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Notts near victory over Yorkshire

County Championship D1, Trent Bridge (day three, stumps): Nottinghamshire 213 & 350 v Yorkshire 161 & 107-4

Mark Ealham took three Yorkshire wickets in the final session to leave Nottinghamshire on the brink of victory in their County Championship match.

Notts produced a fine batting display to rack up 350 in their second innings with Mark Wagh, Samit Patel and Graeme Swann adding to Bilal Shafayat's fifty.

Adil Rashid took 4-96 and Matthew Hoggard 3-62 but Yorkshire, chasing 403 to win, lost opener Joe Sayers for two.

Ealham took 3-0 in the space of 14 balls late on to leave them on 107-4.

Notts resumed on 146-2 but Yorkshire, needing early wickets, struck early when Deon Kruis trapped Wagh lbw for 60.

They were frustrated by Australian Voges and Patel, who put on 78 for the fourth wicket before Voges was adjudged lbw to Tim Bresnan.

Yorkshire were having to do without overseas pace bowler Rana Naved, who was off the field with a sore neck and shoulder.

He needed surgery on a dislocated right shoulder last year after a horrific fall in the outfield while playing for Sussex at Durham.

But director of cricket Martyn Moxon said: "We don't think it's connected with what he had before, we're hoping he's going to be OK."

But Yorkshire struggled in his absence and Patel cautiously brought up his half-century, before Swann raced to his with six fours and a six as Notts upped the tempo.

They collapsed from 336-6 to 350 all out as Rashid cleaned up the tail, but Yorkshire's mammoth run chase got off to a shocking start as Sayers edged Charlie Shreck behind.

Chris Taylor (48) put on 73 with Adam Lyth (35 not out) as Yorkshire recovered, until Ealham's late spell swung the match firmly in Notts' favour.

He got Taylor lbw, Jacques Rudolph caught behind and Andrew Gale caught in the slips.


see also
Naved suffers dislocated shoulder
12 Sep 07 |  Counties
Notts dominate against Yorkshire
23 Jul 08 |  Counties
Notts hit back as wickets tumble
22 Jul 08 |  Counties


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