MATCH CENTRE 

6.55pm – Close. A superb but shortened day for Yorkshire comes to an end with Sussex on 120-6 from 42 overs. Fisher (4-53) and Coad (2-10) were excellent.

6.41pm – We have four overs remaining in the day, and Coad is back to replace Fisher (4-53 from 13). Sussex are 112-6 after 38.

6.14pm – WICKET! Alsop caught at third slip by Rickelton off Fisher, who has four wickets. Good sharp catch around shoulder height, 35. Sussex are 76-6 in the 33rd over.

5.50pm – The players are on their way out to the middle. Jordan Thompson will continue his first over, bowling to Fynn Hudson-Prentice. Sussex 62-5 in the 28th. We have 14.3 overs remaining tonight.

5.35pm – We can report some good news. There’s a resumption planned for 5.50pm, with 14.3 overs remaining in the day.

5.02pm – The umpires are out in the middle at the moment here at Headingley, and they have said there will be a further inspection at 5.30pm. Meanwhile, at Old Trafford Australia are 255-7. Woakes has just removed all-rounders Green and Marsh.

4.10pm – The rain has stopped and the ground staff are back out there cleaning up. There will be an inspection at 5pm.

3.39pm – Tea Report Ben Coad and Matthew Fisher struck once apiece during a rain-affected opening afternoon as Sussex reached 62-5 in the 28th over at Headingley.

Only 17.3 overs were possible between 2.10pm and 3.20pm before rain curtailed the afternoon.

Coad forced Ollie Carter to play on to his stumps before Danial Ibrahim edged Fisher behind, leaving the score at 52-5.

Sussex captain Tom Alsop has played the lone hand with an unbeaten 30, but heavy rain has hit Headingley to leave the chances of any more play hanging in the balance.

Fisher currently has figures of 3-29 from eight overs and Coad 2-9 from 10.

3.35pm – Tea is currently being taken here at Headingley.

3.28pm – As heavy rain falls here at Headingley, they continue to play in the Test at Old Trafford. Ali has just trapped Labuschagne lbw on review for 51. It’s 183-4.

3.20pm – We’re off for rain again at 62-5 in the 28th over.

3.08pm – WICKET! Ibrahim caught behind off Fisher, 6. Sussex 57-5 in the 25th over. Fynn Hudson-Prentice in now.

2.47pm – George Hill into the attack in place of Steketee. Sussex 46-4 after 19. Alsop 20, Ibrahim 4.

2.35pm – WICKET! Carter bowled by Coad via an inside-edge, 2. It’s 41-4 in the 17th over. Dan Ibrahim in now.

2.09pm – We’re up and running again. Sussex are 24-3 in the 11th over, with Coad bowling to Alsop. We have 66 overs remaining in the day, so 20 lost. Australia, meanwhile, are 120-3. Smith lbw Wood the latest to go.

1.35pm – We’re due to resume at 2.10pm. The rain has disappeared.

1.10pm – It’s still raining here at Headingley. Australia have reached lunch at Old Trafford at 107-2. Openers Khawaja and Warner have fallen to Broad and Woakes.

12.41pm – Lunch Report. Yorkshire have made an excellent start to their LV= Insurance County Championship fixture with Sussex at Headingley, restricting the visitors to 24-3 at lunch.

More rain has frustrated the hosts after last week’s heavily affected draw at Worcestershire.

But there’s no doubt that Yorkshire have made the absolute most of the 10 overs of play possible, with rain arriving just before 11.55am after Sussex won the toss and elected to bat.

Matthew Fisher struck twice in as many balls after Ben Coad had made the early breakthrough, getting left-handed Tom Clark caught at second slip – 6-1 in the third over.

Fisher then had Tom Haines, another left-handed opener, caught behind by Jonny Tattersall, before bowling James Coles first ball with a beauty of an in-ducker, leaving the score at 18-3 in the sixth over.

Jordan Thompson has returned to the side in place of fellow all-rounder Matthew Revis having missed the last two fixtures due to rest and selection.

