MATCH CENTRE 

6.26pm – Close. Yorkshire finish on a commanding 393-6 from 91 overs. Revis ends the day on 25 and Fisher eight. Bean 114, Hill 101 and Tattersall with 79 the standout performances.

6.18pm – We have lost five overs, so 2.2 overs remaining. We’re 388-6.

6.09pm – We’re due to restart at 6.20pm.

6.05pm – The covers are coming off. Looks like we’re going to get some more play after all.

5.54pm – We’re off for rain at 388-6 after 88.4 overs, and it’s hammering down. Be amazed if we get back on. Revis 23 and Fisher six.

5.39pm – WICKET! Tattersall caught at second slip off Taylor for a fine 79. 368-6 in the 86th. Matthew Fisher in now.

5.31pm – We’ve moved to 360-5 after 84 overs. @Gloscricket have taken the new ball. Tattersall 75 and Revis five.

5.09pm – WICKET! Hill caught behind off the spin of Ollie Price for a fine 101. It’s 354-5 in the 79th over. Matthew Revis in now. It’s quite gloomy as we approach the new ball. Having said that, the floodlights haven’t been turned on.

4.56pm – HUNDRED! Fabulous from George Hill. He reaches his first ton of the summer off 177 balls with 13 fours and two sixes. It’s 334-4 in the 76th over.

4.53pm – Tattersall reaches 51 off 74 balls. Yorkshire 327-4 in the 75th over. Hill on 99. Excellent stuff this. Really dominant performance.

4.41pm – We’re 301-4 in the 72nd over, securing a second batting point. Gohar is bowling, and Tattersall (43) and Hill (93) have taken 19 from five balls so far in this over.

4.31pm – Hill square drives Akhter for four to move to 87, and we’re 288-4 after 69 overs. Tattersall has 30.

4.19pm – England women have just bowled Australia out in the second innings of the Test at Trent Bridge. England need 268 to win.

4.17pm – We’re up and running at Headingley after tea, and we’re 274-4 in the 65th over. Hill 77 and Tattersall 26.

4.06pm – The centurion………

Fin Bean

Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com. Fin Bean.

3.55pm – Tea Report Fin Bean posted a superb opening day century and George Hill is closing in on the same milestone as Yorkshire dominate Gloucestershire at Headingley.

The hosts have reached tea on 273-4 from 64, with Bean the only afternoon wicket to fall for 114 off 153 balls when he pulled the pace of Zaman Akhter to deep square-leg.

He shared 153 for the fourth wicket with Hill, who has gone on to reach 77 not out.

He lofted Pakistan overseas left-arm spinner Zafar Gohar over long-on for six 

Yorkshire have secured a first batting bonus point, with the likelihood of more to follow against a Gloucestershire attack who have leaked too many boundaries.

When Bean fell, it left the score at 243-4 in the 53rd, and the rate has slowed since. But the visitors just haven’t been able to build sustained pressure against confident Yorkshire batting. Jonny Tattersall will begin the afternoon on 25. 

3.47pm – We’re a couple of overs away from tea, and Yorkshire are 267-4 in the 62nd over. Hill 76 and Tattersall 20.

3.21pm – We have reached 251-4 in the 55th over, securing a first batting bonus point. Hill 72, Tattersall 12.

3.12pm – WICKET! Bean has pulled an Akhter short ball to deep square-leg, falling for a brilliant 114. We’re 243-4 in the 53rd over, ending a 153-run partnership with Hill. Jonny Tattersall in now.

3.04pm – Gloucestershire have been hurt by bowling too many boundary balls, and Yorkshire are closing in on a first batting point. It’s 240-3 in the 51st over. That’s the 150 stand between Bean 113 and Hill 70.

2.57pm – CENTURY! What a superb knock from Fin Bean, who pulls Charlesworth away through mid-wicket for his 14th boundary, reaching three figures off 140 balls with a six added. Yorkshire 219-3 in the 49th over. 

2.55pm – Bean is on 98 out of 223-3, with Hill on 68.

2.30pm – Hill reaches his fifty off 82 balls with 7x4s and 1x6s. It’s 194-3 after 42 overs.

2.28pm – Excellent stuff from Bean 87 and Hill 48. They have shared 100 for the fourth wicket. We’re 190-3 after 41 overs.

2.20pm – The wind has really picked up now around Headingley. Suggestions of a storm or two later on, and it does have a more unsettled feel about the weather now than it did this morning. Nothing unsettled about that, mind you. George Hill has just plonked Gohar over long-on for six to move to 47 out of 187-3 in the 40th over.

1.58pm – This, said Matthew Fisher in preview to this game, would be the tricky time for bowlers with the Kookaburra ball. The swing has disappeared, the ball’s gone soft and you have to find other ways to take wickets. That’s currently falling on the shoulders of left-armers Zafar Gohar the spinner and Matt Taylor the seamer. Yorkshire are 159-3 after 34 overs. Bean has 70 and Hill 36.

