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Yorkshire centurion Harry Brook said:

“It’s really nice to be out there for some time, score some runs for the team and put a score on the board.
“My dad’s (David, for Burley-in-Wharfedale) highest score is 210, so I was aiming towards that. That was always in the back of my mind, wanting to get past him. Unfortunately today wasn’t the day.
“Absolutely (I think we still have the firepower to win without Haris Rauf).
“Bessy is going to play a big part in that. He is probably going to bowl for the majority of the game from one end now and hopefully get a bit out of the wicket.
“We dropped a couple of catches at the end, which might be vital. But that happens, and we have to move on and create more chances.”

6.33pm – Close Kent end day three on 118-2, trailing by 162 in second inns. Compton 67 and Leaning 31. Yorkshire return tomorrow with victory in their sights, though with work to do. A strong batting performance was led by Brook’s 194.

5.48pm Compton has reached fifty off 115 balls. 96-2.

5.46pm Oh no. Duke has just dropped a chance behind – Compton on 46 – off Patterson. Leaning has also offered a couple of chances, including one on four to Hill at third slip off the same bowler. Kent 92-2 with 12 overs remaining.

5.29pm Somerset have beaten champions Warwickshire by an innings inside three days at Taunton. Jack Brooks took four wickets in the second innings.

5.28pm The floodlights have been turned on now as Kent move to 71-2 after 32 overs. 18 more remain tonight. Compton 36 and Leaning 19.

4.54pm It’s gone much more overcast in the last hour. Kent are 44-2 after 23 overs with 26 remaining. Compton 20 and Leaning 13. Their deficit is 236 runs.

4.32pm WICKET Bell-Drummond drives Patterson to Karunaratne at cover, 2. It’s 27-2 in the 18th over.

Tea Report Yorkshire amassed a record total of 571 against Kent before striking with the ball before tea to keep themselves on course for victory at Headingley.

In reply to Kent’s first-innings 291, the hosts gained a lead of 280 as, in support of big centuries for Dawid Malan and Harry Brook, Dom Bess added 89 and Matthew Revis 53 – the latter’s maiden first-class fifty.

Bess fell short of his maiden Yorkshire hundred, though Revis clattered three sixes as the county posted their highest ever total against Kent, an innings ended midway through the afternoon.

Haris Rauf did not take the field at the start of Kent’s second innings, and he is having a slight niggle in his left side assessed.

Kent have reached tea at 24-1 from 15 overs. Revis took the only wicket to fall when England Test batter Zak Crawley drilled a full toss back at him in his follow through with the score on 18.

4.04pm – Tea Kent 24-1 after 15 overs of their second innings, trailing by 256. Compton 13 and Bell-Drummond 2. News from the dressing room is that Haris Rauf is having a slight niggle in his left side assessed.

3.45pm WICKET Crawley drills a full toss back at Revis and he holds on in his follow through. Smart catch that! Kent are 18-1 in the 11th over.

3.07pm We have had one of the 49 remaining overs today, bowled by Thompson. Patterson sharing the new ball with Rauf off the field. Kent, trailing by 280, are 6-0.

2.50pm WICKET Yorkshire are all out for 571, a lead of 260 and there will be 49 overs remaining in the day.

Revis brought up his maiden first-class fifty off 53 balls and then skewed Linde’s left-arm spin high to cover.

The 571 is Yorkshire’s highest total against Kent.

2.42pm WICKET Patterson bowled by Linde for 5. 550-9 and a lead of 259, Revis has hit a couple of sixes in 35 not out. He’s going to be some cricketer this lad.

2.21pm WICKET Thompson caught by Leaning pedalling back from mid-off for 33. Yorkshire now 518-8 and lead by 227.

1.59pm WICKET Bess is caught at slip off Leaning for an excellent 89. Yorkshire 496-7 a lead of 205. He sinks to his knees in disappointment and frustration at missing out on a maiden county hundred.

1.52pm Early stages of the afternoon and Yorkshire are 487-6 with a lead of 196. Bess 86 and Thompson 16.

