Notts Top After
Yorkshire Draw

Match Report | 6th August 2010

Nottinghamshire are top of Division of the LV= County Championship after taking superior bonus points from their draw against Yorkshire at Headingley.

Notts seemed favourites to press for victory after claiming eight second innings wickets but rain in the tea break prevented the sides from taking to the field for the final session.

“The game will be remembered for David’s knock which was very controlled and gave us a great platform,” said Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell.

“We’re obviously frustrated because an hour of rain has killed our chances of a good win but it was an excellent all-round performance.

“If we can find the same level when we resume four-day cricket in ten days time then I’ll be happy because we were confident and vocal and everyone performed.

“The pitch got flatter and flatter which surprised me because it had already been used for a championship match and it didn’t deteriorate as we might have expected.”

Resuming with a 95-run deficit, Yorkshire set out to salvage a draw with Gerard Brophy (37) and Adil Rashid (34) answering the call with slow-paced knocks.

Ryan Sidebottom removed Brophy and Shahzad late in the afternoon session to reduce Yorkshire to 406-8 - a score that the rain preserved.

Darren Pattinson

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