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YORKSHIRE v WORCESTERSHIRE, CC, LIVE BLOG, DAY ONE

— 19 August 2018

6.31pm – Kane Williamson reaction

Yorkshire’s Kane Williamson

“It’s nice to have runs on the board. But, having said that, we need to be disciplined tomorrow and try and put the ball in the right areas for a long period of time.

“It was tough out there, and you never quite felt in. There were a number of deliveries which kept you honest and the wicket offered throughout the day.

“We did see that when you put a partnership together, you can score on it. But there were deliveries which can dismiss batsmen, and you can go bang, bang when you see that.

“There were some handy contributions from our lower order, and it would have been nice to pick up a couple of wickets tonight.

“Dillon looks very talented. I thought their bowlers bowled very well as a collective, and they were all slightly different as well and complemented each other nicely. That was a large part of their success.

“They bowled in partnerships, and it’s important we do the same.”

6.03pm We are off the day here at Scarborough. Some quotes from Kane Williamson to follow soon.

5.37pm It is now raining at Scarborough, unfortunately. Not looking good for a restart.

5.03pm We are off for bad light, with Worcestershire at 39-0 in the 14th over replying to 216. We still have 20 overs remaining today.

4.41pm Yorkshire really need a breakthrough here. It is far from panic stations yet, but they could do with making inroads with the new ball. The Pears have moved to 26-0 in the eighth over replying to 216.

4.01pm A tea-time ceremony is taking place to rename the Radio commentary boxes after the late Dave Callaghan, who passed away at the start of the season. Members of his family are guests of the club today.

Tea

Yorkshire have been bowled out for 216 by Worcestershire on the stroke of tea on day one at Scarborough.

Kane Williamson’s 131-ball 87 stood out, although Jack Brooks hit a late and important 38 as the hosts recovered from 155-8 and the loss of four wickets in 14 balls.

Dillon Pennington claimed four wickets, including two of those four quick ones to fall midway through the afternoon.

Williamson shared 88 with Jonny Tattersall either side of lunch to recover from 63-4, but he chopped on to Moeen Ali’s off-spin in that mini collapse.

Pennington had Tattersall (27) brilliantly caught one-handed at second slip above his head by Daryl Mitchell.

Brooks then pulled the same bowler for six and drove Ali over long-off, dominating a 56-run stand with Matthew Fisher (20 not out) before offering a skied caught and bowled chance to Ed Barnard, who finished with three wickets.

There are 34 overs remaining to be bowled in the day.

3.43pm Brooks falls caught and bowled for 38 off Ed Barnard, who takes a skier. Superb 56-run stand with Fisher comes to an end. The live stream is available https://yorkshireccc.com/stream

3.14pm Another wicket for the Pears. Moeen gets Willey caught at second slip. Four wickets in 16 balls. 155-8 now.

3.02pm Tattersall edges Pennington high to the right of second slip and Mitchell takes a one-handed stunner, ending an 88-stand with Williamson. He goes for 27. Yorkshire 151-5 in the 49th. Be a fair catch to beat that one as the best we’ll see this week.

Oh no! Williamson has chopped on to Moeen Ali for 87. 153-6.

2.20pm Four successive boundaries for Williamson off Parnell, one straight driven, two through the covers and the other pulled. All greeted with cries of “shoootttt” from the crowd. He has 75 of 122-4 after 39.

2pm Kane Williamson has his fifty off 87 balls with 8×4s. Well played. 89-4 in the 34th

1.42pm Early stages of the afternoon and Josh Tongue starts with a maiden against Jonny Tattersall. Now it’s Wayne Parnell to Kane Williamson. Four runs. First ball cut to the fence. 82-4.

Lunch

Worcestershire have enjoyed the better of the opening morning against Yorkshire at Scarborough, restricting the hosts to 78-4 from 29 overs at lunch.

Dillon Pennington struck twice in the 23rd over to give the hosts the advantage, getting Gary Ballance and Tom Kohler-Cadmore caught at point, the latter off a combination of glove and shoulder.

That left Yorkshire at 63-4 after they had been asked to bat following an uncontested toss.

Harry Brook was the first to fall, caught by Pennington at deep square-leg as he aimed a pull at Josh Tongue.

Adam Lyth was then trapped lbw by an Ed Barnard in-swinger, leaving Yorkshire at 42-2 in the 14th.

Kane Williamson remains unbeaten on 40 having been dropped at first slip by Ross Whiteley off Pennington on 18.

12.37pm Kohler-Cadmore caught at point off a Pennington beauty which reared up and caught the batsman on the wrist it seems. He walks off in significant pain and Yorkshire are 63-4.

12.33pm Ballance drives at Pennington and uppishly miscues to backward point. Yorkshire 63-3 in the 23rd.

12.21pm Significant moment. Williamson dropped on 18 as he edges Pennington to Whiteley at first slip, regulation chance which he can’t hold onto. 50-2 after 19 overs.

12.15pm Strange skies above North Marine Road. The sun is shining, with patches of blue cloud clear. But it looks like it is ready to hose it down, with plenty of dark clouds around. Yorkshire 50-2 in the 19th.

11.56am Adam Lyth has been trapped lbw by Ed Barnard’s late in-swing for 20. Good ball and immediately looked out. Yorkshire are 42-2 in the 14th over.

11.35am Yorkshire have moved to 17-1 in the ninth over. They have been tested by some accurate bowling from Wayne Parnell and Josh Tongue, the former who has bowled four and a half overs for four runs. Adam Lyth seven and Kane Williamson has two.

11.13am Harry Brook has fallen for six, pulling Josh Tongue to deep backward square-leg, where Pennington takes the catch despite a bit of a slip in getting there. Yorkshire 8-1 in the fourth over, and Kane Williamson comes to the crease.

11.10am Usually pace and carry in the pitch with a touch of nip early on as well. Few alarms for Harry Brook and Adam Lyth, though. 8-0 after three overs.

10.30am The toss is uncontested and Yorkshire are batting first.

Yorkshire: Lyth, Brook, Williamson, Ballance, Kohler-Cadmore, Tattersall w, Bresnan, Willey c, Fisher, Brooks, Poysden.

Worcs: Mitchell, Fell, Ali c, Clarke, Milton, Cox w, Barnard, Whiteley, Parnell, Tongue, Pennington.

Good morning from Scarbados

There has been some overnight rain and the flags are still damp, but we should be good for an 11am start against Worcestershire in our ninth Specsavers County Championship match of the season.

Yorkshire are searching for their fourth win of the season against a Pears side who are bottom with only one win in eight.

The White Rose have named a 13-man squad for this fixture.

Willey c, Ballance, Bresnan, Brook, Brooks, Fisher, Kohler-Cadmore, Leaning, Lyth, Poysden, Shaw, Tattersall w, Williamson.

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