Yorkshire’s Adam Lyth

“It was very, very pleasing to get to a hundred. It has been a while since I last got one and quite frustrating.
“I’ve been trying like hell and have got out in the eighties and nineties. Sometimes when you try too hard, it never happens. Thankfully, I had a bit of luck and got over the line.
“It’s my fourth (first-class) hundred against them, and I’m really pleased.
“It looks like we’re not going to bowl a ball tomorrow with the forecast.
“But (if no rain) if we don’t make a game of it, then it will just be bonus points. That will be up to both captains whether to force a result.
“It’s ended up being a pretty good wicket now. It was quite like Derby last week – a couple of heavy rollers on it and not really much sideways movement.
“Patto (Steve Patterson) was exceptional again with the ball. He doesn’t bowl any bad balls, doesn’t go for runs and picks up vital wickets.
“I thought Tommo’s (Jordan Thompson) second spell was fantastic. Although he went for a few runs, they were all down to third-man.
“It was also nice to see George (Hill) get his first wicket there. He bowled beautifully.”

6.45pm – Close Lancashire reach 194-5 from 69 overs in reply to 260. Croft has eight and Balderson 7. Lyth with a hundred and a wicket and Hill with 29 and his maiden first-class scalp were the standouts.

6.10pm Vilas gone! He’s been trapped lbw by Olivier for 41. Seemed to keep low and maybe jag back. 177-4. Two more wickets tonight would be lovely for another bonus point.

And there’s one of them!! Hill gets Jones caught behind at the start of the next over. Two in two balls. 177-5. A maiden first-class wicket for Hill.

6.04pm We are into the final 10 overs of day three. Lancashire have moved from 112-3 to 173-3 thanks to Vilas and Jones, who have reached 37 and 21.

5.42pm Vilas and Jones have steadied after the three quick wickets earlier. They have shared 39, with the score 151-3 after 53 overs. 16 remain. Vilas has 21 and Jones 15. Thompson and Hill searching for wickets. Three more tonight would be perfect for a second bowling point.

5.10pm Almost wicket number four for Yorkshire, but Lyth can’t hold on to a low chance diving to his left at second slip – Jones on four, with Thompson the bowler. Lancashire have moved to 124-3 after 46.

4.48pm Yorkshire claimed their third wicket for the addition of only eight runs. Patterson traps Davies lbw for 73. Lancashire are 112-3.

4.43pm OUT! Bohannon is caught behind off Warner, 5. Lancashire 112-2. A first Yorkshire wicket for Warner.

Tea report Adam Lyth claimed the only Lancashire wicket to fall during the third afternoon at Emerald Headingley as the visitors replied strongly to Yorkshire’s 260, reaching tea at 109-1 from 37 overs.

This Bob Willis Trophy clash – the fourth of five fixtures in the North Group – is heading for a rain-affected draw.

Lancashire openers Alex Davies and Keaton Jennings took advantage of the easiest batting conditions of this interrupted game to share 104 inside 34 overs.

Adam Lyth’s 103 earlier underpinned Yorkshire’s successful pursuit of two batting bonus points before the Red Rose’s reply started just before lunch.

Davies – 71 not out at tea – dominated the stand with Jennings on the way to a 73-ball fifty with 10 fours.

The pair were largely untroubled through the afternoon, though Davies offered a tough low chance to Lyth at second slip on 61 off George Hill – it would have been the all-rounder’s maiden first-class wicket.

But Lyth’s off-spinners brought about the breakthrough shortly afterwards when he had Jennings (23) lbw sweeping.

Josh Bohannon has since reached four not out.

4.05pm – Tea Lancashire, replying to 260, have taken their first innings to 109-1 from 37 overs. Davies 71 and Bohannon 4. Lyth with the only wicket of the afternoon.

3.56pm There’s the breakthrough, and it comes courtesy of Lyth’s off-spin. Jennings has been trapped lbw sweeping for 23. Lancashire 104-1 in the 34th over.

3.45pm Davies and Jennings, 69 and 22, have taken their side to 102-0 in the 31st over. Six more to bowl before tea after this one. Lyth and Hill in operation. Davies has just offered a tough low chance to Lyth at second slip on 61 off Hill. Unfortunately, it went through him for four to third-man.

3.18pm Lancashire’s wicketkeeper batsman Davies has reached his fifty off 73 balls with 10×4s. The visitors are 76-0 in the 23rd over.

2.58pm Thompson and Warner searching for the breakthrough, as Lancashire move to 54-0 in the 19th over. Davies has moved to 39. No doubt, batting conditions are easier now than at any previous point in the game, but Davies and Jennings have played well.

2.33pm Jared Warner about to enter the attack for the first time for Yorkshire in first-class cricket. 34-0 after 13 overs.

