Yorkshire’s Tim Bresnan said: “I think it’s past everyone’s bed time, isn’t it!

“Good day. It was dominant day, and Gary and Jack sort of set the platform. Their partnership was key. It put a few overs into them as well and made it easier for us guys down the order.

“Myself and Ben managed to get a decent partnership on at the end, and that’s the kind of thing we need to do to get big scores.

“Anything over 350 would have been Christmas, so to get 400 was outstanding.

“We’re a bit rusty on the bowling front. We’ve gone at fours all day, but we put the ball in the right area and took a few risks.

“I felt good with the bat in the first dig, I had a nice net and felt really good.

“Ben has bowled beautifully. He’s gone for a few more runs than he’d like, but that maybe due to a lack of overs. We’ve hardly bowled outside since we got back from Potchefstroom.

“He bowled plenty of wicket-taking deliveries.”

7.35pm That’s close. Great day for Yorkshire. Notts, chasing 403, finish on 181-8. Career best 33 for Ben Coad and four wickets. See you tomorrow

7.09pm Luke Wood gone, fourth for Coad – two wickets away now, but overs running out tonight for a three-day finish. 172-8.

7.08pm Extra half hour taken. Notts are 156-7.

6.56pm Six down. Brooks bowls Luke Fletcher. 143-6.

6.23pm More success for Ben Coad as he bowls Samit Patel for seven. Notts are 101-4 with 10 overs remaining in the day. Possible 18 with the extra half hour if you’re feeling super confident!

6.05pm Third wicket for Yorkshire, second for Coad, who has bowled Jake Libby for 38. Clipped the top of the stumps. Coad gets a rousing reception from the members as he return to long-leg. 81-3 with 14 overs left.

5.19pm Notts rattling along at nearly 4.5 runs per over across the first 12 of their chase. They are 53-1 with Libby 19 and Nash 21.

4.45pm Yorkshire up and running amidst an action-packed start to the Notts chase of 403:

Mullaney three fours off Brooks in first over
20-0 off the first two overs
Mullaney lbw Ben Coad at the start of the fourth.
Notts 21-1.


Yorkshire set Nottinghamshire a victory target of 403 during the third afternoon of their Specsavers County Championship match at Emerald Headingley.

The White Rose advanced their second innings from 198-4 at lunch to 334 all out.

Harry Gurney claimed three wickets in 10 balls as the hosts fell from 198-4 to 204 for seven.

He trapped Jack Leaning lbw for 37 and got Andrew Hodd the same way. Sandwiched in between, Gary Ballance played on for a fine 82 off 166 balls.

Ballance and Leaning had shared 103 for the fifth wicket.

Notts wicketkeeper Tom Moores then took two stunning one-handed catches diving high to his right to help Luke Fletcher get rid of Josh Shaw and Jake Ball remove Jack Brooks, leaving the score at 257-9. By that stage, the lead was 325.

Tim Bresnan posted an 80-ball fifty, reached with a pulled six and four off Gurney, and he finished unbeaten on 68, his highest score since September 2016.

Bresnan shared a last-wicket stand of 77 inside 17 overs with Ben Coad, who fell caught at cover to Fletcher for a career best 33.

Weather permitting, there are 37 overs remaining in the day.

4.15pm Coad gone! Caught at cover off Fletcher for a career best 33, Tim Bresnan 68 not out. 403 to win. Tea.

4.10pm Yorkshire’s lead is now 402 with 38 overs remaining in the day, although the light isn’t crash hot. Fine at the moment, but it may be a problem later.

4pm Result in from Taunton in last half hour. Somerset have beaten Worcestershire to win their first opening round fixture since 2012. Yorkshire’s destination next week.

3.50pm First six of the season into the building site alert!! And the winner is Ben Coad, who lofts Patel over long-off side of the site screen. 307-9, 375 lead.

3.40pm SIX! Tim Bresnan pulls Gurney into the West Stand and then gets four more much squarer to move to 50 off 80 balls with 7×4s and 1×6s. 297-9, a lead of 365.

3.06pm Memories of Jacques Rudolph ‘snipering’ down a pigeon with a throw from the deep in a Roses T20 a few years ago. Bresnan has just crunched Ball out to deep cover, where it has hit a pigeon roaming the outfield and rebounded to fielder Chris Nash, who was close by. Good news, though, the little fella is ok. He kept the strike. Oh, and the pigeon is fine too!

3.05pm Yorkshire nine down. Fair play to Tom Moores, second stunning catch behind the sticks, both one-handed diving high to right. Brooks goes to Ball. 257-9, a lead of 325.

3pm Yorkshire going along nicely here through Bresnan and Brooks, who has just uppercut Luke Fletcher for four to take the score to 256-8, a lead of 324.

Problems for the chairman!

Good morning

The sun is shining once again at Emerald Headingley. There has been some overnight rain, but it won’t prevent us from starting on time.

Yorkshire head into day three with a strong grip over Notts. They lead by 257 at 189-4 in their second innings, with Gary Ballance unbeaten on 76 and Jack Leaning 37. They are within touching distance of a century partnership.

The players are just starting to dribble onto the outfield to begin their warm-ups.

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