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Steve Patterson puts Yorkshire in control as Nottinghamshire follow on
Steve Patterson epitomised Yorkshire’s dominance with bat and ball after they shrugged off a two-week lay-off from championship cricket to produce one of their best performances of the season against Nottinghamshire.
With the visitors resuming on 327-8 after being put into bat, Patterson contributed a useful 40 towards a 91-run ninth-wicket stand with Jonny Bairstow.
That guided Yorkshire to their fourth batting point and a competitive first innings total of 407.
Patterson then struck with the ball to claim a career-best 5-43 to help dismiss Nottinghamshire for just 150, allowing Yorkshire to enforce the follow-on 257 runs ahead.
By the time bad light ended play seven overs early, Notts had slipped to 118-4 second time around, still trailing by 139 runs.
Yorkshire could even have enjoyed a better day, having reduced Nottinghamshire to 65-8 after they lost six wickets for 40 runs after lunch, only for Andre Adams and Ajmal Shahzad to enjoy a 50-run stand off only 39 balls. That helped the hosts add 85 for the final two wickets.
Patterson said: “If we’re being honest we were probably more consistent with the ball than they were and they were probably looser with their shots than our batsmen. We’ve probably earned the right to be in the position we’re in.”
Facing nine tricky overs before lunch, Notts could not withstand Ryan Sidebottom’s new ball burst from the Pavilion End that induced Alex Hales into edging behind and won an lbw against former Yorkshire batsman Michael Lumb, while Patterson sparked the post-lunch collapse as Steven Mullaney edged the sixth ball of the afternoon session.
Yorkshire could even have secured a bigger first innings advantage but Adams, then on 13, was caught by Adil Rashid off Liam Plunkett after he had stepped over the boundary.
It was fitting that Plunkett returned to claim two wickets when Notts followed on, including removing danger man Samit Patel, who was brilliantly caught at deep mid-wicket, one-handed and above his head, by sub fielder Richard Pyrah.
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