Well thankfully the weather forecast was incorrect and a full 104 overs were enjoyed with the day finishing at 7.10pm with the hosts in a strong position.

Resuming at 162-5 Ben Birkhead and Tom Loten stretched their partnership to 77 before Birkhead was caught at first slip for 37 from 83 balls. Debutant Will Luxton and Matt Pillans also soon departed as Yorkshire reached lunch at 246-8, Loten being 64 not out.

Josh Sullivan fell for 13 and James Mukherjee joined Loten with six overs remaining for bonus points – four were needed to get a third point from the last ball of the 110 overs. However, Loten was caught at mid-wicket for 92 as the White Rose closed on 296 all out.

Matthew Waite had Matthew Montgomery very well taken over his shoulder by Will Luxton but Notts reached tea at 53-1. Joey Evison was adjudged lbw in the first over after tea before Sol Budinger make a quickfire 24 from 18 balls – this precipitated a dramatic collapse as they subsided from 98-2 to 115 all out.

There were three wickets each for Waite, George Hill and the impressive Pillans. Yorkshire had what could be termed as a “team hat-trick” as Hill took a wicket with the last ball of his over and Pillans two from his first two balls of the following over.

Ten overs remained in the day when Yorkshire resumed at almost 6.30pm and two wickets were lost as the home side closed on 27-2, a lead of 208. Will Fraine was caught at point for four and James Wharton bowled for five – the not out batsmen are Matt Revis and George Hill.

John Virr – 2nd X1 Scorer

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