2.06pm Lancashire have moved to 16-0 after seven overs of their reply to 260. Davies has 11 of them and Jennings three.

Lunch report Adam Lyth completed his first century across all formats since September 2018 as Yorkshire secured a second batting bonus point for passing 250 during the third morning against Lancashire at Emerald Headingley.

With the race for a final berth in the Bob Willis Trophy reaching its conclusion – this is the fourth North Group game of five – all points are vital.

The weather will almost certainly render this game a draw, leaving bonus points as the primary objective.

Yorkshire started this fixture only two points behind North Group leaders Derbyshire.

Starting day three on 178-6 from 66 overs in their first innings, Yorkshire were bowled out for 260 in 93 thanks to Lyth’s 103 and valuable contributions from confident George Hill (29) and Duanne Olivier (20 not out). Lancashire reached lunch at 3-0 from three overs in reply.

Danny Lamb claimed two of the four morning wickets to fall, securing a first-class career best 4-55.

Lyth moved from 86 not out to 100, bringing up three figures off 218 balls with 15 fours and two sixes.

His 14th and 15th boundaries came off successive deliveries against Lamb to get him to his hundred.

Lyth and Hill completed a seventh-wicket partnership of 55 having shared previous half-century stands with Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Jonny Tattersall.

Lyth was the first of the four morning wickets, caught at first slip by Keaton Jennings having aimed a loose drive at Tom Bailey – 219-7 in the 80th over.

Hill then followed in the next over, bowled by Lamb for an eye-catching 29, leaving the score at 221-8.

Steve Patterson was then Lamb’s fourth victim, also caught at first slip by Jennings, as Yorkshire’s pursuit of a second batting bonus point fell into nervy territory at 234-9 in the 85th.

But Olivier steered his side beyond 250 for batting point number two before George Balderson wrapped up the innings 20 minutes before lunch by trapping Jared Warner lbw for four.

1.11pm – Lunch Lancashire 3-0 after three overs of their reply to Yorkshire first-innings 260 all out. Jennings one and Davies two.

12.50pm Warner gone! He’s been trapped lbw by Balderson for four and Yorkshire are 260 all out. Olivier finished on 20 not out.

12.36pm Yorkshire 253-9 in the 90th over, securing a second batting point. Olivier has 17 and Warner 2.

12.20pm Patterson gone! He’s been caught at first slip by Jennings off Lamb. 234-9.

12.03pm Two wickets in as many overs, with Lamb bowling Hill for 29. Yorkshire 221-8 now.

11.56am Lyth gone! He’s been caught at first slip by Jennings off Bailey for 103. Yorkshire 219-7 in the 80th over. Loose shot actually to end a fabulous innings, and he’s furious with himself. That was Lyth’s first first-class hundred since the end of 2018.

11.50am Lyth, on 103, and Hill, on 28 – it’s been a little gem of an innings from the England Under 19s star – have shared 52 and counting for the seventh wicket. Yorkshire 216-6 after 78 overs.

11.28am Superb hundred for Lyth, off 218 balls with 15 fours and two sixes. His 14th and 15th fours came off successive deliveries against Lamb, getting him to three figures. Yorkshire now 200-6 in the 73rd over, securing a batting point in the process. Lyth and Hill (17) have shared 36 and counting.

11.08am Lyth has edged the only boundary through the slips – not at catchable height – off Bailey and moves to 90. 182-6.

10.31am Here’s a look around the grounds as we get set to begin the third day of this latest round of Bob Willis Trophy games.


Derbyshire v Durham 337-9, Emirates Riverside
Leicestershire 222 v Nottinghamshire 221-2, Grace Road


Northamptonshire 288-5 v Glamorgan 259, Wantage Road
Somerset 237 and 223-1 dec v Gloucestershire 76 and 14-3, Taunton
Worcestershire 170-0 v Warwickshire 355-9 dec, New Road


Hampshire v Essex 146-2, Arundel
Middlesex 203 v Sussex 293 and 33-4, Radlett
Surrey 239-7 v Kent 342, Oval

Good morning from Emerald Headingley, where the sun is shining. It is a glorious morning ahead of day three of the Roses clash.

The players are just beginning their warm-ups, and Yorkshire will resume on 178-6, with Adam Lyth – unbeaten on 86 – chasing a fourth Roses first-class century and sixth in all formats.

Both sides agreed that yesterday’s couple of sessions proved to be mixed, with both enjoying periods of dominance.

Lyth took advantage of a huge slice of luck on 45 when he was bowled by a George Balderson no ball.

This game is being live-streamed to members of both counties, while live highlights are being provided to all on our match centre page.

We can say with some certainty that play will begin at 11am this morning. Enjoy the day.

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