LIVE CRICKET: Yorkshire v Durham

Hugh Dickinson is at Headingley, Leeds reporting live today. Check back here throughout the day for the latest from the Yorkshire v Durham Royal London One-Day Cup match. To get involved with the debate Tweet @Hugh_Dickinson

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Tim Bresnan lofts a four over extra cover to give Yorkshire a win by 6 wickets. It was a superb run chase who made it almost boringly easy in the end. Jonny Bairstow will take the plaudits for a Yorkshire home record score of 174, but he was ably assisted by Joe Root who made 55 and Peter Handscomb who finished 46*. Great entertainment for the crowd at Headingley today!

17:53 Yorkshire need just 4 to win

They did need four to win and then Coughlin bowled a no-ball so we have a free hit and 2 required. Handscomb on strike…

17:50 Yorkshire 327/4 from 46

It seems no one wants to be there at the end for Yorkshire. Handscomb almost gives his wicket away with an upper cut that falls short of third man. Weighell is bowled out with 10-1-60-3.

17:47 WICKET!

The skipper goes and it’s hit wicket! He was sitting so far back in his crease that he trod on his own stumps. Weighell get’s the gimme wicket and Ballance departs for 29. Tim Bresnan comes in to see the game off.

17:43 SIXER!

Handscomb hits Harding for a six and a four through the on-side and gives the crowd a bit of late evening entertainment.

17:41 Yorkshire 303/3 from 44

That’s the 300 up and no chance of Yorkshire throwing this away from here. They get the 50 partnership too with the first ball of the next over from Harding. And then Ballance reverse sweeps him for 4.

17:34 Yorkshire 299/3 from 42

This game is winding towards a conclusion now as we’re told that 2,624 people have turned out today. That’s not a bad crowd for a working Wednesday. George Harding returns to bowl.

17:29 Yorkshire 293/3 from 41

Four fours from the over. Handscomb smacks a hook for four before Ballance hits a cover drive in between two edges past the slips. Coughlin unlucky there.

17:21 Yorkshire 273 for 3 from 39

Handscomb plays two shots fine of third man for four. The first a horrible edge that flies over the slips, the second a deliberate run off the face of the bat. He wants to get home for tea.

17:16 Yorkshire 263 for 3 from 38

12 overs remain. 73 needed to win. They’ll be done in six if they keep running like this. Ballance and Handscomb are picking up twos with ease. Perhaps Ballance should go as he plays a dreadful pull stroke and Weighell opts to let it bounce rather than diving out at deep mid wicket.

17:12 Should Willey and Plunkett have played?

Ollie Thrift has got involved on Twitter. He says that it doesn’t really make sense that they’re not playing in the name of match fitness. And did Bairstow put in more effort in that innings of 174 that Willey would have bowling 10 overs? I’m not sure. Have your say by Tweeting @Hugh_Dickinson

17:09 Yorkshire 254/3 off 36

Sorry I’ve been a bit inattentive lately. I’ve been off being the radio. Anyway you have my full concentration back now. Weighell has improved throughout the afternoon and has picked up wickets in each of his last two overs.

17:06 WICKET!

And now Root has gone too. He tries to force a shot off the back foot and is bowled by James Weighell. He made 55. Durham all of a sudden have a sniff – but only a sniff mind. Peter Handscomb and Gary Ballance – who batted so well on Monday – are in.

16:58 WICKET!

And that’s it. Bairstow has gone. It’s a highest ever home score by a Yorkshire batsman in a one day game. 174 and the best innings I’ve had the privilege to see in a long time. He’s caught behind by Stuart Poynter off the bowling of James Weighell

16:55 SIXER!

Six more for Jonny Bairstow! Joe Root has also made 50, but the question here is how many can Bairstow make?

16:41 150 for Jonny Bairstow

The 200 partnership is up, all the shots are coming out from both players and we’re witnessing a great innings here. Yorkshire are well ahead of the rate too.

16:23 100 Partnership

This pair have made it look so easy, but Bairstow almost goes the very next ball as he tries another charge down the pitch and it drops just short of the man running in from long off.

16:20 Yorkshire 158/1 off 24

Durham really are trying everything now. Cameron steel is going to bowl a bit of legspin from the Kirkstall Lane End.

16:16 100 for Jonny Bairstow!

It’s another sweep that gets him there! He punches the air as he jogs through for the single. Is he trying to take Alex Hales’ ODI place? It’s a great innings from the opener, coming off 70 balls with 9 fours and 3 sixes. Yorkshire are 154/1 from 23.

