, a man with a triple century to his name already this summer (against Middlesex at Lord’s).

Their coach is New Zealander Grant Bradburn.

Glam, or Glammy if you want – a former county of Ottis Gibson’s during his playing days, have signed a couple of overseas players. One has arrived, the other hasn’t yet.

Pakistani fast bowler Mir Hamza has featured, but Australian batter Marnus Labuschagne is yet to arrive.

This will be Harry Brook’s last early-season appearance for Yorkshire before he links up with England to prepare for the T20 World Cup next month. In truth, it could well be his last appearance of 2024 altogether given the busy schedule ahead.

Joe Root will stay with Yorkshire for the next couple of months or so, and this weekend sees him face his younger brother Billy, the Glamorgan left-handed batter.

In our match preview, linked below, Joe talks about facing Billy, which he has done a few times before.

Preview – Joe Root

The live stream is available, as per usual, via our Match Centre tab at the top of the page. 

Enjoy the day, and let’s hope the weather stays away.

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