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Yorkshire’s Will Fraine said:

“We’re not in an ideal spot, but myself and Bessy grafted really hard and we’re confident that we can put 200-220 on the board. It’s not an easy wicket.
“They bowled really well up top – there’s no question about that. They got the best out of conditions this morning. They swung the ball and nipped it. But we have an attack that can do exactly the same. Having Coady back in, it really strengthens us up top.
“It was frustrating myself and Bessy got out towards the end. It would have been great to see the day out together. He got a good ball, and I would have played the same shot every ball. It was slower and I was too quick on it.”

4.53pm Play has been abandoned for the day.

4.02pm Heavy rain has hit us at Scarborough during the tea break.

Tea Report Will Fraine and Dom Bess both reached superb half-centuries during an opening afternoon against Hampshire at Scarborough which saw the pair recover Yorkshire from 33-6 with a 116-partnership.

The seventh-wicket duo batted through the majority of the afternoon without significant alarm to frustrate title-chasing Hampshire, who had made a rampant start to proceedings this morning.

But, unfortunately, they both fell close to tea, where Yorkshire reached at 158-8 in the 55th over having started it at 33-6 in the 22nd.

Fraine drove well and was more off-side dominant on the way to 53, while Bess scored his runs more evenly on both sides of the wicket in his 67.

He was the beneficiary of a touch more fortune as he flashed boundaries over the slips on a couple of occasions.

They reached their half-centuries within moments of each other during the second half of the session; Fraine off 122 balls and then Bess off 83.

By the time the latter reached his, Yorkshire were 135-6 in the 46th over.

However, overseas seamer Kyle Abbott removed them both in the space of four overs.

He had Fraine caught one handed by Joe Weatherley over his head at third slip after a gloved pull had looped up. Bess then edged to Liam Dawson at second slip to hand the South African quick his fourth wicket, signalling an immediate tea.

3.46pm – Tea WICKET Abbott gets Bess caught at second slip by Dawson for an excellent 67 in the final over of the afternoon. Yorkshire are 158-8 in the 55th over, and that’s tea.

3.30pm WICKET Fraine gloves a pull at Abbott which looped over the slips, though not far enough to clear Weatherley, who clings on one-handed over his head. Excellent 53 comes to an end. 149-7 in the 51st over.

3.08pm And a half-century for Bess. Fantastic. 83 balls with 7×4s. With that comes the century partnership. 135-6 in the 46th.

3.07pm Half-century for Fraine. Brilliant knock. 122 balls and 6×4s. Yorkshire 131-6 in the 46th over, including 49 not out for Bess.

2.59pm Fraine 47, Bess 43. Yorkshire have moved to 122-6 and have looked in very little trouble this afternoon. That, of course, could change. But the signs are encouraging.

2.42pm Yorkshire are 104-6 in the 40th over. Fraine 42 and Bess 35.

2.21pm Superb from Fraine, who punches a full ball from Abbas down the ground for four, moving to 33. Yorkshire 81-6 in the 32nd.

2.06pm Fraine and Bess have more than doubled Yorkshire’s score, taking the hosts to 76-6 in the 31st over. Fraine 29 and Bess 20.

1.45pm Abbas is back….

1.38pm Respite for Yorkshire in the early stages of the afternoon as Fraine moves to 21 out of 50-6. A bit of a surprise that Hampshire haven’t returned to Abbas after lunch in place of Holland, who has leaked a couple of boundaries.

1.30pm Fraine has hit two boundaries through cover and point off Holland in the first over back after the resumption. He has 14 of 41-6 after 22 overs. No overs lost from the day’s allotted 96.

Lunch Report Yorkshire have endured a nightmare start to their LV= Insurance County Championship match against Hampshire at Scarborough, reaching an early lunch at 33-6.

The county have succumbed against some accurate bowling on a helpful pitch from a Hampshire team chasing the Division One title.

Pakistan seamer Muhammad Abbas has claimed three wickets, ex-South Africa quick Kyle Abbott two and Keith Barker one, with no Yorkshire batter yet reaching double figures.