16:15 SIXER!

Jonny Bairstow thwacks a slog-sweep over deep square leg before hitting another along the ground to move to 99. Headingley waits…

16:10 Yorkshire 137/1 from 21

There doesn’t seem to be much going on and yet runs are still coming quickly. Root paddle sweeps Collingwood for four before in the next over Bairstow hits Harding over cover for a couple.

16:04 Yorkshire 122/1 from 19

The fifty partnership is up and Bairstow celebrates by coming down the track and slog-sweeping Paul Collingwood for a one bounce four. The veteran has been brought on at the Football Stand End and it’s starting to look like Durham are desperately cycling through their options.

15:57 Bairstow DROPPED

How big could this be? Jonny Bairstow is dropped on 71 trying to go big again. He hits it high to long off and Stephen Cook gets underneath it but he shells it. He never looked like catching it. Hero to zero?

15:54 Hundred up for Yorkshire

It’s easy going so far, as we thought it might be. They bring up the hundred and are 103/1 off 16.

15:50 SIXER! 

Jonny Bairstow’s over this one. First he hits a delicious cover drive that is picked up superbly by Coughlin and thrown back in one smooth motion. Then he runs one down to third man for two and finally smacks one over long on for six.

15:47 Yorkshire 86/1 from 14

Root picks up his first boundary as he helps one through the leg side off Coughlin. At the other end Durham have turned to spin and George Harding who is so fresh faced that he doesn’t have a number on the back of his shirt.

15:40 Yorkshire 74/1 from 12

Bairstow gets away with one as he chunks a Coughlin delivery over Keaton Jennings at short midwicket and picks up two. Ooooh say the crowd. Fortunately for them, Bairstow is still there.

15:36 FIFTY for Jonny Bairstow

Bairstow knocks it out to deep cover and draws a hearty round of applause from the Yorkshire faithful. The half-century came from 32 balls and had six fours and a six.

15:34 Yorkshire 68/1 from 10

Yorkshire spend an over taking stock after that wicket, and they can afford to do so as they’re 17 runs ahead of where Durham were at this stage. The umpire twirls his arm in the air again to indicate that we have the second powerplay as soon as the first has ended.

15:31 Yorkshire 65/1 from 9

The batsmen crossed and Bairstow gets another four down to fine leg.

15:25 WICKET!

And that’s twice I’ve caused the first wicket to fall due to the commentator’s curse. Rushworth bowls short and Lyth goes for the big pull, but can only pick out James Weighell at deep midwicket. Joe Root comes to the crease.

15:23 Yorkshire 60/0 from 8

It’s an early bowling change for Durham as Paul Coughlin replaces Weighell at the Football Stand End. Bairstow hits him cleverly down to third man for four to welcome him to the fold. It’s the start Yorkshire would have wanted.

15:17 Fifty Partnership

Yorkshire chalk up 50 without a wicket lost and without really breaking sweat. Bairstow hits Rushworth for anouther boundary through cover to bring up the mark. He’s got 36 of the runs scored so far.

15:15 Yorkshire 49/0 from 6

That’s an expensive one from Weighell (pronounced Wheel for anyone wondering) and it’s all a bit easy for Jonny Bairstow. He hits a length ball over mid off for four and cloths him to cow corner as well. The pair pick up a couple of singles in between.

15:09 Yorkshire 36/0 from 5

Durham bowling at Bairstow’s legs to try to get him to chip it to midwicket. It’s not working and he picks up a couple of easy singles to square leg. Lyth then picks up back to back boundaries through fine leg and extra cover. The second was a textbook shot.

15:06 Yorkshire 25/0 from 4

Better than Weighell. He goes for just three off that over.

15:02 Yorkshire 22/0 from 3

It’s an expensive over from Rushworth who goes for a two and a single as well as that six. Bairstow did get away with a miscued shot into the on side. It seems he’s trying to get on with things before the cloud cover comes.

15:00 SIXER!

Bairstow gets a couple of purrs around the press box. The first for a sumptuous cover drive off James Weighell and then for a biff over cow corner.

14:56 Back up and running

I spoke to a couple of Yorkshire fans in the interval who thought that the big names would need to play important innings. A couple of those have come out to bat for Yorkshire in Adam Lyth and Jonny Bairstow. They take 4 off the first over.

