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...
Jon Culley at Notts v Durham 286-6
This is turning into quite a match for Scott Borthwick, who has coupled his first five-wicket haul in four years with a century, his first for...well, barely two weeks, in fact. The 26-year-old left-hander is in cracking form with the bat. That's three hundreds in five first-class innings, in fact, following one in each innings in the win over Lancashire. His average going into this match stood at 51.25. With Nick Compton struggling and Gary Ballance yet to make a case for a recall, he must be worth a look, England-wise. Meanwhile, Notts have picked up a first wicket in about 90 minutes with Ryan Pringle caught behind off Jake Ball for 34. Less than one hundred to avoid the follow-on now. 385 the target.