Matt Carter’s five-wicket haul put Nottinghamshire Seconds in complete control of their Second Eleven Championship match against Yorkshire. 

The right arm spinner finished with astonishing figures of 5-14 from 16.1 overs, bowling 12 maidens in an inspired spell. 

That left the visitors 211 all out in reply to Notts’ first innings total of 432, with the home side choosing to enforce the follow on. 

Yorkshire eventually closed the day on 157-4. 

Notts’ seam attack did the damage at the top of the order after Yorkshire resumed on 70 without loss at the start of the second day. 

Luke Wood made the initial breakthrough bowling opener Ben Birkhead before Jack Blatherwick took two wickets of his own, including the scalp of Harry Brook who made 71. 

Seamer Mark Footitt also picked up a wicket before Matt Carter ripped through the White Rose’s middle order and tail handing Notts a first innings lead of 221. 

In Yorkshire’s second innings Matt Milnes removed both openers, trapping Brook lbw for 17 and running out Birkhead for 31 with a direct hit from square leg. 

Blatherwick and Carter also picked up a wicket apiece to leave Notts needing just six more for victory on the final day at Lady Bay.  


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