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LIVE BLOG: ESSEX V YORKSHIRE, CC, DAY THREE

— 6 May 2018

Some reaction from Andrew Gale

“Lunch on the first day as a coach, there’s not much you can say. 50 all out and six out of the top eight are international players.

“To get rolled out like that and go on to win the game is unbelievable really.

“The batting display in the first innings was terrible. It was unacceptable. We spoke about that.

“But we have worked hard on our team spirit and belief this winter, our togetherness and never say die attitude. That shone through the game.

“Even though we were up against it at 50 all out, we came out in that little four-over period before lunch on day one and picked up a couple of wickets. We had a little chat at lunch and said ‘Come on, let’s give it everything we can’.

“The way Jonny came out and set the tone about how we were going to go about our (second) innings, it changed the momentum of the game.”

12.30pm Yorkshire win by 91, taking 19 points. Bresnan traps Siddle lbw.

12.10pm Jamie Porter lbw Steve Patterson. 126-9. Patterson 6-37 is a career best.

The Yorkshire faithful seem to be in happy mood on Twitter. This just about sums it up

11.45am Yorkshire have taken four wickets in 23 without addition. Steve Patterson has just bowled Dan Lawrence to complete his five-for. 114-8.

Three wickets in eleven balls for Ben Coad without conceding a run

11.28am Two wickets in four balls as Ben Coad gets James Foster caught behind by Jonny Bairstow standing up to the stumps for a duck. Essex are 114-6. Great stuff.

11am Five runs off the first over of the morning from Joe Root, but there was nearly a wicket as Dan Lawrence chips one into mid-wicket region only to see it evade two converging fielders. 102-4 now.

The chairman’s excited

Good morning from Chelmsford. The sun is shining and we are set for a corker of a finish on day three, with Essex at 97-4 chasing 238. They need another 141 to win.

If Yorkshire can win, it would be their lowest first-innings total to win in 96 years when they beat Sussex at Hove in 1922 having been bowled out for 42. Here it was 50.

Steve Patterson has given them a very good chance with four wickets last night, including Alastair Cook as his 350th in first-class wicket. Essex were 55-4 at one stage before Dan Lawrence and Ryan ten Doeschate got them through to close without further damage.

Both sides are chasing their second victory of 2018 from their fourth match.

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