CLOSE That’s it for the opening day of this two-day fixture, and it’s been an excellent one for the White Rose. They close on 337-5 from 90 overs. Waite 43 not out and Fisher 25 not out.

5.33pm Bohannon has trapped Tattersall lbw for 13. 289-5 now. Waite has 24 and Fisher has just come to the crease.

4.45pm Brook is caught behind off Onions for 31. 250-3. And another follows quickly. Loten is lbw to the same man for seven. 251-4 in the 68th.

4.20pm SIX! Brook launches Hartley over long-on to move to 14. Yorkshire 226-2. Lyth retired on 108 not out at tea. Tom Loten is also at the crease, joining Brook.

Tea report Adam Lyth posted a superb century midway through the opening afternoon of Yorkshire’s two-day friendly against Lancashire at Emerald Headingley.

Lyth was the dominant force in a 170-run opening stand with Tom Kohler-Cadmore (70 off 120 balls), the pair uniting for 41.1 overs.

The left-hander reached three figures off 143 balls having hit 14 fours and two pulled sixes and reached tea on 108 not out off 166, with Yorkshire 211-2 in the 57th over.

Dropped on two at square-leg this morning, he made Lancashire and culprit Liam Hurt pay.

Kohler-Cadmore was later dropped at mid-on by Graham Onions on 65 before falling to a superb caught and bowled effort by left-arm spinner Tom Hartley after a fearsome drive.

Will Fraine looked in good order for his 28.

He lofted Hartley for six over long-on to move into double figures before sweeping another maximum off the youngster.

He fell caught behind off Danny Lamb to signal an early tea.

TEA Fraine is caught behind off Lamb for 28, signalling an early tea. Lyth 108 – and it would be a surprise if he doesn’t give someone else a go in the final session.. Yorkshire are 211-2 after 56.2 overs.

3.02pm Hundred!! What a way to start the summer. Lyth gets there off 143 balls with 14×4s and 2×6s. Yorkshire 175-1 in the 47th over.

2.44pm What a catch that is by Tom Hartley, Lancashire’s left-arm spinner. Kohler-Cadmore connected with a drive but has fallen for 70 to a fine reaction caught and bowled effort. 170-1.

2.28pm Kohler-Cadmore and Lyth really enjoying themselves now. Lyth is 91 and TKC 65. 161-0 after 38 overs.

1.58pm Runs are flowing for Yorkshire now. Lyth has just taken last winter’s England Under 19s captain George Balderson to task in the 32nd over. Lyth has 70 and Kohler-Cadmore 58. Yorkshire 129-0.

Lunch report Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Adam Lyth have provided Yorkshire with a so far excellent return to domestic action at the start of their two-day friendly with Lancashire at Emerald Headingley.

The White Rose openers have confidently taken the score to 101-0 after 29 overs, both reaching their fifties off 84 balls.

Kohler-Cadmore elegantly hit 10 fours, while dominant Lyth struck five fours and two pulled sixes – one at either end of the session.

Lancashire have struggled to create chances since Liam Hurt dropped Lyth on two at square-leg on two off Tom Bailey early on.

Lyth went on to reach his fifty with the final ball of the morning.

Yorkshire will bat today and Lancashire tomorrow on what looks a placid pitch.

Play has taken place under sunny skies at Headingley.

LUNCH Kohler-Cadmore reaches an excellent 50 off 84 balls with 10×4s. Yorkshire 97-0 in the 28th over as we approach lunch. And now Lyth reaches his fifty off 84 balls with 5×4s and 2×6s. It’s now 101-0 after 29.

12.36pm Yorkshire’s openers continue to enjoy a smooth return to action after 10 months away from county action. Lyth and Kohler-Cadmore, 38 and 43 respectively, have taken the score to 82-0 in the 23rd over.

12.02pm As this game goes on, a handful of Yorkshire players are netting on one of the practice pitches in front of the West Stand. It looks like Duanne Olivier is about to have a bowl as he ramps up his preparation having quarantined last week upon his return from South Africa. Yorkshire 42-0.

11.51am As part of the new protocols, the ball has to be sanitised every six overs, so there’s plenty of breaks scheduled through the day. Meanwhile, in the Test at Old Trafford, England are 17-1. Dom Sibley fell early doors.

11.46am Lyth has just pulled Liam Hurt for six into the East Stand. Yorkshire 30-0 after 11 overs.

11.31am We’ve had an eventful first half an hour of play here at Headingley. Yorkshire are 11-0 after eight overs. Adam Lyth and Tom Kohler-Cadmore are opening. Lyth was dropped on two at square-leg by a diving Liam Hurt off Tom Bailey, but he has since driven the only boundary through the covers. It’s great to be back.

10.30am Yorkshire will be batting today and bowling tomorrow.

Good morning from Emerald Headingley We’re back, finally. Welcome to the start of the new season and this two-day friendly with Lancashire.

The ground looks picture perfect and the weather is set fair today. We start at 11am, with both sides batting a day apiece.

Lancashire have brought a 14-man squad across the M62 and are expected to use all of them. Yorkshire, meanwhile, have only selected a team of 11.

Dawid Malan, Gary Ballance and Duanne Olivier miss out as they are not quite up to speed fitness wise, as do all those involved in England commitments.

After the release of the Bob Willis Trophy fixtures this morning, we now know this is a precursor to a North Group clash between the two counties here on August 22.

Enjoy the day!

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