Yorkshire captain Steve Patterson

“It was an interesting game with a lot of runs scored in the end, and we’re very disappointed.

“I thought it was a tremendous effort from the batting unit to get us as close as we did. It probably flattered us a little bit in terms of the way we played today. The first half was quite below par for what we’re capable of, both in the execution of our bowling and our fielding in general.

“To go for 122 off the last 10 overs is not good enough. I think we also let 27 extras go as well. All these little things you look at afterwards and think ‘When you lose by four runs’.

“But we were way below par and didn’t deserve to win after that first half.

“There were a few basics we didn’t do well enough in the field, and it’s cost us.”

6.25pm Yorkshire lose by four. What a game!

6.15pm Patterson caught behind off Leach, 17. 333-9 in the 49th.

6.05pm Bresnan gone! Top-edged Barnard behind for 26. 307-8 in the 47th.

6pm Yorkshire are 296-7 in the 46th. Rashid has just gone for 24. 351 target.

5.42pm HUNDRED! Pujara reaches three figures off 92 balls with 10×4s and 1×6s. Yorkshire are 253-4 in the 42nd over. But Leaning’s gone, caught at long-on off Morris. 253-5.

4.52pm Kohler-Cadmore falls to D’Oliveira’s leg-spinners, caught at long-on for 89. 173-2 in the 30th over and pinch-hitter James Wainman falls caught behind for a two-ball duck. 173-3.

4.47pm 54-ball fifty for Pujara with six boundaries, his third on the trot in the RL50. 169-1 in the 29th.

4.20pm Che Pujara and Tom Kohler-Cadmore have shared 54 and counting for the second wicket. 126-1 after 21.

Some overseas news for you relating to Kane Williamson

The Yorkshire County Cricket Club can confirm that the terms of Kane Williamson’s agreement to represent the Club for a fourth time have been amended.

Due to the New Zealand captain’s heavy workload in the Indian Premier League and, having recently taken over the captaincy of Sunrisers Hyderabad, Cricket New Zealand have reduced Williamson’s availability for his summer stint with the White Rose.

The Tauranga-born 27-year-old will now play nine Vitality Blast matches, starting at Emirates Old Trafford against Roses rivals Lancashire on July 20 and three Specsavers County Championship fixtures – the last being against Somerset at Emerald Headingley Stadium on August 29. He was initially inked in to play 11 Vitality Blast matches and four Specsavers County Championship fixtures throughout July and August.

The Club’s Director of Cricket, Martyn Moxon, said: “Obviously the Club are disappointed by the reduced amount of cricket Kane will be available for, but he will still play a significant amount for us and we look forward to welcoming a player of his calibre back in due course.

“When Kane originally signed for us and New Zealand Cricket accepted the dates, it was thought that he wouldn’t play every game in IPL and that he wouldn’t be captain. But, with David Warner getting banned, he became captain of Sunrisers and has consequently played every game, so New Zealand Cricket want him to have more of a rest.

“We’re frustrated, obviously, and counties are having to deal with this sort of thing all the time.”

4.02pm 40-ball fifty for Tom Kohler-Cadmore as he launches Brett D’Oliveira’s leg-spin for a second six. Really handy start for Yorkshire this. 95-1 after 15.

3.50pm Lyth caught behind off Barnard for 29, ending a 72-run stand for the first wicket.

3.28pm Yorkshire have moved to 35-0 after five overs. A long way to go, but it’s a start. Kohler-Cadmore has 18 and Lyth 16.

3.13pm Yorkshire are 3-0 after one over of their pursuit of 351.

Around the grounds

North Group

Durham 278-8 v Derbyshire, Derby
Nottinghamshire 409-7 v Leicestershire, Grace Road
Lancashire 279-8 v Northamptonshire, Wantage Road

South Group

Essex 303-6 v Hampshire 9-0, The Ageas Bowl
Gloucestershire 282-6 v Surrey 0-0, The Oval
Middlesex 72-1 v Glamorgan, D/N, Cardiff

Mid-innings report

Travis Head’s 77 against his former county underpinned Worcestershire’s imposing 350-6 in today’s Royal London one-day Cup match at Emerald Headingley.

