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Live blog: Yorkshire vs Lancashire, Day Two

Live blog: Yorkshire vs Lancashire, Day Two

It is Lancashire's turn to bat on the second day of the friendly match against Yorkshire at Emerald Headingley

Welcome to the live blog for the second and final day between Yorkshire and Lancashire at Emerald Headingley.

Lancashire spent yesterday in the field, sharing the overs between nine different bowlers.

Today it's the turn of the batsmen and we'll have updates below as the day progresses, with commentary available via the BBC Sport website.

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6:15pm: Close of play brings down the curtain on this two-day practice match and it's finished exceptionally for Danny Lamb and George Balderson.

The pair batted throughout the final session in an unbroken stand of 116, leaving the Red Rose on 223/5 at the close of play.

Lamb finished on 76 from 133 balls, with Balderson using up 126 balls for his 42.

Another worthwhile day at the office, with two more days of practice against Derbyshire next week before the 'real thing' begins at Leicestershire a week today.

Read the report from Day Two at Emerald Headingley

5:30pm: Great application continues between these two and Lamb (62*) has gone to his half-century in the last 15 minutes.

Even more impressive that this has probably been the hardest part of the day to bat, with the lights on and shadows reasonably prominent from the players.

The stand with Balderson (33*) is now worth 93 and there are 10 overs left in the day with the score on 200/5.

4:45pm: The fifty partnership comes up between Danny Lamb and George Balderson as the former smokes Tom Loten through the off side and away to the fence.

Good application shown from the two all-rounders in pretty gloomy & tough conditions for batting.

162/5 with 22 overs to come, if the weather allows.

4:30pm: The lights are on at Emerald Headingley underneath some gloomy-looking skies.

Danny Lamb and George Balderson have moved onto 26 and 9 respectively with the score now 140/5.

25 overs remaining in the day - hopefully we get as many of those in as possible.

3:40pm: Tea at 117/5. Danny Lamb has 7, George Balderson 5.

3:20pm: Going for a pre-meditated attacking shot, Vilas is caught short of his ground and stumped by Jonny Tattersall. Off-spinner Jack Shutt saw him coming and fired it down the leg side.

George Balderson is the new man to join Danny Lamb.

2:50pm: The White Rose have bowled tightly since the resumption, nagging away at a good spot on or just outside the off stump.

Josh Bohannon (46) succumbed LBW to Ben Coad a short while ago, bringing Danny Lamb to the crease. 

A good test for the Lancashire batsmen, this.

2:00pm: Some tight bowling from Matthew Waite accounts for Rob Jones as the number four feathers through to the 'keeper.

The captain, Dane Vilas, joins Josh Bohannon (35*) at 76/3.

1:00pm: A wicket a few overs before lunch sees Lancashire go in at 58/2. Keaton Jennings was the man to depart, edging Matthew Waite to third slip from a ball that moved away off the pitch.

12:45pm: Three boundaries of sheer beauty from Keaton Jennings (35*) and Josh Bohannon (18*) as the score reaches 53/1.

The latter punched Matthew Waite through cover point, and Jennings struck the same bowler terrifically through mid-on and then past cover in the same over.

12:10pm: Much brighter weather now as Lancashire reach 25/1 inside the 13th over.

Just the two boundaries so far, both to Keaton Jennings behind square on the off side. He's made 21 and Josh Bohannon has four.

11:20am: The covers are pulled off pretty quickly and the players are all ready to get started immediately.

An early wicket as Alex Davies edges Matt Fisher's first ball behind.

11:05am: Pretty frustratingly we have a delayed start, but there are positive signs. The groundstaff are roping the outfield and starting to remove some of the small amount of covers on the pitch.

10:50am: A few raindrops have forced the groundstaff to bring the small set of covers on, but it's by no means heavy at the moment.

Yorkshire's fast bowlers are still going through their warm-ups on the outfield and a few of Lancashire's batsmen are having a net. The dark clouds have gathered, though, and light is potentially more of an issue than rain at the moment.

10:30am: It's overcast but dry ahead of the second day here at Emerald Headingley.

Some dark clouds are gathering over the back of the Western Terrace, but we should be away on time this morning.

The forecast suggests there may be an interlude or two of rain today, but it has certainly improved from what it was this time yesterday.

 
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