Joey Evison took four wickets as Nottinghamshire skittled Yorkshire for just 73 before two late wickets stunted a visiting fightback on Day Two of their LV= Insurance County Championship clash at Trent Bridge.
Adam Lyth is 74 not out after sharing a stand of 103 with Tom Kohler-Cadmore as the visitors, following on, closed on 169 for three.
However, they still trail by 54 after being dismissed in just 29.2 overs in the first innings, and the final exchanges belonged to the hosts as the White Rose lost two wickets in the last eight deliveries of the day.
Evison put his disappointment of being the final wicket to fall on a morning that saw Notts dismissed for 296 to one side by emerging as the pick of the bowlers in Yorkshire’s first-innings demise, taking four for 13.
Yorkshire stumbled to 63 for eight even before lunch, their abject display following scores of 108 and 117 against Warwickshire last week.
Luke Fletcher had George Hill caught at third slip and ripped out Tom Kohler-Cadmore’s off stump with consecutive balls.
He then picked up a third when Will Fraine edged behind to raise his tally for the season to 66, just moments after Lyth was leg before to Brett Hutton for four, offering no shot.
Evison joined the attack with a double wicket maiden, trapping Thompson lbw with a full delivery before Matthew Revis edged to second slip.
The teenager collected his third scalp as Harry Brook was caught behind driving expansively, and Dane Paterson then sent two of Harry Duke’s stumps cartwheeling to leave Yorkshire eight down.
The innings concluded with Evison dismissing Dom Bess via a catch at second slip before Fisher became Paterson’s 51st wicket in his debut Nottinghamshire season, Tom Moores taking the catch to cement his position as the season’s leading wicketkeeper with 53 dismissals.
But, as the pitch flattened out, Nottinghamshire’s hopes of running through Yorkshire for a second time steadily receded as Lyth made his first fifty since April.
Kohler-Cadmore missed out, leg before to spinner Liam Patterson-White for 49, and nightwatchman Matthew Fisher was lbw to Dane Paterson with the final delivery of the day.
Until then, the visitors’ only loss had been Hill, run out by a direct hit from short cover by sub fielder Calvin Harrison, but the Green and Golds’ late double strike shifted momentum as Yorkshire closed still in arrears.
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