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LIVE BLOG: YORKSHIRE V WARWICKSHIRE, LVCC, DAY TWO

— 20 May 2022

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Yorkshire’s Adam Lyth said:

“The way me and George (Hill) came out and then Will (Fraine) came in and grafted so hard, we fought hard there and got our rewards towards the back end of the day.
“Harry came in and played unbelievably well, as he has done all year. He was free-scoring on a tough wicket.
“I don’t know how many balls I’ve faced there, but it must have been near 300 (285).
“Harry has come in and struck it with ease. Unfortunately, he didn’t get to a hundred. But he played fantastically well, and that partnership was fantastic for the side.
“It was a very different knock for me, but I just dug deep there. You saw how much it meant at the end to get a hundred.”
Lyth also dedicated his century to his wife Lily, who has been ill but is improving: “It’s been a tough 12 months,” he added.

6.01pm – Close Play abandoned for the day.

5.30pm We’re off for rain. Yorkshire 269-4, leading by 25 with 17 overs remaining. Lyth 118 and Duke 1.

5.24pm WICKET Brook falls for a superb 82, well caught at first slip off Hannon-Dalby. Yorkshire now 266-4 in the 90th over, leading by 22. Lyth remains on 116.

5.08pm A lead has been secured. Yorkshire are 246-3 in the 87th over, two ahead. Lyth 109 and Brook 69. 21 and a bit overs remain.

4.58pm HUNDRED! Huge roar of celebration for Lyth as he reaches three figures off 267 balls with 17×4s. Fabulous knock, the first half of it in very different fashion to his usual style. But so important. It’s 234-3 in the 85th over.

Yorkshire are just 10 runs behind. Hang on, make that six as Lyth cuts another boundary. It’s 238-3 with 23 overs remaining in the day.

4.35pm Yorkshire looking in a very strong position now. The partnership between Lyth and Brook, who have 87 and 60, has advanced to 105 and the score to 215-3 after 79 overs. 29 behind with as many overs left in the day. Brilliant stuff.

4.20pm Brook has only gone and scored another fifty, his eighth fifty in nine innings this season – 77 balls with 8×4s. Yorkshire 199-3 in the evening sunshine.

There is talk that he is in England’s Test squad only as a spare batter for the New Zealand series. Not really sure how he can be left out.

4.04pm First over the evening and Brook pulls Rhodes for four over square-leg and then drives him for four down the ground. The second was glorious. He has 38 of 175-3 after 69.

Tea Report Adam Lyth reached a determined half-century during the second afternoon against Warwickshire at Headingley as Yorkshire responded strongly to a first-innings 244.

The home side advanced from 61-1 in the 31st over at lunch to 167-3 from 68.

Will Fraine, for a pleasing 31, and Joe Root (8) both fell during the afternoon to Will Rhodes and Henry Brookes.

Fraine was caught behind down leg trying to flick one off his pads before Root was enticed into a drive at a swinging ball as Yorkshire fell to 109-3 in the 47th over.

Lyth went on to reach his fifty off 161 balls as he and Harry Brook calmly advanced Yorkshire under the Headingley floodlights. Though the light did get significantly brighter as tea approached.

Lyth drove nicely as well as aiming a couple of vicious pulls through mid-wicket. But this was an innings in which he had to battle hard on the way to 69 not out.

He has shared an unbroken 58 with Harry Brook, who has reached 30 to help reduce the deficit to 77 with 40 overs remaining in the day.

3.40pm – Tea Two wickets in the session, but Yorkshire have added 106 in the session to maintain the advantage at 167-3 after 68 overs in reply to Warwickshire 244. Lyth 69 and Brook 30 – they have added an unbroken 58.

2.57pm Lyth reaches his fifty off 161 balls with 9×4s. Excellent. 126-3 in the 55th over.

2.54pm 45 minutes to go until tea, and Yorkshire’s reply to 244 has reached 122-3 in the 55th over. Lyth 46 and Brook 8.

