REACTION – Andrew Gale

“At the start of the day, I asked for fight, character, resilience and patience, and I think we’ve seen that today.

“The lads dug in there. It wasn’t easy – it’s a day seven pitch. To still be batting at the end of the day is very pleasing.

“Hopefully we can put on a few more in the morning and you never know – 10-2 or 20-2, it becomes a tricky chase.

“I’d like a few more runs, I’m not going to lie. I’d like 250 on the board. But if we can find a way of scraping to 200, we’re well in the game.

“If we can nip a couple out early, Notts could easily panic. You never know.”

6.03pm – Close Yorkshire reach 259-7 from 98 overs, leading by 168 with Tattersall on 41 and Olivier 8. Hard-fought but very entertaining day, and we’re all set up for a thrilling day four.

5.46pm OUT! Patterson caught behind off Chappell, 4. Yorkshire 246-7. Two in the over and Yorks lead is 155.

5.41pm Thompson gone! He’s been caught at second slip by Carter driving at Chappell, 33. Yorkshire 240-6, leading by 149. That ends an extremely useful 54-run stand with Tattersall.

5.28pm We’re into over-time in terms of the overs for the day. Notts have taken the new ball with Yorkshire 227-5 after 90 overs, leading by 136. Tattersall and Thompson closing in on a fifty stand. Carter has first crack with the new ball for the hosts.

5.12pm Yorkshire now facing spin from Carter and medium pace from Mullaney. They are 224-5 after 86 overs, leading by 133. Tattersall 29 and Thompson 24. Four overs until the new ball.

4.39pm Elsewhere in the North Group, Lancashire have wrapped up a three-day win over Durham at the Riverside, and Derbyshire are going to do the same against Leicestershire at Grace Road.

Derby need one more wicket with Leicester still 25 behind in their second innings, and they will go two wins from two unless something miraculous happens.

Derby visit Emerald Headingley in the next round, starting on Saturday.

4.35pm Yorkshire have moved their second innings to 203-5, a lead of 112. Tattersall 18 and Thompson 14. Spin continues to operate from both ends, and the speed at which Notts are getting through their overs means they will be able to take the new ball if they so wish tonight.

4.02pm Brook gone! Two balls into the evening session, he’s fallen caught at slip off Patel, Mullaney taking the catch. Brook goes for 30. Yorkshire 186-5, leading by 95.

Tea report Yorkshire lost Adam Lyth, Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan in the space of 18 balls during an intriguing third afternoon of their finely balanced Bob Willis Trophy clash with Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

The White Rose, 82-1 at lunch in their second innings and trailing by nine, later slipped from 135-1 to 136-4 as Samit Patel and Matt Carter – twice – struck.

Yorkshire have since advanced to reach tea at 186-4 from 63 overs, leading by 95.

Lyth and Bairstow had shared 131 for the second wicket from early morning, putting their side in reasonable shape.

Bairstow reached 50 off 100 balls almost immediately after lunch and Lyth followed him there off 117 balls.

Some tight and testing Notts bowling ensured neither were able to dominate.

Lyth was the first of the trio to depart when he edged Patel’s left-arm spin, playing to leg, to Steven Mullaney at first slip in the 44th over of the innings, falling for 50.

Bairstow was then victim of a one-handed diving catch at short-leg from Haseeb Hameed off the off-spinner Carter in the next over.

The England wicketkeeper-batsman departed for 75 before Malan followed him back to the pavilion for one via the same mode of dismissal off Carter in the 47th.

Harry Brook and Jonny Tattersall have since steadied things in impressive fashion, with Brook lofting Patel for a straight six on the way.

They have shared 50 unbroken for the fifth wicket, with Brook 30 and Tattersall 15.

3.41pm – Tea Yorkshire 186-4 after 63 overs, leading by 95. Brook 30 and Tattersall 15. They’ve shared 50 unbroken following the departures of Lyth, Bairstow and Malan.

3.17pm Brook has just lofted Patel for a straight six to move 22 and Yorkshire to 166-4, a lead of 75. Things have settled after those three wickets, thankfully. Just over 20 minutes until tea.

2.44pm Malan gone! He’s been caught at short-leg as well off Carter – Hameed the catcher. Yorkshire 136-4 now, a lead of 45.

2.37pm Bairstow falls for 75 – caught at short-leg by Hameed, one-handed diving to right, off Carter. Yorkshire 135-3.

2.32pm Lyth gone! He’s edged Patel to Mullaney at slip, 50. Yorkshire 135-2 in the 44th, leading by 44. That ends, a 131-run stand with Bairstow, who is 74.

2.21pm Lyth reaches 50 off 117 balls with 6×4s – Yorkshire are 130-1, leading by 139. Bairstow has 70. Excellent stuff this.

2pm Yorkshire are back in business…..

