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Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire: SpecSavers County Championship Match Review

Gary Ballance 82 for Yorkshire CCC against Nottinghamshire

After a washout weekend the week before, Yorkshire overcame a confident Nottinghamshire, who had come to Headingley with a victory in their first County Championship against Lancashire.

Batting first, Yorkshire took a first innings lead having only scored 256 and with Gary Ballance 82 and Tim Bresnan 68* in the second innings, they had given Nottinghamshire too much to chase down and some tidy bowling from Ben Coad 6-81 (and 10 wickets in the match) ensured a comfortable win for Yorkshire in the end.

Andrew Gale, Yorkshire CCC Head Coach, commented on BBC Radio Leeds:

"It's important that you start well, and given that we haven't had ideal preparation over the last few weeks - we've had IPL call-ups, injuries. We’ve been halted by the weather - to come out of the blocks with a win, I'm really pleased.

He added about Ben Coad’s bowling performance: "Ben is going from strength to strength. The consistency that he's got and the skills that he's got with the ball are outstanding."

Steven Mullaney, Nottinghamshire CCC Captain commented on their defeat::

"We've been outplayed, basically. It was a good chance to bowl first up and we bowled well, but we messed up first innings. We've also let the tail get away twice bowling.

"I've been through every emotion as a captain during these two weeks, that is for sure. We outplayed Lancashire last week and have been outplayed by Yorkshire this.

"We'll turn up to Worcester full of confidence and try and get one over on them.

"Broady's (Stuart Broad) back for the next three games. He's bowled this morning and looks in good rhythm. He's chomping at the bit to help us win some games."


Yorkshire 256 and 334: Ballance 82, Bresnan 68*; Ball 3-69

Nottinghamshire 188 and 238: Moores 40*; Coad 6-81

Yorkshire (21 pts) beat Nottinghamshire (3 pts) by 164 runs

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