14:07 Tough ask for Yorkshire

So a century for Cook, a century for Richardson and Durham’s highest List A score v Yorkshire. They’ll be feeling confident going in for tea.

14:06 END OF INNINGS: Durham 335/5

And that’s about as crazy a final over as you could imagine. Richardson hits Bresnan down the ground for four, there’s a wide, a tough caught and bowled chance, another four flailed through the off side, a two down to third man and another four over mid off. He’s on 98. Can he make 100? YES HE CAN! He swings one over to the leg side boundary and a great bit of fielding keeps it to two, but that’s a round 100*.

14:01 One over left

In the end Durham only got 13 from it. Fisher tightened up and the Durham pair started miscuing. 318-5 and this will be an imposing total.

13:59 Steel’s first six

That was Cameron Steel’s first List A six. Not a bad way to do it! Durham have taken 11 off just two legal deliveries so far this over.

13:58 SIXER!

Matthew Fisher bowls the final over from the Kirkstall Lane End and Cameron Steel heaves him over deep backward square leg for six. He then takes him through midwicket for four for good measure.

13:57 Durham 305/5 from 48

Bresnan comes back for a couple. He keeps it fairly tight as Durham bring up the 300. Two overs left.

13:52 Rashid bowled out

Adil Rashid also finishes his 10 overs with 1-62. Steel gets a fine edge to score his first boundary and then tries the old heave-ho but succeeds in hitting it only six yards down the pitch as it evades the scrambling Jonny Bairstow. Three left. 299/5

13:50 Durham 291/5 from 46

Richardson gets a four to extra cover to take Durham into the 290s. Rafiq finishes with 2-75 from 10 overs. He’ll bowl better but he does have a couple of wickets to his name.

13:45 WICKET

Coughlin tries a third time, and is caught at long off by Azeem Rafiq. He goes for 13 and Cameron Steel comes to the crease.

13:43 SIXER

And that’s another. Coughlin again with the slog-sweep of Rashid. It’s gone hard, flat and over the ropes. They were faltering a moment ago, now Durham are turning the screw.

13:41 SIXER

That one is in the middle of next month. New man Coughlin wastes no time to get going and smashes Rafiq over long off for a maximum. It’s 273/4 with 44 bowled. Rashid returns.

13:38 WICKET

Another for Azeem Rafiq. He’s stumped by Jonny Bairstow for 8 having careered down the wicket whilst trying to smash the ball into the middle of next month. Durham 265/4 and faltering.

13:36 Durham 265/3 from 43

Matthew Waite completes his 10 overs with figures of 2-53. Respectable.

13:32 Durham 260/3 from 42

Michael Richardson crashes a straight drive straight into the stumps at the non-strikers end in the best run scoring opportunity of the over.

13:29 Durham 253/3 from 41

Durham reached 250 during that over from Waite. Paul Collingwood is in, and The Admiral will be hoping to lift his team to an imposing total.

13:27 Get Involved

Despite those couple of wickets it’s been pretty plain sailing for Durham so far. Yorkshire fans, how do you feel about the ECB pulling David Willey and Liam Plunkett from this game at the 11th hour so they can have a rest and some net practice in Bristol? I’ll be having a bit of a discussion during the break. Tweet me at @Hugh_Dickinson to join in.

13:25 WICKET!

Decent LBW shout for Waite (definitely him this time) against new man Graham Clark but it was sliding down the leg side. He picks up two then tries to play another leg glance and clips it straight to Rafiq (also definitely him) at short midwicket.

13:21 WICKET! 

Stephen Cook did try to cut loose and gets it wrong. He spoons an Azeem Rafiq delivery up to Tim Bresnan at mid off. The announcer gives the wicket to Matthew Waite, who as a fair haired fast bowler could not be any more distinguishable from Rafiq. Great knock from Cook who hit six fours.

13:19 Durham 242/1 from 39

Eleven overs left. This could be an excellent score for Durham. Cook is on 101 and Richardson is on 59. Yorkshire toiling.


And there it is! A superb anchoring opener’s innings from Stephen Cook! He moves to 100 with a push into the off side from the first ball of Waite’s eighth over. Will he cut loose now?

13:14 Cook moves to 99

Oh Stephen stop teasing us. Rafiq returns at the Kirkstall Lane End and Richardson threads one through the covers for four. Cook moves to 99 with a single. He’s on strike….

13:12 Durham 230/1 off 37

A good over from Waite. You sense Cook doesn’t want to do anything silly as he creeps towards 100. He’s on 98 and has played diligently.

