Match Centre

Yorkshire’s Matthew Revis said:

“We’ve put ourselves in a really strong position. Hopefully we can get out there and take some early wickets.
“I really enjoyed it out there. A lot of credit has to go to the way Lythy and Dukey played at the start the of the day. Both of them set a good platform for the lower order.
“He (Steve Patterson) just came out and told me to be positive. And that’s when I play at my best, when I’m looking to score.
“I would like to bat higher up in the future, hopefully. But the job I’m doing now, I’m really enjoying it.
“I think there’s a lot more in this pitch (than Northants away and Kent at home, both draws from winning positions on day four). That was shown tonight with Tommo and Patto getting it to kick. They bowled really well.
“There’s probably a bit more spin in the pitch for Bessy. Hopefully we can use that to our advantage.”

6.35pm – Close Play abandoned early, I’m afraid.

6.29pm We’re off for rain. Warwickshire are 57-3 in the 41st over. They trail by 148 with Hain on 19 and Rhodes 10. 7.5 overs remain in theory, but that might be it for the day.

6.26pm The floodlights are on with Warwickshire at 57-3 in the 40th over. Patterson and Thompson are in operation for Yorkshire at present. Eight overs remain after this. Hain 19 and Rhodes 10.

5.52pm Yorkshire remain on the hunt for wicket number four. Warwickshire are 54-3 in the 31st over, with almost 18 remaining. Hain 18 and Rhodes 8. The visiting deficit is 151. Headingley is bathed in evening sunshine, so it looks like we’ll get all the overs in.

5.22pm The Diamonds have fallen short chasing 127 against Vipers at Durham, losing by 11 runs. That’s two defeats in three for them now to start the Charlotte Edwards Cup.

5.12pm Warwickshire 41-3 from 19 overs, trailing by 164 with 29 overs remaining in the day. Patterson (0-15 from nine) has just been replaced by Loten. Revis has bowled a couple of overs from the other, replacing Thompson (3-16 from eight).

4.41pm WICKET Thompson gets Sibley caught at point by Bess off the shoulder of the bat, 14. Warwickshire are 25-3 in the 13th of 48 overs to be bowled today.

4.19pm It has just been announced over the tannoy that Yorkshire’s first innings has been recalculated from 450 to 449 and Patterson has been shorn of a run. So he finished on 18 and not 19. Warwickshire are 185.

Tea Report Yorkshire have taken a significant step towards an LV= Insurance County Championship win over champions Warwickshire at Headingley by breaking through twice in the Bears’ second innings.

A career best unbeaten 53 for Matthew Revis helped secure a first-innings lead of 206 with 14 overs remaining until tea, and Jordan Thompson then removed Alex Davies and Rob Yates, including the latter with the final ball of the session.

Warwickshire have reached the break at 20-2 after nine overs, trailing by 186 with 39 overs remaining in the day.

Yorkshire’s second innings advanced from 369-7 at lunch, with Harry Duke (48), Tom Loten and Steve Patterson (19) all falling.

McAndrew bowled Duke and Patterson, off and leg stumps out of the ground respectively. Sandwiched in between Loten inside-edged Oliver Hannon-Dalby to hand wicketkeeper Michael Burgess a fifth catch in the innings.

Revis reached 50 off 87 balls with a slog-swept six off Danny Briggs – his second career first-class half-century.

That came in the midst of a 58-run partnership for the 10th wicket with Patterson in only seven overs. Revis played particularly handsomely on the up off the front foot.

Thompson then struck in the third over of the Warwickshire second innings as Alex Davies softly chipped to Will Fraine at mid-wicket – 8-1.

Yates then lobbed another catch to Loten diving towards short mid-off.

Both wickets were miscues, suggesting the pitch has gone a bit two-paced.

4.03pm – Tea WICKET Last ball of the session, and Thompson has Yates caught by Loten diving towards short mid-off. It’s 20-2. Tea. 186 deficit for Warwickshire.

3.51pm Warwickshire 17-1 inside the final 10 minutes of the afternoon.

At Durham, Vipers have been bowled out for 126 having been 40-0. Katie Levick with an outstanding 5-15.

3.32pm WICKET Davies has chipped Thompson to Fraine at mid-wicket, 8. It’s 8-1 in the third over.

3.14pm Up at Durham, the Vipers are 77-3 in the 12th over. Two wickets for Katie Levick.

3.13pm WICKET McAndrew bowls Patterson for 19, and Yorkshire are 450 all out, lead by 206. Entertaining 58 stand with Revis ends. Revis finished with a career best 53 not out. 48 overs remain in the day.

