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2nd XI: Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire (Day Two)

— 3 September 2014

After Day One saw 434 runs and 11 wickets, Day Two added 336 runs but only eight wickets fell. Yorkshire ended the day on 63/3, leading by 98 with seven second innings wickets left and an interesting day possible tomorrow.


Batting was easy today, at least that was how it appeared as Yorkshire`s bowlers toiled in the sun at St George`s Road. Wickets fell on average two to a session and only then after substantial partnerships had been put together. The Notts opener Sam Wood scored a century as had his opposite number Andrew Hodd on the first day.

Anuj Dal followed that up with 56 and Brett Hutton an unbeaten 52, and once that milestone had been achieved,

Nottinghamshire promptly declared, 35 behind. Will Root had missed his half century by one run and was scoring his runs in Harrogate at the same time as elder brother Joe was at Old Trafford trying to bail out his sinking England team-mates.

The wickets were shared with Ashraf, Wainman, Shaw, Carver and Tattersall each taking one, in Jonathan Tattersall case, his first in multi-day cricket all season. James Wainman worked up a fair head of steam and Will Root was especially lucky to survive his early onslaught.

Dan Hodgson also had a difficult day behind the stumps and the concession of 13 byes was more due to the waywardness of the bowlers than any slessening of Dan`s immaculate standards.
So Yorkshire began their second innings with 16 overs to bat and, after a brief opening flurry from Andrew Hodd, three wickets fell for the addition of two runs in nine deliveries and 16/0 became 18/3. But Will Rhodes (16*), who appeared totally at ease with the conditions as soon as he came to the crease, and Ryan Gibson (25* with six boundaries) steadied matters and saw their side through to the close without further loss.

Howard Clayton (Scorer, Yorkshire CCC 2nd XI)

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