13:06 Hundred partnership

It’s a second successive hundred partnership for Durham who are starting to take twos where previously they might have been happy with singles. Richardson moves to 50 and it’s all looking very comfortable for the visitors. 226/1 from 36.

13:02 Cook into the 90s

Matthew Waite returns at the Kirkstall Lane End and he’s hit through midwicket for four by Cook to take the Durham opener into the 90s. He takes a two from the next ball and is on 94 in Durham’s total of 220/1 from 35.

12:59 Durham 212/1 from 34

Steven Patterson back at the Football Stand End. He went for 21 from his first two overs. This one is better from the Hull bowler who sparked the debate and Durham take a single each ball.

12:55 200 up for Durham

Just before that six, Durham chalked up 200 for the loss of just one wicket. This partnership is now at 82. And I missed all that because I was thinking about sportsmen from Hull. Dean Windass or Nick Barmby wouldn’t have hit a six that big.


Rashid drops short and Richardson monsters him over cow corner. That’s seven or eight rows into the Western Terrace. Massive!

12:52 Durham 195/1 from 32

A little bit more eventful that over. Cook misses a hook and edges a cut through the vacant slip area for four before pushing consecutive twos to the cover boundary. He’s on 83, Richardson is on 32.

12:49 Durham 187/1 from 31

Tight from Rashid. Still no maidens in this game so far.

12:46 Durham 185/1 from 30

20 overs left of this innings and Durham are only strengthening their position. They take four from Bresnan, as Cook plays an uppercut that falls just short of third man.

12:42 Durham 181/1 from 29

Rashid bowls a good over but still goes for five from it. He’s now one run shy of the number he conceded on Monday – you can read about that match here. Bresnan back on at the Football Stand End.

12:40 Durham 176/1 from 28

Matthew Fisher tries a bouncer. Cook hooks him superbly through cow corner for four. Fisher tries a wider one. Richardson reaches and cuts through backward point for four. Batsman’s day.

12:36 Durham 164/1 from 27

Cook and Richardson keep up the scoring rate. Cook takes a single to retain the strike with a nice paddle sweep off Rashid. Fisher is back on at the Football Stand End.

12:28 Durham 145/1 from 25

A few more singles from Rashid. Durham are 145 at the halfway stage with just the one wicket down. A good platform is what they call this I believe.

12:25 Durham 141/1 from 24

A sliding stop from Joe Root turns four into two as Richardson and Cook take five from Rafiq. Adil Rashid is back on at the Kirkstall Lane End.

12:22 50 for Stephen Cook

He was a bit behind Keaton Jennings, but Stephen Cook goes to 50 with a single from the first ball of Waite’s fifth over. Just the two boundaries for him in that knock, but he’s still there anchoring the innings. It’s 136/1 from 23.

12:19 Durham 132/1 from 22

Durham start to rebuild and Richardson square drives Rafiq for four with a gorgeous stroke. It turns out it was Handscomb with that catch, not Root. As usual the press were right and the guy on the scoreboard was wrong. Always trust cricket journalists.

12:14 Waite with his tail up

I should probably have mentioned that it was Matthew Waite who was the bowler for that one. He’s send one straight through Stephen Cook to follow it up. And may I offer my apologies to Durham fans for subjecting them to the commentator’s curse there. It’s my fault Jennings is back in the hutch.


It’s an unbelievable bit of fielding from Joe Root that’s removed Keaton Jennings! Jennings gets almost all of a big pull and Root runs round, takes the catch on the midwicket boundary, but has to throw it back in play, step out and step in again to complete the catch and prevent himself taking it over the boundary for six. That’s why he’s England skipper.

12:10 Durham 123/0 from 20

Better from Rafiq. But that’s a more than decent score from Durham from 20 overs. They’ll have an eye on a 350+ total now.

12:07 Scoop time

Durham calmly off Nelson. It’s all going well for Matthew Waite until Keaton Jennings pulls the scoop out the onion bag and gets four for it from the final ball. Durham 118/0 from 19.

12:04 Durham 111/0 from 18

Stephen Cook sends one just about over Adam Lyth at mid on for four. Durham on Nelson. FEAR DURHAM FANS. FEAR!

