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5.46pm Play has been abandoned for the day.

.5.41pm Bad light has stopped play at 80-3 in the 27th, immediately after that wicket.

5.38pm WICKET! Lyth caught at third slip off Tom Price, 44. Yorkshire 80-3 in the 27th.

5.18pm Kohler-Cadmore is trying to disrupt the rhythm of the seamers. as he has often done over the last few weeks. He’s using his feet and trying to be busy. He’s just flashed a boundary to third to move to six out of 49-2 in the 23rd. The light’s improved too.

5,04pm Yorkshire 36-2 after 19 overs. We have another 19 to bowl tonight. Lyth 22 and Kohler-Cadmore one. It would be a major surprise if we got these overs in. It’s not too bad yet, but it is edging towards gloomy.

4.48pm WICKET! Frustration for Hill as he chases a wide one from Payne and edges behind for 12. It’s 32-2 after 15.

4.26pm WICKET! Wharton has been trapped lbw by Singh Dale without scoring. Yorkshire 13-1 in the 11th over.

Wharton faced 28 balls without getting off the mark there and was ousted as he pushed forwards to the seamer.

4.13pm Yorkshire 13-0 after nine overs of the reply to 190. Lyth has all 13 of them and has just driven Tom Price through the covers for four.

3.45pm We’re about to get up and running after tea. Yorkshire have 38 overs of batting to do before close. We are replying to 190. Lyth facing Payne. Wharton is his opening partner.

Tea Report Yorkshire have bowled Gloucestershire out for 190 during the opening two sessions of the season-ending LV= Insurance County Championship clash at Headingley.

The visitors, who elected to bat, reached lunch at 90-4, with Matthew Fisher taking all four of them on his return from the best part of a full summer out injured (back stress fracture).

After lunch, two-time England Test wicketkeeper batter James Bracey made his way to 71 in a valiant attempt to hold back a Yorkshire charge with the ball.

But he was one of six afternoon wickets to fall as the Division One’s already relegated bottom side were bowled out for less than 200, with Fisher finishing with 4-45 from 12 overs.

Ben Coad and George Hill both struck twice in an over, the latter getting Bracey caught behind off an inside-edge as the score fell to 172-8 in the 55th over.

Hill then bowled David Payne for a duck four balls later.

Earlier, a 53-run partnership between Bracey and Graeme van Buuren was broken by Coad when the latter was trapped lbw playing back for 25 before Jack Taylor was bowled through the gate – 102-6 in the 34th over.

Shortly afterwards, Gloucester were 128-7 when Zafar Gohar edged Steve Patterson to Tom Kohler-Cadmore at first slip, the latter – like Patterson – also playing his last game for Yorkshire this week before a winter move to Somerset.

Bracey and seamer Tom Price then shared 44 to give Gloucester some respite against a Yorkshire side who were significantly boosting their hopes of avoiding relegation.

Yorkshire know they need a maximum of 10 points to avoid joining Gloucestershire in Division Two next season, and three of them are already in the bag following Hill’s double strike.

Bracey’s departure came shortly after he had been struck on the head by a Jordan Thompson bouncer before Payne followed.

And when Price was bowled for 38 by Dom Bess, that brought about an early tea.

3.26pm The Diamonds are currently on a lap of honour with the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy. Well done, ladies. Superb!

3.25pm – Tea WICKET! Tom Price bowled by Bess for 38. Gloucestershire 190 all out inside 58 overs, including Fisher’s 4-45 from 12 overs. That will be tea. We have secured three of the 10 points (maximum) we need this week to avoid relegation.

3.13pm WICKET! Hill strikes twice in the over, this one bowled. Payne falls for nought. Gloucestershire 172-9 in the 55th.

3.09pm WICKET! Hill’s first ball back in the attack has reaped significant reward, getting Bracey caught behind for 79. Gloucestershire 172-8 in the 55th.

2.38pm Gloucestershire 141-7 in the 48th over. Bracey 59 and Tom Price five.

Bracey scored 177 v Northants and 117 v Yorkshire in the opening fortnight of the season. Since then, he’s only scored three fifties, including this.

2.08pm WICKET! Gohar has fallen to Patterson, caught at first slip by Kohler-Cadmore, five. 128-7 after 40.

1.56pm Bracey reaches his fifty off 70 balls. Gloucestershire 118-6 after 37 overs.

1.41pm WICKET! Taylor bowled by Coad, two. Gloucestershire 102-6 in the 34th. Two wickets in the over.

1.36pm WICKET! van Buuren trapped lbw by Coad, 25. Gloucestershire are 100-5 in the 34th over.

The lights are on, despite the sun trying to poke through.

1.33pm The players are on their way back out to the middle. The rain has passed through, and there will be no overs lost. Gloucestershire 95-4 in the 33rd.

