Ben Slater celebrated making his Nottinghamshire home debut with a century on the opening day of the Specsavers County Championship match against Yorkshire at Trent Bridge.
The left-hander, who joined Notts from Derbyshire last week, scored 109 as Notts posted 332 for seven by stumps.
Slater faced 182 balls, hit 19 boundaries and shared in an opening stand of 182 with Kraigg Brathwaite, who scored 71.
A further new signing, Ben Duckett, was also amongst the runs, crashing 80 from only 89 balls.
Matthew Waite was the pick of the Yorkshire attack, taking three for 72.
Nottinghamshire made a strong start after being asked to bat first by Adam Lyth, captaining Yorkshire for the first time in the absence of the injured David Willey.
Lyth’s elevation to the post made him the fifth different player to lead the side in the last eight championship matches.
Notts had been bowled out for only 101 in their first innings by Surrey last week. By lunch they had already surpassed that – and in some style – as the openers walked off together at 104 without loss.
The only scare had come early on, when Slater mistimed a pull off Jack Brooks but was reprieved by a Waite drop at midwicket.
Yorkshire had kept things in check for the first hour but then conceded 37 runs in only 15 balls.
Slater was helped towards his fourth first class hundred by a trio of full tosses from the leg spin of Josh Poysden, the third of which was punched to the midwicket fence to bring up a 162-ball ton and a standing ovation from an appreciative home crowd.
Brathwaite was first to go, undone by a nip-backer from Waite that struck his back pad. Jake Libby followed in identical fashion.
Waite had a spot of good fortune with Slater’s dismissal, getting the 27-year old to tickle down the leg-side to wicketkeeper Jonny Tattersall.
The third of Nottinghamshire’s new boys then took centre stage with a demonstration of his crisp ball-striking.
Duckett, signed from Northants on Friday, hit six boundaries in his first 24 runs and then settled down to reach an impressive 50 from only 56 deliveries.
He added 87 runs with Steven Mullaney for the fifth wicket before the second new ball reduced Notts’ score from 292 for three to 331 for seven.
Mullaney had his off stump flattened by Brooks for 39 and the same bowler then had Luke Wood caught behind.
Tim Bresnan also struck twice, also having Duckett caught at the wicket and Tom Moores, on his 22nd birthday, picked up by Jeetan Raval at cover.
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