Bairstow cuts Chappell behind square for four and brings up a century stand with Lyth, who has 35. Bairstow 62, and Yorkshire are 106-1, leading by 15.

1.50pm Bairstow lap sweeps a Carter full toss for four and then pushes a single out to deep cover to reach 50 off 100 balls with 9×4s and take Yorkshire into the lead by three at 94-1.

1.43pm Carter and Chappell take up the attack for Notts immediately after lunch. Lyth has 34 and Bairstow 45. Yorkshire 88-1, trailing by 3.

Lunch report Adam Lyth and Jonny Bairstow are strengthening Yorkshire’s hopes of a come-from-behind victory over Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge after a productive third morning.

Yorkshire started the day 91 runs adrift at the beginning of their second innings in this Bob Willis Trophy clash and lost Tom Kohler-Cadmore for a golden duck seven balls into the day.

But Lyth and Bairstow have safely navigated some testing bowling from both seam and spin to take their side to lunch at 82-1 from 30 overs, a deficit of only nine.

Both have defended stoutly and pounced on the opportunities to score when available on a used pitch which is playing pretty well.

Kohler-Cadmore edged his and Zak Chappell’s first ball to second slip, where Matt Carter took a low catch to leave the visitors at 4-1 in the second over.

Carter nearly removed Bairstow on 14 when an edge – pushing forwards at the off-spinner – burst through Steven Mullaney at slip. The Notts skipper may not have even got a hand on the chance.

Lyth will begin the afternoon on 33 and Bairstow 44, with Notts a bowler down given Jake Ball left the field having only bowled three overs with what looked to be a side or abdominal injury.

1.02pm – Lunch Yorkshire are 82-1 from 30 overs, trailing by nine. Lyth and Bairstow have added an unbroken 78. Lyth 33 and Bairstow 44. Excellent.

12.57pm Elsewhere, Jack Leaning is 205 not out against Jason Gillespie’s Sussex at Canterbury. Kent 494-1 in reply to 322 all out. Opener Jordan Cox is 221 not out, and they have shared an unbroken stand of 391 – a Kent record. Here, Yorkshire are 82-1, trailing by nine.

12.25pm Yorkshire inching towards parity. 52-1 in the 21st over. Lyth has 25 and Bairstow 22. The deficit is 39.

12.02pm It’s been a very engaging morning’s play so far. Yorkshire 44-1 in the 14th, with Bairstow and Lyth advancing not without alarm. Bairstow offered a sharp chance to Mullaney at slip off Carter’s off-spin – edge pushing forward which burst through Mullaney (not even sure he got a hand on it). He was on 14 at the time. Now 20. Lyth is 19.

11.29am Jake Ball has gone off with what looks to be a side/abdominal injury. He’s been replaced by Trego. Yorkshire 12-1 after six overs. Lyth has seven and Bairstow four.

11.05am Just the start Yorkshire didn’t want. Kohler-Cadmore edges Chappell’s first ball to Carter at second slip, smart low catch. 4-1 after seven balls.

10.48am David Willey has joined up with the squad at Trent Bridge this morning and is currently out in the middle bowling with the red ball. Mat Pillans alongside him bowling with a white one.

10.25am Here’s a look around the grounds in the Bob Willis Trophy ahead of day three…..

NORTH GROUP

Durham 181 v Lancashire 284-9, Riverside
Leicestershire 199 and 2-0 v Derbyshire 408, Grace Road

CENTRAL GROUP

Gloucestershire 210 v Warwickshire 230-8, Bristol
Worcestershire 455-8 v Glamorgan 181-2, New Road
RESULT: Northants 67 and 154 lost to Somerset 166 and 222, Wantage Road

SOUTH GROUP

Essex 262 and 13-0 v Surrey 187, Chelmsford
Kent 338-1 v Sussex 332, Canterbury
Middlesex 252 v Hampshire 279-7, Radlett

Good morning from Nottingham, where the sun is shining ahead of day three of our North Group clash with Notts.

Unfortunately, the evening session of day two was dominated by home wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Moores, whose superb career best 106 has given them a 91-run lead on first innings.

Yorkshire have serious work to do to get themselves in a winning position during the second half of this game. However, that is not an unrealistic prospect.

If the White Rose can navigate the threat of spinners Matt Carter and Samit Patel and get to around 300 or a touch more today and into tomorrow morning, the pitch could get significantly harder to bat on.

Duanne Olivier last night said it was still, largely, a good pitch to bit on.

We have mentioned it quite a lot over the last two days, but it is a used surface (Notts v Derbyshire last week).

So a target of around 225-250 could be pretty tricky for Notts to chase down.

However, on the other side of the coin, Notts will be very confident of completing a first first-class win since mid summer 2018.

Fingers crossed, the former theory works out and we’re celebrating back-to-back victories to start the campaign.

This match is being live streamed, and you can view it via our match centre page.

We will be getting underway at 11am. Enjoy the day.

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