County Championship: Nottinghamshire in command against Yorkshire at Scarborough
Nottinghamshire ended the second day of their game against Yorkshire at Scarborough in a commanding position.
Last Updated: 07/06/13 6:27pm
The visitors had made 177-2 on a rain-hit opening day and they extended their first innings total to 443 from 152.5 overs before reducing the hosts to 29-3 at stumps.
Former Yorkshire batsman Michael Lumb took his score from 116 overnight to 135 before becoming a victim of the second new ball when Steve Patterson extracted extra bounce from the pitch and the batsman gave an easy catch to Adam Lyth at second slip, his innings lasting for 264 balls and containing 14 boundaries.
James Taylor was making heavy weather of it at the other end and he saw Samit Patel depart for 17 - Lyth taking another catch off Moin Ashraf - before his vigil was ended just before lunch when he fell lbw to Patterson (3-74) for 38 off 148 deliveries.
Ryan Sidebottom (2-89) then had Chris Read caught behind by Andy Hodd for 14 to leave Notts on 275-6 with Yorkshire scenting the end of the innings.
However Steven Mullaney and Paul Franks had other ideas as they injected some much-needed life into the innings with a stand of 87 before the former was dismissed by Adil Rashid (3-98) for 79 from 97 balls, including 11 fours and two sixes.
Franks went on to make 70 from 108 deliveries with Ajmal Shahzad (12) and Luke Fletcher (25no) also providing some late resistance.
Yorkshire were left with 12 overs to negotiate but they were soon in trouble as both Fletcher and Harry Gurney bowled with real menace.
Lyth (7) edged Gurney to Patel at second slip and Alex Lees (2) was then trapped lbw by Fletcher.
Then, in the penultimate over, nightwatchman Patterson (1) received a tough delivery from Fletcher which he helped into Read's gloves.