6.57pm Here’s some reaction from Duanne Olivier after day two.

“When the ball got softer, the wicket played better.

“I must give credit to Tom Moores, he played very well.

“We bowled well in partnerships, although we let it slip a bit before lunch and at the end there the momentum was with them and we let it slip again.

“But, if we get through the new ball tomorrow, the batsmen can score big runs.

“I know we’re 90 runs behind, but I still feel we have a good chance to win this game. It’s just about applying themselves at the crease.

“It’s still a good wicket. There was the odd one which bounced a bit more or stayed low, but you just need to take that out of your mind and play it ball by ball.

“The way Mullaney batted, Patel and Moores, they applied themselves well.

“I’m very happy for Dom (Leech). The two intra-squad games we played, he impressed me a lot.

“I saw him first when I came over in February and we worked indoors. There’s something about him.

“He has good skill, he swings the ball and has good pace. He will only get stronger the older he gets and more experience will come the more he plays.

“I think he bowled really well and can only get better.”

6.15pm – Close Moores gone! Patterson bowls him for 106 off 140 balls. Notts 355 all out, leading by 91. Even first couple of sessions, but Notts claim the advantage courtesy of an excellent knock from Moores.

6.11pm Moores reaches a fine century, off 137 balls with 11×4s and 3×6s. Notts 346-9, leading by 82.

6.06pm Really damaging period of play for Yorkshire this…..

Patterson has taken the new ball himself. Notts 340-9 in the 94th over, a lead of 76. Moores has 95. We have 4.2 overs remaining in the day.

5.57pm We have six overs remaining in the day. Notts 316-9, leading by 52. Moores 81 and Carter 1.

5.37pm Ball gone! He’s been caught at slip by Lyth off Malan. Notts 294-9.

5.34pm Chappell gone! Thompson gets him caught behind for one. Notts are 293-8, a lead of 29.

5.21pm Patel gone! He’s been caught at short-leg by Brook off Malan’s leg-spin for 38. Notts are 286-7, leading by 22. That ends a 99-stand.

5.07pm Notts are into the lead. Moores reverse swept Lyth for six to get them to 269-6 in the 80th over – a lead of five. The score is now 274-6 in the 81st, and Moores and Patel have shared 87 unbroken. This has the potential to get quite challenging for Yorkshire if they don’t strike soon. Moores has 43 and Patel 36. Dawid Malan is about to bowl his first over in a Yorkshire shirt.

4.42pm Yorkshire could do with a wicket to break what is threatening to be a very dangerous partnership between Moores and Patel. They have added 66 so far, taking the hosts to 253-6 and a deficit of only 11. Both men have 29.

Tea Report Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire are locked in a close-fought, intriguing Bob Willis Trophy clash at Trent Bridge, with the visitors hopeful of claiming a slender first-innings lead this evening.

Replying to Yorkshire’s 264 all out, Notts have advanced from 105-3 from 34 overs at lunch on day two to reach tea at 231-6 from 66.

A Jordan Thompson direct hit run out, Adam Lyth and Duanne Olivier have accounted for the afternoon wickets.

Even if Notts take a slender lead themselves on first-innings, Yorkshire will be confident of setting a victory target too stiff for their hosts given the strength of their top five with the bat even if they didn’t fire in the first innings – Harry Brook (62) aside.

However, Notts still have Tom Moores and Samit Patel at the crease and could yet take a dangerous lead themselves on a used pitch which should get more and more difficult for batting.

Joe Clarke (35) was the first afternoon wicket to fall when Thompson threw the stumps down at the striker’s end from just in front of point, with Clarke having been called through for a quick single by his captain Steven Mullaney, who was facing opposite number Steve Patterson.

The pair had 70 for the fourth-wicket either side of lunch, with Clarke’s departure leaving the score at 115-4 in the 37th over of the innings.

Mullaney reached 50 off 79 balls before falling shortly afterwards, lbw sweeping at Lyth’s off-spin – 163-5 in the 52nd.

Mullaney had shared 48 with Peter Trego, who was the last of the trio of afternoon departures when he edged a drive at Olivier to gully, where Harry Brook held on. That left Notts at 187-6 in the 57th.

Moores and Patel have since added an unbroken 44 and will begin the evening on 19 and 23 respectively.

3.49pm – Tea Notts reach the break at 231-6 from 66 overs, a deficit of 33. Three wickets in the session for Yorkshire, who have a lead of 33.

3.14pm Olivier claims his second wicket, that of Trego caught at gully driving. He goes for 39. Notts 187-6 now.

3pm Diving Tattersall nearly pulls off a stunner at backward point after a Trego cut at Thompson on 33. Got a hand on it, but it’s nit taken unfortunately. 175-3 in the 54th.

2.52pm Lyth picks up the wicket of the Notts skipper, Mullaney, for 50. Mullaney has been trapped lbw sweeping, leaving his side at 163-5 in the 52nd over. They trail by 101. Moores joins Trego at the crease.

2.47pm Mullaney reaches a 79-ball fifty as he guides Thompson wide of the two slips. Notts 162-4 in the 51st.

