Yorkshire collapse to hand Nottinghamshire win

LV County Championship Division One, Headingley
Nottinghamshire 143 & 337 beat Yorkshire 336 & 86 by 58 runs
Notts 19pts, Yorks 6pts
Match scorecard
County Champions Nottinghamshire secured their second win of the season

Nottinghamshire ripped through Yorkshire to give the county champions an unlikely 58-run win at Headingley.

Resuming on 175-6, still 18 behind, Notts were indebted to a stand of 150 between Chris Read (86) and Steven Mullaney (83).

Faced with a victory target of only 145, the hosts capitulated, with Charlie Shreck, Paul Franks and Luke Fletcher each taking three wickets.

Only Jonathan Bairstow (50 no) stood firm, as Yorkshire fell to 86 all out.

It was a remarkable turnaround given that the hosts began the day with every chance of clinching victory in the first session, only for the stand between Read and Mullaney - a new county best for the seventh wicket against Yorkshire, beating the 147 by David Hussey and Franks at Scarborough in 2009 - to give Notts a fighting chance.

And it was one they were hungry to grasp as Yorkshire soon slumped to 15-3 as Adam Lyth and Anthony McGrath fell lbw to consecutive balls from Shreck and captain Andrew Gale played on to his stumps.

Bairstow kept his cool but wickets continued to tumble around him as Yorkshire slid towards defeat.

Joe Root was trapped leg before by Franks, who them removed Adil Rashid and Richard Pyrah in consecutive overs after Shreck pinned Gerard Brophy leg before.

Samit Patel had David Wainwright caught off bat and pad by Alex Hales, before Fletcher returned to finish the job by trapping Ryan Sidebottom lbw before having last man Oliver Hannon-Dalby caught by Patel at second slip.


BBC Radio Nottingham's Dave Bracegirdle:

"A truly astonishing day of cricket brought about the most unlikely of comebacks as the defending County Champions made it back-to-back victories.

"Notts supporters felt they'd seen most things when the title dream was fulfilled at Old Trafford last September, but in terms of true sporting drama this surpassed everything and featured arguably the greatest about-turn on this ground since Headingley '81.

"Shreck, Fletcher and Franks took the Bob Willis role - proving Notts can bowl sides out without the injured Andre Adams. But it was Read and Mullaney's stand of 150 that set up that incredible - and unlikely - push for victory."