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LIVE BLOG: YORKSHIRE V SUSSEX, LVCC, DAY 4

— 6 June 2021

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Steve Patterson said

“Bessy got two in an over and then Dave as well to turn the game on its head.
“I honestly couldn’t see how we were going to win the game, but then it went to us having the best part of an hour to get one or two wickets.
“I’m still a bit shell-shocked as to how we managed to do it. But I’m delighted.
“The message from myself and Galey this morning was to keep it dry for long periods. Then we were always in the game. The fact they were always behind meant that two or three wickets quickly would turn the game on its head.
“The key for me is that qualification is now in our hands. That’s all we can ask for.
“We’re not reliant on other results. It’s about how we perform in those two matches.”

6.16pm Yorkshire WIN by an innings and 29 runs. It’s Patterson, that man again. Hero of Northants. 215 all out with 32 balls left. Brown caught behind. Four points behind Lancashire with two games left. Well done Sussex, who played their part.

6.11pm Six overs remain. Still need one wicket.

6.02pm Jeepers, this is getting tense. Sussex nine down with eight overs left. Bess went off to have what looked to be a dislocated finger sorted having parried a tough chance at leg slip. He’s on again. 206-9.

5.48pm 11 overs remain. Sussex 188-9. Brown and Atkins there.

5.23pm WICKET Crocombe caught behind fending a short ball at Willey. 187-9. Nearly there with 16.4 remaining.

5.15pm WICKET Meaker gone! Caught at short-leg by Brook off Willey for 0. 187-8.

5.11pm WICKET Yes. Carson caught at leg gully by Thompson off Willey, 5. 187-7 with 18.4 overs remaining.

4.58pm WICKET Here we go….Ibrahim caught at slip for a three-ball duck off Bess. 180-6 with 21.2 remaining.

4.55pm WICKET Hang on a moment. Bess gets Thomason caught at slip by Lyth for 52. 180-5 with 21.5 overs remaining.

4.44pm Thomason reaches his fifty off 175 balls with 8×4s. Sussex 177-4 in the 95th over. A little more than 24 overs remain.

4.30pm Just not happening for Yorkshire I’m afraid. Sussex steadfast on a slow pitch. 172-4 with 27.3 overs remaining as I type. Fingers crossed, something special happens in the next hour or so.

4.08pm Up and running after tea. Big effort required from Yorkshire. Six wickets to win. Sussex 165-4. Coad and Thompson bowling.

Tea Report Yorkshire need six wickets to claim an LV= Insurance County Championship victory at Emerald Headingley as Sussex resist on the final day.

Sussex, who started their second innings last night 245 behind, have reached tea at 165-4 with a minimum of 35 overs left to be bowled.

Opener Ali Orr completed a debut 67 and shared half-century stands with Tom Haines for the first wicket and Aaron Thomason for the third.

Orr was the first of two wickets in the afternoon when he was bowled driving at Dom Bess, leaving Sussex at 125-3 in the 70th over with the best part of 50 remaining in the day.

Thomason has moved to 45 and will begin the evening alongside captain Ben Brown on one.

Yorkshire took the new ball deep into the afternoon session, and Ben Coad struck in the third over with it when he had Travis Head caught at slip by Tom Kohler-Cadmore – 164-4 with 36.3 overs remaining.

3.42pm – Tea Yorkshire need six wickets in 35 overs. Sussex reach tea on 165-4, trailing by 80. Wickets for Bess and Coad in the afternoon.

3.36pm WICKET Head caught at first slip by Kohler-Cadmore off Coad, 18. Sussex 164-4 – 36.3 overs remaining.

3.24pm Yorkshire have taken the new ball with 39 overs remaining. Sussex are 149-3, trailing by 96. Coad with it.

3.11pm Sussex 141-3 after 76 overs – 43 remain. Thomason 35 and Head 9.

2.46pm WICKET Orr drives at Bess and is bowled for 67. 125-3 in the 70th over. Just under 50 remaining.

2.29pm David Willey has bowled seven maidens in 10 overs. Unfortunately, however, he has not yet taken a wicket. Yorkshire’s chances of the win are receding on this slow pitch and in the face of impressive resistance from Orr and now Thomason. They have put on 56. 117-2 with 53 overs remaining.

