Nottinghamshire surrendered much of their first day advantage on the second day of their Specsavers County Championship match against Yorkshire at Scarborough.

Bowled out for 184, a first innings deficit of 48, the visitors could only take two wickets as Yorkshire reached stumps on 177 for two in their second knock.

Adam Lyth was dismissed for 81 just before the close but Gary Ballance remains undefeated on 52.

Earlier in the day Notts slid from 41-0 and 90-2 before being bowled out 16 runs short of a batting point.

Tom Moores top-scored with 48 and Chris Nash made 33.

Duanne Olivier took 4-60 for the White Rose.

Resuming from their overnight score of 41 without loss, Nottinghamshire suffered an immediate blow.

The first ball of the day saw Ben Slater nick Ben Coad behind for 29.

Jake Libby soon followed, although he was particularly unlucky as his inside edge off Olivier ricocheted onto his stumps for 18.

Meanwhile, Nash had begun positively, hitting Coad for two boundaries as soon as he arrived in the middle.

The Notts stand-in captain looked in good order as he caressed the ball to the ropes five more times before hitting the ball straight back to bowler Olivier for 33.

Joe Clarke then survived an appeal for caught behind from his first delivery, but the ball had clearly clipped his pad.

However, the right-hander wasn’t so fortunate on 8, as he feathered Coad through to keeper Jonny Tattersall to leave the board on 94-4.

Two left-handers, Ben Duckett and Liam Patterson-White, found themselves starting their innings at the same time and wasted little time in announcing their arrival.

Duckett swung Keshav Maharaj high onto the roof of the pavilion for 6, damaging a number of tiles, but the spinner eventually had the last word, bowling Duckett for 13 as he tried to cut.

Steve Patterson bowled a miserly line and length and eventually found the edge of Patterson-White’s bat to leave the visitors on 131-6 at lunch.

Paul Coughlin failed to get off the mark, heaving Maharaj to mid-on, but two more left-handers combined in a brief counter-attack.

Moores had got off the mark with a six before lunch and hit Maharaj for two more maximums – one out of the ground and one caught in the stands - to remove the South African from the attack.

His replacement, Coad, found the edge of Luke Wood’s bat and Lyth gobbled up the chance at second slip.

Wood made only 6 but the partnership of 41 had swung the momentum – albeit for only a few minutes – away from Yorkshire.

Play was held up briefly as a short shower swept over the ground but the break was sufficient to disturb Moores’ concentration as he nicked the first ball back, from Olivier, who then had Luke Fletcher caught at mid-on to close the innings.

Lyth and Will Fraine put on 64 either side of the tea to more than double the home side’s advantage.

Fletcher made the eventual breakthrough, as Fraine wandered across his stumps and was hit on the pad for 24.

England internationals Lyth and Ballance put on 108 together before Patterson-White parted them, two overs before the end, with Coughlin catching an attempted sweep.

Yorkshire will start the third day holding an overall lead of 225. 


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