A magnificent Matthew Waite century took Yorkshire’s 2nd XI to 300/5 at the close on Day 1 at Notts Sports Ground.
Waite was in fine form with the bat, scoring 101* from 128 deliveries (with 10 fours and three sixes) to put the White Rose well and truly in control.
Yorkshire’s strong bowling attack then proceeded to inflict real damage towards the end of the day and left the hosts reeling on 69/8.
Ben Ainsley and Jonathan Tattersall had opened the innings for Yorkshire’s 2nd XI and had added 22 when Ainsley nicked one to the Notts captain, Matthew Carter, at third slip.
In came captain, David Willey, and he and Tattersall proceeded to add 87 for the second wicket before Tattersall was run out, diving to complete a third run and just failing to do so.
Willey went on to complete a good 53 (66 deliveries with six fours and one six) but he went soon afterwards and 109/1 became 116/3 just before lunch.
Will Rhodes, fresh from his match-winning century in Dubai, duly steadied the ship as he made a graceful 63 as he added 113 with Matthew Waite for the fourth wicket.
With the White Rose only ever having planned to bat until tea-time, Waite now opened his shoulders and completed his sensational hundred to take Yorkshire to 300/5 from 75 overs.
And they made inroads into the Notts innings as soon as play resumed. Matt Fisher, Willey and Rhodes each took a wicket but the main damage was done by James Wainman with the splendid figures of 7-4-9-4. Jack Shutt added an eighth wicket just before the close and the day ended with Notts in serious strife on 69/8.