Harry Brook

“That was a very good.

“We didn’t start well as a batting unit, but myself and Gary tried our hardest to build a big partnership and got us to a decent total in the end.

“Tatts also played really nicely at the end.

“Then, the bowling was outstanding. We were really ruthless.

“The pitch did a tiny bit at the start to be fair. There was a bit of seam, although there wasn’t much swing.

“Getting hundreds is nice. I’m very happy. Hopefully I can go on and get a few more hundreds in this competition and see where we’re at in a few games.

“We’ve had a really good start to the season.

“A draw and win in the Championship and a win here, there’s good momentum going into the rest of this competition.”

5.18pm Wright gone! Yorkshire win by 213 rus. He’s caught behind of Pillans, who claims a maiden five-for. 166 all out. What a start

5.01pm OUT! Taylor miscues Pillans to mid-wicket, where Rashid takes a superb catch on the run and dive from mid-on. 150-7.

4.38pm Pillans bowls Ackermann. Leicestershire’s hopes are fading fast. It’s 118-5 in the 20th.

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4.10pm OUT! Horton caught by Kohler-Cadmore at cover off Patterson, 26. TKC takes a smart diving catch to his left. Leicester 86-3 in the 14th.

3.41pm Lilley gone! He miscues Willey to mid-on (Bresnan) for 25. Leicestershire are 37-2 in the seventh over, and 380 is looking highly unlikely.

3.18pm Great start. Willey bowls Dearden for one. It’s 1-1 after four balls. Pinch-hitter Lilley strides to the crease.

3.17pm The Leicestershire reply is up and running as Willey bowls to Dearden. They are chasing 380, and it would be some effort if they get there.

Mid innings Gary Ballance continued his sensational start to the summer with a third straight hundred and Harry Brook posted his maiden one-day ton as Yorkshire recovered from 17-3 to post 379-3 against Leicestershire at Emerald Headingley.

The Vikings are on course to make a winning start to the Royal London one-day Cup campaign following a stunning recovery in excellent batting conditions having been invited to bat first.

Yorkshire’s total is the highest by any team on this ground in List A cricket and their equal highest against county opposition.

Tom Taylor removed Adam Lyth for a three ball duck and David Willey and Tom Kohler-Cadmore inside the first five overs.

But Ballance and Brook shared 211 for the fourth wicket in 34 overs, Yorkshire’s 10th double century stand in their one-day history.

It went on to be their joint sixth-highest and their highest for the fourth wicket.

Ballance finished with a career best 156 off 133 balls and Brook 103 off 105.

Brook reached his hundred first off 101 balls and then Ballance shortly afterwards off 112, adding to Championship centuries against Notts and Hampshire during the opening weeks of the season.

Ballance survived a missed stumping on 81 before hitting Will Davis for three sixes and a four with the four balls before he fell, caught at deep cover. He hit six sixes in all.

By that stage, Yorkshire were 329-5 in the 46th over.

Jonny Tattersall then hit four sixes in a 24-ball fifty and finished with 58 off 29 as the hosts added 142 in the last 10 overs.

2.04pm Yorkshire have five overs remaining and look likely to sail beyond 350. They are 307-4 with Ballance on 134 and Tattersall on 37. It’s raining sixes!

1.37pm A fabulous 103 from Harry Brook, his maiden List A ton, comes to an end as he miscues a pull at Aadil Ali’s leg-spin and gets a top edge behind. That leaves Yorkshire at 228-3 in the 39th and ends a stand of 211 with Ballance, who is 95.

That was a real shame as it was the first false shot Brook had played, and just as he had earned the right to put his foot down.

1.29pm HUNDRED! Brilliant from Brook. He reaches his maiden List A ton off 101 balls with 14×4s. 221-3 after 37 overs, and Ballance is on 91.

1.12pm Record books out at Emerald Headingley as Brook and Ballance take their partnership beyond 170. Stands at 179 at the moment, with Yorkshire 196-3 after 33 overs. Brook has 86 and Ballance 80. It’s already a Yorks record for fourth wicket in List A cricket v Leicester.

12.41pm Ballance reaches his fifty off 64 balls with 7×4s and Brook follows him there next ball off 65 balls with 8×4s. Brook’s maiden List A fifty. 129-3 in the 25th.

12.12pm Yorkshire not quite in a position of strength in this match yet, but Brook and Ballance are taking them in the right direction. They have played controlled, yet positive cricket and have shared 79 for the fourth wicket. Brook has 36 and Ballance 32. Yorkshire 96-3 after 18 overs.

11.48am Yorkshire move to 53-3 in the eleventh over. Brook has 17 and Ballance 14. Tom Taylor 3-27 from six fiery overs.

11.24am Kohler-Cadmore gone! He’s been trapped lbw Taylor, 7. It’s 17-3.

11.14am Willey gone! He’s also been caught at first slip by Horton off Taylor, 8. 15-2 after three.

England news

England preliminary 15-man ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Squad

Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) Captain, Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Tom Curran (Surrey), Joe Denly (Kent), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Liam Plunkett (Surrey), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Ben Stokes (Durham), David Willey (Yorkshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham)

Sussex pair Jofra Archer and Chris Jordan are the two additional names in the squad for the Pakistan ODIs.

England 14-man squad for Pak T20 and Ireland ODI

Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) Captain, Jofra Archer (Sussex), Sam Billings (Kent), Tom Curran (Surrey), Joe Denly (Kent), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Liam Plunkett (Surrey), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), James Vince (Hampshire), David Willey (Yorkshire), Mark Wood (Durham)

11.03am Ah, not the start Yorkshire had hoped for. 0-1 after three balls as Adam Lyth edges Tom Taylor to first slip.

10.55am Toss and teams…..

Leicestershire win the toss and will be bowling first.

Yorkshire: Lyth, Kohler-Cadmore, Willey, Brook, Ballance, Tattersall w, Bresnan, Rashid, Patterson c, Poysden, Pillans, Olivier.

Leicestershire: Horton c, Ackermann, Ali, Cosgrove, Dearden, Hill w, Lilley, Taylor, Parkinson, Wright, Davis.

Nice start to this montage. Will we be back again this year?

10am Today’s fixtures around the circuit.


Durham v Northants, Emirates Riverside
Lancashire v Worcestershire, Emirates Old Trafford
Yorkshire v Leicestershire, Emerald Headingley


Glamorgan v Essex, Sophia Gardens
Gloucestershire v Surrey, Bristol
Kent v Hampshire, Canterbury

Good morning from Emerald Headingley for the first game of the season here, our Royal London opener against Leicestershire Foxes.

The Vikings are aiming for a first piece of limited overs silverware since 2002.

Adil Rashid and David Willey will play today against a Foxes side who missed out on last season’s knockout stages but have started this season with a win and a loss in the County Championship.

Mat Pillans is also likely to play against the county he had a loan spell with in 2017.

It is a hazy start to the day, but the weather is set fair.

Enjoy the day.

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