6.17pm – Play abandoned for the day.

5.56pm – BAD LIGHT! Gloucestershire are 421-8 with Price on 97 and Taylor four. They trail by 129.

5.48pm – WICKET! Gohar caught behind off Leech, having failed to get out of the way of a short ball. It’s 413-8. Gloucestershire trail by 137, with Ollie Price 93.

5.39pm – WICKET! Tom Price has reached his fifty off 93 balls for Gloucestershire, who have moved to 402-6 and have avoided the follow-on in the process. Hang on. They’re now 408-7. George Hill has just bowled Tom for 59. 

5.17pm – Play is about to resume. The umpires have called the players back onto the field. 18 overs remaining.

4.52pm – BAD LIGHT. Gloucestershire 384-6 after 87 overs, trailing by 166. Ollie Price 82 and Tom Price 45. They need 17 more to avoid the follow-on.

4.38pm – We’re about to resume after tea. Dan Moriarty will bowl. Gloucestershire 369-6 after 84 overs with 29 remaining. They need 32 to avoid the follow-on.

4.19pm – Tea Report Gloucestershire are heading towards the follow-on target of 401 having made a healthy start to the weather-affected third day against Yorkshire at Headingley.

Yorkshire’s bid for back-to-back LV= Insurance County Championship victories is looking an unlikely one at present given there are only four sessions remaining.

Play only started at 2.15pm following morning rain, and there has a further 25-minute delay for bad light. In reply to Yorkshire’s 550-9 declared, Gloucestershire have advanced from 232-5 from 57 overs overnight to 369-6 from 84. 

Left-arm spinner Dan Moriarty has claimed the only wicket to fall today, Miles Hammond caught at long-on for 92 as the score fell to 246-6 in the 60th over. 

Since then, brothers Ollie and Tom Price have shared an unbroken 123 partnership for the seventh wicket, with Ollie 75 and Tom 37. 

Yorkshire have taken the new ball, with 45 runs coming in the first four overs from seamers Mark Steketee and Matthew Fisher.

4.09pm – Gloucestershire have taken seven boundaries, including one of them four leg-byes, in two overs against the new ball. They are 352-6 after 82 overs. 401 follow-on target.

4pm – Gloucestershire are 324-6 after 80 overs. Matthew Fisher has taken the new ball. Oh hang on, no he hasn’t. Shan Masood makes a last minute change. Steketee with it.

3.43pm – Ollie Price reaches his fifty off 82 balls, and it’s 308-6 after 75 overs.

3.35pm – Play is about to resume in the next few minutes. The umpires have called the players back out. Gloucestershire 300-6.

3.16pm – BAD LIGHT: Gloucestershire are 300-6 after 74 overs, trailing by 250. They must reach 401 to avoid the follow-on. Ollie Price 45 and his brother Tom has 13. We’ve had 17 overs bowled so far, 15 of them to spin. 

2.52pm – Oooh. Close call for Ollie Price as he sweeps at Moriarty and it heads out to deep square-leg, where Steketee scoots around the boundary and dives but he can’t cling on. Would have been a superb catch. Price on 19. It’s now 278-6 after 68 overs.

2.45pm – We’ve now got spin from both ends in the form of Moriarty and Lyth. The umpires have convened a couple of times about the light. Gloucestershire 263-6 in the 66th over.

2.26pm – Two for the Price(s) of one. Brothers Tom and Ollie together for Gloucestershire now.

2.25pm – WICKET! Hammond caught at long-on off Moriarty for 92. Leech takes the catch, and it’s 246-6. Moriarty has his fourth. Gloucestershire are replying to 550-9 declared.

2.18pm – Miles Hammond lofted the second ball of the day for six over long-off, and has moved to 91. Gloucestershire 242-5. Matthew Fisher bowling now. The visitors trail by 308.

2.14pm – Gloucestershire are about to resume on 232-5. We gave 62 overs remaining in the day. Dan Moriarty will bowl to Miles Hammond, who has 84.

2.07pm – The warm-ups are almost done, and part of Matthew Fisher’s routine was to help push the final cover off the field. We’re not far off the start of play. The floodlights have been turned on.

1.45pm – The umpires are planning for a 2.15pm restart, with 62 overs remaining in the day.

1.10pm – We’re 10 minutes from the scheduled inspection, and the ground staff are out in the middle taking the covers off. We’ve had a bit of rain since the last post but not much. If and when we do start, it may be that the floodlights will be required. It’s pretty gloomy.

12.11pm – The ground staff are in the early stages of taking the covers off.

11.55am – There is play everywhere else in the country aside from New Road, where Worcestershire are playing Derbyshire.

11.48am – There will be no play before lunch, which will be taken at 12.40pm. There is a planned inspection at 1.20pm.

11.40am – The covers remain on at Headingley, the rain has pretty much disappeared. There are only a smattering of spectators in the stands, and none of them have got their brollies up.

10.50am – It’s now raining quite heavily. The ground staff have scurried to get the full covers back on. Thankfully, they’d only taken one or two off anyway.

10.20am – We believe that yesterday and Sunday was the first time in Yorkshire history that three uncapped players, Bean, Hill and Revis, have scored centuries in the same Championship innings. It’s the 16th time in all that there have been three in an innings, but all with at least one capped player involved somewhere.

Statistician Paul Dyson and scorer John Potter have both mentioned that stat this morning.

9.50am – The full covers are still on here at Headingley. The rain is only very light. As I type, the ground staff are on their way out to start with the mopping up process.

8.55am – Good morning from Headingley, where it’s a damp scene unfortunately to start the day. The rain is falling, and the full covers are on. It does look to have got heavier in the last 10 or 15 minutes.

Clearly, a start on time at 11am is in significant doubt – unlikely, in truth. But when we do start, Gloucestershire will begin the second half of this fixture on 232-5 in their first-innings reply to 550-9 declared.

Yesterday was a special day for Matthew Revis as he scored his maiden first-team century, a superb 104 not out, advancing from 25 not out overnight. If you want to read our reaction piece with the 21-year-old all-rounder, you can do via our link below.


Our match report is also linked.


If Yorkshire can bowl Gloucestershire out for 400 or fewer to open up the possibility of following-on, this weather may well force their hand into enforcing it. With two days of clear weather, there would be an obvious route to victory by batting again for a short period of time. Now, that could be taken away. We shall see.

The live stream once we do get going will be available via the Match Centre tab at the top of the page.

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