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Live Blog: Yorkshire v Lancashire, day 1

Live Blog: Yorkshire v Lancashire, day 1

Live Blog: Yorkshire v Lancashire, day 1

Welcome to Day One of Lancashire's latest LV=County Championship clash against Yorkshire.

CLOSE, Day 1
Lancashire 273-2, Wells 35* Bohannon 7*
A fine day for Lancashire who are in a strong position following that opening partnership between centurion Keaton Jennings and Alex Davies.

A nice contribution from Luke Wells then backed up the start.

5.40pm, 87.0 overs
Lancashire 261-2, Wells 30* Bohannon 0*
Keaton Jennings brilliant innings has ended at 132 caught and bowled by Jordan Thompson.

Jennings had just hit 4 fours in seven deliveries off Leech, prompting White Rose skipper to change the bowling and it paid an immediate dividend when Jennings chipped back to the bowler.

5.15pm, 81.0 overs
Lancashire 225-1, Jennings 110* Wells 23*
Yorkshire have taken the new ball with Ben Coad and Dom Leech back into the White Rose attack.

Keaton Jennings and Luke Wells are going well in another excellent partnership that looks to be steering Lancashire towards a big first innings total.

4.55pm, 75.0 overs
Lancashire 211-1, Jennings 106* Wells 13*
Keaton Jennings has become the 13th Lancashire batsman to score two centuries in the same season against Yorkshire.

Jennings' fine innings is his 5th century for Lancashire and his 20th in first-class cricket.

Jennings has hit the first six of the match off Dom Bess just before he went to three figures and Lancashire also have a first batting point after reaching 200. 

TEA. 3.45pm, 64.0 overs
Lancashire 176-1, Jennings 77* Wells 7*
Lancashire have dominated both sessions so far with Keaton Jennings looking in impressive form.

Alex Davies was no less impressive and it was a bit of a surprise when he was lbw to Thompson for 84 because neither batsman had given a chance this afternoon.

3.25pm, 57.0 overs
Lancashire 164-1, Jennings 71* Wells 1*
Lancashire are completely on top at Headingley despite the loss of Alex Davies for 84-his highest score of the season.

Davies batted superbly before being lbw to Jordan Thompson. 

Keaton Jennings has twice hit Dom Bess for four to long-off and he has now passed 8,000 runs in first-class cricket.  

2.55pm, 49.0 overs
Lancashire 137-0, Jennings 56* Davies 73*
Dom Bess has been introduced into the attack for the first time today-to great acclaim from the crowd-but he has been reverse swept for four by Keaton Jennings who reaches his half-century from his 6th boundary.

Alex Davies has just hammered a half volley from Dom Leech through the covers for his 11th four and then pulled the next ball for four more as this pair continue to dominate proceedings.

2.05pm, 37.0 overs
Lancashire 100-0, Jennings 39* Davies 53*
The afternoon session is underway and Jennings & Davies reach their century partnership, repeating the feat they achieved here in the Bob Willis Trophy last season.

LUNCH 1.00pm, 31.0 overs
Lancashire 96-0, Jennings 39* Davies 49*

That has been a tremendous start to this Roses Match by Lancashire, 96-0 off 31 overs after losing the toss.

What a great effort by Keaton Jennings, who has now reached 2,000 first-class runs for Lancashire, and Alex Davies who has struck some superb boundaries.

12.00pm, 16.0 overs
Lancashire 50-0, Jennings 15* Davies 32*

The first hour of this Roses match has definitely gone to Lancashire, especially after being put in to bat.

Keaton Jennings and Alex Davies have posted a fifty partnership, Davies hitting consecutive boundaries off Jordan Thompson a couple of overs ago.

No real alarms for either batsmen who have settled in well and Davies in particular has picked up the scoring with some nice shots having struck five fours.

11.30am, 8.0 overs
Lancashire 16-0, Jennings 7* Davies 7*
Alex Davies has his first boundary after on-driving Leech. Otherwise this has been a quiet, steady start by the Red Rose openers.

11.10am, 3.0 overs
Lancashire 8-0, Jennings 7* Davies 0*
Keaton Jennings has straight driven Leech for four in the only action of note so far. The early morning sunshine has given way to overcast, humid conditions at Headingley.

TOSS
Yorkshire have won the toss and put Lancashire in to bat.

TEAMS
Lancashire: Jennings, Davies, Wells, Bohannon, Jones, Vilas (capt/wk), Croft, Balderson, Bailey, Blatherwick, Anderson.

Jack Blatherwick makes his Lancashire first team debut having played two first-class matches for Nottinghamshire.

Yorkshire: Lyth, Hill, Northeast, Ballance, Brook, Bess, Duke (wkt), Thompson, Patterson (capt), Coad, Leech.

10.00am
Good morning from Emerald Headingley for live coverage of our LV= Insurance County Championship match against Yorkshire.

This is the 10th and final match in Group 3 of the Championship with both Lancashire and Yorkshire having already qualified for Division One.

Under the new format for 2021, the top two sides in each of the three groups progress to Division One and carry forward half the points from the two matches played against each other.

That means Lancashire already have 11 points and Yorkshire have 0.5 points from the Roses match at Emirates Old Trafford won by Lancashire by an innings and 79 runs in May.

A further four rounds of games in September will then follow against those teams they have not already met.

TEAM NEWS
Both sides have unavailability issues.

Lancashire are without internationals Jos Buttler, Liam Livingstone, Saqib Mahmood and Matt Parkinson, while Yorkshire are without Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root and David Willey.

James Anderson, fresh from passing the 1,000-wicket milestone last week, plays ahead of England’s Test series against India.

Yorkshire have been forced into the short-term signing of batsman Sam Northeast following his release from Hampshire. This is the last of his initial two-game Championship spell with the county.

Northeast’s signing has come as a result of recent injuries to Tom Kohler-Cadmore (broken finger) and Will Fraine (oblique strain).

Lancashire squad: Dane Vilas (capt/wkt), James Anderson, Tom Bailey, George Balderson, Jack Blatherwick, Josh Bohannon, Steven Croft, Alex Davies, Tom Hartley, Keaton Jennings, Rob Jones, Danny Lamb, Luke Wells, Luke Wood.

Yorkshire squad: Adam Lyth, George Hill, Sam Northeast, Gary Ballance, Harry Brook, Dom Bess, Harry Duke (wkt), Jordan Thompson, Steve Patterson (capt), Ben Coad, Duanne Olivier, Dom Leech.

 
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