A battling innings from Kamau Leverock was not enough to stop Yorkshire Seconds from gaining the upper hand on a rain-affected day two of their Second XI fixture with Nottinghamshire Seconds.
Coming in at number 8, Leverock’s 41 off 51 balls was comfortably the highest score of the Notts innings on the day as the visitors reached 137-9 at stumps in Harrogate – a deficit of 141.
Having lost Sol Budinger for 0 on day one, Notts were 0-1 at the resumption of play shortly after midday, but Chris Gibson (1) was pinned lbw to Matt Fisher almost immediately.
Lyndon James (1) was soon castled by Jared Warner, leaving Luke Wood and Liam Patterson-White to embark upon a rescue mission with the score 4-3.
This was an innings in which every run had to be earned, and the duo combined well to reach the verge of a 50 partnership, before Patterson-White (24) nicked a Dominic Leech delivery to slip.
The rain returned shortly after, and the disruption seemed to work in Yorkshire’s benefit, Wood (25) departing to Leech soon after the restart.
Sam Hall (5) and Jayden Schadendorf (15) weren’t able to arrest the slide, and when the latter departed Notts were rocking at 77-7.
But Leverock was able to steady the ship, with Jack Blatherwick alongside him for a 43-run partnership before he was bowled by Thomas Loten for 17.
Leverock and Jordan Cook marshalled Notts past the follow-on target shortly before tea, but the 24-year-old was to fall just before the close of play, being bowled by Jack Shutt for 41.
Cook and Michael Cohen kept the Yorkshire attack out for the final 15 balls of the day, before rain and bad light brought an end to play with Cook on 5 and Cohen on 1.
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