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6.56pm – Close. Bad light forces us off four overs early at 72-2. Lyth 43 and Hill 13.

6.47pm – We have five overs remaining. England spinner Ahmed is into the attack at 72-2. Lyth has 43, Hill 13.

6.28pm – WICKET! Masood caught at second slip off Mike without scoring. It’s 47-2 in the 13th over. Hill in now.

6.19pm – WICKET! Bean caught behind off Mike, 10. Yorkshire 45-1 in the 11th over of 22 tonight. Masood in to join Lyth, who has 31. We’re replying to 354.

6.13pm – Yorkshire are 44-0 in the 10th over. Lyth has 31 and, during this innings, has reached 12,000 career runs in the County Championship.

Adam Lyth

5.55pm – We’ve moved to 17-0 in the fifth over of our reply to 354. Lyth 10, Bean 7.

5.34pm – Our reply to 354 will begin with 22 overs remaining in the day. Lyth and Bean to open. Lyth facing Salisbury.

5.25pm – WICKET! Mike superbly caught by a diving Fisher running in from deep cover for a fine 90. Leicestershire 354 all out. Milnes finishes with an impressive 4-73.

5.03pm – WICKET! Scriven trapped lbw by Coad for 56, breaking a 119-stand with Mike. It’s 334-9 in the 89th over.

4.43pm – Scriven has reached his fifty – off 71 balls. Leicestershire are 327-8, and their impressive recovery continues. Mike 67, and they’ve added 112.

4.36pm – Mike (67) and Scriven (43) have shared 103 for the ninth wicket. Leicestershire are 318-8. This is a record ninth-wicket partnership for Leicester against Yorkshire.

4.30pm – Fisher and Coad are bowling with the new ball. Leicestershire 306-8 after 81 overs. Mike 66, Scriven 33 – they have shared 91.

4.20pm – We’re up and running after tea. Leicestershire 296-8 in the 79th over. Moriarty bowling to Mike on 58.

4pm – Tea. Leicestershire recover from three wickets in the first half of the session to reach 296-8 from 78 overs, with Mike 58 not out and Scriven 31. These two have put on 81. Two early wickets for Milnes added to another for Fisher.

3.51pm – As we approach tea, Leicestershire have moved to 292-8 after 76 overs. Mike 55 and Scriven 30. They’ve shared an unbroken 77.

3.35pm – It’s remarkable how sport works isn’t it. It’s a wonderful beast, really. Ben Mike didn’t score higher than 30 for Yorkshire in a competitive fixture in a season and a bit at Headingley. He’s now 53 not out (56 balls, 5x4s and 3x6s) against them on his first appearance for Leicestershire since returning to them. It’s 280-8.

3.21pm – Life for Mike on 38 as he miscues Moriarty out to Thompson running in from long-on. It looked like it just carried. Would have been a super catch. 263-8 now. Would have been 261-9.

2.56pm Moriarty has also come into the attack in the last 10 mins, just started his second over.

2.52pm – WICKET! Cox bowled by Fisher – off-stump sent cartwheeling, 32, and it’s 215-8 in the 63rd.

2.39pm – Leicestershire have moved 205-7 in the 60th over, with Cox 26 and Mike 5. Fisher and Hill into the attack.

2.24pm – Coad is currently bowling to a field including two slips, a short cover and short mid-off, a short mid-on and two short mid-wickets. Going back a few years, they called that the Yorkshire Wall! Leicestershire 194-7.

2.05pm – WICKET! Same combination does for Currie – Milnes finds the edge, Tattersall takes the catch. Leicestershire are 177-7. Ben Mike joins Cox at the crease.

1.53pm – WICKET! Handscomb caught behind by Tattersall off Milnes, 26. 174-6. The key breakthrough comes early in the day. Cox joins Currie at the crease.

1.39pm – The players are on their way out to the middle. Leicestershire will resume on 164-5 with Handscomb 20 and Currie 5. Coad has the ball. 

1.35pm – Play will start under floodlights. The sky is overcast with some sunshine in the distance.

1.22pm – The wind has really picked up and is causing a few issues with some warm-up equipment. Just seen one of the stretching/yoga mats take off! A day for the heavy bails.

1.07pm – We have some good news. Play will start at 1.40pm with 72 overs to be bowled in the day.

11.46am – Play has now got underway (play either yesterday or today) in the opening round in every fixture bar Lancashire v Surrey, Derbyshire v Gloucestershire and Durham v Hampshire.

11.44am – We have just published a feature with Jonny Tattersall looking ahead to 2024, which started for him in memorable fashion off the field. You can read it via the link below.

Jonny Tattersall 

11.43am – An early lunch will be taken at 12.30pm, with an inspection to follow at 1pm.

11.02am – Fin Bean is out having a net on the practice pitches just inside the boundary rope in front of the West Stand.

11am – Hopefully we see more of this over the next six months from our new signing.

Dan Moriarty.

Picture by Allan McKenzie/

10.56am – There will be an inspection at 11.30am here at Headingley.

9.42am – Unfortunately, there will be a delayed start due to a wet outfield.

9.28am – It is looking increasingly likely that we won’t be starting on time. The umpires are out there having a look at the moment, and there’s no warm-ups taking place.

8.35am – Good morning from Headingley where it’s a dry and bright start to the day. The weather is supposed to be pretty good today, so we should see a fair amount of cricket.

Whether we see a full day or not remains to be seen. There has been some overnight rain, and the blotter is in action trying to clear up. All the covers are off, so fingers crossed we can get going at 11am.

If not, it shouldn’t be too long afterwards.

Yesterday turned into a pretty good one for Yorkshire after a challenging start. Australian opener Marcus Harris looked good for 56 and helped his side to 89-1. But George Hill claimed three key wickets, including his – caught at slip – to set Leicestershire back.

A good morning with the ball will really put Yorkshire in the box seat. The pitch looks to be playing nicely even though there is a bit in it for the bowlers, as you would expect with moisture around at this time of year.

You can read our match report and reaction piece from Hill via the links below, while today’s scorecard and live stream is available via the match centre tab at the top of the page.

Match Report George Hill 

Out of the nine games scheduled around the country this weekend, four of them didn’t start yesterday because of the weather, including the venues closest to us at Lancashire, Durham and Derbyshire.

The performance of the day came from former Yorkshire loanee Sam Northeast, who is captaining Glamorgan this season and hit an unbeaten 186 in their 370-3 against Middlesex at Lord’s.

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