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Paul Edwards at Yorkshire 308 v Lancashire 37-0
Good morning from Headingley where the cricket is so absorbing I almost forgot to blog, which is really not the idea at all. Yorkshire's innings ended when the 11th ball of the morning was steered to gully by Steve Patterson. Now Haseeb Hameed and Tom Smith are opening the Lancashire innings against Bresnan and Brooks in full sail and it is very fine stuff. There is uneven bounce from the Football Stand end and Bresnan is exploiting it to good effect. One other thing: nothing like enough has been made of Croft 's achievement yesterday. To come in and keep for 95.2 overs and to concede one bye in 308 runs while looking very much the part of a keeper seems to me an astonishing effort and I wonder if anyone can think of any other cricketer, not hitherto recognised as a keeper, who has worn the gloves and done anything like as well. I'm talking about a full day's play, not a session etc. Anyway, over to you...
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Tim Wigmore at Sussex 402-6 v Derbyshire
Sussex have 400, and maximum batting points but have yet to declare. That’s most curious: they already have a lead of 250 and with overhead conditions, should fancy themselves to bowl out Derbyshire today. They might need to, too, with an ominous forecast for tomorrow. Sussex should have been warned about the perils of declaring too late: against Derbyshire earlier this month, Sussex amassed a lead of 277 before declaring, only to be foiled by inclement weather.
@MattWarwick: not the pitch at all. Middlesex have batted excellently, Hampshire have lost their way this morning