2.21pm WICKET Root is caught behind driving at a swinging ball from Brookes, 8. Yorkshire 109-3 in the 47th over.

2.19pm Three fours in a row for Lyth off Hannon-Dalby takes him to 41 and Yorkshire beyond 100. 109-2 after 46.

2.14pm The floodlights are on again. Yorkshire 97-2 in the 45th over. Lyth 29 and Root 8.

1.58pm Lyth has just hammered a pull for four through mid-wicket off Brookes, moving to 26. Yorkshire are 86-2. Great shot.

1.53pm WICKET Fraine has been caught behind down leg off Rhodes for 31. Yorkshire 82-2 in the 40th over.

1.37pm Yorkshire have moved to 67-1 in the early stages of the afternoon as Lyth faces up to former team-mate Rhodes as I type. The opener has moved to 22.

1.21pm Play has just re-started with Yorkshire 61-1 in the 31st over. Lyth 16 and Fraine 16.

Lunch Report Yorkshire have reached 61-1 during a rain-affected second morning against Warwickshire at Headingley.

Only 18.5 overs were bowled at the start of day two of this LV= Insurance County Championship match, with Yorkshire, replying to a first-innings 244, advancing from 28-0 overnight.

George Hill was the only wicket to fall during the morning, caught behind flashing outside off-stump at Henry Brookes for 25 as the score fell to 33-1 in the 17th over – the fifth of the morning.

Adam Lyth and Will Fraine, the latter making his first appearance of the season, have both hit two boundaries in 16 apiece to reduce Yorkshire’s deficit below 200.

Play was cut short at 12.25pm, with lunch taken at 12.45pm, by which time the scene looked much brighter.

12.38pm Lunch will be taken here at 12.45pm. It does seem to have brightened up a fair bit, so fingers crossed we will be back up and running immediately afterwards.

12.25pm We’re off for rain. Yorkshire 61-1 in the 31st over. Lyth and Fraine have 16 apiece.

12.18pm The floodlights aren’t on yet, but the light doesn’t look to be amazing. Yorkshire 61-1 in the 31st over. Lyth 16 and Fraine 16.

11.55am Yorkshire have moved to 51-1 in the 24th over of their first innings, with Lyth 12 and Fraine 10. Cloudy start to the day. The sun hasn’t yet broken through.

11.17am WICKET Hill caught behind off Brookes, 25. 33-1 in the 17th over. Lyth on 8 and Fraine 0.

11.01am A maiden from Henry Brookes to Lyth starts the day. Yorkshire are 28-0 after 13 in reply to Warwickshire’s 244.

8.57am Before we get going this morning, let’s have a look at what else happened around the grounds yesterday.

Division One

Lancashire v Essex 280-7, Old Trafford
Northamptonshire v Kent 286-2, Wantage Road
Somerset 211 v Hampshire 29-0, Taunton

Division Two

Middlesex v Durham 256-5, Lord’s
Nottinghamshire 22-0 v Derbyshire 260, Trent Bridge
Worcestershire 159-2 v Leicestershire 149, New Road

8.55am You can recap yesterday’s action via our match report and reaction piece with Jordan Thompson below.

Match Report.

Jordan Thompson.

Good morning from Headingley, where it is a bright start to the day. The sun’s trying to poke through ahead of day two.

Yorkshire will begin the day on 28-0 in reply to Warwickshire’s 244.

Yesterday was a super day for the home side, led by three wickets apiece for Jordan Thompson and Steve Patterson. Not forgetting Matthew Revis and Tom Loten, who claimed two each and were excellent.

George Hill and Adam Lyth will begin the morning on 21 and seven respectively.

There is some suggestion of rain later on today, so we shall see whether that comes to pass.

There will be a live stream available via the Match Centre tab at the top of this page shortly before we get going at 11am.

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