A fourth wicket for Sam Cook as D’Oliveria sticks his pad out at the inevitable. Worcestershire 51-4 are looking, um, fragile.
Meanwhile, in Norway the white rose is very much not in bloom.
After last year’s heroics, I feared that Darren Stevens wouldn’t be able to keep the flag flying for us forty-somethings. How wrong I was. A hundred yesterday and a wicket this morning, dismissing Emilio Gay (Kent 100-2)
Yorkshire injury news: it’s not good. Both Coad and Fisher are injured. Coad has a pectoral injury, Fisher an abdominal injury. Neither will bowl again in this game and will be assessed before the game against Kent. What rotten luck.
In addition to Fisher not being on the field, nor is Ben Coad.. problems for Yorkshire’s new ball pair.
In case you’ve not been here the last few days, here is the link for all the county streams. Just click and collect.
I’ve made the error of starting my peanut butter sandwich before play has even started. In Normandy it seems the daffodils are fading fast, though I’m sure that isn’t a metaphor on Glamorgan’s batting this morning.
And huge congratulations to Ali Martin, a lovely man as well as a cracking writer, who has been appointed Guardian Cricket Correspondent – in the footsteps of Neville Cardus, Denys Rowbotham, John Arlott, Paul Fitzpatrick, Matthew Engel, Mike Selvey and Vic Marks.
So it is two degrees at Headingley but Yorkshire are warming up in formation, long slim sportsman’s legs, white socks and matching bobble hats. The sun is out, which is enough for me, and the view clear enough to spot cranes on the prowl in Leeds.
Chelmsford: Worcestershire are 43-3 in their first innings, in response to Essex’s 490-9 declared.
Trent Bridge: Nottinghamshire are 165-7 in reply to Durham’s first-innings total of 330.
Edgbaston: Warwickshire are 169-5 in their first innings, in reply to Derbyshire’s 189.
Lord’s: Middlesex are 87-2 in their second innings, and lead Somerset by 228.
Leicester: Leicestershire are 151-4 in response to Hampshire’s total of 612-5 declared.
Bristol: Gloucestershire are 311-8 in reply to Surrey’s first-innings total of 220.
Northampton: Northamptonshire are 91-1 in reply to Kent’s 455.
Old Trafford: Lancashire are 339-5 in reply to Sussex’s 301.
Headingley: Glamorgan are 68-4 in their second innings, and lead Yorkshire by 205.
Good morning! Hopefully by the time you read this I’ll have chuffed across the Pennines and be nearing my seat in the Headingley press box. According to the forecast, the temperature is due to fall between anorak with gloves and gloves discarded, with afternoon rain. More positively, according to the notes in my inbox, tea, coffee and biscuits are served on the fourth floor of the press box, should you pass the Covid checks and balances.
Things look tight in Leeds: Glamorgan lead by 205 but are in the throes of second-innings angst, though Joe Root was unable to bowl out brother Billy. To catch up on this, double centuries from James Vince and Tom Westley and a Darren Stevens special, read Simon’s smashing round-up of yesterday’s play:
And an amusing, though possibly apocryphal, Prince Philip (RIP) anecdote to slurp with your coffee. When Lancashire went to Buckingham Palace as Championship winners in 2011, proud as punch after a gap of 77 years since their last outright win, Prince Philip asked then Director of Cricket Mike Watkinson if he was the scorer.