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Nottinghamshire seize early control against Yorkshire

CLOSE OF PLAY, DAY ONE: Yorkshire 178 v Nottinghamshire 147-3
Notts 3pts, Yorks 1pts
Match scorecard

Matt Wood
Matt Wood was the only batsman to pass 50 on day one

Nottinghamshire seized early control of the battle of the County Championship's top two by bowling leaders Yorkshire out for 178 on day one at Headingley.

After electing to bat under cloudy skies, home captain Andrew Gale soon saw his side slip into trouble on 36-3.

But Jonathan Bairstow's 45 helped the hosts eke out 178 as Ryan Sidebottom, Paul Franks, Andre Adams and Samit Patel all took two wickets.

Notts reached 147-3 in reply by stumps, Matt Wood out for 59.

But it was the visitors who ended the day very much in the ascendancy thanks to an unbroken fourth-wicket partnership of 50 between Patel (37 not out) and David Hussey (35 not out).

Yorkshire began the game just a point ahead of their second-placed visitors at the top of the table but were immediately on the back foot when Adam Lyth edged Sidebottom into the gloves of Chris Read in the very first over.

And they suffered a further blow when Jacques Rudolph was run out after hesitating over a single with Anthony McGrath.


Gale played positively until he was trapped leg before by Franks' second ball, and although McGrath and Bairstow threatened a recovery, Notts removed both McGrath and Gerard Brophy in quick succession to leave the home side 89-5 at lunch.

Adil Rashid was pinned lbw by Darren Pattinson soon after the restart and after Bairstow's resistance was ended by Sidebottom, Franks had Ajmal Shahzad caught behind to leave Yorkshire 144-8.

David Wainwright and Steve Patterson added 32 for the ninth wicket only for Patel to strike twice in consecutive overs as the hosts were dismissed for their lowest Championship total for two years.

Alex Hales and Mark Wagh both fell cheaply in Nottinghamshire's reply but thanks to Wood's half-century and the efforts of Patel and Hussey, they ended the day with a firm grip on the contest.

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