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LIVE BLOG: YORKSHIRE V LANCASHIRE, CC, DAY FOUR

— 13 September 2018

Scorecard

Andrew Gale

“It was a must win game for both teams, and there was a lot of pressure coming into the game.

“The first day didn’t go as planned. From there on, at 105-0 (in reply to 209), we’re thinking ‘If we can bowl Lancashire out for 300, it would be a good effort’. To bounce back the way we did on the second morning gave us a fighting chance.

“I thought we showed a lot of character, togetherness, team spirit and belief to fight back in the fashion we did. To win by 90 odd runs in the end was a fantastic effort.

“We’ve got a bit of confidence that hasn’t always been there this year, and we’ve got to jump on the back of that and finish the season real strong.

“We had a good solid draw last week and showed signs with the bat, and we’ve won some key passages of play in this game.

“It’s key we continue that for the rest of the season. If we do, the results will look after themselves.

“We’re not counting our chickens yet (avoiding relegation). There’s no easy games. Hampshire will be tough. They’ve won a few games now.”

11.08am Onions gone! He’s been bowled by Brooks, who has four wickets in the innings and nine in the match. 134-9.

10.43am A few lusty blows from Keshav Maharaj, but he’s been bowled by Jack Brooks. 122-8

10.15am Just doing some number crunching with points and permutations.

If Surrey beat Worcestershire today and Yorkshire complete victory over Lancashire – both IFS, I may add – Yorkshire would need 18 a maximum of 18 points from their final two games to secure safety.

Good morning from Emerald Headingley, where it is another overcast morning ahead of day four.

Yorkshire enjoyed a stunning final hour of yesterday’s third day to take this relegation battle by the scruff of the neck, with Ben Coad and Jack Brooks starring with four and two wickets respectively.

Lancashire, chasing 230, slipped from 66-2 to 95-7 and closed on 109-7.

Keshav Maharaj and Josh Bohannon are unbeaten for the Red Rose, who simply have to win this game or they are in deep trouble in the relegation picture given they only have one game remaining after this.

There are a few specks of rain in the air at the moment, so we are not guaranteed to start on time at 10.30am. The players continue to warm up, however.

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