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Yorkshire coach Ottis Gibson said:

“Especially with the way things panned out for us last week, to get ourselves in a position and then not to be able to get across the line, it was very frustrating.
“We were a man down with Haris not able to bowl in the second innings. But, again, the approach of the guys, they worked very hard. I’m very proud of the way they fought to the end.
“We said at tea, ‘If we get an opening, we can get through them’. That’s what we did.
“Unfortunately, one great big cloud came over and put a stop to everything.
“We would have had a go in 10 overs. We knew what we had to do. Twenty one would have been ideal, but if it had come down to 10 we’d have still backed ourselves to have a right good go.”

5.45pm Match drawn. Unfortunately, we are unable to resume due to the light. Fascinating game, well played Kent. We take 16 points to their 11. To Essex we go on Thursday, where Joe Root is likely to be in action.

5.25pm We are still waiting for the light to improve….

5.07pm Bad light takes the players off before a ball is bowled in the Yorkshire chase.

4.57pm Quinn gone! Patterson gets his fifth wicket, caught at mid-off. That leaves Yorkshire chasing 114 in 21 overs. The floodlights are on, but a win is back within our grasp.

Kent have lost 4-9 in 24 balls.

4.46pm WICKET Patterson traps Milnes lbw for 1. It’s 389-8 now in the 121st over. Kent lead by 109 with 25.3 overs remaining. Robinson 85 not out.

Two in two. Gilchrist caught at mid-off. It’s 389-9 now. Hold onto your hats!!!

4.36pm WICKET Stewart run out by Thompson from mid-on, direct hit at the non-striker’s end. Gone for 90. 384-7 – 104 lead with 27.2 overs left (we’re in the 119th).

4.36pm Yorkshire remain on the hunt for wicket number seven, and things are looking tough now for the hosts as Kent advance to 383-6 with a lead of 103. Best part of 28 overs to bowl.

4.06pm We’re up and running after tea, and Robinson and Stewart have shared a seventh-wicket century stand, taking the score to 320-6. 40 lead with 34 overs remaining.

Tea Report Yorkshire have been frustrated during the fourth afternoon against Kent, taking only one wicket as they chase victory at Headingley.

George Hill trapped George Linde lbw nine overs into the afternoon, leaving the score at 218-6 – a visiting deficit of 62 runs with 56 overs remaining in the game.

Since then, Kent have strengthened their position considerably through an unbroken seventh-wicket partnership of 92 between wicketkeeper Ollie Robinson and injured all-rounder Grant Stewart.

Kent have reached tea at 312-6 with a lead of 32 and a minimum of 35 overs remaining in the game.

Stewart was injured whilst bowling earlier in the game and is batting with a runner, Jordon Cox.

Robinson brought up a 105-ball fifty during the afternoon, while Stewart followed him to the same milestone off 58 balls. He slog-swept Dom Bess for a big six over mid-wicket along the way.

Robinson will begin the evening on 65 and Stewart 52.

3.42pm – Tea Just the one wicket in the afternoon session for Yorkshire. A big evening is required if we are to beat Kent, who have advanced their second innings to 312-6, a lead of 32, with 35 overs remaining in the game. Robinson 65 and Stewart 52.

3.36pm Stewart reaches his half-century off 58 balls. Kent 304-6 in the 110th over, a lead of 24 with best part of 37 remaining.

3.03pm Robinson reaches a well made fifty off 105 balls with 7×4s as Kent bid for the draw remains very much alive. They are 278-6 with a deficit of two and 45 overs remaining.

2.52pm Looks like Yorkshire are going to have to bat again in order to secure victory. Kent 272-6 with a deficit of eight and 47.1 overs remaining. Robinson 47 and Stewart 31.

2.26pm Kent’s new man Grant Stewart is batting with a runner following an injury whilst bowling. Jordan Cox is the man in question. 230-6, trailing by 50.

2.16pm WICKET Bowling change does the trick. Hill’s sixth ball back, in place of Revis, gets the left-hander Linde lbw for 6. It’s 216-6 now.

2.08pm On the field, Yorkshire have taken the new ball. Kent are 214-5 in the 88th over as the search for wickets is taking up by Thompson and Revis. Kent are 66 behind with best part of 59 overs remaining.

2.04pm The hierarchy of one of the club’s new principal sponsors, Clean Slate Studioz, are here at Headingley today to unveil their partnership with the club, including naming rights for the formerly known Carnegie Pavilion and shirt sponsors for the Northern Diamonds.