Rain forced the players off the field just before 12.35pm, handing the hosts some respite. Will Fraine is unbeaten on six, with Dom Bess yet to face a ball.

By the time umpires Hartley and Mallender called for an early lunch at 12.50pm, the rain had passed through.

After Yorkshire elected to bat, Barker made the breakthrough by trapping George Hill lbw for a golden duck five balls into the match before Adam Lyth played on trying to leave Abbas alone in the second over – Yorkshire 1-2.

Abbas trapped Tom Kohler-Cadmore lbw shortly afterwards and bowled Jonny Tattersall who, like Lyth, tried to leave alone.

Abbott then had Matthews Waite and Revis caught at third and fourth slip, Waite driving and Revis pushing forwards, leaving the score at 33-6 after 21 overs.

Only two more deliveries were possible before the rain.

Yorkshire have made three changes from their team which drew at Somerset last week. Will Fraine, captain Steve Patterson and Ben Coad are in, the latter playing his first match of the season after suffering a groin tear on pre-season tour in Dubai in March.

Harry Brook (England duty), Jack Shutt and Shannon Gabriel drop out of the side.

12.46pm An early lunch has been called for 12.50pm. The rain has passed through.

12.34pm We’re off for rain and set for an early lunch you would think. Some respite for Yorkshire. 33-6 after 21.2 overs.

12.30pm WICKET Revis caught at fourth slip by Holland off Abbott, 8. Yorkshire are 33-6 after 21.

12.13pm WICKET Procession at the moment, unfortunately for Yorkshire. Waite edges an attempted drive at Abbott to Weatherley at third slip. He takes the catch chest high. Waite falls for four. 25-5 after 17.

11.58am WICKET Tattersall bowled trying to leave Abbas alone, 6. Yorkshire are 20-4 in the 14th over. Waite joins Fraine, who has five, at the crease.

11.40am Plenty happening with this new ball. Swing and nip. The Hill dismissal to Barker, for example, swung very late into the right-hander.

Fraine has just been dropped on one at third slip off Barker.

11.31am WICKET Kohler-Cadmore trapped lbw by Abbas, 6. Yorkshire are 8-3 in the eighth over.

11.08am WICKET Lyth played on to Abbas as he tried to leave alone, 1. Yorkshire are 1-2 in the second over.

11.03am WICKET Far from the start Yorkshire were after as Hill is trapped lbw by Barker for a golden duck. 1-1 after five balls.

10.59am Play has just started at Scarborough. Barker bowling to Lyth.

10.38am Yorkshire have won the toss and will bat.

Yorkshire: Lyth, Hill, Kohler-Cadmore, Fraine, Waite, Tattersall w, Bess, Thompson, Revis, Patterson c, Coad.

Hampshire: Organ, Holland, Weatherley, Gubbins, Vince c, Dawson, Brown w, Barker, Fuller, Abbott, Abbas.

10.29am The rain has disappeared, and the toss is about to take place.

10.21am It is currently raining at Scarborough. Not hard, but we might be in for a delay.

9.53am Before we get going here at Scarborough, let us have a look around the grounds at what else is happening this week.

Division One

Essex v Somerset, Chelmsford
Gloucestershire v Northamptonshire, Cheltenham
Lancashire v Kent, Old Trafford
Surrey v Warwickshire, Oval

Division Two

Durham v Middlesex, Riverside
Worcestershire v Derbyshire, New Road

9.41am You can read our preview for this match with Ottis Gibson, who has spoken about the development of his seam bowling attack, via the link below.

Match Preview.

Good morning from North Marine Road, where the sun is shining ahead of the Festival clash with Hampshire.

Of course, it is title-chasing Hampshire given they are second and on the tails of leaders Surrey after an excellent first half of the season, including victory over Yorkshire at the Ageas Bowl in June.

Yorkshire head into this fixture in fifth place on the back of a draw against Somerset last week.

It is a lovely start to the day, and fingers crossed the rain which is suggested for later in the day stays away.

The outfield is a hive of activity as the players go through their warm-ups.

There will be a live stream available as per usual once we get going at 11am.

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