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Bresnan haul blitzes woeful Notts

COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION ONE, Scarborough:
CLOSE OF PLAY, DAY ONE: Nottinghamshire 101-5
(Yorkshire 1pt, Notts 0pts)
21 - 24 July 2009


Tim Bresnan
Bresnan has taken more than 200 first-class wickets

Yorkshire paceman Tim Bresnan produced his best figures of the season (4-41) to reduce Nottinghamshire to 101-5 on a rain-interrupted day at Scarborough.

Only David Hussey, with an unbeaten 59 off 76 balls, reached double figures as Notts' batting woes continued.

After rain and bad light delayed the start, the visitors soon found themselves in trouble on 43-4.

Murky weather interrupted the afternoon session, but when play resumed Ali Brown fell to Bresnan for only five.

Notts had won the toss and batted on a overcast day. Bresnan and Matthew Hoggard posed problems with seam and swing.

The visitors lost both openers with only 15 scored, Matthew Wood edging Bresnan to Adil Rashid at third slip and Bilal Shafayat falling lbw to Hoggard.

Bresnan switched ends to relieve Hoggard, and it became 33-3 as Mark Wagh chased a loose delivery and wicketkeeper Gerard Brophy held on to an athletic catch, diving to his right.

Poor weather kept the players indoors after the interval and dampness and poor light prevented a restart until late afternoon.

Bresnan once again posed most of the problems with another sharp burst of bowling, his second delivery of the session being edged by Samit Patel to Joe Sayers at second slip.

Another edge, this time by Brown to Rashid at third slip, brought Bresnan his first four-wicket haul of the season.

The only batsman to find things to his liking was Hussey, who went to his half century in a grand manner by straight driving Rashid for six.

With 34 overs gone, the light closed in again to end play for the day.



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