Yorkshire vs Lancashire suspended after Dominic Leech suffers leg injury on ‘unsafe and unfit’ outfield


“Unfit and unsafe” outfield results in day three of Yorkshire vs Lancashire at Emerald Headingley being deserted as Dom Leech suffers nasty leg damage making an attempt to avoid wasting a boundary; Yorkshire participant collided with concrete foundations of the Western Terrace after dropping footing

Final Up to date: 13/07/21 6:48pm

Play was suspended between Yorkshire and Lancashire at Emerald Headingley after Dom Leech suffered a leg damage making an attempt to avoid wasting a boundary

Play was suspended on day three of the Roses conflict between Yorkshire and Lancashire at Emerald Headingley because of “unfit and unsafe” taking part in situations after Dom Leech suffered a nasty leg damage.

Yorkshire participant Leech collided with the concrete foundations of the Western Terrace after dropping his footing as he tried to avoid wasting a boundary.

The 20-year-old was handled on the sector for round quarter-hour earlier than being stretchered off and brought to hospital.

Tea was referred to as instantly and, after additional inspections – together with the bowlers’ run-ups, with Yorkshire seamer Jordan Thompson having slipped earlier within the day – umpires Ian Gould and Nigel Llong deserted play for the day round 4.30pm.

Lancashire superior from 273-2 to 411-2 within the 23.2 overs doable between a delayed begin because of a moist outfield and the abandonment of play.

Luke Wells (97no) and Josh Bohannon (74no) prolonged their third-wicket stand to an unbroken 155 as Lancashire pressed on after the day-two washout. SCORECARD

A Yorkshire assertion learn: “Play has been deserted for the day because of unfit and unsafe situations. Water has risen to the floor in key areas, the place there was most exercise, together with the bowlers’ run-ups.”

The county later added that there are plans in place to relay the outfield: “Evaluation of the outfield has beforehand taken place and has recognized points with a layer of thatch that may trigger a build-up of water on the floor following heavy rain-fall.

“The membership had initially deliberate to get the outfield re-laid previous to the 2021 season however sadly difficulties arising because of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted on this being delayed. The membership intend on finishing this work on the finish of this season.”

Yorkshire head coach Andrew Gale stated: “You’ve two of probably the most skilled umpires within the nation (in Nigel Llong and Ian Gould). So no matter determination they make is what’s proper by the sport.

“With their expertise, they most likely did not desire a scenario the place somebody like a Jimmy Anderson runs in and rolls his ankle. They did not assume it was match for play.

“I did not see the bottom this morning as a result of I used to be within the indoor nets. However I belief Ian and Nigel to make the appropriate determination. They needed to get play on, and no matter determination they made, I might have backed it.”


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