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— 8 June 2014

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Yorkshire demonstrated the strength in depth of their bowling resources by overcoming the loss of another player to international calls impressively on the opening day of their championship game against Nottinghamshire.

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Denied the services of Liam Plunkett for this match, who has been selected for England’s first Test squad against Sri Lanka, Yorkshire responded by dismissing Nottinghamshire for just 205 inside 56 overs.

They then battled to 52 for two when rain washed out play with 23.1 overs remaining after losing opener Adam Lyth to the second ball of their innings, with 20-year-old batsman Jack Leaning hitting an unbeaten 23 before the close.

Their efforts on the opening day were all the more impressive for Nottinghamshire having won the toss and deciding to bat first – giving an early test for Yorkshire’s attack without in-form Plunkett – while several sharp chances were also missed in the field.

Yorkshire chose to replace Plunkett with Richard Pyrah, who was making his first championship outing in nearly a year, as their only change to the side that beat Northamptonshire last week.

Nottinghamshire made a positive start, racing to 32 without loss in just nine overs, but paid the price for their adventure with Alex Hales bowled as he drove loosely at Steve Patterson.

It was the start of four wickets falling in 10 overs, with former Yorkshire batsman Phil Jaques dismissed in the next over when he edged Bresnan low to Adam Lyth at second slip.

Their collapse gained momentum when Jack Brooks switched to the Kirkstall Lane End to replace Bresnan and claimed two wickets in his second over back in the attack.

James Taylor fell lbw playing around a full-length ball and four balls later Samit Patel, the leading scorer in division one, attempted to cut off the back foot but only succeeded in picking out Adil Rashid at backward point.

It left Nottinghamshire reeling on 46 for four and their collapse continued after lunch with Rikki Wessels earning Brooks his third wicket – and 35th of the season – when he also edged to Lyth at second slip.

Michael Lumb, another former Yorkshire player in Nottinghamshire’s line-up, helped mount a recovery with captain Chris Read and the pair added 45 in just 10 overs, only for Bresnan to end the partnership when Lumb edged behind down the leg-side fending off a lifting delivery.

Read fell in the next over when Leaning threw down the stumps at mid-on despite the Nottinghamshire captain diving in an attempt to make his ground and it took a determined 65-run stand in 11 overs between Peter Siddle and Luke Fletcher to take Nottinghamshire to their only batting point.

Siddle ran out of partners and finished unbeaten on 39 off 35 balls, including two fours and two sixes, having run out of partners with both Fletcher and last man Andre Adams launching Adil Rashid to long on.

Australian Test bowler Siddle took inspiration from his batting to claim two early wickets, Lyth edging behind to his second ball and Alex Lees fell in similar manner pushing defensively outside off-stump.

Tea:

Yorkshire continued their momentum by dismissing Nottinghamshire for 205 by tea on the opening day of their championship match at Headingley.

Despite being without Liam Plunkett, who is not available because of his call-up into England’s first Test squad, they bowled out Nottinghamshire in only 56 overs with Tim Bresnan and Jack Brooks both claiming three wickets apiece.

Nottinghamshire had won the toss and decided to bat first, but never really recovered from slipping to 90 for five shortly after lunch, although Peter Siddle and Luke Fletcher forged a crucial 65-run ninth wicket stand to help them pass 200.

Their hopes of reaching a competitive total were ended when former Yorkshire batsman Michael Lumb and Nottinghamshire captain Chris Read fell in successive overs shortly after lunch.

They had added 45 for the sixth wicket when Lumb was undone by the extra bounce from the wicket and edged Bresnan behind down the leg-side and Read followed shortly after when he was run out after driving to mid-off only for substitute fielder Josh Shaw to parry the ball and allow Jack Leaning to throw down the stumps from mid-on.

Australian Test batsman Siddle finished unbeaten on 39 off 35 balls, which included two fours and two sixes, but ran out of partners with Fletcher and last man Andre Adams both being caught at long on off Adil Rashid.

Lunch:

Yorkshire responded to the loss of Liam Plunkett on England Test duty by dominating the opening session of their championship match against Nottinghamshire at Headingley.

Despite losing the toss with Nottinghamshire deciding to bat first, Yorkshire reduced them to 84 for four at lunch on the first day after a promising 32-run opening stand between Phil Jaques and Alex Hales.

But after an encouraging start, Nottinghamshire lost four wickets in eight overs, including two wickets in an over, and slumped to 46 for four.

Hales was the first to fall when he was bowled driving loosely at Steve Patterson and was followed in the next over by former Yorkshire batsman Jaques, who was brilliantly caught low down by Adam Lyth at second slip off Tim Bresnan.

Nottinghamshire’s collapse gained pace once Jack Brooks replaced Bresnan from the Kirkstall Lane End and claimed two wickets in five balls during a spell of 5-2-11-2.

James Taylor fell lbw playing around a full-length ball and four balls later Samit Patel, the leading scorer in division one, attempted to cut off the back foot but only succeeded in picking out Adil Rashid at backward point.

Yorkshire made only one change to the line-up that beat Northamptonshire last week with Richard Pyrah coming in for his first championship game in almost a year as a replacement for Plunkett.

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