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LIVE BLOG: YORKSHIRE V WARWICKSHIRE, LVCC, DAY FOUR

— 22 May 2022

Match Centre

Yorkshire coach Ottis Gibson said:

“It was very tough for the players. When everybody woke up this morning, that’s not what we saw or expected.
“But, fair play to the two Warwickshire batters, they played really well and batted nicely.
“The pitch, again, didn’t offer us much with the ball.
“They showed that, on that type of wicket, if you apply yourselves, it’s very hard to get you out.
“The first two innings the ball did a bit. But maybe it was the four heavy rollers (which deadened the pitch) – two per innings.
“It’s a difficult one for the boys. We tried really hard, but there was nothing there for us. Also, it’s a been long six-week slog. To come at the end of that and have to bowl a team out on a very flat pitch, meant that we perhaps didn’t have anything left in the tank.”

4.52pm Match drawn. The handshake comes 10 minutes early as Warwickshire close on 252-3, leading by 47 with 21 overs remaining. We take 14 points to 11. Hain 109 and Rhodes 11.

4.46pm Warwickshire have advanced to 251-3 in the 115th over, a lead of 46. Hain 108 and Rhodes 111. We are looking set for a 5pm handshake – 22 overs remaining in theory.

4.18pm Hain reaches his century off 308 balls with 11×4s and 1×6s. Well played. Warwickshire 230-3.

And Rhodes gets to the same milestone off 268 balls with 12×4s. Fine knock. 232-3. They lead by 27 with the best part of 30 overs remaining.

4.08pm Back up and running after tea. Warwickshire 226-3 in the 105th over, and Hain (96) and Rhodes (98) have shared 201 unbroken for the fourth wicket.

Tea Report Yorkshire’s LV= Insurance County Championship match against Warwickshire at Headingley is heading for another draw.

The county have been unable to take a wicket during the first two sessions of day four, with Warwickshire – 57-3 overnight, trailing by 148 – advancing their second innings to 222-3 at tea.

Former Yorkshire Championship winner Will Rhodes, now the Bears’ captain, and his fourth-wicket partner Sam Hain have been the ones who have frustrated Yorkshire’s bowlers, be it seamers or spinners.

They have shared an unbroken 197. With 34 overs remaining in the game, Warwickshire lead by 17 with Rhodes 98 and Hain 92.

Yorkshire will now head into the break for the start of the Vitality Blast with five draws and a win in six games.

3.41pm – Tea Warwickshire 222-3 from 103 overs, leading by 17 with 34 remaining in the game. Hain 92 and Rhodes 98. They have shared an unbroken 197. Draw incoming, I’m afraid.

3.24pm 20 minutes to go until tea, and the floodlights are on now. Warwickshire are 215-3. They are 10 ahead with 39 overs remaining. Rhodes is 97 not out.

2.58pm Warwickshire have advanced to 200-3, trailing by only five now, in the 93rd over. We have 44 remaining after this. Rhodes 91 and Hain 79.

2.28pm Warwickshire are 181-3 in the 86th over, with Hain (73) and Rhodes (78) sharing 156 unbroken, 51 overs remaining after this one.

2.04pm Key period of play coming up as Yorkshire take the new ball. Warwickshire 146-3 after 80 overs. Hain and Rhodes 58 apiece. Thompson returns with the Bears’ deficit at 59 and 57 overs remaining.

1.54pm Rhodes reaches his fifty off 184 balls with 6×4s. Currently facing Root, who is bowling leg-spin. Warwickshire 136-3 in the 78th over, trailing by 69. 59 overs left after this.

1.47pm Early stages of the afternoon, and Warwickshire are 130-3, trailing by 75. Root and Bess in operation. New ball due in less than five overs.

Lunch Report Warwickshire resistance before lunch on day four at Headingley has frustrated Yorkshire as they bid for a second win of the LV= Insurance County Championship season.

The Bears, 205 behind at the start of the second innings, began the final day on 57-3 and have advanced to reach lunch at 128-3 with a deficit of 77 and a minimum of 64 overs remaining in the match.

Chances have been few and far between this morning. There has been the odd stifled lbw appeal, while a Will Rhodes edge off Dom Bess flashed beyond Harry Brook at second slip before he could react.

Rhodes and Sam Hain have shared an unbroken 103 for the fourth wicket.

Hain reached his fifty off 188 balls shortly before lunch and will begin the afternoon on 52. Rhodes has 47.

Yorkshire ended the session by employing spin at both ends in the form of Bess and Joe Root.

1.01pm – Lunch Warwickshire bat through the morning unbroken to reach 128-3 after 73 overs. Hain 52 and Rhodes 47. A minimum of 64 overs remain in the game and the visitors trail by 77.

12.53pm Closing in on lunch and Yorkshire have been frustrated this morning. Hain has just reached his 188-ball fifty, and the hosts have turned to double spin in the form of Bess and Root. 121-3, a Warwickshire deficit of 84 and 67 overs remain.

11.49am Double change for Yorkshire as Revis and Bess enter the attack. Warwickshire holding firm at present. They are 87-3 after 52, with 85 remaining. The deficit is 118. Hain has 35 and Rhodes 23.

11.15am Opening 15 minutes of play, and Warwickshire have advanced to 70-3, trailing by 135. Hain 24 and Rhodes 19.

11am Warwickshire 57-3 as Thompson bowls to Hain. We’re up and running. The Bears are 148 behind.

9.03am In other news, it was yesterday confirmed that Royal Challengers Bangalore, David Willey’s IPL team, have qualified for the knockout stages this week coming. That means Ottis Gibson will have to appoint a new captain for the early stages of the Vitality Blast, starting on Wednesday.

8.58am Before we get going, let us also have a look around the grounds at the other scores.

Division One

Somerset 211 and 69 lost to Hampshire 280 and 1-0 by 10 wickets, Taunton
Lancashire 103 and 213-9 v Essex 391, Old Trafford
Northamptonshire 347-7 v Kent 519-9 dec, Wantage Road

Division Two

Worcestershire 577-6 dec beat Leicestershire 148 and 170 by an inns and 259 runs, New Road
Middlesex 422 v Durham 350 and 25-3, Lord’s
Nottinghamshire 358 and 3-0 v Derbyshire 260 and 262, Trent Bridge

8.55am You can recap yesterday’s action via our match report and reaction piece, the latter with Matthew Revis, via the links below. Also, there is a report from yesterday’s Northern Diamonds defeat in the Charlotte Edwards Cup against Southern Vipers at Durham.

Match Report.

Matthew Revis.

Diamonds.

Good morning from Headingley, where it is overcast but dry ahead of day four against Warwickshire.

We have arrived at yet another final day which starts with a Yorkshire victory chance. Five of the six games so far this season have produced the same scenario, though only Gloucestershire away in round one of the summer ended in victory.

Pitches since have been incredibly flat, and the county have met resistance from Northamptonshire, Kent and Essex.

Will Warwickshire provide the same frustration today?

They will resume on 57-3 in their second innings, 148 runs in arrears.

This is the final game of six before the near month-long break for the start of the Vitality Blast this week.

If unbeaten Yorkshire can add a second victory to their tally of four draws and a win so far, they would head into the Blast with plenty of vigour.

The pitch does seem to be offering enough assistance through a bit of turn, some uneven bounce and has a bit of a two-paced nature to it.

There will be a stream available once again via the Match Centre tab at the top of this page. We are all set for an 11am start. Enjoy the day.

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