1.56pm Sussex have added just the one run in the opening four or five overs of the afternoon. Willey and Coad bowling. 106-2 with best part of 61 overs remaining. Willey currently has figures of 6-5-1-0.

Lunch Report Sussex are holding firm on day four at Emerald Headingley thanks largely to their debut opener Ali Orr, who has reached an unbeaten half-century.

Yorkshire’s hopes of a fourth LV= Insurance County Championship win of the season remain alive, but they have significant work to do on a slow pitch.

Sussex, 38-0 from 23 overs overnight in their second innings, have gone to lunch at 105-2 from 54 overs.

Their deficit is 140 with a minimum of 65 overs remaining in the game.

Dom Bess and Jordan Thompson, the latter in his first over of the day, both struck.

Bess had Tom Haines superbly caught by a diving Adam Lyth having run around from slip following a turning and bouncing delivery which looped up.

That brought a 60 opening partnership in 34 overs with Orr to a close.

Three balls later, Thompson had South African overseas left-hander Stiaan van Zyl caught behind for nought, leaving the score at 61-2.

Orr, aged 20 has since reached his fifty. The left-left-hander got there off 139 balls with eight fours, the seventh and eighth coming in succession and both pulled.

He will begin the afternoon on 55 alongside Aaron Thomason on 21.

1pm – Lunch Yorkshire have claimed two of the 10 wickets they need for victory. Sussex resisting. They’ve reached 105-2 from 54 overs and trail by 140 with 65 overs remaining. Orr 55 and Thomason 21.

12.53pm Lyth has returned to the attack in place of Bess. Sussex 101-2.

12.43pm Sussex 98-2 after 49 overs. Orr 55 and Thomason 14. Bess has bowled unchanged through the session so far.

12.21pm Orr reaches an impressive debut fifty off 139 balls with eight fours. He’s not just dropped anchor here, happy to play his shots. Sussex 86-2 trailing by 159.

12pm The ideal scenario from here would be to get Travis Head in and out before lunch. If that could be say 95-4 at lunch, Yorkshire would be bang on course for the win. Sussex 65-2.

11.46am WICKET van Zyl caught behind off Thompson for 0. Two wickets in quick succession. 61-2. Yorkshire have kicked the door ajar.

11.42am WICKET Haines undone by turn and significant bounce, catches the shoulder of the bat and loops up. Lyth takes the catch running and then diving from slip. Gone for 24. Sussex 60-1.

11.38am Sussex 59-0 in the 34th over.

11.14am Lyth just bowled one over, paving the way for a change of ends for Bess. Coad bowling to three slips, two of which (Lyth and Brook at second and third) could almost touch the batsman. Sign of the pace of the pitch, or lack of it anyway. 48-0.

11am Yorkshire come from left field to begin the day. They are opening the bowling with Adam Lyth. First over complete, and Sussex are 39-0, trailing by 206 in their second innings. Ben Coad to share bowling duties.

10.09am Here’s a look around the grounds….

Essex 180-7 v Nottinghamshire 293, Chelmsford
Somerset 360 and 323-6 v Hampshire 311, Taunton
Kent 330-5 v Northamptonshire 392, Canterbury
Derbyshire 121 and 117 lost to Warwickshire 274 and 155 by 191 runs, County Ground
Worcestershire 131 and 336 lost to Durham 381 and 81-0 by 10 wickets, New Road
Leicestershire 451 beat Gloucestershire 158 and 200 by an innings and 93 runs, Grace Road
Glamorgan 150 and 188-4 beat Lancashire 173 and 164 by six wickets, Sophia Gardens

Good morning from Emerald Headingley.

It is actually a pretty overcast start to day four.

Yorkshire will begin needing 10 wickets to win, with Sussex 207 runs behind in their second innings.

After Dawid Malan’s brilliant 199, Sussex openers Ali Orr and Tom Haines frustrated Yorkshire in the final 23 overs of day three to close on 38-0.

There is little in the pitch in the way of help for the bowlers, so it is going to be a challenge for the White Rose today. But it is certainly one they will be confident of meeting.

If they win, they would go to within four points of Lancashire at the top of Group Three with two games remaining, including the Roses clash at Scarborough.

There was also excellent news for the Northern Diamonds yesterday as they won their second Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy game in three by chasing down 54 to win by nine wickets against Sunrisers at Cambridge.

The stream will be available once again for those of you who are not here at Headingley today. Enjoy.

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