They flew in from Mumbai to London last night, with owner Karnesh Ssharma leading their delegation. He is Virat Kohli’s brother-in-law.

Lunch Report Yorkshire remain on course for a second LV= Insurance County Championship win of the season, against Kent at Headingley, having taken a trio of fourth morning wickets.

Steve Patterson, Jordan Thompson and George Hill struck, with in-form Kent opener Ben Compton a key departure for 93 late in the session.

Kent started the day on 118-2 in their second innings, trailing by 162, and have reached lunch on 200-5 from 80 overs.

Their deficit is 80, and unbeaten Ollie Robinson and George Linde – 11 not out apiece – will face a new ball at the start of the afternoon.

Steve Patterson made the first breakthrough, under an overcast sky and with the floodlights on, when he had opposing captain Jack Leaning caught behind for 36 off an under-edge as he attempted to leave alone.

That left Kent at 126-3 in the 55th over, the fifth of the day.

Yorkshire were the subject of five penalty runs when Matthew Revis hit Jordan Cox with a return through in his follow-through before the batter was bowled by one which jagged back from Thompson as the score slipped to 166-4.

And when Compton, dropped on 71 by Adam Lyth at second slip, was caught by the same man off Hill’s bowling, Kent were 182-5 in the 71st over and still 98 runs in arrears.

The light became much brighter in the closing stages of the morning, with the floodlights turned off.

Yorkshire have a minimum of 66 more overs in which to secure victory.

1.01pm – Lunch Kent have reached 200-5 from 80 overs, trailing by 80. Three wickets in the session, to Patterson, Thompson and Hill. Yorkshire closing in on victory. Robinson and Linde 11 apiece.

12.32pm WICKET Huge moment in Yorkshire’s pursuit of victory comes as Compton is caught at second slip by Lyth off Hill for 93. Kent slip to 182-5 in the 71st over.

12.02pm WICKET Cox is bowled by Thompson, undone by one which jagged back appreciably. It’s 166-4 after 64 overs. Kent trail by 114.

11.44am Five penalty runs have been added to Kent’s total after Revis, in his follow through, threw a ball back at striker Cox, which hit him. Kent 144-3.

11.37am Life for Compton on 71 as Lyth can’t cling on at second slip off Patterson. 133-3 in the 59th over – the ninth of the day.

11.20am WICKET Leaning caught behind trying to leave his good mate Patterson alone, Gone for 36. Kent 126-3 in the 56th over, the sixth of the day. Their deficit is 154.

11.06am The floodlights have been turned on midway through the day’s second over. Kent are 123-2 as Patterson and Revis take up the attack.

10.57am Haris Rauf has not taken to the field this morning, unfortunately. Will Luxton his replacement as 12th man.

10.54am Let’s have a look around the grounds at what is happening, and what has happened, so far this round.

Division One

Somerset 458 beat Warwickshire 209 and 167 by an innings and 82 runs, Taunton
Essex 193 and 149-3 v Northamptonshire 390, Chelmsford
Gloucestershire 443-2 v Surrey 603, Bristol
Hampshire 246 and 344 v Lancashire 240 and 9-0, Ageas Bowl

Division Two

Middlesex 370 and 52-0 beat Leicestershire 149 and 272 by 10 wickets, Lord’s
Nottinghamshire 266 and 233-5 beat Worcestershire 159 and 339 by five wickets, Trent Bridge
Derbyshire 368 and 170-2 v Glamorgan 387, County Ground
Sussex 538 v Durham 223 and 169-0, Hove

10.49am We’re all set for a start on time at 11am.

8.55am If you want to recap yesterday’s action, you can do so via our match report and reaction piece with Harry Brook.

Match Report here.

Harry Brook here.

Good morning from Headingley, where it is an overcast but dry start to the day.

There has been some overnight rain around, but the covers are off and, fingers crossed, we look good for a start on time at 11am. That old chestnut – if there is no further rain – applies, of course.

Yorkshire are very much on course for a second win of the season. Kent trail by 162 with eight second-innings wickets in hand.

So there remains plenty of work to do for Steve Patterson and co, especially considering there has not been any bowling from Haris Rauf so far in the second innings.

Dom Bess is going to be a key player in proceedings. The off-spinner, it is expected, will bowl the bulk of the overs from one end whilst the seamers rotate at the other.

Kent will resume on 118-2 Ben Compton and Jack Leaning at the crease.

The live stream is available through the Match Centre tab at the top of page. Once you arrive at the page, scroll down to view the action.

Enjoy the day.

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