Jonny Tattersall spoke of an encouraging Yorkshire batting performance as the ongoing Specsavers County Championship clash with Nottinghamshire heads for a draw at Trent Bridge.

The White Rose wicketkeeper contributed 51 to his side’s 357-5 in reply to Notts’ 448 during a rain-affected third day when only 33 overs were bowled.

Tattersall shared 102 for the fifth wicket with Tom Kohler-Cadmore through the majority of the morning, with the latter reaching 92 not out.

The pair advanced from 232-4 late on day two to help Yorkshire secure four batting bonus points.

This first-innings effort is Yorkshire’s highest score of the season so far.

“We’ll be the first to admit we haven’t been at our best with the bat against the red ball this season,” said Tattersall. “It doesn’t matter what pitch you’re faced with, you still have to go out there and score the runs.

“It is a bit flatter out there with not much in it for the bowlers.

“Hopefully we can get up towards their score. You never know. If Tom is still there with wickets in hand, we maybe can have a burst at them towards the end of the day if we get a full day’s play.

“The rain has got the better of things there, but it was nice to get a hundred partnership with Tom to put us in a good position.

“We’ve nullified their position of strength after getting 400 in the first innings.

“It was a key partnership and was good to get some runs.”

Day 3 highlights

Tattersall offered a second slip chance to Steven Mullaney on 30 and then later flashed a ball wide of Luke Wood in the gully, with the fielder only just getting a hand on what would have been a spectacular catch.

“It was pleasing to get some runs, but I was disappointed to get out just before lunch, giving them a sniff to get another wicket or two quickly,” he said.

“But Tim Bresnan went out and did a job there.

“Tom played really well.

“He probably wasn’t as free-flowing as he’d like to play, but he showed great temperament out there. And that’s what we needed. If me and him had fallen quickly this morning, we could have been in a sticky situation.

“It was great to get some runs out there with him, and I’m pleased for him.

“Hopefully he can come back in the morning and get the hundred that he fully deserves.”

There is a fifth batting bonus point available to Yorkshire in the morning for reaching 400 inside 110 overs. They need 43 more in seven overs to achieve it.

Tattersall added: “We’ve got to try and get as many points as we can. But whether we worry about it too much, I’m not sure.

“At the end of the day, we’re looking forward to the games we’ve got left (Lancashire, Hampshire and Worcestershire).

“If we win those games against teams around us, that point shouldn’t matter.”

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