Yorkshire’s Adam Lyth

“It was quite tough out there.
“To be fair, if they’d have bowled a bit better with the new ball, it could have been tougher. But we got off to a bit of a flyer and scored at five an over.
“They then pegged it back really, really well with some tight lines and good lengths.
“That was probably a bit of inexperience from their debutant (Burrows), but he bowled well after that. Hats off to him. Bailey at the other end, he’s always a challenge on any pitch.
“We got ourselves into great positions and lost wickets at key times. Hopefully tomorrow myself and George (Hill) can start well and get some partnerships together and get some batting points.
“At Headingley there are some overheads, and it wasn’t easy – coming on and off for rain, that sort of thing. You need to keep yourselves switched on.
“There were a couple of soft dismissals in there. Brooky caught at point, for example. On another day, he’s smacking that for four.
“If we can get 250 plus, you never know.
“It’s always nice to get runs against Lancashire in a Roses game.
“You need luck. Batting here is never easy, but getting bowled off a no ball helps!”

6.40pm – CLOSE Yorkshire reach 178-6 from 66 overs during an entertaining but shortened second day. Lyth unbeaten on 86 and Hill nine.

6.26pm Thompson gone! He’s played on to middle stump trying to leave alone against Burrows, 4. Yorkshire 164-6 in the 62nd over.

5.47pm Tattersall gone! He’s been caught at first slip by Croft off Jennings for 25. Yorkshire 139-5, ending a 61-stand.

5.43pm We have 15 overs remaining in the day. Yorkshire are 138-4 after 51, with Lyth 64 and Tattersall 25. They have shared an unbroken 59. We will get all of the 15 overs as well, given the sun is shining. It’s a lovely Leeds evening.

5.27pm Lyth and Tattersall have steadied things significantly after the morning wickets. They have taken the score from 78-4 to 125-4 in the 48th over. Lyth has 54 and Tattersall 24.

5.08pm Lyth reaches his fifty off 130 balls with 8×4s and 1×6s. Excellent. Yorkshire 111-4 after 42.

4.47pm We are midway through the first over back – the first of 30 to be bowled this evening. Yorkshire 98-4 in the 37th over. Lyth 45 and Tattersall 8.

4.16pm Good news. Play is scheduled to restart at 4.45pm here.

4pm The umpires are on their way out to inspect the outfield. The rain has stopped and the covers are almost all off. Fingers crossed, we’ll be back out there later this evening.

Tea report The Bob Willis Trophy Roses clash between Yorkshire and Lancashire has been hit by more rain, with only three overs bowled during the second afternoon at Emerald Headingley.

Yorkshire had reached lunch on 97-4 from 33 overs and advanced to 98-4 from 36 when rain swept across the Leeds ground.

There has been no play possible since 2.15pm, with umpires Peter Hartley and James Middlebrook opting to take tea at 3.30pm.

The rain stopped shortly before 3pm, and the mopping up process is in full swing.

During yesterday’s opening day, only 2.1 overs were bowled because of rain.

If and when play does resume today, Yorkshire opener Adam Lyth will be on 45 and wicketkeeper batsman Jonny Tattersall on eight.

Earlier, Lancashire’s seamers fought back impressively after seeing Yorkshire reach 53-0. Danny Lamb claimed two of four wickets to fall during the second half of the morning sessions as the score fell to 78-4.

3.06pm Tea will be taken at 3.30pm. It has stopped raining, and the mopping up process is underway.

2.13pm The rain has returned with only one run added to the score. Yorkshire 98-4.

2.02pm We’re back up and running here. Yorkshire 97-4 in the 34th over, with Lyth 45 and Tattersall 8.

1.51pm Unfortunately it is raining at Emerald Headingley, and we are in for a delayed start to the afternoon.

Lunch Report Yorkshire were unable to capitalise on a bright start to day two against Lancashire at Emerald Headingley as they slipped from 53-0 to reach lunch at 97-4 after 33 overs.

Adam Lyth and Tom Kohler-Cadmore (18) advanced Yorkshire’s overnight score from 8-0 in 2.1 overs to 53-0 after 10.

Lyth pulled debutant new ball quick George Burrows for six and remains unbeaten on 45.

However, wickets fell around him, including two in three balls for seamer Danny Lamb.

Kohler-Cadmore was first to go when smartly caught low down at first slip by Keaton Jennings off Tom Bailey – 53-1 in the eleventh.

Lamb replaced fellow seamer Bailey at the Emerald Stand End and had Fraine caught behind for five and Loten lbw for nought as Yorkshire slipped to 61-3.

There was further damage to Yorkshire’s top order when Burrows returned for his second spell – his first five overs cost him 35 – in the 24th over and removed Harry Brook almost immediately.

Three balls into the over, Brook (six) cut a short and wide delivery to Josh Bohannon at point – 78-4.

Lancashire dropped a couple of catches this morning, including Jennings dropping Jonny Tattersall at slip on one. He will begin the afternoon on seven.

1.10pm – Lunch Yorkshire reach lunch on 97-4 from 33 overs, with Lyth 45 and Tattersall 8.

12.34pm Oh no! Brook’s cut Burrows to point, where Bohannon takes the catch. Brook gone for 6 having mistimed a wide short ball he would put away for four more times than not. Yorkshire 78-4 in the 24th.

12.06pm Loten gone! Two wickets in three balls – Lamb gets him lbw for 0. Yorkshire 61-3 after 17.

12.03pm Second wicket for Lancashire as Lamb gets Fraine caught behind for five, leaving Yorkshire 61-2 in the 17th over.

12pm Lancashire have managed to apply the brakes somewhat since the wicket. Yorkshire are 61-1 after 16, Lyth 30 and Fraine 5. Bustling seamers Balderson and Lamb in operation.

11.37am TKC is superbly caught low down diving to his left at first slip by Jennings off Bailey, 18. Yorkshire 53-1 in the 11th.

11.19am Kohler-Cadmore survives a nick behind on nine, Davies gets a glove on a diving chance in front of first slip off Bailey, only for it to go down. Yorkshire 23-0 in the seventh over.

11.03am The day’s opening over has been completed, in which Lyth survived a huge lbw shout from Bailey and then edged one short of second slip. Yorkshire 8-0 after three overs.

10.34am The sun is shining at Emerald Headingley now, and we are all set for a start on time at 11am.

Good morning from Emerald Headingley, where it is an overcast start to the day. But, most importantly, it’s dry ahead of the second day of this all important Roses clash.

We were restricted to only 13 balls yesterday as rain ruined the opening day, which Yorkshire closed on 8-0.

We can say for certain that Lancashire need to win this game to keep alive their hopes of topping the North Group, while it may be that Yorkshire need to do the same should other games across the country progress not to their liking.

Fingers crossed, we get three dry days from here.

We hope to be up and running at 11am, with a live stream available to both sets of members. Instant highlights are also available to all on our match centre page.

Enjoy the day.

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