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Yorkshire centurion Jonny Tattersall said:

“Lythy played unbelievably well, and we put a good partnership on. We’re in the box-seat, but things can change quickly.
“We had to rebuild and soak up a bit of pressure. Then, when I got into my rhythm, we had a good run-rate throughout the day. It was very pleasing. I’m delighted.
“Harry Duke’s been playing and I’ve had to wait my opportunity. But I’ve felt good all season in the seconds and in the T20s.
“It took me a little bit of time to get into my rhythm, but when I did I felt good and comfortable. It’s always great batting at Scarborough.
“I remember I got a 90 here against Notts a couple of years ago.
“I noticed I was getting close to a hundred, and that might have played a bit on my mind.
“But this year, I’m trying to throw caution to the wind a bit. Whatever will be will be. I felt a lot calmer out there today.”

6.46pm – Close Some day for Yorkshire, who reach 364-5 from 96 overs, including Lyth’s 152 and Tattersall 104. Both unbeaten and have shared a sixth-wicket stand of 239. Lyth reached 150 off 265 balls with final ball of the day.

6.33pm What a knock that is, well played Jonny Tattersall!

Tattersall reaches his maiden Championship century off 211 balls with 14 fours. Fabulous innings. Yorkshire 350-6 in the 93rd over.

6.09pm What a partnership! 200 and counting between Lyth (132) and Tattersall (89). They have taken Yorkshire score from 125-5 to 325-5. We’re in the 88th over of the day.

5.39pm Surrey have taken the new ball through Worrall and Hardie. 297-5 in the 82nd over. Lyth 122 and Tattersall 74.

5.11pm 150 stand and counting between Lyth (116) and Tattersall (60). Fabulous stuff from these two, who have turned this day around. 276-5 in the 75th.

4.42pm Yorkshire are 261-5 in the 68th over, the fourth of the evening. Lyth 109 and Tattersall 53. Only one run added since tea.

Tea Report Adam Lyth’s second Championship century on his home ground has helped Yorkshire into an encouraging position on day one against Surrey at Scarborough, the hosts reaching tea at 260-5 from 64 overs.

Yorkshire, 106-3 at lunch, lost Will Luxton and Matthew Waite during the first half of the afternoon to leave them wobbling at 125-5.

But Lyth and sixth-wicket partner Jonny Tattersall have expertly navigated their side away from danger against the Division One leaders, sharing an unbroken 135 for the sixth wicket.

Lyth will begin the evening on 108 and Tattersall 53, the latter playing his first Championship game of 2022.

Luxton was caught behind down leg against the off-spin of Will Jacks for 31, the first ball of the afternoon before Waite edged Dan Worrall’s seam to second slip for 15.

But Lyth and Tattersall have frustrated a Surrey attack which has not been at its best.

They have largely struggled to find the right length to bowl on a bouncy North Marine Road pitch, not challenging the batters anywhere near enough.

They have also bowled 14 no balls, including one which should have removed Will Luxton on 17 when he edged Conor McKerr to second slip.

Lyth pulled two sixes before lunch and reached his latest century off 165 balls with a third six, lofted over long-off against Jacks. At that stage, Yorkshire were 221-5 in the 57th over.

Tattersall reached his fifty off 95 balls in the final over of the session.

4.10pm – Tea Yorkshire have advanced from 106-3 in 29 overs to 260-5 from 64. Lyth has 108 and Tattersall 53, the pair sharing an unbroken 135.

4.08pm Tattersall reaches his half-century, off 95 balls with 7×4s. Yorkshire are 260-5 in the 64th over, the last of the afternoon. Excellent session for the home side.

3.50pm Surrey have bowled 13 no balls today, including one which should have had a wicket (Luxton on 17 and he went on to make 31). Yorkshire are 236-5 in the 59th over.

3.39pm HUNDRED! Lyth reaches his second Championship century on his home ground at Scarborough in style – a six over long-off against Jacks. 165 balls, 16×4s and 3×6s. Fabulous. Yorkshire 221-5 in the 57th over.

3.24pm Yorkshire have a batting point for reaching 200. We are 204-5 in the 53rd over. While you wouldn’t yet say the hosts are on top, I suspect they will be much the happier of the two sides so far. Surrey’s bowling performance has been a mixed one. Lyth has 90 and Tattersall 25.

3pm Yorkshire going along ok here. It’s 171-5 in the 47th over, including Lyth’s 71 and Tattersall’s 11. Rory Burns is coming on for a bowl.

2.49pm Yorkshire have advanced to 161-5 in the 45th over, with Lyth on 67 and Tattersall 5. Overton has gone down in a heap in his follow through and looks in a bad way.

2.19pm Lyth reaches his fifty off 108 balls, driving Hardie through the covers for four. Excellent. Yorkshire are 133-5 in the 38th over. Tattersall 1.

