|Bob Willis Trophy, Emerald Headingley (day two):|
|Yorkshire 178-6: Lyth 86*; Lamb 2-32, Burrows 2-56|
|Lancashire: Yet to bat|
|Yorkshire 0 pts, Lancashire 2 pts|
Yorkshire opener Adam Lyth moved to within 14 runs of a fourth Roses red-ball century all over a weather-affected but tantalizing day two of the Bob Willis Trophy clash with Lancashire at Emerald Headingley.
Both aspect loved classes of dominance all over an uninterrupted morning, which noticed Yorkshire come their first innings to 53 with out loss sooner than slipping to 78 for four, including two wickets in three balls for all-rounder Danny Lamb.
No play become once doubtless between 2.15pm and 4.45pm, with the hosts later advancing their first innings to 178-6, with Lyth reaching 86 now no longer out off 197 balls.
Saturday noticed 87 overs misplaced to rain, and with a extra 35 long past all over day two, the potentialities of both aspect winning this penultimate round North Community fixture are slim.
A procedure would maybe be a long way more negative to Lancashire – third in the table and 22 aspects off high recount sooner than this fixture. Yorkshire were second and handiest two aspects at the help of leaders Derbyshire.
Lyth, who survived a immense lbw charm from Tom Bailey on nought, fed on some leg-aspect bowling from Purple Rose debutant George Burrows, who he pulled for a six added to seven boundaries in his lunchtime 45 now no longer out.
He shared a half-century opening partnership with Tom Kohler-Cadmore, correct for Yorkshire’s situation of energy to lope away all over the second half of the morning in bowler-pleasant stipulations.
Of Lancashire’s four entrance-line seamers, Bailey, 29, is the ideal one with essential journey. The others, Burrows, Lamb and George Balderson, had handiest nine outdated first-class appearances between them.
Bailey made the initial step forward when he had Kohler-Cadmore neatly caught low down in the commence lope by Keaton Jennings in the 11th over.
Lamb replaced Bailey at the Emerald Stand Stop and had Will Fraine caught at the help of and Tom Loten lbw for nought as the White Rose slipped to 61-3
There become once extra hurt performed courtesy of Burrows, who returned for his second spell at the Kirkstall Lane Stop and nearly straight claimed his first profession wicket when Harry Brook reduce a immediate and huge shipping to Josh Bohannon.
Jennings dropped Jonny Tattersall on one in the commence lope, and there become once barely sufficient time for three overs to be bowled in the afternoon sooner than rain.
Lyth reached his fifty rapidly after the evening resumption, off 130 balls with eight fours and his six off Burrows.
It is miles the feeble England left-hander’s seventh salvage of 50 or more in 14 Roses first-class appearances.
Lyth and wicketkeeper-batsman Tattersall steadied the hosts with a fifth-wicket stand of 61, but Jennings atoned for the earlier drop when his section-time medium-pacers claimed the latter for 25, caught in the commence lope by Steven Croft.
Lyth later pulled a second six off Lamb, handiest to lose one other accomplice in Jordan Thompson as Burrows bowled him off an internal-edge as he tried to leave by myself.
Yorkshire opener Adam Lyth:
“It become once reasonably appealing accessible. To be racy, in the event that they’d salvage bowled reasonably higher with the unusual ball, it could maybe probably were more difficult. But we bought off to reasonably of a flyer and scored at five an over.
“They then pegged it help indubitably, indubitably effectively with some tight lines and steady length. That become once presumably reasonably of inexperience from their debutant (George Burrows).
“But he bowled effectively after that. Hats off to him. And Tom Bailey at the assorted discontinuance, he’s repeatedly a mission on any pitch.
“At Headingley there are some overheads, and it wasn’t straightforward. You wish success. Batting right here is by no system straightforward. Getting bowled off a no ball helps. Alternatively it be repeatedly nice to gain runs towards Lancashire in a Roses game.”
Lancashire head coach Glen Chapple:
“If I’m being harsh, it become once a combined day. There become once some very steady stuff in it, and we’re happy to ogle that from the form of young attack.
“George Balderson had an truthful day and has shown an development all over the video games he’s performed so a long way. He’s very switched on.
“He’d be disappointed to recall a wicket with a no ball. That is repeatedly gut-wrenching for a bowler. But, on the full, he’ll be happy. And Danny Lamb become once very steady.
“On the full, we’re chuffed. Alternatively it remains to be seen how appealing the pitch is to bat on till each aspect salvage had a toddle. There could be for plod loads there for the bowlers.”
Match document supplied by PA Media.