County Championship: Yorkshire v Warwickshire rained off on day three at Emerald Headingley

The covers remained on all day in Leeds at a wet Emerald Headingley
The covers remained on all day in Leeds at a wet Emerald Headingley
LV= County Championship Division One, Emerald Headingley, Leeds (day three):
Warwickshire 155: Burgess 66; Patterson 4-34 & 176: Sibley 45; Thompson 5-52
Yorkshire 108: Ballance 58; Norwell 4-27 & 50-3: Ballance 21*; Woakes 1-11
Yorkshire (3 pts) need a further 174 runs to beat Warwickshire (3 pts)

Yorkshire and Warwickshire were both frustrated in their pursuit of victory as the third day's play of their crucial County Championship Division One clash was rained off in Leeds.

After incessant morning rain, play was called off at 14:30 BST by umpires Nigel Llong and Neil Mallender.

Play is due to resume on day four with the Tykes 50-3, chasing 224 to win.

It is a must-win game for both as they aim to win the title or come second to make the Bob Willis Trophy final.

Yorkshire batting coach Paul Grayson:

"It would be nice if we turn up in the morning and it's cracking the flags because we saw last night for a little period when the sun was out that the wicket looked a little bit flatter.

"We have a positive mindset and belief that we can chase these runs down, definitely. We're aware that it's going to be pretty difficult. Hopefully we can put a couple of partnerships together and go close."

Warwickshire all-rounder Tim Bresnan:

"I think we do (have enough runs on the board) with the attack we've got this game. Chris Woakes has been massive for us. He's bowled superbly, backed up well by everyone else.

"The sun came out for the last hour and a bit on Tuesday evening, which made it difficult for us. But once the clouds come in at Headingley, anything is up for grabs."

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