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BLOG: YORKSHIRE V ESSEX, CC, DAY THREE

— 15 April 2018

2.05pm Play has been abandoned for the day at Emerald Headingley. We try again tomorrow.

1.20pm Over in India, David Willey could make his IPL debut for Chennai Super Kings this afternoon. They face Kings XI Punjab (3.30pm).

Catch up on the HIGHLIGHTS

11.45am Elsewhere around the country, Notts are on the cusp of a first-innings lead at Old Trafford as they reply to Lancashire’s 158. They are 154-6, with Rikki Wessels thirty-odd not out.

At Hampshire, they lead Worcestershire by 275 with two second-innings wickets in hand.

In Division Two, Sussex are 17-0 reply to Warwickshire’s first-innings 299 at Edgbaston as Jason Gillespie kicks off his spell in charge at Hove.

Northants are 48-3 chasing 303 to beat Middlesex at Lords, while Kent are 18-0 in their second innings against Gloucestershire at Canterbury having been bowled out for just 64. Gloucester were 110 all out in their first innings.

  • Look what’s going on in the East Stand amongst the members!

  • 10.35am TICKET EXCHANGE – If there are less than 19.5 overs play, tickets are available to exchange for another day’s play of any Specsavers County Championship or Royal London One Day Cup game played at Emerald Headingley. We advise anyone hoping to attend to keep an eye out on this blog or on Twitter (@YorkshireCCC) for updates before planning their journey.

    10.20am Statement from Mark Arthur….

    Mark Arthur said: “The recent bad weather has made for challenging conditions for our ground staff.

    “The outfield has been deemed unfit by the umpires on days one and two, and the start of day three for Yorkshire’s opening match of the Specsavers County Championship.

    “I can reiterate that there have been absolutely no issues with our drainage system. The reason for these delays are that the ground has seen unprecedented wet weather over the past few months. If you couple this with low temperatures on drier days, the ground has had no chance to fully recover.

    “Ultimately, the prime concern for the umpires has to be the health and wellbeing of the players.”

    9.30am Good morning from Emerald Headingley, where there will be no play before lunch. A further inspection will take place at 1.40pm.

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