1.24pm We are off for rain. What looks to be a sharp shower has hit us with Gloucestershire 95-4 in the 33rd over, bowled by Fisher. Hopefully we won’t be long.

1.11pm Coad has returned to the attack and has beaten the bat twice in the first three balls of the afternoon as van Buuren faces up on 19. Gloucestershire are 90-4.

Lunch Report Matthew Fisher has made a rousing return to action with all four wickets during a dominant opening morning for Yorkshire against Gloucestershire at Headingley.

Fisher, 24, was presented with his first-team cap before the start of play by Steve Patterson – as was captain Jonny Tattersall.

The England quick then wreaked havoc as Gloucestershire’s top order, after electing to bat first, slipped to 47-4 after 19 overs. They have since recovered to reach lunch at 90-4 in 29.

Fisher took the new ball and bowled two overs from the Howard Stand End of the ground before switching to Kirkstall Lane shortly afterwards.

In his second spell, of five overs, he struck four times, getting opener Ben Charlesworth (25) and Miles Hammond caught behind by Tattersall, Chris Dent bowled via an inside-edge and Ollie Price caught at fourth slip by James Wharton.

Since then, James Bracey, with 34, and captain Graeme van Buuren with 19 have steadied for their side.

Yorkshire have made three changes to their team from last week’s defeat against Surrey at the Oval; Fisher for Ben Mike, Wharton for injured Fin Bean (finger) and Harry Duke for Will Fraine.

12.30pm – Lunch Gloucestershire have moved to 90-4 from 29 overs. Bracey has 34 and van Buuren 19. All four wickets have gone to Fisher.

12.20pm Gloucestershire are 75-4 in the 27th over. Thompson and Hill are the men searching for wicket number five. Bracey has 30 and van Buuren 10.

11.50am WICKET! Price caught at fourth slip by Wharton off Fisher, who has 4-17 in six overs. Gloucestershire are 47-4 in the 19th.

Fabulous stuff from the returning England man.

11.39am WICKET! Fisher gets Hammond caught behind with a beauty. Extra bounce. Falls for nought. Gloucestershire are 35-3 in the 17th.

11.27am WICKET! What a return to action for Fisher, who has Dent playing on for six. 31-2 in the 15th.

11.20am WICKET! Charlesworth gone! He’s been caught behind off Fisher, 25. Gloucestershire 30-0 in the 13th over.

11.10am Gloucestershire 28-0 after 11 overs. Charlesworth 24 and Dent four. Steady start for the visitors.

10.30am All set for the start of play. Coad to Charlesworth.

10.25am Scorecards have suggested that Duke will keep wicket this wicket, but Tattersall has the gloves as he prepares to lead Yorkshire out.

10.11am Yorkshire: Lyth, Wharton, Hill, Kohler-Cadmore, Tattersall c, Duke w, Bess, Thompson, Fisher, Coad, Patterson.

Gloucestershire: Charlesworth, Dent, O Price, Hammond, Bracey w, van Buuren c, J Taylor, T Price, Gohar, Payne, Dale.

10.07am Gloucestershire win the toss and elect to bat.

9.37am Yorkshire captain Jonny Tattersall and fast bowler Matthew Fisher have both received their county caps this morning, both presented by Steve Patterson. They are both having photos with their families as I type. Many congratulations to both.

9.20am The players’ warm-ups are underway here at Headingley.

Gloucestershire pair Miles Hammond and James Bracey have just re-enacted the final ball of the 2019 Ashes Test at Headingley out in the middle. Hammond played the Ben Stokes role and Bracey was Jack Leach.

The most amusing part of it was when Bracey made sure it couldn’t start without him wiping an imaginary pair of glasses!

9.18am You can read our preview for this fixture with departing legend Steve Patterson.

Steve Patterson

9.15am A huge congratulations to the Northern Diamonds, who won the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy at Lord’s yesterday, beating Southern Vipers by two runs in a thrilling final defending 216.

Not a bad weekend for the Yorkshire Cricket family as the men’s seconds won the Championship on Friday followed by that success yesterday.

You can read the match report from Lord’s yesterday via the Diamonds website. The link is below.


Good morning from Headingley, where it is bright and chilly ahead of our final game of the season against Gloucestershire.

We have a 15-point cushion over second bottom Warwickshire, who host Hampshire today, meaning a 10-point haul will secure our Division One future.

Of course, we might need fewer points than that if Warwickshire don’t get the maximum 24-point haul.

This fixture will be the last for Yorkshire for both Steve Patterson and Tom Kohler-Cadmore, both of whom have been fantastic servants to the club in their time at Headingley.

We wish them both the very best in their future endeavours and hope to see them go out with a bang this week.

Of course this is a repeat of the opening game of the season at Bristol when we secured our only Championship victory to date. Book-ending the season with wins over Gloucester would be the perfect scenario from here.

There will be a live stream available shortly before we get going at 10.30am. Enjoy the day.

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