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LIVE BLOG: KENT V YORKSHIRE, CC, DAY 4

— 17 May 2019

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Steve Patterson

“The first couple of games went pretty well. We had a little break for the 50-over stuff, but we felt in good form coming into the game in red ball cricket, and we seem like we picked up where we left off. So we’re delighted with the victory.

“It was a tough game this week, and we’ve had to really work hard and earn the right to win.

“From being 90 odd for six on the first morning and 120 for seven, to somehow put ourselves in a position to win by nearly 200 runs is a testament to the lads’ work over the four days.

“We toiled very hard for three-and-a-half days and we’ve got our rewards.

“After those first couple sessions, we picked it up.

“I’d say we were on top after that.

“That second morning taking only one wicket was difficult, but we came back well after lunch and got five in the session. From then, we drove the game.

“If you’re going to win a game like that, you need more than one person to chip in. Gary’s hundred was outstanding and Coady’s six-for today, but everybody made their own contributions and pushed us towards getting there in the end.

“I’m not quite sure how Tim is. He’s got an issue with his calf. I’m not too sure what him and the physio have discussed yet. We’ve just focused on the game. There’s 10 days until the next game, and over he next two or three they’ll decide where he’s at.”

5.15pm Claydon gone! Yorkshire win by 172 runs with 15.1 overs remaining as Coad gets him caught at short-leg. 20 points, Yorkshire second in Div One and Coad 6-52. Superb!

5.03pm OUT! Coad bowls Podmore and takes his fifth wicket. 207-9 with 17.4 overs remaining.

4.53pm Kent 194-7 with 20 overs remaining. Floodlights are back on.

4.02pm Yorkshire quick Jared Warner and bustling seamer Josh Shaw have both been loaned to Division Two sides Sussex and Gloucestershire respectively for the next month.

3.55pm Around the grounds….

DIVISION ONE

Hampshire beat Warwickshire by 314 runs

Any hope Warwickshire had of saving this game ended when they lost four wickets in 13 overs before lunch. The wickets were shared around, with Keith Barker picking up two against his former county as Warwicks were bowled out for 109.

Somerset v Surrey (Taunton)

A draw looks the likely outcome as Surrey have a lead of 217 with two second-innings wickets left. Rory Burns (78) and Will Jacks (54) led their resistance on the final day while Jack Leach has taken three wickets.

Kent v Yorkshire (Canterbury)

Kent are heading for defeat on 164 for 7 in their second innings, still needing a further 222 runs. Daniel Bell-Drummond and Fred Klaassen batted through the morning but four wickets have fallen since lunch including Bell-Drummond for 41 off 121 balls during which he passed 5,000 first-class runs. Ben Coad has taken four wickets.

DIVISION TWO

Lancashire beat Northamptonshire by 10 wickets

Lancashire needed just eight minutes and 16 balls to wrap up victory this morning as they chased a target of 17 and secured their first at Old Trafford since the final game of the 2017 season.

Worcestershire beat Durham by 5 wickets

Worcestershire were given a scare by Chris Rushworth who took all five wickets as they slumped to 55 for 5 chasing 81 to win. It was Rushworth’s 22nd five-wicket haul of his career. Ross Whiteley and Ben Cox saw their side to victory while Rushworth finished with 5 for 28.

Middlesex v Leicestershire (Lord’s)

Chasing 305 to win on the final day, Leicestershire are 174 for 4 with Colin Ackermann 41 not out, still needing a further 131.

Glamorgan v Gloucestershire (Newport)

Glamorgan declared their second innings on 481 for 8 with Nick Selman finally dismissed for 150 and Marnus Labuschagne 137. That left Gloucestershire needing 269 to win from 51 overs and they are 34 for 2 after 10.

Tea Yorkshire claimed four afternoon wickets to close in on a Specsavers County Championship victory over Kent on day four at Canterbury.

Set a victory target of 384 late on day three, Kent closed on 34-3 before batting through the fourth morning without losing a wicket – 84-3.

