Nottinghamshire Second XI’s unbeaten start to the season came to an end as the Yorkshire Second XI recorded a 264-run victory at York.

Notts put the hosts in to bat, but were soon regretting their decision as Harry Brook and former Outlaw Will Fraine put the attack to the sword.

The pair put on 219 for the first wicket before Fraine was first to go, caught at deep mid-wicket off Liam Patterson-White for 92.

By this time, Brook had already brought up his hundred, and his rapid accumulation of runs continued in the company of Jordan Thompson until he was bowled by Paul Coughlin for 144.

Brook’s remarkable knock included 16 fours and 7 sixes, and set Yorkshire well on the way to posting a daunting total.

Thompson (37) was removed soon after by Coughlin, but Jack Leaning’s quickfire fifty kept up the momentum before he became Jack Blatherwick’s first victim of the day.

Matthew Waite (24) and Thomas Loten (17) also helped to push the score past 400, Blatherwick taking Loten’s wicket to finish with figures of 2-82.

Coughlin was the standout bowler for the seconds, recording 2-64 as the all-rounder steps up his return from a finger injury.

In reply, Nottinghamshire never seriously threatened to chase down the Yorkshire total, with the opening pair of Liam Patterson-White (11) and Chris Nash (13) removed in consecutive balls by Waite.

Sol Budinger (14) was unlucky to fall victim to an athletic take by Yorkshire wicketkeeper Ben Birkhead, and he was followed back to the hutch a few overs later by Chris Gibson, trapped by Jared Warner for 9.

Wickets continued to fall at regular intervals thereafter, Joey Evison edging to slip for 21 and Jack Blatherwick adjudged lbw to Karl Carver for 16.

Wicketkeeper Sam Hall was mounting a defiant rearguard action, but his efforts were brought to an end when he edged Jordan Thompson for 28.

With Paul Coughlin unable to bat, Jack Leaning accounted for the final two Nottinghamshire batsmen with the final two balls of the 26th over, Footitt (4) and Cohen (0) the last to fall.


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