A sizeable crowd at a sun kissed North Marine Road were treated to an excellent days batting from this young Yorkshire team.
Starting the day having dismissed Lancashire for 350 last night, few would have thought that we would have a lead by close of play tonight. That we have is due mainly to 2 outstanding innings; 1 from Harry Brook and 1 from Jordan Thompson.
Harry added 82 for the 1st wicket with skipper, Jonny Tattersall but the latter was caught behind for 35 from 69 balls. This brought Tom Kohler-Cadmore to the crease but his stay was short lived as he too was caught behind without scoring.
Harry Brook was joined by Eliot Callis and they were together at lunch as we had reached 134-2 from a very creditable 42 overs. Harry reached his 50 from 87 balls with 7 fours and was 75 no at lunch. Shortly after lunch Callis was bowled for 25 and was replaced by Ryan Gibson – he made 23 from 26 before being caught at 2nd slip.
At this juncture Brook was 99 no from 148 balls (12 fours and a six) and he reached his ton the next ball with his 13th four. His 5th wicket partner was Jordan Thompson and together they added 128 from 139 balls before, on the penultimate ball prior to tea Harry was stumped for a tremendous 161 from 220 balls with 15 fours and 5 sixes, one of which removed several roof tiles from directly above our heads in the scorebox.
Jordan had reached his 50 from 45 balls with 6 fours and a six and at tea he was 62 no from 67 balls. After tea he and Josh Shaw shared a partnership of 116 when Kerrigan had him caught at slip for “a run a ball” 127 (11 fours and a six).
The day ended with Shaw reaching his half century from 100 balls and we closed 463-6, a lead of 113 with a minimum of 96 overs available tomorrow.
Yorkshire 8 points Lancashire 6 points