Yorkshire have lost a mere three for six this morning: Kohler-Cadmore, Patterson and Tattersall. Currently 94 for six, a satisfying large 105 runs behind Somerset. (Sorry Yorkies, I just really, really, really want Somerset to win.)
I love having a wingman! Will has already come up with this fantastic stat on Middlesex’s No. 8 Miguel Cummins, currently one not out: he holds the West Indian record for facing the most number of balls without scoring a run (45) and the second longest Test duck ever (95 minutes). He achieved this against India last month.
Meanwhile Harris was bowled by Ben Raine for 14. Middx 97 for 8.
I’ve got Will, a young man on work experience from the Guardian here with me, and he’s going to take over the blog for half an hour some time today – he’s a county cricket fanatic who supports Worcestershire. You’ll love him!
And in other news, James Anderson is considering following Peter Siddle and turning to veganism to prolong his career.
I don’t think I linked this by Marina Hyde yesterday on Geoffrey Boycott.
And this contribution from the admirable Graeme Fowler, who seemed to spend most of yesterday fire-fighting on Twitter.
Good morning from Lord’s where the floodlights are already on and the general sense of gloom suggests that play may be stop-start-stop-start-stop. Around the grounds, the news is mixed. It is wet at Old Trafford and we have a delayed start at Bristol.
After a wicket-tastic day yesterday – and a sole century – the batsmen have some catching up to do. Who can raise their game?