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Adam Lyth said

“I’m thoroughly delighted with the way I played there, both yesterday and today. ?“It’s probably one of the best hundreds I’ve got for Yorkshire because of the circumstances of the game.
“Also, getting bowled out for 70-odd in the first innings and made to follow-on on a pretty sporting wicket against a very good side.
“The last couple of months haven’t got well for me runs wise.
“So, getting a big score eases everything for me.
“Tonight, we probably over-strived a little bit and went both sides of the pitch.
“It would have been nice to get a couple more tonight, but the ball’s still hard and doing plenty. So you never know.”

5.55pm – Close. Pretty good day for Yorkshire to give themselves a chance of victory going into tomorrow’s final day of the season. Notts, chasing 174, are 42-1. Earlier, Lyth made a fabulous 153 in the second innings. Duckett 23, Slater 15.

5.27pm Lancashire have won a thriller at Liverpool by one wicket chasing 197. They slipped to nine down needing two to win. That means they will be champions if Warwickshire fail to beat Somerset at Edgbaston. A Bears win and they would be champions.

If Warwickshire fail to win and Notts win here, it will be a Lancashire v Notts Bob Willis final. Notts 13-1.

5.22pm WICKET Hameed gone! He’s been caught at second slip by Lyth off Coad for 4. 9-1 in the third.

5.01pm WICKET Notts will require 174 to win. Revis, for an excellent late 34, has miscued Paterson to deep mid-off. 396 all out. 11 overs remaining in the day.

4.51pm Revis has just taken two boundaries off Evison and has 21. 382-9 and the lead is 159.

4.33pm WICKET Duke trapped lbw by Hutton for 7. Yorkshire 368-9 – 145 lead.

4.16pm WICKET Bess lbw Hutton, 8. Yorkshire 356-8, leading by 133.

3.55pm Lyth has feathered Evison behind for 153 and gets a standing ovation for his efforts. Great knock. Yorkshire 347-7, a lead of 124.

3.48pm What a way to start the evening session, Lyth driving Evison (first ball of the evening) back down the pitch for his 20th boundary. 150 up off 371 balls. Fabulous knock. Yorkshire 345-6, leading by 122.

Tea Report Yorkshire are continuing to hold firm in impressive fashion in their second innings against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge, building their lead to 118 at tea on day three with four second-innings wickets in hand.

The White Rose, asked to follow-on 223 runs behind yesterday, have fought back superbly in this final round LV= Insurance County Championship fixture to give themselves an outside chance of victory.

They have only lost three wickets across the first two sessions on day three, with Adam Lyth leading the way on 147 not out.

Jordan Thompson (31) proved a very useful afternoon partner, with the left-handers sharing 74 for the sixth wicket.

Harry Brook (42) was the first of two afternoon wickets to fall when he edged South African seamer Dane Paterson to first slip, leaving the score at 261-5 in the 92nd over.

Lyth and Thompson batted confidently with few alarms on a pitch which has flattened out following the bowler-dominated first half of the game.

Unfortunately, the latter edged Steven Mullaney’s medium pace to second slip inside the final three overs of the afternoon, leaving the score at 335-6 in the 122nd over – a lead of 112.

This is opener Lyth’s highest score in the Championship for five years, and he will begin the evening with Matthew Revis for company on four.

3.25pm Tea. Yorkshire advance to 341-6 after 124 overs, a lead of 118. Two wickets in the afternoon for Notts, but Lyth continues to march on with a superb 147. Revis has 4.

3.19pm WICKET Thompson caught low down at second slip by Duckett off Mullaney for 31. Productive 74 stand with Lyth is broken. 335-6, a lead of 112 with two overs remaining in the afternoon.

3.05pm Best part of six overs remaining until tea. Yorkshire 331-5 with a lead of 108. Lyth 142 and Thompson 30.

2.32pm Lyth plays a lovely on drive wide of mid-on for four off Hutton. Notts have just brought Patterson-White, their spinner, into the attack from the Radcliffe Road End. Lyth has 135 and Thompson 21. At 311-5, they have shared 50. The lead is 87.

2.21pm Yorkshire continue to build their lead. Thompson has just whipped Fletcher wide of mid-on for four to move to 20 out of 302-5, a lead of 79. Lyth is 126.

1.52pm Yorkshire are 280-5, leading by 57. Lyth has a season’s best 125 and Thompson 8.

1.29pm Warwickshire fail to claim their third bowling point in their game against Somerset, who are 335-8 replying to 367. And that means Hampshire will win the title with victory over Lancashire at Liverpool. But they don’t look like they’re going to do it.

