First Innings Collapse
Gives Notts Lots To Do
Featured News | 7th September 2010
Mark Wagh and Ali Brown were the only batsmen to reach double figures in an alarming first innings collapse that has put Nottinghamshire on the back foot against Yorkshire.
Paul Franks, Samit Patel, Chris Read, Steven Mullaney and Darren Pattinson failed to score on a greenish pitch gratefully exploited by Ajmal Shahzad (4-21), Oliver Hannon-Dalby (4-18) and 18 year old LV= County Championship debutant Moin Ashraf (2-11).
Having lost the toss, Notts openers Franks and Alex Hales were charged with establishing a platform but played loose shots to edge Shahzad to Jonathan Bairstow and Adil Rashid respectively.
Ashraf quickly found his line and late swing to clip Voges’ off-stump as Notts looked to Mark Wagh and Ali Brown to rebuild the innings. The poor showing continued though as Brown was trapped leg-before by Hannon-Dalby to limt the partnership to 23.
Wagh was unbeaten at 20 at lunch having watched Chris Read fall leg before from the final ball of the morning session but fell shortly after the resumption for 22. Mullaney had already given Hannon-Dalby a third lbw dismissal having suffered a fourth-ball duck.
The total of 59 represents Nottinghamshire’s lowest championship innings at Trent Bridge since the visit of Middlesex in 1977.
Yorkshire made a reasonable start to their reply in reaching 60-3 after 17 overs. Andre Adams struck twice in two balls to induce Lyth and Rudolph to edge their shots to a slip cordon in which he himself prospered, holding Anthony McGrath off the bowling of Paul Franks.
Adams finished with 4-82 to cement his position as the league's leading wicket taker but Andrew Gale will resume unbeaten on 147 having led his side to 260-8 at the close.
The Yorkshire captain batted superbly to hammer home the advantage and would later comment that the achievement ranked as his finest day in county cricket.
Notts have a lot to do to prevent a Yorkshire victory that would throw the title race wide open.