AJ Harris hit his first ever half-century but couldn’t prevent Notts 2nd XI slipping to a heavy defeat against Yorkshire at Stamford Bridge.

Paul Franks was the pick of the bowlers with 3-58 but Yorkshire openers Lyth and Taylor were in dominant form, leading their side to victory by an innings and 5 runs with 127 and 86 respectively.

“Yorkshire had strong batsmen but we had a lot of experienced bowlers so in my eyes we were simply outplayed,” said Second XI Coach Wayne Noon.

“AJ’s knock was a big positive and he got through 20 overs to show that he is there or there abouts with his fitness.

“With the loss of Ryan and Stuart there are two first team places up for grabs and Darren Pattinson has tied down one of them so it’s up to the other bowlers to put their case forward.”

Trialist Chris Marsden hit 62 and could get a further chance to impress after completing academic exams and Rob Ferley took three wickets, prompting a call-up to the Outlaws squad in Sunday’s game against Leicestershire Foxes in place of Graeme Swann, away on international duty with England Lions.

The second XI face Glamorgan at Notts Sports Club from Tuesday.