Gary Ballance

“I think we’ve had a pretty good day, apart from that partnership early on from them.

“But we took those last three wickets and then applied ourselves well with the bat.

“We played nicely and got ourselves to a decent score with a few wickets left for tomorrow.

“Both Harry and Tom played nicely and spent some time at the crease. Tom’s still there, and hopefully he can kick on tomorrow.

“There probably wasn’t as much movement today. It’s a pretty decent pitch, if a bit slow. It’s taking a bit of turn now. We’ll see how it plays tomorrow, but hopefully we can kick on and get close to their score and get a lead.

“I’m delighted to get a hundred.

“It’s been a tough few weeks, but I felt good out there.

“Hopefully there’s a few more to come.”

5.34pm Close. Yorkshire reach 256-4 from 70 overs, an impressive response to Notts 448. Ballance 104 and unbeaten duo Kohler-Cadmore on 57 and Tattersall on 12.

5.07pm Ballance gone! He’s been caught at short-leg off Patel for 104. Yorkshire 234-4 in the 61st.

4.48pm Superb knock! Ballance posts his second hundred of the season off 121 balls with 19×4s. Yorkshire are 220-3 after 56 overs.

4.30pm Lancashire and Somerset have tied at Taunton. Somerset 77 all out.

4.27pm Yorkshire 199-3 and Somerset 77-9 needing one to win at Taunton.

3.50pm Early stages of the evening and Yorkshire are 165-3 in the 42nd over. Ballance has 73 and Kohler-Cadmore 15.

Tea Report

Gary Ballance posted a 44-ball fifty during the second afternoon at Trent Bridge as Yorkshire respond positively to Nottinghamshire’s 448.

The White Rose have reached tea on day of their eleventh Specsavers County Championship match of the season at 159-3 from 38 overs.

Ballance will begin the evening on 72 and Tom Kohler-Cadmore 12.

Yorkshire started the afternoon on 14-1 before losing Jeet Raval and Harry Brook, the latter for 47. Raval was bowled by Harry Gurney and Brook caught at mid-wicket having dragged the left-arm spin of Samit Patel.

That left Yorkshire at 137-3 in the 28th over of their first innings.

Ballance and Brook had shared 78 for the third wicket to advance from 59-2 upon New Zealander Raval’s departure for 15 on debut.

Ballance has batted fluently, driving particularly well through the covers and down the ground.

3.14pm Incredible goings on down at Taunton, where Somerset are chasing 78 on a turner and are 37-6 against Lancashire. That game is important to Yorkshire given the Red Rose are in the scrap at the bottom.

2.51pm Brook gone! He’s been caught head high at mid-wicket by Wood off Patel’s left-arm spin for 47. Yorkshire 137-3 in the 29th

2.38pm Back-to-back driven boundaries for Ballance off Milnes takes him to 43 and Yorkshire to 112-2. Ballance and Brook have shared 54.

2.28pm Yorkshire are 102-2 after 23 overs. Brook 40 and Ballance has raced to 35.

2.13pm Gary Ballance has hit five fours in 27 off 21 balls. Yorkshire going along positively at 91-2 after 19 overs. Brook has 37.

1.53pm Raval gone! He’s been bowled by Harry Gurney for 15. Yorkshire are 59-2 in the 14th over. It was Gurney’s fourth ball having only just come into the attack.

1.44pm Harry Brook and Jeet Raval have shared 53 and counting for the second wicket. Make that 57 as Brook cuts Wood away for four to move to 30.

1.16pm Play up and running after lunch. Yorkshire 20-1 in the seventh over of their reply to 448.

Lunch Report

Nottinghamshire were bowled out for 448 shortly before lunch on day two at Trent Bridge before Yorkshire’s reply reached lunch at 14-1 after five overs.

The hosts started the day on 332-7, with Samit Patel and Matt Milnes completing a frustrating eighth-wicket stand of 90. Patel posted 54 and Milnes 43.

Leg-spinner Josh Poysden claimed two of the three wickets to fall this morning; Milnes lbw and Patel caught at deep backward square-leg.

Tim Bresnan wrapped up the innings by getting Harry Gurney caught at backward point, finishing with 3-93 from 33.3 overs.

Yorkshire missed out on a third bowling point, while Notts claimed all five batting bonus points.

Adam Lyth then fell six balls into the Yorkshire reply, caught in the gully without scoring off Mark Footitt.

Jeet Raval and Harry Brook will begin the afternoon on seven and four respectively.

12.02pm Gurney skews Bresnan to deep backward point, where Raval takes the catch off Tim Bresnan. 448 all out.

11.43am Yorkshire have their first wicket of the morning courtesy of Josh Poysden, who traps Matt Milnes lbw for 43. Notts are 421-8.

11.15am We have a race on for bonus points. Notts 382-7 after 106 overs, needing 18 more in four overs for a fifth batting point. Yorkshire need two more wickets for third bowling point.

10.46am 13 runs added so far this morning by home pair Samit Patel and Matt Milnes. 345-7.

10.15am A look around the grounds

Division One

Essex v Surrey 256-4, Chelmsford
Somerset 192 v Lancashire 99 and 7-2, Taunton
Worcestershire 68-4 v Hampshire 191, New Road

Division Two

Derbyshire 251 v Glamorgan 20-0, County Ground
Gloucestershire 208-7 v Middlesex, Bristol
Kent 137 v Northamptonshire 71-8, Canterbury
Sussex 323-8 v Leicestershire, Hove
Warwickshire 184-6 v Durham, Edgbaston

Good morning from Trent Bridge, where it is dry and bright. No sign of the sun, but certainly not as overcast as yesterday. Put it this way, I’d be surprised if we start under floodlights like yesterday.

Notts enjoyed the better of day one, but Yorkshire fought back impressive late on, taking four wickets with the new ball to drag themselves back within range.

The hosts, fired by Ben Slater’s century on home debut, will begin day two on 332-7.

Matthew Waite claimed three wickets added to a couple each for Tim Bresnan and Jack Brooks.

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