George Dobell at Warwickshire (25-1) v Yorkshire
Porterfield has just driven to mid-off. Pretty remarkable shot from an opening batsman at 11.20am having been put in but reward for a nice spell from Coad. Gary Ballance juggled with the chance but held it eventually.
Paul Edwards at Durham 10-1 v Warwickshire
Good morning. Rain has stopped play after 3.4 overs here but it has the appearance of an an April shower. (They come your way.) We have had two crisp boundaries by Keaton Jennings and a push through mid-on by Stephen Cook, which was greeted by loud and rather pointed applause from spectators who have taken advantage of the reduced prices on the first day of the season (£5 for adults, zilch for children). That was Cook's only scoring stroke, however. He was dismissed five balls before the rain when he tried to leave a Jake Ball delivery but only edged it to Chris Read. The rain's stopped now and no doubt the many-blossomed trees at the Lumley End appreciated it.
George Dobell at Warwickshire v Yorkshire
Morning from Edgbaston – the thinking man’s home of cricket – where the beautiful slate-grey sky perfectly matches the slate-grey hair of the Birmingham-Botham, Rikki Clarke. Rikki, I understand, has declined Warwickshire’s offer of a one-year contract extension (which would take him until the end of 2018) in order to see what else might be out there. Were Warwickshire to offer him a two-year deal (to take him up until the end of 2019), he’d probably bite their hand off. He’s 35, which sounds pretty old for a bowling all-rounder (which is what he is these days) but he hasn’t missed a match through injury for more than three years. David Willey makes a welcome early return in the Yorkshire side after shoulder surgery, while Adil Rashid is also in their line-up. Warwickshire are unchanged. William Porterfield is batting nicely here so far and Yorkshire have, to date, being unable to exploit their decision to bowl.