Lyth hits 86 to punish Lancashire again
Yorkshire opener Adam Lyth moved to within 14 runs of a fourth Roses first-class career century during a weather-affected but entertaining day two of the Bob Willis Trophy clash with Lancashire at Emerald Headingley.
In an uninterrupted morning, Yorkshire advanced their first innings from eight to 53 without loss before slipping to 78 for four, including two wickets in three balls for all-rounder Danny Lamb.
No play was possible between 2.15pm and 4.45pm, with the hosts later progressing their first innings to 178 for six, with Lyth reaching 86 not out off 197 balls.
Day one saw 87 overs lost to rain, with a further 35 gone during day two, meaning the chances of either side winning this penultimate round North Group fixture were slim. A draw was set to be far more damaging to Lancashire – third in the table and 22 points off top spot prior to this fixture. Yorkshire were second and only two points behind leaders Derbyshire.
Lyth, who survived a huge lbw appeal from Tom Bailey on nought, reached his 50 shortly after the evening resumption. It represented his seventh score of 50 or more in 14 Roses first-class appearances.
Big hitter: Opener Adam Lyth went past 50 for the seventh time in Roses matches