Chasing 196, Lancashire are 38-0 and could win the title themselves if Warwickshire don’t beat Somerset.

1.18pm WICKET Brook caught at first slip by Hutton off Paterson, 42. Yorkshire 261-5, a lead of 38.

Lunch Report Adam Lyth reached his third century of the 2021 LV= Insurance County Championship season to raise Yorkshire’s hopes of a come from behind final week victory over Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

Bowled out for 73 in their first-innings reply to 296 yesterday, the White Rose were asked to follow-on but have been superb since, going to lunch at 252-4 – a lead of 29.

Lyth started the day on 74 and moved to a fabulous 230-ball hundred, including 13 fours. He will begin the afternoon on 112.

Yorkshire have lost only one wicket this morning, Will Fraine trapped lbw by Brett Hutton for three (182-4 in the 69th over).

At that stage, they trailed by 41. But Lyth, along with the help of fifth-wicket partner Harry Brook, has taken the White Rose into the lead, the pair sharing 70 unbroken.

Brook drove four fours off Luke Fletcher with the first over of the new ball, which started with Yorkshire at 214-4, trailing by nine.

Coach Andrew Gale last night revealed that had Gary Ballance not been ill and ruled out of this fixture, Lyth would not have played following a barren run of form since scoring his first two Championship hundreds in the opening month of the season.

Brook later hit three fours in a Hutton over and has moved to 41.

Meanwhile, even with a victory here at Trent Bridge, Yorkshire can no longer qualify for the final of the Bob Willis Trophy.

Warwickshire claimed a second bowling point in their game against Somerset at Edgbaston, leaving the top two teams in Division One – Warwickshire and Hampshire or Lancashire – out of reach.

12.34pm Lunch. Super morning for Yorkshire, who have reached 252-4 and lead by 29 in the second innings having been asked to follow-on. Only one wicket, with Lyth moving to 112 and Brook 41. They have shared 70 unbroken.

11.57am And, in a flash, Yorkshire are into the lead. Brook has taken four boundaries off Fletcher’s first over with the new ball to move to 27. 230-4, a lead of seven.

11.54am Notts have taken the new ball after 80 overs with Yorkshire on 214-4, trailing by nine.

11.46am HUNDRED! Fabulous innings from Lyth, who gets there off 230 balls with 13×4s, his third of the Championship season. Yorkshire 204-4, trailing by 19.

11.32am Yorkshire are 194-4, trailing by 29. Lyth on 92.

Meanwhile, Lancashire require 196 to beat Hampshire at Liverpool. Whoever wins there will go top of Division One. Then it is down to Warwickshire to beat Somerset at Edgbaston. Somerset are 278-7 in their first-innings response to 367.

11.08am WICKET Hutton strikes in his first over to get Fraine lbw for 3. Yorkshire are 182-4, trailing by 39. Lyth, with 84, is joined by Brook.

10.41am Early confirmation that Yorkshire can no longer qualify for the Bob Willis Trophy final even with a win here at Trent Bridge.

Warwickshire have taken their sixth wicket, thus a second bowling point. The top two teams in Division One – the Bears and Lancashire or Hampshire – can no longer be caught.

Yorkshire have advanced to 171-3 in the opening stages of day three, trailing by 52. Lyth 76 and Fraine 0.

10.19am 10 minutes from the off at Trent Bridge, where it is a perfect September’s morning. Hard to believe the season is coming to an end really. Certainly feels a million miles away from the snow we had against Glamorgan at Emerald Headingley in early April.

Good morning.

It is another lovely morning in Nottingham ahead the penultimate day of action in the County Championship.

Yorkshire will begin the day on 169-3 in the second innings, 54 runs behind.

Yesterday was certainly a day of two halves. After being bowled out for 73, Adam Lyth led a spirited response with an unbeaten 74 of his own to bring Yorkshire back into this game having been asked to follow-on.

There is clearly a lot of hard work still to be done, but you can now see a way a final week victory could be claimed. It requires a good morning against the new ball, which is 20 overs away, and go from there.

Yorkshire can still qualify for the Bob Willis Trophy final at Lord’s next week with a victory to elevate them into second place in Division One. But that is also relying on other results going our way.

But that hope may be extinguished this morning should Warwickshire add to their tally of bowling bonus points. They need one more bowling point this morning against Somerset (one wicket in 33 overs) to do that.

It was covered on the blog yesterday, but just a note of further congratulations to the Northern Diamonds for their RHF Trophy semi-final win yesterday against Central Sparks, which advances them to Saturday’s final against Southern Vipers at Northampton.

A stream will be available from here at Trent Bridge today. Enjoy the day.

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