Their total was the second highest conceded by the Vikings in List A cricket, with Ross Whiteley’s brutal 66 not out doing late damage.

Powerful Australian left-hander Head hit six fours and a six in 94 balls after the visitors had been inserted by Steve Patterson.

He shared 108 for the second wicket with Joe Clarke (61) to advance the score from 14-1 and then 66 for the third with Tom Fell.

Yorkshire dragged things back, and when Head departed caught and bowled by Adil Rashid the Rapids were 220-5 in the 39th over, with their chances of reaching 300 in the balance.

But Whiteley, who hit six sixes in an over here in T20 cricket last year, and Ben Cox gave the innings some damaging late impetus.

They both reached quick-fire fifties in a century stand.

Rashid’s haul of 1-86 from his 10 overs was his most expensive return in List A cricket and Yorkshire’s second most expensive.

Whiteley hit nine fours and two sixes in 41 balls.

2.05pm Worcester are getting away here courtesy of Ben Cox and Ross Whiteley, who have shared 75 in no time. The Rapids are 295-5 in the 46th.

1.40pm Head caught and bowled Rashid, 77. 220-5

1.03pm An over of frustration for James Wainman, who gets Tom Fell caught at mid-wicket only to see it signalled an above waist high no ball (full toss) before Head flicks him for six over mid-wicket and moves to 67. Worcester 177-2 in the 32nd.

1pm Worcester have moved to 159-2 after 31 overs. They’ve been slowed up somewhat in the last half hour or so, with three overs from Adam Lyth costing only nine. Head 61 not out and Fell 18.

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12.30pm 57-ball fifty for Travis Head as Worcestershire move to 132-2 in the 23rd.

12.25pm Clarke run out backing up by Adil Rashid, who deflects a fierce Head straight drive onto the stumps. Gone for 61. Worcestershire 122-2 in the 22nd over. Head has 43.

12.04pm Good start this for Worcester, who are 90-1 in the 17th over. Clarke has 43 and looks particularly strong on the drive and Head 29. Steve Patterson into his second spell.

11.43am Worcestershire have moved to 59-1 after 11 overs as Head gets James Wainman away to third-man for four. He moves to 20 and Joe Clarke has 21.

11.27am Certainly not the dynamic approach from Worcester that we have become used to in one-day cricket of late, but that’s owing much to conditions, a bit of nip under overcast skies, and some probing bowling from Ben Coad. 30-1 in the eighth.

11.17am Breakthrough for Yorkshire comes courtesy of Ben Coad as he traps Daryl Mitchell lbw for 11. 14-1 in the fifth. Mitchell was stuck on the crease, half trying to get forwards.

11.10am Watchful start for Worcestershire, who are 11-0 after three overs. One boundary flashed high over slips from Mitchell off Tim Bresnan.

11am We’re set for the off as Ben Coad bowls the first ball to Daryl Mitchell. Single into the covers.

Team news

Yorkshire: Lyth, Kohler-Cadmore, Pujara, Brook, Leaning, Hodd w, Rashid, Bresnan, Wainman, Patterson c, Coad.

Worcestershire: Mitchell, Clarke, Head, Fell, D’Oliveira, Cox w, Whiteley, Barnard, Leach c, Brown, Morris.

10.36am Yorkshire have won the toss and will bowl first.

Matthew Fisher warming up ahead of a potential return

Good morning from Emerald Headingley, where it is overcast as I type.

The players are out there warming up ahead of today’s Royal London one-day Cup clash with a Worcestershire Rapids side including former Yorkshire overseas batsman Travis Head.

While Yorkshire have won one and lost one of their opening two matches, Worcester won their only fixture so far against Derbyshire on Saturday. They reached last season’s semi-finals.

Liam Plunkett is out there bowling to Rich Pyrah with the baseball mitt on having just returned home from the IPL. He is set to be available for Friday’s meeting with Nottinghamshire here.

David Willey, meanwhile, will not be back until next week given Chennai yesterday qualified for Sunday’s IPL final.

We start at 11am today.

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