Yorkshire coach Andrew Gale said

“I thought we bowled nicely in this game and had them on the rack for a while before they had a good partnership at the end of their innings.
“We batted nicely and picked up a few more batting points. We have spoken about that a lot, and that was a positive. Gary Ballance back amongst the runs as well.
“Overall it was a frustrating few days with the weather, but there were still some positives we could take.”

5.22pm MATCH DRAWN: This is not a false alarm this time. Olivier holes out to long-on off Leaning, 321 all out. Coad 33 not out. Yorkshire finish with 13 points and claim second draw to add to three wins. Kent claim 14 points.

5.09pm Right. We’re going to get going again after that moment of confusion. Yorkshire 308-9 after 103.1 overs.

4.59pm We do apologise. It seems it’s bad light and not the end of the game.

4.57pm MATCH DRAWN: Yorkshire finish on 308-9 from 103.1 overs. @YorkshireCCC 13 points, Kent 14. White Rose remain unbeaten with three wins and two draws from five games. Coad 27 not out.

4.43pm WICKET Thompson caught behind off Gilchrist, 18. 304-9.

4.41pm Excellent. Yorkshire 304-8 after 100 overs. Batting point number three secured. 10 overs and 46 runs for a fourth.

Coad 23 and Thompson 18 have shared 35 unbroken.

4.33pm Positive start to the evening for Yorkshire, who are 287-8 in the 99th over. Thompson and Coad have 13 apiece.

4.20pm We have had a touch of rain here at Emerald Headingley through the tea break. Looks to have stopped, and the umpires are coming out for an inspection.

Tea Report Yorkshire have endured a frustrating shortened fourth afternoon against Kent as their LV= Insurance County Championship fixture heads for a draw at Emerald Headingley.

A wet outfield delayed play until 2.45pm, with 47 overs scheduled.

The two sides are playing out today for bonus points alone.

Yorkshire, replying to Kent’s first-innings 305, resumed on 240-5 from 77 overs and needed 160 runs in 33 overs for the full five batting points. Kent required four more wickets.

The White Rose have reached tea on 269 for eight in the 97th over, 31 runs short of a third batting point.

Gary Ballance was run out for 96, four runs short of a 41st career first-class century and a first since July 2019, while Dom Bess was bowled by Darren Stevens for 15.

Ballance was short of his ground at the striker’s end following a direct hit from Marcus O’Riordan at backward point. The decision to go for a single would seem to have been Ballance’s.

Bess had his off stump removed by Stevens for 15 shortly afterwards as Yorkshire slipped to 256-7 in the 92nd over.

Jordan Thompson and Steve Patterson tried to play positively, but Kent have bowled nicely with the new ball under the Headingley floodlights.

And they were further rewarded when seamer Nathan Gilchrist had Patterson caught behind at the start of the final over of the afternoon.

Thompson will begin the evening on 10 not out.

3.58pm – Tea WICKET Patterson caught behind off Gilchrist for 2. Yorkshire 269-8 in the 97th over.

3.01pm WICKET The floodlights are on here at Headingley and would you believe it, Ballance has been run out on 96. Direct hit from O’Riordan at backward point hits at striker’s end. 246-6.

2.51pm New ball taken by Kent through Quinn. Yorkshire 241-5 after 80 overs. Ballance 91 and Bess 5.

2.45pm We’re up and running at Emerald Headingley. Yorkshire 240-5 after 78 overs, one of 47 today already bowled. Bonus point race for both sides. Yorkshire looking for up to 160 runs in 32 overs.

Ballance 91 and Bess 4 at the crease. Double spin for Kent to rush through the couple of overs before the new ball.

1.53pm We have news, and it’s good news. Play is sue to start at 2.45pm here, with 47 overs to be bowled in the day.

12.34pm First result of the round comes in Group Three. Northants have beaten Sussex by an innings at Wantage Road, bouncing back superbly from last week’s one-run defeat here at Headingley. They have jumped to third in the table behind Yorkshire. We will give you the updated standings once we are done here.

12.10pm Umpires Kettleborough and Hartley are currently inspecting the outfield here at Emerald Headingley.

11.30am There is play in the majority of games around the country this morning, and it looks like Northamptonshire are going to beat Sussex at Wantage Road in Group Three.

10.24am There will be no play before lunch here at Emerald Headingley. Lunch will be taken at the usual time of 1pm.

10.09am Yorkshire women v Lancashire women at Harrogate – two T20s – has bitten the dust because of the weather unfortunately.

Good morning from Emerald Headingley.

It is a dry and cloudy morning here ahead of day four against Kent, which Yorkshire will begin on 240-5 in reply to 305.

With the game still in its first innings, it would take something quite remarkable for their to be a positive result for either side here.

After yesterday’s washout, the majority of the covers remain in place.

Andy Fogarty and his team are in the early stages of removing them. With that in mind, it is not certain that we will actually start on time even though we still have an hour and a half to go before the scheduled start time.

The only player on the outfield is David Willey, who is going through some running drills with Pete Simm, Yorkshire’s S&C coach.

We will keep you updated as to a start time. Fingers crossed it’s 11am.

The stream will be available once more. Enjoy the day.

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