3.09pm SIX! Revis reaches his second career fifty with a slog swept six off Briggs over mid-wicket and into the East Stand. 87 balls with 8×4s and a six. Excellent. 443-9 and a lead of 199.

2.37pm WICKET Loten caught behind off Hannon-Dalby for 5. Yorkshire 392-9 in the 138th over, leading by 148.

2.20pm The live stream link for the Diamonds clash is here.

2.17pm The Northern Diamonds have been invited to bat first up at Durham against the Vipers in today’s Charlotte Edwards Cup clash. Katherine Brunt returns, Nat Sciver plays. Lauren Winfield-Hill is out injured.

2.12pm WICKET Duke is bowled by McAndrew for a well made 48. 383-8 and a Yorkshire lead of 139.

2.06pm Early stages of the afternoon, and Yorkshire are 381-7 and leading by 137. Duke 48 and Revis 14.

Lunch Report Adam Lyth completed a superb 145 during the third morning against Warwickshire at Headingley to boost Yorkshire’s hopes of an LV= Insurance County Championship victory.

Lyth, 118 overnight, fell just two runs short of reaching 12,000 in his first-class career.

Yorkshire, replying to a first-innings 244, started the day on 269-4 and have reached lunch on 369-7 from 125 overs, securing three batting bonus points along the way.

Lyth was caught behind off Nathan McAndrew (326-5 in the 109th over) before Dom Bess shimmied down the pitch at left-arm spinner Danny Briggs and was caught at backward point as the score fell 327-6 an over later.

Jordan Thompson hoisted Danny Briggs for six over long-on on the way to 16, ended by a superb reflex catch by Will Rhodes at mid-on off Australian McAndrew as the score fell to 356-7 in the 117th. At that stage, the lead was 112.

Harry Duke has impressed for an unbeaten 40, while Matthew Revis has made his way to 10.

1.11pm – Lunch Yorkshire, replying to 244, have advanced from 269-4 overnight to 369-7. The lead is 125. Duke 40 and Revis 10

1.01pm Yorkshire’s new Blast signing, Shadab Khan, is here and looks like he’s going to have a bowl in the middle at lunch time. Yorkshire 363-7 with Duke 39 and Revis 5. Lead of 119.

12.46pm WICKET Thompson is the victim of an outstanding catch from Rhodes at mid-on off McAndrew for 16. Thompson nailed a pull and it was just assumed it had raced to the boundary, but Rhodes hung on. Disbelief from the batter – stunning catch. 356-7.

12.30pm Couple of wickets in the last 20 minutes, Lyth caught behind off McAndrew for 145 and Bess caught at backward point off Briggs for 1. 337-6 in the 112th over with Duke 25 and Thompson 9. Lead of 93.

11.32am Yorkshire closing in on batting point number three at 293-4 in the 99th. 350 in 110 may be possible for a fourth, though probably unlikely. Lyth 131 and Duke 11.

11.09am Yorkshire 272-4 in the 94th over, the third of the morning. Lyth 121 and Duke 1.

10.48am We will have 104 overs in the day today given we make up eight of the 17 lost due to rain yesterday. Lunch at 1.10pm.

9.57am Before we get going, let’s have a look at what else is going on around the grounds.

Division One

Lancashire 32-5 v Essex 391, Old Trafford
Northamptonshire 21-2 v Kent 519-9 dec, Wantage Road
Somerset 211 v Hampshire 144-5, Taunton

Division One

Middlesex 88-2 v Durham 350, Lord’s
Nottinghamshire 334-7 v Derbyshire 260, Trent Bridge
Worcestershire 456-3 v Leicestershire 148, New Road

9.48am You can recap yesterday’s action via our match report and reaction piece with Adam Lyth, who dedicated his hundred to his wife Lily, who has been battling with illness recently.

Match Report.

Adam Lyth.

The Diamonds are also in action against Southern Vipers at Durham today in the Charlotte Edwards Cup.

Here is our preview with Nat Sciver.

And further reading comes via our column with Diamonds batter Sterre Kalis.

Good morning from Headingley, where it is dry and overcast at present ahead of day three against Warwickshire.

Yorkshire have enjoyed an excellent two days so far – first with the ball on day one and then with the bat yesterday.

We will resume on 269-4 in reply to 244, with Adam Lyth unbeaten on 118. Harry Brook starred yet again with 82.

If things work out over the next couple of days, a second win of the season will be claimed to go into the break for the start of T20 in buoyant mood.

The players are about to start their warm-ups. Lyth is first out there, as usual, and has headed to the nets.

Ben Coad has actually been out there for half an hour or so dome some running as he builds up fitness following his hamstring and groin injuries.

There will be a live stream available again via the Match Centre tab at the top of this page. We are all set for an 11am start.

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