12:02 Join the Discussion

There was a bit of chat going on about cricketers from Hull earlier. There weren’t too many on the list. So I’ll ask you who your favourite Hull cricketer, or even sportsman is? Tweet me @Hugh_Dickinson

12:00 Hundred Partnership

Durham get the hundred on the board in exactly an hour. Jennings takes the visitors past the mark with a slash that flies fine of third man for four. They’re 103/0 from 17. That last over was bowled by Matthew Waite who was brought back at the Kirkstall Lane End.

11:57 Durham 95/0 from 16

The turn to spin hasn’t entirely worked. Rafiq goes for 12 without Durham doing anything too spectacular.

11:53 Durham 83/0 from 15

The Durham pair milk Rashid for five singles. Respect for the England spinner. Yorks turn to spin at the other end in Azeem Rafiq

11:49 50 for Keaton Jennings

Jennings gets a streaky four to take him to an otherwise unblemished 50. He’s hit six fours and two sixes and looks supremely confident. England will be hoping he can stay in this sort of form for the summer. Durham will be hoping he’s only called up to the test side. 78/0 from 14.

11:46 Durham 73/0 from 13

Rashid goes for 7 and Durham are looking comfortable. Unsurprisingly Patterson is off and Waite replaces him at the Football Stand End.

11:43: SIXER!

Durham rattling along now. Jennings successively hits Patterson for a four and a six over the top. Durham 66/0 and it’s looking like a batsman’s day so far.

11:39 Durham 54/0 from 11

A good over from Rashid reigns the rate in a little. Can he repeat his 2-34 from Monday?

11:35 Durham 51/0 from 10

It’s not the best over from Patterson. Keaton Jennings takes a couple of fours, the second of which was flicked down to fine leg and brought up the 50 partnership. Durham going along nicely. Rashid on to bowl.

11:30 Chance and 6!

We’ve waited eight overs for a real chance and a six and they both come along in the same delivery. Jennings uppercuts Bresnan and Rashid gets a full hand on it, but can’t keep it inside the ropes. Durham 42/0 and Steven Patterson is on to bowl at the Football Stand End.

11:27 APPEAL!

Cook takes a quick single to mid on and Gary Ballance throws down the stumps at the bowlers end. There’s a big appeal but it’s not given. Durham 32/0 from 8.

11:23 Durham 26/0 from 7

This opening partnership is slowly starting to take shape. Cook flicks a four down to fine leg, but Bresnan draws another edge from the South African which runs down to third man for a single.

11:20 Durham 20/o from 6

Fisher draws an edge from Cook that goes fairly close to second slip. Then Jennings clumps one to midwicket for four without really getting hold of it. He tries to get the scoring rate moving with a swish outside off stump.

11:16 Durham 15/0 from 5

It might be the joint most expensive over so far, but it’s the best. First Bresnan draws an edge from Keaton Jennings before getting him to play and miss with a beauty down the corridor of uncertainty.

11:12 Durham 10/0 from 4

Matthew Fisher thinks he has Keaton Jennings strangled down the leg side. The umpire thinks it’s a wide and throws his arms out to show the scorers.

11:10 Durham 7/0 from 3

Another good over from Tim Bresnan goes for just one run as Stephen Cook continues to keep most of the strike.

11:08 A Captain’s game?

Both of these teams come into this one unbeaten in the Royal London One Day Cup. They both won on Monday and both captains are on a hot streak. Keaton Jennings hit a 5th highest ever for Durham 139 as they beat Warwickshire by 72 runs, and Yorkshire’s Gary Ballance hit 86 as Yorkshire beat Lancashire by 79 runs. He’s averaging 120 in this competition so far this season.

11:06 Durham 6/0 from 2

Matthew Fisher opens up from the football stand end. Cook is prevented from scoring the first boundary of the game thanks to a great bit of fielding by Stephen Patterson on the boundary.

11:02 Durham 1/0 from 1

Sedate first over sent down by Tim Bresnan to Stephen Cook who takes a single off the last ball of the over.

11:01 Team News

And Durham also make two changes. Cameron Steel and George Harding come in for Paul Coughlin and Mark Wood. It’s Harding’s First XI debut and his first game of cricket since March 23rd.

10:58 Team News

Yorkshire make two changes from the eleven that beat Lancashire on Monday. Matthew Waite and Steven Patterson are in for England bowlers David Willey and Liam Plunkett. National team skipper Joe Root will play again as will Jonny Bairstow and Adil Rashid.

10:48 Durham bat first

Hello and welcome to Headingley, where the hot news is that Durham have won the toss and will bat first. That’s unsurprising given that it’s a glorious day and the pitch looks pretty good.