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LIVE BLOG: YORKSHIRE V NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, CC, DAY FOUR

— 23 April 2018

Andrew Gale reaction

“We’ve spoken a lot about when the game’s in the balance, someone’s got to put their hand up (with the bat), and that’s what we have done in this game. I thought we were ruthless at times.

“There were certain partnerships, Ballance and Leaning in the second innings and ones at the back end of the first innings and second, that took the game away from Notts.

“At some periods, I didn’t think we were at our best. But to win games of cricket, you need to be ruthless when it’s in the balance. That’s exactly what happened in this game. We can take a lot from that.

“Ben’s confident at the minute. He picked up from where he left off (last season). He hasn’t the most fluid pre-season given he was injured (hip flexor) out in South Africa. He’s had little game time. He just goes about his business, he’s very level-headed and works hard. He’s very particular in preparation.”

11.47am Yorkshire win, taking 21 points. Gurney caught second slip off Coad, who has two in the over and six in the innings 10 in the match. 238 all out. Moores finishes with 40. Yorkshire win by 164.

11.40am Notts still going, and in entertaining fashion to be fair to them. Moores and Ball have shared 62 unbroken, taking the score to 234-8.

11.26am Early morning resistance from Tom Moores and Jake Ball. They have advanced from 181-8 to 213-8. Some eye-catching shots in there as well. Stand of 41.

11.03am Opening over from Jack Brooks brings a single and then Moores flicks Ben Coad for four behind square at the start of the next. 186-8.

Highlights for the blog

Ooops! Tim Bresnan takes a tumble during his excellent 68 yesterday.

Good morning

Overcast morning at Emerald Headingley, where Yorkshire are aiming to put the finishing touches to their first County Championship win of the season at the second attempt. Well, first really given it’s the first match action following that Essex abandonment.

Nottinghamshire, who have contributed some good cricket to this fixture, will begin day four on 181-8 chasing 403 with Tom Moores and Jake Ball unbeaten.

Ben Coad is one wicket away from a five-for.

The players are currently warming up, with Stuart Broad bowling in the nets to Jake Libby. Broad is available for Notts’ next three Championship matches, starting at Worcester on Friday, in the lead up to England’s Test series against Pakistan next month.

Anyway, hopefully this blog is a short one. Enjoy it while you can!

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