Lancashire Second XI drew with Yorkshire in a rain affected four-day friendly at Emirates Old Trafford.
James Wainman led the charge as Yorkshire dismissed Lancashire for 257 on Day 1 of their Second XI Championship match at Emirates Old Trafford.
The 24-year-old left-arm seamer finished with figures of 5-42 from 18 overs with 7 maidens.
With the hosts having elected to bat, only Karl Brown fell before 2.20pm, with David Willey removing him lbw for nine with 21 on the board.
At lunch Rob Jones and Callum Turner had taken the score to 77-1 and had moved to 105 when Wainman had the latter caught behind for 47.
Yorkshire then reduced their opponents to 139-6. Jones departed, taken at second slip by Jordan Thompson off Wainman for a patient 42 from 42 balls, but a partial recovery was led by Arron Lilley and at tea they were 173-7, Lilley being 21no.
Lilley upped his strike rate after the interval until he was stumped by Jonny Read from Karl Carver’s bowling for 41 from 36 balls. Skipper, Simon Kerrigan entered the game batting at number nine, but he was last man out for 56 from 58 balls having struck seven fours and two sixes.
Lancashire were all out for 257, with skipper Willey taking three wickets and Carver claiming a pair. Wicket-keeper Read also had six dismissals.
The White Rose had progressed to 25 without loss from 11 overs when Kerrigan introduced himself in to the attack. In his first over, he had Eliot Callis lbw for 18 and four balls later bowled Willey.
Will Rhodes joined Tattersall and at the close Yorkshire were 31-2.
Will Rhodes helped steer Yorkshire to 384-6, a lead of 127, on Day 2 of their Second XI fixture against Lancashire.
Rhodes showed masterful powers of concentration, batting throughout the day and ending with 170 no from 256 balls with 18 fours – his highest score, beating the 137 made against the same opponents at Aigburth in 2016.
Rhodes and Jonathan Tattersall played sensibly early on, taking the score to 110 before the latter was caught behind for a patient 36 from 92 balls. Together they had added 85 in 117 balls.
Rhodes went on to complete a run-a-ball 50 and had added 35 unbeaten with Matthew Waite, who was 14 no, at lunch.
Tea was reached with Yorkshire three runs ahead at 260-4.
Rhodes remained unbeaten on 113 having completed an excellent 100 and along with Waite added 133 for the fourth wicket. Waite departed shortly before tea, bowled by Simon Kerrigan for 64.
The new ball was taken immediately after tea with Saqib Mahmood generating some pace and carry. Ryan Gibson made 35 from 46 and had added 55 with Rhodes before he was bowled, quickly followed by Jordan Thompson being adjudged lbw for four.
However this brought Matthew Fisher to the wicket and at the close he was unbeaten on 32 from 72 balls.
The match is intriguingly poised with two days remaining, however rain is forecast for part of today.
Yorkshire pushed home their advantage on a rain-affected third day against Lancashire at Emirates Old Trafford, increasing their lead to 171.
Day three dawned with changes to the Yorkshire line up – David Willey and Matthew Fisher were replaced by Ben Ainsley and debutant, Tom Loten.
Unfortunately steady rain delayed play until 4.20pm with 36 overs remaining in the day.
Will Rhodes added six to his overnight total before being caught behind for 176 from 267 balls with 19 fours. Loten was joined by Jonny Read but, having made six, was caught at gully with the score at 409.
Read was last man out having made 21 from 60 balls with the White Rose dismissed for 428, a lead of 171 and 10 overs were left.
Lancashire ended the day at 16-1 Matthew Waite dismissing Jones lbw for 1.
The final day see’s Yorkshire in search of nine wickets with Lancashire currently trailing by 155.
Matthew Waite struck in the third over of the day removing Kerrigan for three. Four overs later dismissed Procter to reduce Lancashire to 25-3. Opener Brown was joined by Turner and they had added 39 when Turner was caught behind off Carver. At lunch, Lancashire were 64-4 still 107 behind.
Waite removed Brown shortly after the resumption for 35 and Lancashire were 70-5. However this was to be our last success of the day as Guest and Bohannon batted through to the finish at 5.10pm. They added 115 unbeaten from 324 balls, Guest 38 no from 164 and Bohannon 74 no from 177.
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