Lunch will be taken at 12.50pm, with a planned inspection at 1.10pm. But light rain has turned into heavy, meaning we could be set for a lengthy delay.

12.26pm – Lunch will be taken at 12.50pm, with an inspection planned for 1.10pm.

12.21pm – The umpires are out there inspecting. It looks to have stopped raining.

12.1opm – It’s still raining. but not too heavily now. Fingers crossed, it won’t be too long before we get going.

11.53am – We’re off for rain. Sussex are 24-3 after 10 overs.

11.51am – Mark Steketee comes in to replace Fisher, who has 2-21 from four overs. Sussex 24-3 in the 10th over.

11.34am – WICKET! Two in two for Fisher, who bowls Coles. Hat-trick ball incoming – it’s 18-3 in the sixth over. What a start this is.

11.32am – WICKET! Haines caught behind by Tattersall off Fisher, 17. Sussex are 18-2 in the sixth over. James Coles in now.

11.26am – Wonder how many times a team has fielded a top three all with the same forename like Sussex have done with Tom Clark, Tom Haines and Tom Alsop?

11.25am – Tom Haines has just driven Fisher either side of mid-off for back-to-back boundaries. Lovely shots. Sussex are 14-1 in the fourth over.

11.21am – The players are on their way back out there. No overs lost with it being only a short delay. And England have struck at Old Trafford. Khawaja lbw Broad. It’s 15-1.

11.16am – Oh no, there’s a bit of rain around – and enough to take the players off the field with Sussex 6-1 after 19 balls. The ground staff aren’t moving to put the full covers on yet.

11.10am – WICKET! Clark well caught by Lyth at second slip off Coad, 1. Sussex 6-1 in the third over. Tom Alsop in now. Great start. On initial viewing, and there’s no confirmation of this from anyone – just a hunch – I wouldn’t be surprised if Yorkshire said at close they would have bowled first. Looks ideal bowling conditions at present – green tinge in pitch, a bit of cloud around. 

11.04am – Sussex 2-0 after one over, with Fisher sharing the new ball.

10.58am – The players are on their way out to the middle, with Haines and Clark opening the batting for Sussex. Coad has the new ball.

10.49am – England have won the toss and will bowl at Emirates Old Trafford.

10.45am – Yorkshire: Lyth, Bean, Rickelton, Malan, Hill, Tattersall w, Thompson, Fisher, Coad, Steketee, Moriarty.

Sussex: Haines, Clark, Alsop c, Coles, Carter w, Ibrahim, Hudson-Prentice, McAndrew, Carson, Karvelas, Crocombe.

10.37am – Sussex have won the toss and will bat.

10.28am – The toss is about to take place. Captains Tattersall and Alsop out there.

9.37am – There is also, of course, a pretty big game happening over the other side of the Pennines starting today. After their stunning win at Headingley earlier this month, England are bidding to tie the Ashes at 2-2 with one to play. It should be another cracker.

9.30am – Good morning from Headingley, where it’s dry and bright as the players get set to start their warm-ups. There has been some early morning rain about, but the covers are off the cut strip for this fixture.

A positive performance at Worcestershire last week failed to yield the second victory of the summer Yorkshire crave, instead 134 overs lost to weather and some late home resistance resulted in a draw.

The fast bowlers around the county circuit will be delighted by the news that the Dukes ball is back in use this week after a fortnight-long trial of the Kookaburra yielded mixed reviews.

While Yorkshire believe they can still play a part in the promotion race in Division Two – placed sixth with 80 points after eight games – Sussex are very much in the race with 106 points from nine games. They are third and only two points behind second-placed Leicestershire. In fact, Sussex are one of only two unbeaten counties across either division in the Championship with eight draws and a win. Glamorgan in fourth place have the same record but 11 points fewer.

We spoke to stand-in captain Jonny Tattersall in preview to this game. You can read his thoughts via the link below.

JONNY TATTERSALL 

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