Jack Brooks

“We didn’t have the best of it yesterday, so we knew today was huge and we’d probably have to win all three sessions to get ourselves back in the game. I’d like to think we’ve done that.

“As a unit, we went out there and bowled well and sustained pressure, and we got our rewards.

“We didn’t get off to the best start in the second innings, but Gary and Tom have shown what can happen when the ball gets a bit older. You can dig in and tick off the runs. Hopefully we can do that for a couple of sessions tomorrow and don’t get too far ahead of ourselves.

“You wouldn’t be too disappointed to be in Lancashire’s position knowing that if you got a couple of early wickets you’d be in amongst the all-rounders and the tail. It’s going to be a huge first session tomorrow to see who dictates the game.

“Even if we have a shocker and get bowled out with a lead of 150, we’re still in the game. Ideally we want more than 200.

“I bowled horribly yesterday. I was really disappointed with myself. I didn’t hit my straps how I’d like. But I came in with a different mindset and different plans this morning. I was a lot more relaxed and got wickets early. From there, I built.”

6.07pm 107-ball fifty for Ballance with 8×4s, the latest clipped through mid-wicket off Onions. 121-3 with two overs remaining, a lead of 78.

5.39pm Kohler-Cadmore and Ballance have reached their half-century stand, with the latter pulling Lamb for four. 83-3 with a little under 10 overs remaining. The lead is 40. Good stuff this.

5.05pm Yorkshire 56-3, leading by 13. Ballance and Kohler-Cadmore have 14 apiece. We have almost 19 overs remaining.

4.38pm Yorkshire have moved into the lead at 47-3 in the 18th over of their second innings. They lead by four, with Ballance 12 and Kohler-Cadmore 13.

Tea Report

Yorkshire had a mixed afternoon session on day two against against Lancashire at Emerald Headingley, with the visitors still on top.

Lancashire, replying to a first-innings 209 in this Specsavers County Championship relegation battle, had reached 145-1 before lunch and began the afternoon on 165-4.

But they were bowled out for 252, a lead of 43, as Jack Brooks claimed a superb 5-66.

Unfortunately, however, Yorkshire then slipped to 19-2 in their second innings and reached tea at 25-2, a deficit of 18.

Two of Brooks’ wickets came after lunch, while Matthew Waite also picked up two cheap scalps.

There would have been a touch of frustration at allowing Lancashire a second batting point for passing 250 when they slipped to 221-9. But overall this was a superb White Rose effort with the ball today.

Brooks trapped Alex Davies lbw in his first over after lunch – the second in all – for 87 before getting Josh Bohannon the same way.

Waite then had Tom Bailey caught behind and Graham Onions bowled as the score fell to 221-9, with South Africa Test left-arm spinner hitting three leg-side sixes in 38 to boost the total before he was superbly caught at long-on by Steve Patterson off Ben Coad to wrap up the innings.

Bailey and Onions then struck with the ball in successive overs as the former trapped Jeet Raval lbw and the latter had Adam Lyth caught behind as Yorkshire fell to 19-2 in the eighth over.

3.28pm Raval gone! He’s been trapped lbw by Bailey for 10. Yorkshire 17-1 in the seventh over.

2.53pm Maharaj gone! He’s been superbly caught by Patterson running around from long-on off Coad for 38. 252 all out and a lead of 43.

2.34pm Onions gone! Bowled having a huge swipe at Waite, 3. 221-9.

2.27pm Lamb gone! He’s been caught behind driving at Tim Bresnan. 212-8. Lancashire lead by three.

2.09pm Matthew Waite gets Tom Bailey caught behind for 16. Lancashire still short of 200 at 198-7.

1.55pm Jack Brooks is taken out of the attack with day two figures of 5-35. Lancashire 192-6, trailing by 17. Bailey has 14 and Lamb 3.

1.17pm Yorkshire’s resurgence continues as Jack Brooks traps Alex Davies lbw for 87. Lancashire 168-5 in the second over after lunch.

Lunch Report

Jack Brooks led an impressive second morning with the ball for Yorkshire as they fight back against Lancashire at Emerald Headingley.

Lancashire, replying to 209, have advanced from 105-0 to 165-4 at lunch on day two, including three of the four wickets to fall going to Brooks.

The other fell to Ben Coad with the first ball of the day.

Alex Davies remains unbeaten on 86 with Josh Bohannon for company on five.

Coad had Karl Brown (43) caught behind down leg in the 36th over of the innings to give Yorkshire a flying start to the day.

Brooks then had Steven Croft caught at second slip, leaving the score at 145-2 in the 48th, before nipping one back at Liam Livingstone to bowl him four and a half overs later.

And when he trapped Dane Vilas lbw for a duck, Lancashire were 157-4 in the 56th.

Yorkshire have bowled a much more probing line this morning, putting Lancashire under the cosh.

11.55am Livingstone gone! Brooks picks up a key wicket, bowling the Lancashire skipper for 7. 153-3, trailing by 56.

11.36am Croft gone! He cue ends a cut at Brooks and it flies to Lyth at second slip. Really good catch as it was travelling. 145-2

11.32am As a result of the delayed start, we will have an elongated morning session until 1pm. Lancashire 141-1.

11.17am Lancashire digging in at the moment. Coad and Patterson have started well, but Davies and Croft are resisting for now. They are 127-1.


10.46am Brown gone! What a start to day two. Ben Coad gets him caught behind down leg for 43 with the first ball of the day. Lancashire 105-1 in the 36th.

10.40am Just before we start, here’s a quick look around the grounds. There have been a few developments in the early stages of day two, including Hampshire losing their last wicket.

Division One

Worcestershire 288-6 v Surrey, New Road
Nottinghamshire 177 v Essex 133-5, Trent Bridge
Hampshire 148 v Somerset 106, Ageas Bowl

Division Two

Northamptonshire 265 v Derbyshire 66-2, Wantage Road
Middlesex 161 v Kent 192, Lord’s
Leicestershire 100 v Warwickshire 193-3, Grace Road
Glamorgan 137 v Gloucestershire 133-5, Sophia Gardens
Durham 96-8 v Sussex, Emirates Riverside

10.37am Here is the live stream link for the ongoing Roses clash

10.12am There will be a 15-minute delay to proceedings, but we will make that up later on.

Good morning from Emerald Headingley, where there is a bit of mopping up to do after some overnight rain.

A start on time is in doubt at the minute, with water on the covers. The players are currently using the indoor nets over in the East Stand.

When play does get underway, Yorkshire have work to do.

Lancashire, despite Tom Kohler-Cadmore’s brilliant century, enjoyed a dominant day one, bowling Yorkshire out for 209 and responding with 105-0.

We will keep you posted.

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