Josh Poysden reaction

“It’s been a pretty tough game for us so far. Playing a team down at the bottom, it’s been disappointing to find ourselves in this position.

“At the same time, we’ve got to scrap for everything we can. We’ve spoken about showing a bit of pride in playing for Yorkshire and making it as hard as possible for them tomorrow.

“These things happen in cricket. We’ve obviously found ourselves a long way behind the eight ball in this game. But it’s a chance to show some character.

“It was only the last game at Old Trafford that we got a win in a Roses game. But these things happen. In first-class cricket cricket when you get behind the eight ball, you can really come out on the wrong side of a game. It’s not easy.

“The ball’s coming out ok for me. It was nice to pick up some wickets, to burgle three-for at the end.”

6.35pm Close. Yorkshire reach 140-6 after 52 overs in their second innings. They trail by 216 with Tattersall 6 and Willey yet to get off the mark.

6.15pm Williamson is caught behind off Parnell, he could have left it – wide – and he’s fuming having attempted an uppercut. 61. 136-5.

6pm We are into the last 10 overs of the day, and Yorkshire are 126-4 with Williamson 54 and Tattersall 2. Parnell and Moeen sharing bowling duties for the visitors.

5.41pm Kohler-Cadmore gone! He’s been trapped lbw by Moeen. Yorkshire are 116-4 in the 38th. Williamson still there and being tested. He has 46.

5.06pm Ballance gone! He’s pushed forwards an edged to second slip off Moeen, 19. Yorkshire are 92-3 in the 28th over

4.35pm We have just had a small delay due to an elderly gentleman deciding to cut across the outfield at long-on! When he was made aware of his error, he just stuck his hand up in apology to Moeen Ali and Kane Williamson to much amusement from the crowd. Yorkshire 53-2.

Tea Report

Adam Lyth and Harry Brook fell to Moeen Ali shortly before tea as Yorkshire’s second innings reached 43 for two against Worcestershire during the third day of their Specsavers County Championship match at Scarborough.

Yorkshire are aiming to avoid defeat against the Division One’s bottom side having conceded a first-innings lead of 356 midway through the afternoon session.

Moeen finished with 219 in Worcester’s 572-7 declared in reply to 216, and is enjoying a stellar contest.

He advanced from 190 at lunch to post the second double century of his first-class career.

Leg-spinner Josh Poysden finished with three wickets on his home debut.

Lyth and Brook took the score to 37 without loss before Lyth was lbw to Moeen’s fourth ball, in the 14th over. Brook then chipped to mid-on in Moeen’s next over, the last of the afternoon.

3.50pm Adam Lyth is trapped lbw to by Moeen Ali’s fourth ball. 37-1.

3.37pm Encouraging start to Yorkshire’s second innings as they move to 36-0 in the eleventh over, with Adam Lyth 17 and Harry Brook 13. We have a little over 20 minutes until tea.

2.47pm The declaration comes with Worcestershire 572-7, leading by 356 lead. Josh Poysden has just claimed his third wicket.

2.33pm Whiteley gone! Second wicket for Josh Poysden as Whiteley top-edges a sweep and Tim Bresnan takes a smart catch running back from slip. 544-6, a lead of 328.

2.20pm Josh Poysden strikes to get Ben Cox lbw as Worcestershire fall to 525-5, a lead of 309. Ross Whiteley and Ed Barnard in now.

2.13pm Moeen gone! He’s skewed Tim Bresnan high to point, where Harry Brook takes the catch. Moeen falls for 219. 522-4, a lead of 306.

1.56pm Moeen sweeps Poysden for six over mid-wicket to move to 197 and hammers him down the ground for four. 200 up for the skipper. 260 balls with 25 fours and three sixes. 491-3

Lunch report

Yorkshire claimed two wickets in the third morning against Worcestershire at Scarborough, with the visitors relentlessly building their first-innings lead.

The Pears, replying to 216, advanced from 310-1 overnight to reach lunch at 479-3, a lead of 263.

Centurions Daryl Mitchell and Moeen Ali took their second-wicket partnership to 294 in 75.3 overs.

It was broken when Mitchell cut Adam Lyth’s off-spin to slip as the score fell to 405-2, falling for a fine 178.

Moeen has advanced to 190 not out at lunch, with Worcester scoring 169 runs in 34.3 overs this morning.

Lyth also had Joe Clarke (34) lbw in the penultimate over of the morning.

This is Worcester’s highest total against Yorkshire, beat 456-8 at New Road in 1904.

1.08pm Clarke gone! He’s been trapped lbw by Adam Lyth for 34. Worcestershire now 473-3, leading by 259.

12.29pm We have finished the 110 overs for bonus points. Yorkshire finish with no bowling points and Worcestershire five batting points. They are 414-2, leading by 198.

12.24pm A stand of 294 between Mitchell and Moeen comes to an end as the former is caught at slip cutting at Adam Lyth’s off-spin. He falls for a superb 178 and Worcestershire are 405-2 in the 109th over.

12.11pm Moeen reaches his 150 off 211 balls with 19×4s and 2×6s. Worcs 394-1.

11.52am Yorkshire have nine overs to see if they can claim two wickets for a first bowling point. Worcestershire 361-1 after 101 overs.

11.32am Mitchell cuts Fisher away for his 19th four, reaching 150 off 299 balls. Worcestershire have moved to 341-1 after 97.

11.13am Numerous plays and misses so far from the Worcs pair of Mitchell and Moeen. Matt Fisher bowled an absolute jaffer to Mitchell a few moments ago. 315-1.

10.45am Around the grounds before we get going

Division One

Yorkshire 216, Worcs 310-1 – Worcs lead by 94
Somerset 324 & 32-1, Essex 191 – Somerset lead by 165
Hampshire 277 & 253-4, Notts 166 – Hampshire lead by 364
Surrey 211 & 197-4, Lancs 247 – Surrey lead by 161

Division Two

Warks 277, Gloucs 127 & 103 – Warks win by innings and 47
Sussex 440, Derbyshire 315-5 – Derbyshire trail by 125
Northants 346, Middlesex 187 & 32-1 – Middx trail by 127
Leicestershire 220 & 126-5, Kent 195 – Leics lead by 151
Glamorgan 154 & 126-5, Durham 295 – Glamorgan trail by 62

Good morning from Scarborough, where it is an overcast morning.

There has been some overnight rain, but everything is clear and we are good to go at 11am.

Worcestershire will begin on 310-1, not 314-1 as was the score when they walked off the field last night.

There has been an official score correction from the umpires after the scorers thought they had seen Neil Mallender signal four when actually he was just checking the number of balls left in an over with his square-leg colleague. The signals aren’t too different, of course.

Daryl Mitchell had four runs knocked off his score, so will resume on 140. Moeen Ali has 107.

Yorkshire need quick wickets this morning to limit the damage before batting well later in the day and into tomorrow.

We are due to have 104 overs in the day, but I suspect light may have a say later on.

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