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County Championship: Michael Lumb returns to haunt Yorkshire

Michael Lumb: Nottinghamshire batsman was in dominant form on day one

Ryan Sidebottom: Yorkshire left-arm seamer struck in the first over

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Nottinghamshire batsman Michael Lumb scored his first century against his old county as Yorkshire experienced a frustrating opening day to their County Championship Division One match against Nottinghamshire at Scarborough.

Lumb finished on 116 not out in Nottinghamshire's total of 177-2 in the 71 overs of play possible at North Marine Road.

Although much of the country was bathed in morning sunshine, an infuriating fine drizzle and damp outfield delayed the start until 1.10pm at which stage 16 overs had been lost.

Ryan Sidebottom had Nottinghamshire opener Alex Hales caught behind for a duck with the fifth ball of the match after Yorkshire won the toss and chose to bowl.

But Australian Ed Cowan and Lumb saw the visitors through to tea without further loss at 72-1 and their second-wicket partnership extended to 101 before Steven Patterson had Cowan caught by Gary Ballance at slip for 47.

Lumb brought up his 17th first-class century from 183 deliveries with 13 fours by driving Adil Rashid's leg-spin through extra cover for four.

With Yorkshire behind on the over-rate, Adam Lyth joined the attack with his off-spin but the light deteriorated and when Sidebottom turned to pace again the umpires decided it was too dark to continue.

Play was able to resume at 6.25pm with a further four overs lost and nine remaining but after five overs the players were brought off again. James Taylor had reached 12 not out alongside Lumb.

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