1.41pm – We’re up and running after lunch. Yorkshire are 139-3 in the 30th over, bowled by Taylor. Bean 65 and Hill 25.

1.03pm – Lunch Report. Opener Fin Bean went beyond 50 for the second time in the ongoing LV= Insurance County Championship season as Yorkshire made a fast and encouraging start to their clash with Gloucestershire at Headingley, reaching 139-3 from 29 overs. at lunch.

Left-handed Bean – 65 not out – helped the hosts recover from losing two wickets to seam Matt Taylor in the sixth over, leaving the score at 33-2.

Adam Lyth (14) edged to second slip trying to leave alone before captain Shan Masood was trapped lbw for a three-ball duck.

Dawid Malan also followed for 28 when he edged behind down leg trying to pull at Ben Charlesworth’s seam – Yorkshire 90-3 in the 17th over following a 57-run stand with Bean.

Boundaries have come thick and fast against the Kookaburra ball, with a short boundary towards the East Stand side of the ground. Malan hit five in his first 21 runs, while Bean hit eight fours and a slog-swept six in 50 off 59 balls.

George Hill also hit five fours in his first 25 runs.

Today’s play is being watched by new Yorkshire chair Harry Chathli and also former Championship-winning coach Jason Gillespie, the latter who is part of the BBC’s online commentary team upon his first return to Headingley to watch the county since leaving at the end of 2016. 

12.39pm – Yorkshire 126-3 in the 24th over. Bean 58 and Hill 19.

12.27pm – Bean has reached his fifty off 59 balls with eight fours and a six. Excellent. Yorkshire are 112-3 in the 21st over.

12.10pm – WICKET! Malan caught behind down leg off Charlesworth for 28. He went to pull a short ball, and it’s 90-3 in the 17th over. George Hill in now to join Bean, who has 44.

12.08pm – SIX! Bean is one shot away from his fifty. He has moved to 44, including a slog swept six just now off the left-arm spin of Zafar Gohar. We’re 90-2 after 16. Malan has 28, and the pair have added 57 and counting.

12pm – Interesting first hour of play. Yorkshire have recovered from the two-wicket over to reach 77-2 in the 15th. Runs have come freely, with Bean 32 and Malan 27.

11.40am – Jason Gillespie has just been in the media room here, and was just about to go on the radio. He’s part of the BBC online commentary team for today’s first day. He was delighted be back on home turf, so to speak.

11.38am – The ship has been steadied, but with a flurry of boundaries for Bean and Malan. Malan’s 16 includes four boundaries, while Bean has hit seven in 31. It’s 65-2 in the 10th over.

11.26am – WICKET! Masood trapped lbw for nought by Taylor. Two wickets in the sixth over, and it’s 33-2. Dawid Malan in now.

11.19am – WICKET! He’s tried to leave one alone from Taylor and has edged into the slips for 14. It’s 33-1 in the sixth over.

11.08am – Adam Lyth has hit two boundaries, including a lovely off-drive. We’re 13-0 in the fourth over.

11am – We’re up and running. A couple of dots from Tom Price to Adam Lyth. Fin Bean is his opening partner.

10.29am – Yorkshire have won the toss and will bat first.

Yorkshire: Lyth, Bean, Malan, Masood c, Hill, Tattersall w, Revis, Steketee, Fisher, Moriarty, Leech.

Gloucestershire: Dent, Charlsworth, Roelofsen, Hammond, Van Buuren c, Bracey w, O Price, T Price, Gohar, Taylor, Akhter.

10.26am – The captains are out in the middle for the toss.

9.42am – New Yorkshire chair Harry Chathli is having his photos taken on the outfield.

9.38am – Dom Bess has joined Warwickshire on loan for one County Championship fixture. He is set to debut for them today against Essex at Chelmsford.

8.47am – Good morning from Headingley. It’s a warm and sunny start to the day. The players are just getting set for their morning warm-ups.

This is the second meeting of the season between Yorkshire and Gloucestershire, though technically the first after the April washout at Bristol.

We have won one game from six so far – by three wickets last time out against Derbyshire at Chesterfield the week before last – and Gloucestershire are without a win in seven games. Both teams dropped down from Division One last year.

Yorkshire will hand a debut to Australian overseas seamer Mark Steketee and left-arm spinner Dan Moriarty too, the latter having joined on loan from Surrey.

This fixture and the next – against Worcestershire at New Road, starting July 10 – will be played with the Kookaburra ball as part of an ECB plan to in part prepare prospective Test players for experiences overseas with this ball.

Matthew Fisher spoke about it in our preview, which you can read below.

MATTHEW FISHER 

A live stream will be available via our Match Centre when we get underway at 11am. Enjoy the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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