Reaction – Yorkshire’s Tom Kohler-Cadmore said

“You don’t ever want the weather to be involved, but in a shortened season, with only five games, you need as many days of play as possible.
“We’ve missed enough cricket this year, not even taking the weather into account.
“Last week, the weather ruined a good game between us and Derby – it took a full day and a bit out with bad light as well.
“A Roses game, no matter what format or whenever it is, is always a big game. Being towards the crunch end of a tournament makes it all the more important.
“It’s massive, and you want to be playing in them. You don’t want to be sat there watching it rain.
“The weather obviously makes it harder to win, which is what both sides may need.
“It’s frustrating, but we can’t do anything about it.”

3.13pm – Close Play has been abandoned for the day, unfortunately. There was only enough time for Yorkshire to reach 8-0 after 13 balls.

2.13pm The rain has returned, unfortunately.

1.50pm As we wait for the rain to stop – it has eased – let’s have a look at games around the country….

Test In the third Test between England and Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl, England are 360-4, with Jos Buttler 106 and Zak Crawley 180.

In the Bob Willis Trophy.

NORTH GROUP

Derbyshire v Durham 66-3, Emirates Riverside
Leicestershire 56-5 v Nottinghamshire, Grace Road

CENTRAL

Northamptonshire v Glamorgan 75-2, Wantage Road
Somerset 43-2 v Gloucestershire, Taunton
Worcestershire v Warwickshire 73-1, New Road

SOUTH

Hampshire v Essex, Arundel – DELAYED START
Middlesex v Sussex 80-1, Radlett
Surrey v Kent 60-1, Oval

Lunch report Yorkshire reached 8-0 after only 13 balls during a heavily rain-affected opening morning of the Roses clash at Emerald Headingley.

The start of play was delayed until 11.30am due to rain before the heavens opened again 10 minutes later, forcing the players off early in the third over of this penultimate round Bob Willis Trophy fixture.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore drove a full toss from Red Rose debutant George Burrows for four – the only runs off the bat so far.

Burrows, 22, is the only player in this match making his maiden first-class career appearance.

But he is one of 10 players across both teams making their Roses first-class debuts.

Yorkshire are fielding six such players, including ex-South Africa Test fast bowler Duanne Olivier and Jared Warner, who is making his first-class debut for the county having previously played Championship cricket on loan at Sussex.

After three North Group games, Yorkshire sit second in the table, two points behind leaders Derbyshire having won two and drawn one.

Third-placed Lancashire desperately need a win. They are 22 points adrift of Derby in the race for top spot having won one, drawn one and lost one.

Lunch will be taken at the usual time of 1pm.

12.28pm There will be no play before lunch, which will be taken at the usual time of 1pm.

11.53am The ground-staff are battening down the hatches here. It is raining very, very hard, and puddles are starting to form on the ends of the practice pitches.

11.39am Only enough time for 13 balls before the rain returns to interrupt us. Yorkshire 8-0, including a Kohler-Cadmore ever driven boundary.

11.19am Team news…..

Yorkshire: Lyth, Kohler-Cadmore, Fraine, Loten, Brook, Tattersall w, Thompson, Hill, Patterson c, Olivier, Warner.

Lancashire: Jennings, Davies w, Bohannon, Jones, Vilas c, Croft, Balderson, Lamb, Hartley, Bailey, Burrows.

11.05am We will getting underway at 11.30am. Yorkshire won the toss and will bat first.

10.29am We have some good news. The rain has disappeared and an inspection will take place at 10.45am.

9.46am It has started raining, unfortunately, and pretty hard too. The players have scarpered from the field, and the covers are on.

Good morning from Emerald Headingley, where there has been some overnight rain but it is currently dry and the players are beginning their morning warm-ups.

This is the penultimate North Group game in the Bob Willis Trophy.

Yorkshire are chasing their third win from four, while Lancashire are bidding for their second win from four.

Both sides have unavailability and injury issues, meaning their will be a host of players making their first appearance in a Roses first-class game.

Yorkshire start the weekend two points adrift of North Group leaders Derbyshire. The first target is to top the group, and the next is to finish as one of the two best placed group winners to advance through to the final at Lord’s next month.

This game will be live streamed to members of both clubs, while there will be live highlights available to all on the match centre page on our website.

We look set to begin at 11am. Enjoy the day.

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