But they then slipped to 142-7 as Ben Coad took two of four wickets to fall in the first 70 minutes of the afternoon. Since then, they have advanced to 169-7 with a minimum of 35 overs remaining.

Two wickets fell in the first three overs after lunch as Duanne Olivier and Coad removed night-watchman Fred Klaasen for 13 and home captain Heino Kuhn for nought, both caught at second slip by Adam Lyth.

Steve Patterson then had Daniel Bell-Drummond lbw for 41 before Ollie Robinson (35) drove a Coad slower ball to Gary Ballance at cover.

Alex Blake has 18 and Harry Podmore 13. Yorkshire will get a new ball in eleven overs.

3.07pm Tim Bresnan left the field this morning with a calf injury. He has not returned to the field as yet. Kent 148-7.

3.07pm Tim Bresnan left the field this morning with a calf injury. He has not returned to the field as yet. Kent 148-7.

2.51pm OUT! Robinson drives Coad to Ballance at cover for 35. Kent 142-7.

2.24pm Patterson gets Bell-Drummond lbw for 41. 118-6.

1.46pm Breakthrough for Yorkshire comes courtesy of Olivier as Klaasen edges him to second slip, where Lyth takes the catch. Olivier’s first ball of the afternoon, and Kent are 84-4.

Lunch Yorkshire have endured a frustrating fourth morning against Kent at Canterbury, going wicketless.

Kent, chasing 384, started the day on 34-3, with Yorkshire firmly on course for their second win in three Specsavers County Championship matches.

But the hosts’ fourth-wicket pair Daniel Bell-Drummond and night-watchman Fred Klaasen have made it through to lunch, taking the score to 84-3 from 40 overs.

Bell-Drummond reached 5,000 career first-class runs upon reaching two this morning and was dropped at second slip on seven by Adam Lyth off Duanne Olivier.

Tim Bresnan limped off the field midway through the morning having bowled two maidens.

Play has taken place under floodlights all morning, and Yorkshire will be hoping bad light, or rain, does not play its part later in the day.

Bell-Drummond will begin the afternoon on 33 and Klaasen on 13.

12.36pm Coad returns to the attack in place of Patterson. Kent 70-3. The light has improved as Yorkshire search for the breakthrough. A frustrating morning so far.

12.12pm Night-watchman Klaasen and Bell-Drummond are frustrating Yorkshire having batted through the first half of the morning unbroken. They have taken the score from 34-3 to 67-3. The light isn’t great, and I’d be surprised if we get through a full day without some form of interruption.

12.02pm Bresnan replaced by Bess. Kent 62-3 from 23 overs. Klaasen 9 and Bell-Drummond 15.

11.22am Bell-Drummond is dropped at second slip by Lyth on seven off Olivier. Kent 43-3.

11am We’re up and running under the floodlights as Coad bowls to Bell-Drummond. Kent 35-3 chasing 384. Just a single so far in the first over.

10.28am Around the grounds ahead of day four….

Division One

Kent 296 and 34-3 v Yorkshire 210 and 469, Canterbury
Somerset 398 v Surrey 380 and 152-5, Taunton
Warwickshire 233 and 42-2 v Hampshire 354 and 302-5, Edgbaston
Essex beat Nottinghamshire, Chelmsford

Division Two

Glamorgan 250 and 359-1 v Gloucestershire 463, Newport
Lancashire 415 v Northamptonshire 230 and 200, Old Trafford
Middlesex 349 and 223 v Leicestershire 268 and 38-0, Lord’s
Worcestershire 390 v Durham 273 and 197, New Road

Good morning from Canterbury where it is overcast ahead of day four.

It was actually raining ever so slightly as I walked into the ground about 10 minutes ago, but it has stopped now, the covers are off and the players are warming up.

The light isn’t great at the moment, so fingers crossed that improves in time for 11am and Yorkshire can get out there and claim the seven wickets they need for victory, their second in three matches this season.

The eight-over burst last night from Olivier and Coad, restricting Kent to 34-3 in pursuit of 384, was absolutely exceptional. Kent’s top order were shell-shocked.

More of the same this morning, please.

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