Nottinghamshire fell well short in their quest to chase a victory target of 387 on the final day of their Specsavers County Championship match against Yorkshire at Scarborough.

Despite half-centuries from Ben Duckett and Liam Patterson-White, Notts were bowled out for 243 inside the first few overs of the afternoon session, leaving the home county as victors by 143 runs. 

Duckett made 75, having hit 10 fours and two sixes from the 110 balls he faced. He added 78 for the fifth wicket with Patterson-White, who made an undefeated 58.   

Keshav Maharaj did most of the damage, taking six for 95 in Nottinghamshire’s second innings.

The opening over of the morning contained all of the early drama, with Yorkshire spurning a chance to strike an immediate blow.

Resuming from an overnight score of 135-4 Notts could ill-afford to lose Ben Duckett, who had made 47 of them. He pushed the fourth ball of the day firmly back to bowler Ben Coad, who spilled it.

Two deliveries later Duckett tickled the ball away fine for his 7th four to bring up a 71-ball half-century. His innings had also contained two sixes.

Duckett and Patterson-White spent the next 50 minutes accumulating, whilst being presented with few scares.

The tempo changed with the introduction of South African quick Duanne Olivier. He found the leading edge of Duckett’s bat and Will Fraine was able to move from point to cover to take the catch.

Fraine, under the helmet at short leg, then snaffled another chance son afterwards to s end back Tom Moores for 5, off Keshav Maharaj’s left-arm spin.

Paul Coughlin had to be checked out by physio James Pipe after being struck on the helmet by the fiery Olivier but he was cleared to resume.

Olivier continued to pepper the batsmen but it was his replacement in the attack, Tim Bresnan, who snared the seventh wicket as Coughlin nicked to slip for 9.

Luke Wood was bowled by Maharaj without scoring and the umpires decided to extend the morning session to give Yorkshire the opportunity of taking the final two wickets.

Patterson-White had survived the clatter of wickets at the other end to bat through the entire session. He brought up his maiden first-class 50 in appropriate style, clubbing Maharaj over the ropes for six. His innings had lasted 98 deliveries at that point and had contained six fours.

Luke Fletcher made it through to the delayed lunch but he was given out lbw soon after the restart and Jake Ball followed, first ball.

Nottinghamshire remain at the foot of the Division One table, with three matches remaining.

In September Notts host Warwickshire and Kent before travelling to The Oval to face Surrey in the final encounter.

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