Steve Patterson

“It was pretty disappointing to be honest.

“After two days of real hard work and fight to put ourselves in a strong position against the leaders, we were in a buoyant mood this morning knowing that if we could bowl them out early, we would have a reasonable first-innings lead and could drive the game.

“So it was disappointing to be 60 or 70 for six, which left us chasing the game.

“If we’d have set our stalls out in that hour before lunch to bat for a long time, we’d have been in a strong position.

“It was a combination (of Morkel bowling well and Yorkshire batting badly).

“I certainly think they bowled better than they did in the first innings. In the first, I think they got a bit carried away with the bounce and maybe bowled a bit short and wide. In fairness, they bowled well today.

“But we play a lot of cricket here and know how to score runs here. So it’s frustrating that we didn’t quite manage it.

“It’s not game over, though. They are still 140 behind, and we know if we can get a couple of early wickets in the morning….it showed in the first innings. They were 90 or 100 for two and we bowled them out for 267. But we have to start very well in the morning.

“If we have a good first hour and pick up two or three for very little, we’re right back in it. I’ve seen games here where it’s changed in a heartbeat.

“We have to regroup and work hard in the morning.”

7pm Close. Surrey’s day as they reach 89-0 chasing 228. Burns 55, Stoneman 32.

6.37pm Rory Burns has just reached a 64-ball half-century. Surrey 75-0.

6.31pm Closing stages of the day

6.16pm Surrey 48-0 in the 15th over. Burns 31, Stoneman 16.

5.49pm Yorkshire still searching for the breakthrough as Surrey advance to 23-0 in the ninth over. Mark Stoneman has seven of them and Rory Burns 14.

5.29pm Surrey are 13-0 in the fourth over of their pursuit of 228. We have 25 overs in all to bowl.

5.10pm Yorkshire are all out for 152. Surrey need 228 to win as Jade Dernbach gets Jack Brooks caught at first slip and bowls Ben Coad in the space of four balls. 152 all out.

5pm Yorkshire have advanced to 140-8 in the 63rd over, leading by 215. Patterson has 21 and Brooks 9. Tense stuff. Thrilling stuff.

4.30pm Yorkshire lose their eighth wicket in the early stages of the evening. Morne Morkel traps Jonny Tattersall lbw for 23, it looked very out, to leave the score at 115-8. The lead is 190.

Tea Report

Yorkshire are battling hard to rebuild their second innings against Surrey at Scarborough.

This Specsavers County Championship match remains firmly in the balance at tea on day three; At 113 for seven, Yorkshire lead by 188 with three wickets in hand.

Having taken a first-innings lead of 75, they slipped to 42-4 at lunch, including three wickets for ex-South Africa paceman Morne Morkel.

Since lunch, Morkel has struck again, alongside a wicket apiece for Jade Dernbach and Ryan Patel.

The hosts slipped to 103-7 in the 46th over of their innings after Dernbach bowled Che Pujara offering no shot, Morkel had Jack Leaning caught behind and Patel removed Tim Bresnan the same way.

Jonny Tattersall and Steve Patterson will begin the evening session on 23 and five respectively.

3.40pm Ryan Patel strikes for Surrey as he gets Tim Bresnan caught behind for 18. Yorkshire are now 103-7, leading by 183. Jonny Tattersall still there on 18 with Steve Patterson having arrived at the crease for company.

2.46pm Leaning gone! He’s been caught behind off Morkel, who has his fourth. Gone for 15. Yorkshire are 70-6 in the 31st over. They lead by 135. Tattersall and Bresnan together.

2.23pm Early stages of the afternoon and Yorkshire have lost Che Pujara, bowled offering no stroke at Jade Dernbach for 17. 48-5 has become 53-5.

Lunch Report

Yorkshire have work to do to against Surrey at Scarborough having lost four third-morning wickets in their second innings.

The hosts claimed a first-innings lead of 75 before slipping to 24-3 in response, with all three falling to ex-South Africa fast bowler Morne Morkel.

They then reached lunch at 42-4 second time around.

Surrey, replying to 342, advanced their first innings from 219-7 overnight to 267 all out, with Ben Coad claiming three in four balls to finish with 5-53.

Ollie Pope impressed with 69 not out and shared 56 for the eighth wicket with Morkel (29) before, with the new ball, Coad had Morkel and Jade Dernbach caught in the slips with successive deliveries in the 82nd over and Amar Virdi bowled in the 84th.

But Morkel hit back. He had Alex Lees (one) caught at mid-on, Adam Lyth (seven) brilliantly caught behind down leg by Pope and Gary Ballance caught at point for 15, leaving the score at 24-3 in the eleventh over.

Rikki Clarke then had Harry Brook caught behind in the final over of the morning.

12.46pm Morne Morkel is threatening to derail Yorkshire. He has taken a third wicket, that of Gary Ballance caught at point for 15. Yorkshire are 24-3, leading by 99. Pujara and Brook together.

12.20pm Lyth has gone. That’s a stunning catch from Ollie Pope behind the stumps, diving to his right down leg-side off Morkel. Lyth falls for seven. 8-2 in the fifth.

12.13pm Breakthrough for Surrey comes courtesy of Morne Morkel as Alex Lees is caught at mid-on by Jade Dernbach, low catch. Gone for one. Yorkshire are 3-1 in the third and lead by 78. Che Pujara is in for his last innings for the county before this summer’s Test series between India and England.

12pm Yorkshire have started their second innings. Adam Lyth has driven Morne Morkel out to deep cover for a single in the first over.

11:49am Amar Virdi to face up to Ben Coad for the hat-trick ball… It’s a play and miss! Next ball, it’s a different story as Coad clips the top of Virdi’s off-stump. Surrey are all out for 267, with Ollie Pope stranded for a magnificent 69. Ben Coad has taken 5 for 53. Yorkshire will begin their second innings with a 75-run lead.

11:39am Wicket! Yorkshire have a break through as Morne Morkel has been caught by a juggling Adam Lyth at second slip off the bowling of Ben Coad, in the second over with the new ball. The very next ball Coad removes Jade Dernbach, caught at third slip by Jack Leaning. The Ripon-born seamer is now on a hattrick.

11:07am The morning is underway with very few alarms for Surrey as yet. Ollie Pope scored two boundaries of Tim Bresnan’s first over of the day, one through the off-side and one through the on.

Good morning from an overcast Scarborough ahead of day three, where Surrey will begin on 219-7 in reply to Yorkshire’s first-innings 342.

The sea fret of yesterday, which delayed us on 10 separate occasions after tea, has thankfully disappeared and we’re set for 104-5 overs today.

Che Pujara was talking of a 100-run lead for Yorkshire last night, then a target in the region of 350-400 to bowl at tomorrow.

Safe to say, this should be another cracker of a day. We start at 11am.

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