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England duo fail to oust Vaughan

COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION ONE
Headingley, day one of four (close): Yorkshire 51-1 v Notts

Michael Vaughan and Stuart Broad
Broad perhaps forgets the man he is staring daggers at is England's captain

Rain restricted the opening day to just 30 overs at Headingley, where Yorkshire compiled a watchful 50-1 against early Championship leaders Nottinghamshire.

Overnight rain prevented play until 1330 BST, but then England seamer Ryan Sidebottom sent down seven maidens.

Mark Ealham ousted Joe Sayers off the inside edge, and England paceman Stuart Broad also caused problems on debut.

A fox caused a further brief delay, but England captain Michael Vaughan had hit five fours in 25 before rain at tea.

Given the damp conditions it was perhaps something of a surprise that Tykes skipper Anthony McGrath chose to bat.

Vaughan, who opened his account by squeezing a ball from Charlie Shreck in the region of third man for three, survived a confident lbw appeal from the angular seamer.

But he clipped Shreck off his legs and added another boundary with a classical cover drive.

Sayers found life difficult against the nagging off-stump line of Sidebottom, and it was not until the first ball of his eighth over that he squeezed a single.

The openers put on 33 in 22 overs when the evergreen Ealham was introduced and promptly bowled the left-hander.

Vaughan went 38 minutes without scoring before collecting a fortuitous boundary through the slips off his England colleague Broad, making his first-class bow for Notts.

Perhaps in tribute to former Leicestershire ace Broad, the fox wandered on to the outfield in front of the east stand but went in jumped over the fence and left the arena, McGrath responded by pulling the paceman for four.

Vaughan added a square drive to the fence before the umpires took the players off for bad light.

Rain then fell more heavily during tea and play was abandoned for the day.




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