Nottinghamshire completed a five-wicket victory over Yorkshire in the final match of their Division One programme after half-centuries from Ben Slater (79 not out) and Ben Duckett took them to a winning second-innings score of 174 for five.

Liam Patterson-White’s flicked four through fine leg just half an hour after lunch saw the Green and Golds to a seventh red-ball victory of the season in their home final outing of 2021.

Notts may yet still qualify to compete for the Bob Willis Trophy next week at Lord’s, with that dependent on Warwickshire failing to defeat Somerset.

The hosts resumed on 42 for one, needing 132 more runs with the whole of the final day ahead of them, and proceeded to march steadily towards their target, with Duckett and Slater posting a partnership of fifty.

Duckett made 54, having hit seven fours, before being bowled by Jordan Thompson to end a stand of 98 for the second wicket, and Nottinghamshire were made to work hard for their victory either side of lunch.

Three wickets fell in 11 overs, but Slater was still there at the end with 11 boundaries to his name, as Notts capped off their home season by handing Yorkshire their first Championship defeat at Trent Bridge since 2008.


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