To the hum of the generator, Morely edges his first, first-class runs. What a shame his mum and dad can’t be here. Maybe they’d be pleased to learn that though Derbyshire’s kit is definitely white, Lancashire are in the traditional cream.
Around the country, there is cricket everywhere except Headingley – more frustration for Yorkshire, in with a tilt of the final, play was called off at 4pm yesterday after they’d bowled Leicestershire out for 124.
Good morning from Aigburth where it is currently cloudy, blowy, nippy but fine. The players are out, with Lancashire’s two youngsters, Jack Morley and Tom Hartley, at the crease. Derbyshire, leaders of Group North, will want to rattle through the rest of this innings quickly and smash and grab through the runs – rain is forecast later. Somerset and Essex , the leaders of the Central and South groups have also started on time.