Vasconcelos has been caught by the other Ollie Robinson off Matthew Quinn for 66 off 85 balls. Kent have joined in the largesse by generously contributing 16 extras. Northants 136-1.
A little nugget for those who like this kind of thing, unearthed by Paul Edwards: the second XI game currently being played at Old Trafford involves a Notts side whose top five includes: Alex Hales (out for 10), Samit Patel (15) and Dan Christian. (not out 8).
Somerset are collapsing in sympathy with New Zealand: Lewis Goldsworthy edges behind and is sent on his way for 7. Somerset 48-5. And a fourth wicket at Sophia Gardens as Bohannon, who played so sweetly last week in the Roses match is caught for 14.Lancs 66-4.
I’ve double and triple checked and, yes, Worcestershire did lose all those first-hour of the morning wickets at New Road, not Chester le Street. Mitchell, Libby, Fell and Roderick all gone with 20 in the scorebook, but Whiteley and D’Oliveira have added 25 since. Worcs 45-4.
And, with half an hour till lunch, Orr has a rush of blood and pulls Harry Brook’s first ball into the hands of substitute fielder Olivier for 15. Travis Head plods to the wicket, does some shadow batting at the crease and settles.
Joe Clarke has been forced to retire at Chelmsford after being hit on the forearm. Notts 54-3.
And at Lord’s, New Zealand have slipped to 292-5. Adam Collins is on the OBO here:
Sussex’s statement on Ollie Robinson:
“We were beyond disappointed to read these tweets when they were brought to our attention. Their content was wholly unacceptable.
“We are pleased that Ollie has apologised unreservedly and taken responsibility for a significant mistake that he made as a teenager.
“In the years since the tweets were posted, Ollie has matured hugely. The Ollie Robinson we know at Sussex is very different from the young man that sent these tweets.
“We know he recognises the severity of the situation and that he is devastated that what should have been a proud day has been overshadowed in this manner.
“We know also that Ollie will learn some very important lessons from this experience. We will be here to offer any support Ollie needs during that process.”
A wrinkle in time at Canterbury where Vascocelos and Gay are in run-chase mood from the first innings! Northants 77-0.
Elsewhere, Notts (3 down), Worcestershire (4 down), Somerset (4 down) and Lancashire (3 down) compete to eat the most dismal lunch.
Make that four for Barker.
A snippet of gossip from Headingley. YJB has been netting and will make his return next week in the Blast. Sussex are currently 34-2, Van Zyl was caught behind in Thompson’s first over. Debutant Orr has played rather sweetly for his 13.
Somerset blues: Abell and Hildreth join the procession, all to Keith Barker. Currently, 26-3. Hampshire could still catch Somerset in Group 2, so they need to find some batsmen to hang around, and smartly.
Half hour gone and wickets a tumbling:
Warwickshire 16-2 (two for Conners)
Notts 29-2 (two for Siddle)
Leicestershire 19-1 (one for Payne )
Somerset 9-1 ( Byrom for a duck)
Lancashire 18-1 (Jennings for 3)
Sussex 24-1 (A wicket for Willey)
And as Haines knocks David Willey to third slip, and Sussex hiccup to 3 for one, the group tables at start of play:
Essex 107 (played 8)
Notts 102 (played 7)
Warwicks 100 (played 7)
Worcs 94 (played 8)
Durham 88 (played 7)
Derby 58 (played 7)
Gloucesteshire 107 (played 7)
Somerset 104 (played 7)
Surrey 101 (played 8)
Hampshire 94 (played 7)
Leicestershire 70 (played 7)
Middlesex 60 (played 8)
Lancashire 123 (played 7)
Yorkshire 99 (played 7)
Northamptonshire 97 (played 7)
Glamorgan 80 (played 7)
Sussex 67 (played 7)
Kent 61 (played 7)
As things work out, this match is between Ollie Robinson’s two clubs: Yorkshire, where he left in some disgrace, and Sussex, where he has made his name.
Some Guardian thoughts on his offensive tweets.
A very enthusiastic welcome for the Yorkshire team! Don’t mention that small hitch in the first innings at Old Trafford last week. Ben Coad has the ball at the Emerald Stand end where, I believe, a new Costa Coffee has opened for the faithful. Wonder if the barista has perfected a frothy white rose?
Here, Yorkshire have won the toss and will have a bowl under ideal conditions. Sussex play 16 year old Dan Ibrahim, the second youngest player in their history to make his debut. He is joined relative veteran, 20-year-old Ali Orr.
Derby: Derbyshire v Warwicks
Chelmsford: Essex v Notts
Worcester: Worcester v Durham
Grace Road: Leicestershire v Gloucestershire
Taunton: Somerset v Hampshire
Sophia Gardens: Glamorgan v Lancashire
Canterbury: Kent v Northamptonshire
Headingley: Yorkshire v Sussex
Morning everyone! It’s overcast at Headingley and the floodlights are on. A crumble topping of spectators scattered around the stands and a godly murmur of anticipation. This is the first men’s first-team game at the ground since 2019.