That’s it from Emerald Headingley today. Catch you tomorrow.


“We’re happy. I think we’re in a pretty good position. If we nip a couple out early and the tail’s exposed, hopefully we can get a lead. It depends how we bowl in the morning.

“If you get stuck in and make 300 or bat most of the day, you’re reasonably happy on a pitch like that. It’s not quite as quick as the bowlers would like, but they bowled well to be fair to the Notts lads. We’ve crawled up to a score we know we can defend if we bowl well.

“I’m underrated at 10. I should be batting nine, shouldn’t I!

“It’s nice to bat with Hoddy. He’s always positive, and we have a bit of fun together. Then, that last wicket partnership, we tried to have a dip to get another point and it came off. It doesn’t always come off.

“I enjoy my batting. I work hard on it, and it’s nice when you can contribute to the team.

“It’s nice to start with a wicket second ball. It gets rid of those cobwebs or question marks. My job’s to take wickets with the new ball. When I do, I’m very happy.”

6.28pm That’s close. Superb day of cricket, Yorkshire edging it I would say. Notts 53-4 in reply to 256.

5.25pm Stunning start to the Notts reply

Mullaney b Brooks (chopped on), Nash c Hodd b Brooks (gloved behind), Libby lbw Coad. It’s 6-3!!!

5.15pm We’re off and runnings, and it’s Jack Brooks with the wicket. Steven Mullaney hoped on for a two-ball duck. Bit of away swing has done the trick, with the Notts skipper undone. 0-1 after two balls.

5.03pm Yorkshire have been bowled out for 256, with 19 overs remaining in the day. Fine recovery from 93-5, with Hodd 62, Brooks 30, Shaw 17, Coad 18 all contributing. Maybe not the big score we’d all hoped for, but a quick look around the scores and it doesn’t look a bad total.

4.53pm Yorkshire’s impressive fightback continues courtesy of last-wicket pair Jack Brooks and Ben Coad, who have taken the score from 212-9 to 247-9. Brooks has 21 and Coad 18.

4.32pm Andrew Hodd has gone, bowled by Harry Gurney for 62. Although he was beaten on the inside edge, I wouldn’t exactly describe it as ‘through the gate’. Maybe undone by a bit of extra bounce, maybe inside edge. 214-9.


4.05pm We are currently taking tea, with Yorkshire 198-8 from 64 overs. Three wickets in the session, but 55 not out for Andrew Hodd.

3.50pm Josh Shaw edges Gurney behind for 17, ending a stand of 36 with Andrew Hodd, who has just reached his fifty off 102 balls. 191-8 as we close in on tea.

3.40pm We have just seen the first over of spin, bowled by Samit Patel. Yorkshire 184-7 after 58, with Hodd 47 and Shaw 13. They have shared 29.

3.20pm A straight drive from Josh Shaw has just teased Luke Fletcher to the fence, and although the fielder won the race the ball was ushered towards the boundary with cries such as ‘come on ball’ from the Yorkshire supporters underneath the scoreboard. Yorkshire now 170-7 and edging towards a batting point.

3pm Bresnan falls lbw to Fletcher for 10, leaving Yorkshire at 155-7. A few differing views in the press box…I thought it was maybe a touch high and sliding down leg, while majority of others thought it was a good decision from Michael Gough. Hodd still there on 35.

2.39pm A stand of 44 is broken between Leaning and Hodd. Luke Fletcher had the former caught at second slip by his captain Steven Mullaney. Decent ball which Leaning (12) was drawn into playing. Hodd still there on 30 with Tim Bresnan for company.

2.30pm Things going ok for Yorkshire at the minute, although still plenty of work to do. Leaning (12) and Hodd (29) have shared 44 unbroken for the sixth wicket to take the score to 137-5 after 42 overs.

The swing is still evident, but Notts haven’t made use of it since the break.

1.55pm Little to report in the first 15 minutes of the afternoon. Yorkshire have moved to 114-5 after 32, adding seven runs, including a cut boundary for Andrew Hodd.

Ok, the White Rose may not have had the best of mornings, but they are not alone. 37 wickets fell around the country before lunch, including Durham 61 all out against Kent at the Riverside in Division Two.

12.46pm Not the morning Yorkshire were after as they lose a fifth – Harry Brook comprehensively bowled by Luke Wood for 22. It’s 93-5 with Jack Leaning and Andrew Hodd together.

12.40pm We’re into the final 20 minutes of the session and Yorkshire are four down having lost Adam Lyth lbw to Harry Gurney for 45. Yorkshire 92-4.

12.30pm Bit of a counter-attack from Harry Brook and Adam Lyth. The former has settled quickly and played strongly through the off-side on the way to 18, while the latter has recently pulled Luke Wood for six over deep square and has 45. Yorkshire 87-3 in the 21st.

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11.19am Shot of the morning from Alex Lees, who handsomely drives Jake Ball through the covers for four to move to six out of 25-0. We have just come to the end of the fifth over. Not much in the way of alarm for Yorkshire so far, with Notts unable to find their range so far.

11.04am Ed Smith has been appointed as the ECB’s new national selector, replacing James Whitaker.

“Smith will appoint a full-time independent England Selector to work alongside him and England Head Coach Trevor Bayliss,” said an ECB statement.

“Beneath them a scouting system with designated discipline-specific scouts will work to ensure comprehensive coverage of the domestic game and the talent pathway.”

11am Jake Ball to bowl the first ball to Adam Lyth. Happy new season folks.

10.30am Notts captain Steven Mullaney opts against a toss and invites Yorkshire to bat.

Yorkshire: Lyth, Lees, Pujara, Ballance c, Brook, Leaning, Bresnan, Hodd w, Brooks, Shaw, Coad

Notts: Mullaney c, Libby, Nash, Taylor, Patel, Wessels, Fletcher, Moores w, Wood, Ball, Gurney.

Harry Brook psyching himself up!

Good morning and welcome to Emerald Headingley for the start of our County Championship match with Nottinghamshire. The good news is we are all set for a start on time at 11am, with players already out there warming up.

Before play starts, there will be a minute’s applause in memory of late BBC radio commentator Dave Callaghan.

While this is our first action of the summer following last weekend’s abandonment against Essex, Notts arrive here on the back of a win against Lancashire at Old Trafford.

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