LV County Championship - Division One
Nottinghamshire 395 (D J Hussey 189, A R Adams 84, T T Bresnan 4-116) v Yorkshire 231 (J M Bairstow 84 no, R J Sidebottom 5-59, A R Adams 4-39) & 232-5 dec (A W Gale 99, G L Brophy 51 no)
Yorkshire (8pts) drew with Nottinghamshire (11pts)
Andrew Gale's battling 99 ensured Yorkshire salvaged a draw against Nottinghamshire in their Division One clash at Scarborough.
Resuming the final day 250 runs behind after following-on, Gale occupied the crease for just under four hours to deny Notts a much-needed win.
Yorkshire reached 232-5 before declaring 68 ahead, but the stalemate meant that the Tykes extended their record sequence without a County Championship win to 20 matches.
Opener Joe Sayers and captain Anthony McGrath strode to the middle with the hosts precariously poised on 14-1 at the start of the final day.
England reject Ryan Sidebottom posed plenty of problems from the Trafalgar Square end but it was Andre Adams who struck first with the score on 24 when McGrath shuffled across his stumps and was lbw.
However, Sayers and Gale made sure a collapse was avoided with a crucial 86-run stand for the third wicket - the former at one stage spending a remarkable 35 minutes on 22 before driving Samit Patel for two.
The pair safely negotiated the remainder of the morning session, however the visitors reignited feint hopes of victory with two wickets in the space of 14 runs.
Sayers edged Sidebottom to Adams at third slip for 36 and the left-arm paceman soon had Jonathan Bairstow reaching at a ball outside off-stump and giving another catch to the alert Adams.
A 51-run stand in 18 overs between Gale and wicketkeeper Gerard Brophy virtually guaranteed a draw, however the in-form Gale froze in horror on 99 when he perished in bizarre circumstances.
Attempting to hoist a long hop delivered well outside off-stump from Paul Franks over the leg side, he only succeeded in ballooning a catch to Sidebottom at mid-on.
Gale left the field to sympathetic applause after facing 143 balls and hitting 16 fours and a six, and there was no further breakthrough before a draw was declared.
Jonathan Bairstow's career-best 84 not out narrowly failed to prevent Yorkshire being asked to follow-on on the third day of their LV County Championship match against Nottinghamshire at Scarborough.
Bairstow's brave effort helped the last two wickets put on 126 and, when last man Deon Kruis was out for 37, Yorkshire's total of 231 all out left them 15 runs away from safety.
They began their second innings 164 adrift and reached the closed on 14-1, Jacques Rudolph falling to Ryan Sidebottom from the last ball of the day.
While other front-line batsmen floundered around him, Bairstow, the 19-year-old son of former Yorkshire captain David, showed infinite patience and no little skill in compiling his runs off 137 balls with 10 fours and a six.
This was only Bairstow's fifth Championship appearance and he has already scored scored 316 runs, including three unbeaten half-centuries, at an average of 79.
A lethal morning spell of three wickets for six runs in seven overs from Andre Adams shattered Yorkshire's hopes of making a substantial score in reply to Nottinghamshire's 395.
Resuming on 25-2, Adams (4-39) accounted for Joe Sayers, nightwatchman David Wainwright and Andrew Gale as the Tykes slumped to 73-5.
And that became 105-8 as Sidebottom followed Adams' lead with a triple strike of his own - sending Gerard Brophy, Tim Bresnan and Adil Rashid back to the pavilion either side of the lunch interval.
Bairstow received no-nonsense support from Matthew Hoggard, the ninth wicket pair adding 45 in 18 overs before Paul Franks had Hoggard caught at cover.
Kruis quickly showed plenty of initiative with the bat himself and played a full part in a stand of 83, Yorkshire's highest for the 10th wicket in matches at North Marine Road.
But it was Bairstow who had the crowd purring as he lifted Luke Fletcher for a straight six to reach his fifty and reverse swept both Hussey and Patel to the boundary.
Nottinghamshire took the new ball immediately it became available at 225-9 and Sidebottom ended the resistance by having Kruis caught at gully by Adams to pick up figures of 5-59 against his native county.
Sidebottom had still not finished because off the second ball of the final over he extracted extra bounce from the pitch and Rudolph edged straight into David Hussey's hands at second slip.
Australian David Hussey and New Zealander Andre Adams ripped apart Yorkshire's bowling on the second day of their LV County Championship match against Nottinghamshire at Scarborough.
Hussey, in his last appearance for Notts as their short-term replacement for Adam Voges, thrashed 189 off 205 balls before Adams, coming in at number 10, caused further mayhem by blasting 84 from just 53 deliveries.
Nottinghamshire had looked to be in serious trouble at 125-6 after Matthew Hoggard trimmed Chris Read's off-bail early in the day.
But the Yorkshire bowlers struggled from that point, and Hussey built substantially on his overnight 59, taking his career tally to 10,000 first-class runs along the way.
The home side finally made a breakthrough after lunch when Paul Franks was bowled through the gate by Adil Rashid, and Luke Fletcher was then lbw to Deon Kruis for a golden duck.
Nearing his double century, Hussey finally went as he attempted one big hit too many against Rashid to allow Joe Sayers a clean catch.
But, after a burst of rain caused 20 overs to be lost, the visitors extended their advantage as Adams went on the rampage in a 93-run stand in 17 overs with last man Ryan Sidebottom.
In desperation, Yorkshire called back Kruis whose first ball was helped by Adams into wicketkeeper Gerard Brophy's gloves to end the slaughter, Sidebottom contributing an unbeaten 10 to the stand.
But the nightmare continued for winless Yorkshire as they lost opener Jacques Rudolph to the second ball of their reply from Sidebottom and then Anthony McGrath late in the day to Adams to close on 25-2.
Yorkshire seamer Tim Bresnan took 4-41 as Nottinghamshire were reduced to 101-5 in the 34 overs possible on day one at Scarborough.
A combination of rain and bad light delayed the start until 12.30pm and Nottinghamshire were soon left wondering whether it had been wise to bat first on winning the toss.
Bresnan struck twice and Matthew Hoggard (1-9) once before lunch in seamer-friendly conditions to reduce the visitors to 42-3.
The players did not re-emerge until 4.25pm due to rain and poor light but, once play did resume, Bresnan struck again with his second delivery of the session being edged by Samit Patel (8) to Joe Sayers at second slip.
Another edge, this time by Ally Brown (5) to Adil Rashid at third slip, brought Bresnan his first four-wicket haul of the season to reduce Nottinghamshire to 85-4.
But David Hussey, who had played freely while wickets tumbled at the other end, went to his half-century in the grand manner by straight driving leg-spinner Rashid (0-16) for six, his runs coming off 71 balls with 10 other boundaries, including one from an overthrow.
However, the light soon closed in again to end play for the day with Hussey 59 not out and Chris Read unbeaten on seven.
Yorkshire, still searching for their first LV County Championship win of the season, are without overseas paceman Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, who has been called up by Pakistan for their series of five one-day internationals and one Twenty20 game in Sri Lanka.
Wicketkeeper Gerard Brophy returned to the side after recovering from a hand injury and Deon Kruis took over from Ajmal Shahzad who is suffering from a hamstring strain.