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Notts attack make Yorkshire toil

COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION ONE, Trent Bridge:
CLOSE OF PLAY, DAY ONE: Yorkshire 220-8 (Notts 2pts, Yorks 1pt)

3-6 September 2009


Charlie Shreck
Shreck had taken nine Championship wickets this season prior to the game

Yorkshire were made to work hard for their runs as Nottinghamshire restricted them to 220-8 from a full opening day at Trent Bridge.

Needing victory to keep the pressure on leaders Durham, the hosts made the most of a green wicket.

And although Joe Sayers (53), Jonathan Bairstow (49) and Jacques Rudolph (42) offered resistance, the Notts bowlers made regular inroads.

Charlie Shreck was the pick of the home attack, taking 3-44.

With the pitch looking bowler-friendly, it was no surprise that Yorkshire were asked to bat after Notts captain Chris Read won the toss.

Rudolph and Sayers saw the visitors through to lunch without losing a wicket. But it took Notts only 10 balls of the second session to make a breakthrough.

Darren Pattinson bowled Rudolph with one that swung back in as the batsman shouldered arms.

Tykes captain Anthony McGrath followed in the next over, edging Shreck to Mark Ealham at gully before the first of three brief stoppages for rain.

Sayers was dropped by both Scott Newman and Alex Hales before Notts struck again, Pattinson having Andrew Gale caught down the leg side.

And Sayers was eventually removed 15 overs later, after facing 162 balls, when Paul Franks knocked back his off-stump.

Gerard Brophy then edged to Read to give Franks a second wicket in 10 balls, before Bairstow was adjudged lbw to Ealham.

Shreck stuck twice more with the new ball to put Notts on top, having Ajmal Shahzad caught behind by Read before trapping Rich Pyrah leg before.



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