2.41pm Lyth is about to bowl his second over having replaced Shutt at the Radcliffe Road End. Yorkshire looking to break a flourishing fifth-wicket stand between Mullaney (45) and Trego (21), with Notts now 157-4 after 49 overs. Their deficit is 107.

2.25pm Notts have moved to 140-4, with Mullaney 36 and Trego 14.

1.58pm In a bit of England news, Ben Stokes will miss the remaining two Tests against Pakistan for family reasons. He is travelling to New Zealand, where his parents live, later this week, say the ECB.

1.54pm Huge wicket this….

Clarke run out via a direct hit at striker’s end by Thompson from just forward of point. He goes for 35, and Notts are 115-4 in the 37th. Brilliant piece of fielding.

1.43pm Notts are 107-3 in the 35th over, the first of the afternoon and bowled by Patterson. Clarke has 32 and Mullaney 25. The hosts are 157 behind on first innings. Shutt will bowl the second over of the afternoon.

Lunch Report Dom Leech claimed his maiden first-team wicket with his eleventh ball during a hard-fought second morning against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

Honours have been even at the start of day two of this Bob Willis Trophy clash, with Notts, replying to 264, advancing their first innings from 13-1 overnight to 105-3 at lunch.

Duanne Olivier was the other wicket-taker and struck first.

After five successive maidens between himself and captain Steve Patterson, the South African quick had Ben Duckett caught at second slip for four, leaving Notts at 30-2 in the 17th over.

Adam Lyth was the catcher, as he was for Leech’s dismissal of another former England batsman Haseeb Hameed for 21.

Hameed, trying to defend to leg, got a leading edge and Lyth held on – Notts 55-3 in the 23rd over at this stage.

Joe Clarke, who scored a century and 97 in last season’s Championship draw between these two sides, and home captain Steven Mullaney have since steadied things for their side, sharing an unbroken stand of 50.

Jordan Thompson bowled five overs at a cost of as many runs this morning. Jack Shutt is yet to bowl.

Clarke will begin the afternoon on 32 and Mullaney on 23.

1pm – Lunch Notts reach 105-3 from 34 overs, with Mullaney and Clarke bringing up their 50 partnership with the final ball of the session. Olivier and Leech with a morning wicket apiece. Notts trail by 159. Mullaney 23 and Clarke 32.

12.40pm Very tight start from Thompson, who has only conceded five runs from his four overs so far. Notts 79-3 after 29. Clarke has 23 and Mullaney 6.

12.12pm Leech has his maiden first-team wicket, that of Hameed caught at second slip by Lyth for 21. Notts are 55-3 in the 23rd. That will settle any nerves. Excellent stuff.

12pm Dom Leech has come into the attack for his first bowl on debut. Notts 46-2 in the 21st over, with him just having beaten Clarke with a beauty.

A reminder, you can watch him steam in on the stream on our match centre page.

11.41am Duckett gone! He’s been caught at second slip by Lyth off Olivier for four. Notts are 30-2 in the 17th. Five successive maidens broken by a Hameed single earlier in the over, and the pressure tells. Excellent stuff by Olivier and Patterson this morning,

And Joe Clarke is greeted by a nasty bouncer by Olivier first up, which hits him on the body.

11.32am Four maidens on the bounce from Patterson and Olivier as Notts remain on 29-1. Duckett has four and Hameed 16. We’ve had a few plays and misses this morning, but nothing desperately close as of yet.

11.07am Two Hameed cover driven boundaries greet Olivier’s introduction. Notts 21-1 after the first full over of the day.

10.52am The skies remain overcast as we close in on the start of play here at Trent Bridge.

9.18am Here’s a brief look around the grounds following yesterday’s action…..


Durham 180 v Lancashire 33-0, Riverside
Leicestershire 199 v Derbyshire, 101-1, Trent Bridge


Gloucestershire 191-8 v Warwickshire, Bristol
Northamptonshire 67 v Somerset 166 and 15-1, Wantage Road
Worcestershire 309-3 v Glamorgan, New Road


Essex 253-7 v Surrey, Chelmsford
Kent v Sussex 320-9, Canterbury
Middlesex 252 v Hampshire 27-2, Radlett

Good morning from Nottingham, where the skies are grey. But, most importantly, it’s dry, and we should be in for another full day of cricket. I suspect the sun will burn through as the day goes on.

Yesterday’s opening day was fascinating; Yorkshire were bowled out for 264 before Notts closed on 13-1.

The visitors would have bitten your hand off for that total having slipped to 44-4, with Lyth, Bairstow, Malan and Kohler-Cadmore the departures. And it was down largely to Harry Brook (62) and Jordan Thompson (98) for getting them there.

Yes, they would have wanted more at the start of the day having won the toss, but all things point to this being a very competitive total.

The pitch is a used one, and Notts bowled 50.2 overs of spin. Jack Shutt and the likes of Adam Lyth and Dawid Malan could have key roles to play as this fixture progresses.

Steve Patterson made the early breakthrough with the ball last night, bowling Chris Nash in the day’s final over. Two or three early wickets and Yorkshire will be in pole position.

This match is being live streamed on our match centre page on the website, and we will begin the day as usual at 11am. Enjoy.

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