Lunch Report Harry Brook fell narrowly short of a maiden career double hundred during a dominant third morning for Yorkshire against Kent at Headingley.

Yorkshire have gone through the opening session losing only Brook for a chanceless 194 to significantly strengthen their chances of winning this LV= Insurance County Championship fixture.

They started the day, replying to a first-innings 291, on 326-5, leading by 35, and have reached lunch at 486-6 – a lead of 195.

Brook resumed on an overnight 131 not out with Bess on 10.

Both advanced Yorkshire’s cause with positivity, and the latter is eyeing only a second career first-class hundred and his first for the county. He will begin the afternoon on 85.

In the Headingley sunshine, Brook reached his 150 off 211 balls before Bess advanced to 50 off 69.

Kent lost seamer Grant Stewart to injury midway through the morning, and it was Nathan Gilchrist who struck to remove Brook short of 200 when he was caught behind down leg-side as the score fell to 465-6 – a lead of 174.

Jordan Thompson has since advanced to 16 off eight balls, including two fours and a pulled six.

1.13pm – Lunch Super morning for Yorkshire, who advance to 486-6, a lead of 195 over Kent. Brook made 194 and Bess remains unbeaten on 85 alongside Thompson on 16. Brook the only wicket to fall so far on day three.

12.57pm Brook shares in his second partnership of 150 or more in the innings, with that milestone just passed for the sixth wicket alongside Bess. They have 194 and 80 respectively, with Yorkshire’s score at…..

Oh hang on, Brook has fallen for 194. He’s caught behind down leg off Gilchrist as I type. It’s 465-6 and a lead of 174.

What a knock from Brooky.

12.31pm The morning couldn’t really have gone any better for Yorkshire, who are now 417-5 with a lead of 126. Bess has just reached a 69-ball fifty, while Brook has moved to 177.

12.19pm Kent are a bowler down, at least for the time being. Grant Stewart has jogged off the field with an injury midway through his 21st over.

Yorkshire have advanced to 394-5 with a lead of 103. Brook 159 and Bess 46.

12.13pm The runs have come pretty freely this morning as the county advance to 390-5 in the 104th over. Brook has 158 and Bess has 43. These two have shared 76 amidst the glorious sunshine.

11.32am Harry Brook has just moved to 150 off 211 balls with 16×4s and 2×6s. He has just moved Yorkshire to 351-5 with the help of Dom Bess, who has 15. Stunning knock from the England hopeful, watched today by James Taylor, who is part of the national selection team. Fourth batting point secured.

11.09am We also have the highlights available from yesterday’s play.

Highlights here.

11.06am We’re up and running at Headingley – early stages of the day. 330-5 and a lead of 39. Brook is 135 and Bess 10.

9.05am Let’s also have a look around the circuit to see what is happening elsewhere.

Division One

Essex 95-8 v Northamptonshire 390, Chelmsford
Gloucestershire 86-0 v Surrey 603, Oval
Hampshire 246 and 103-3 v Lancashire 240, Ageas Bowl
Somerset 458 v Warwickshire 197-9, Taunton

Division Two

Derbyshire 368 v Glamorgan 240-4, County Ground
Middlesex 370 v Leicestershire 149 and 37-3, Lord’s
Nottinghamshire 256 v Worcestershire 159 and 225-5, Trent Bridge
Sussex 362 v Durham 223, Hove

9am If you want to recap the day yesterday, you can do so via our Match Report and reaction piece with Haris Rauf.

Match Report here.

Haris Rauf here.

Good morning from Headingley, where the sun is shining once more.

Yorkshire enjoyed a fabulous second day and will head into today very much in the ascendency at 326-5 with a lead of 35 and Harry Brook unbeaten at the crease on 131 not out.

Maximum batting points are very much in vision this morning. We are through 86 overs of the 110 and required another 74 runs to claim all five.

Dawid Malan (152) and Haris Rauf (5-65) were other stars yesterday, while Jordan Thompson helped Rauf, his new ball colleague, wrap up the Kent innings with a couple of wickets at the start of play.

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