2.03pm WICKET Waite caught at second slip by Jacks off Worrall, 15. Yorkshire are 125-5 in the 35th over.

1.42pm WICKET Oh no. Luxton’s been caught behind down leg off Jacks, 31. First ball back after lunch. Yorkshire 106-4 in the 30th over.

Lunch Report – Yorkshire have had to battle hard for reward during the opening morning of their latest LV= Insurance County Championship fixture, against Surrey at Scarborough.

Having elected to bat first on a pitch which has plenty in it for the bowlers, Yorkshire have reached lunch on 106-3 from 29 overs

The hosts lost George Hill for a duck to the sixth ball of the match, caught at third slip off Dan Worrall – 1-1.

James Wharton was then trapped lbw by Tom Lawes for 3, leaving the hosts at 20-2 in the eighth over.

And when Will Fraine edged Aaron Hardie’s seam to second slip, falling for 14, Yorkshire were 58-3 in the 18th on a pitch offering plenty of bounce.

Jordan Thompson was presented with his first-team cap before play, while 19-year-old Will Luxton was handed a first-class debut in the county’s top order.

He is currently unbeaten on 31, alongside Adam Lyth, who pulled two sixes in 43. The pair have shared 48 for fourth wicket.

Luxton has so far made the most of two strokes of luck, dropped on nought in the slips and then caught at second slip on 17 off a Conor McKerr no ball. McKerr was also the bowler for the drop.

1.01pm – Lunch Yorkshire have moved to 106-3 from 29 overs. Lyth 43 and Luxton 31. These two have shared 48 for the fourth wicket.

12.55pm Think Yorkshire will be reasonably happy with this start. Could easily have been five or six down this morning, but it’s 101-3. Lyth 39 and Luxton 30.

12.40pm Slice of luck for Luxton, as he edges a McKerr no ball to second slip on 17. Next ball goes for four. Yorkshire 83-3 after 23 overs.

12.24pm Luxton off the mark with a boundary, off McKerr, which bursts through the hands of Jacks at second slip. Followed by another driven straight of Burns at wide mid-off. It’s 67-3 after 19.

12.15pm WICKET Fraine caught at second slip driving at Hardie, 14. Yorkshire are 58-3 in the 18th over, and Luxton is in on first-class debut.

12.11pm Second six for Lyth as he top-edges a pull at McKerr and sees it fly over long-leg. He’s moved to 29 and Yorkshire to 58-2 in the 17th over.

Surrey are struggling with no balls at present. McKerr has bowled three of them in his opening over.

12.04pm Fraine has driven Hardie through the covers for his second boundary, moving to 14. Shot of the morning, and Yorkshire are 42-2 in the 16th over.

Usual Scarborough bounce evident this morning. A bit more tennis ball bounce than a lightning quick surface. But certainly enough in it if the seamers can get it right. Lyth has 19.

11.29am WICKET Wharton trapped lbw by Lawes for 3. Yorkshire are 20-2 in the eighth over. Fraine joins Lyth at the crease. The latter is unbeaten on 15.

11.14am Lyth has just pulled Lawes for six onto the Popular Bank. He has 15 of 16-1 in the fourth over.

11.04am WICKET Hill caught at third slip by Patel off Worrall, 0, with the final ball of the first over. Yorkshire 1-1. Wharton joins Lyth. Lawes sharing the new ball.

11am Lyth and Hill opening the batting, with Australian Worrall taking the new ball.

10.55am Jordan Thompson has just been awarded his first-team cap by Steve Patterson on the outfield. Richly deserved for the all-rounder who has played every game so far in 2022.

10.30am Yorkshire win the toss and will bat.

Team news…..

Yorkshire: Lyth, Hill, Wharton, Fraine, Luxton, Tattersall w, Waite, Bess, Thompson, Patterson c, Gabriel.

Surrey: Burns c, Patel, Amla, Smith, Foakes w, Jacks, Hardie, Overton, McKerr, Worrall, Lawes.

Good morning from North Marine Road, Scarborough, where we are all set for the start of our eighth round Championship fixture.

We face the Division One leaders Surrey, who have won four of their eight matches so far compared to Yorkshire’s one in seven.

Yorkshire are 47 points adrift in fifth place in the table, but with that game in hand. A win here will put Steve Patterson’s side right in the thick of the title race once more.

Shannon Gabriel will debut in his first of at least three Championship appearances for Yorkshire, and he will face Hashim Amla in opposition for Surrey.

They will field England Test keeper Ben Foakes, though not Ollie Pope.

It is the start of a big week for Yorkshire with Finals Day approaching on Saturday.

We will have a live stream available shortly before 11am via the Match Centre tab at the top of this page. We are all set for an 11am start. Enjoy the day.

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