CAPTAIN Billy Godleman has led a calm Derbyshire reply to Yorkshire’s 400 for six declared through the third afternoon of the Bob Willis Trophy clash at Emerald Headingley.

In a meeting between the top two sides in the North Group, leaders Derbyshire have reached tea on 112-2 from 41 overs.

Their first port of call is to reach 201 to avoid having to follow on, and they look extremely well-placed to do so, despite losing Tom Wood (26) and Wayne Madsen with the score on 58.

Opener Godleman and South African Leus du Plooy have shared an unbroken third-wicket partnership 54 and will begin the evening unbeaten on 48 and 22 respectively.

Godleman and Wood shared 58 for the first wicket either side of lunch before Jordan Thompson had the latter caught and bowled off inside-edge and pad in the 18th over.

In the 20th, Steve Patterson then trapped Madsen LBW for a duck.

Du Plooy and Godleman later hit four fours in a six-ball spell in the 36th and 37th overs off debutant George Hill and fellow all-rounder Thompson (108 for two).

Godleman hit three in one over off Hill to move to 47.

The third day started with Yorkshire advancing from 288-4 to 400-6 in their first innings, with Dawid Malan (219) bringing up a maiden career double century.

Play has taken place under sunny skies this afternoon - a far cry from days one and two when 101 overs were lost to the weather. The sides hope to make eight of those up this evening.