11.08am Play has been abandoned for the day here, unfortunately.

10.52am Puddles on the outfield at Headingley. No change in the scene unfortunately.

10.09am The first Roses battle of the summer tomorrow. Go well ladies.

9.57am It was heartbreaking to read the story of Alan Igglesden earlier this week, the former Kent seamer who is receiving end of life care because of an inoperable brain tumour.

We were delighted to welcome Alan and some of his former Kent team-mates to Headingley yesterday.

Current Kent spinner Marcus O’Riordan spoke about Alan at the end of play, saying: “(Coach) Matt Walker spoke to us before the game, particularly about Alan, saying that he’d be here today. That gave us a bit more perspective about what it means to play for Kent.”

9.42am Here’s a look around the grounds ahead of day three…

Nottinghamshire 323 v Essex 99 and 129-3, Trent Bridge
Warwickshire 343 v Worcestershire 198-4, Edgbaston
Hampshire 79 and 92-3 v Somerset 336, Ageas Bowl
Leicestershire 496 v Surrey 146-0, Grace Road
Middlesex 210 and 26-3 v Gloucestershire 273, Lord’s
Lancashire 22-0 v Glamorgan 344, Old Trafford
Northamptonshire 441-9d v Sussex 106 and 154-4, Wantage Road

Good morning from Emerald Headingley.

We look set for a frustrating day as the predicted wet weather has arrived ahead of day three against Kent.

Unfortunately, the forecast is for things to get worse throughout the day.

When play does resume – hopefully we don’t have to wait until tomorrow – Yorkshire will be 240-5 in their first innings replying to Kent’s 305.

Gary Ballance is unbeaten on 91 and short of his 41st career first-class century. We have said it time and time again, ‘What a player!’

Given two full days of cricket remaining, Yorkshire would be very confident of forcing a fourth victory in five games against a Kent side who are winless and at the foot of the Group Three table.

The two late wickets of Brook and Tattersall last night were a blow, but with Ballance at the crease and the lower order in excellent order at the minute, a first-innings lead is well within our grasp.

We will keep you updated through the day with regards to prospects of play, and the live stream is available once more when we do get going.

Related News

View all news

Yorkshire Vikings vs Lancashire Lightning - T20 Pre-Match Guide

Ahead of the Roses T20, our pre-match guide includes all the information spectators will need.

Read more
Jonny Tattersall

Yorkshire 2ndXI vs Durham - 2ndXI Championship Match Report

Heavy rain from yesterday delayed the start until after lunch – Durham won the toss and asked Yorkshire to bat first – 24 overs were lost.

Read more

Yorkshire 2nd XI vs Leicestershire - T20 - Match Report

With the weather forecast showing rain in late afternoon agreement was given by the relevant authorities to start the game 30 minutes early. Leicestershire won the toss and elected to bat first.

Read more
An image of Lauren Winfield-Hill and Adil Rashid, with the Yorkshire logo and Northern Diamonds logo in the middle

Sign up to our newsletter

For all the latest news, previews, ticket, membership and Premium Experiences information and more exciting content from Yorkshire Cricket and the Northern Diamonds straight to your inbox, subscribe now.

To view our privacy policy, click here.