Andrew Gale

“All throughout the match, we’ve been inconsistent.

“We’ve shown good spells with the ball and then let them off the hook. We just haven’t built any pressure.

“Yesterday and today with the bat, we got a partnership together and then lost a wicket.

“We can still get something out of the game.

“There’s no doubt it’s going to be tough because they have a good bowling attack. But we’re up to the task.”

Gale also said Joe Root is fine after being struck on the left hand late in the day.

Close Notts enjoy the better of day three. They close on 429-5, a second-innings lead of 446. Clarke 97 and Patel 23.

6.17pm Root has left the field having been struck on the left hand by a Joe Clarke drive. Three overs remaining in the day. Notts 307-5, leading by 424.

6.07pm Moores gone! He’s trapped lbw by Waite. Notts 300-5, leading by 317. Five overs remaining in the day.

5.54pm Mullaney reaches 51 off 48 balls as Notts advance quickly. They are 276-3, leading by 393. We have 7.4 overs remaining in the day.

5.24pm Notts are on the charge. They are 228-3, leading by 345 with the best part of 15 overs remaining. Clarke has 58 and captain Mullaney 17.

5.05pm Nash miscues a pull at Olivier, who has only just returned to the attack, to Root at square-leg, 75. Notts 196-3, leading 313.

4.42pm The Notts lead is over 300 now as the floodlights come on. Rain is also heading our way. Notts 185-2 and 302 in front. Nash 69 and Clarke 43.

4.27pm Steve Patterson and Matthew Waite have bowled nicely in the first half hour of the evening, just putting the brakes on the hosts pursuit of quick runs. It is touch and go whether they will declare tonight or early tomorrow morning. We have 27 overs remaining. Notts are 172-2, leading by 289.

Tea Nottinghamshire have taken their lead to 277 at tea on day three against Yorkshire at Trent Bridge.

The White Rose have work to do to avoid an opening round Specsavers County Championship defeat, with the hosts dominating the first two sessions of the day with ball and then bat.

They will begin the evening session on 160-2, with Chris Nash unbeaten on 60 and Joe Clarke 28.

Yorkshire struck once this afternoon, Duanne Olivier getting Ben Duckett caught at second slip for 61, leaving the score at 94-2 in the 24th over.

Nash has shared in two half-century stands; 88 with Duckett for the second wicket and an unbroken 66 with first-innings centurion Clarke for the third.

Nash, the former Sussex man, reached his fifty off 104 balls in the closing stages of the afternoon.

2.19pm Nash and Duckett have brought up a half-century stand as Notts advance. They are 59-1 after 14 overs, leading by 176.

1.53pm We’re in the early stages of the afternoon and Notts are very much on top at 32-1 after seven overs of their second innings, leading by 149. Duckett has 24 of them.

Lunch Yorkshire conceded a first-innings lead of 117 during the third morning of their Specsavers County Championship clash with Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

The White Rose fell from 206-5 overnight to 291 all out, with Samit Patel’s left-arm spinners accounting for Joe Root, Matthew Waite and Steve Patterson all caught at slip.

Root fell for 73 as he shimmied down the pitch and tried to loft Patel over long-on.

Either side of those wickets, Luke Fletcher bowled Jonny Tattersall and Stuart Broad wrapped up the innings 25 minutes before lunch when he had Duanne Olivier caught behind.

Yorkshire were eight down when they reached the follow-on target of 259 before Ben Coad added a useful and important unbeaten 26, including a pair of sixes over cover against Patel in as many balls.

Play has taken place under the Trent Bridge floodlights all morning.

Coad then struck at the start of the third over of the Notts second innings, getting Ben Slater caught at slip (6-1).

The hosts will begin the afternoon on 17-1, leading by 134.

12.35pm Olivier gloves a Broad short ball behind to Moores. Yorkshire 291 all out and 117 behind. Notts will begin their second innings 15 minutes before lunch.

12.13pm Patterson gone! He’s also caught at slip off Patel, the third such dismissal this morning. Yorkshire 265-9.

12.06pm Yorkshire have avoided the follow-on. They are 262-8.

11.55am Root goes, caught at slip off Samit Patel. He’ll be furious with himself after trying to launch the left-arm spinner over the top. Falls for 73. Yorkshire 249-7.

11.18am Luke Fletcher makes the breakthrough for Notts…..Jonny Tattersall is bowled having driven the previous ball down the ground. In trying to play a similar shot, he’s bowled, and Yorkshire are 215-6.

11.08am Yorkshire 209-5 after two overs this morning, one from Fletcher and the other from Broad. Root 58 and Tattersall 5.

10.40am Elsewhere around the circuit….

Hampshire 525-8 dec (Northeast 169) v Essex 25-1, Ageas Bowl
Somerset 171 (Claydon 5-46) v Kent 84-2, Taunton

Derbyshire 197 and 107-3 v Durham 171 (Reece 5-47), Derby
Northants 445 (Procter 81*) v Middlesex 134-7, Wantage Rd
Sussex 173 and 211-2 (Salt 80) v Leicestershire 252, Hove

Good morning from Trent Bridge, where it is a dry but overcast start to the day. I would say we’d just about be ok to start on time with the light as it is at the moment.

Yorkshire, replying to 408, will resume on 206-5, with Joe Root unbeaten on 56 and Jonny Tattersall in the infancy of his innings.

The White Rose’s first target this morning is 259 to avoid the follow-on, something which shouldn’t be an issue achieving.

Yesterday’s second day was pretty even in the end, with Notts hitting back late on with two wickets in five balls after Yorkshire had been well placed at 194-3.

Notts started the day on 324-5 and would have been hoping for more than 408, but Duanne Olivier and Steve Patterson restricted them impressively.

Let’s hope it’s a run-filled morning. We start at 11am.

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