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Day 3 of 4
Yorkshire win by 10 wickets

Notts vs Yorks

LV= County Championship: Yorkshire extend lead at the top

Ryan Sidebottom: Matched father Arnie's record of first class wickets

Yorkshire strengthened their position at the top of Division One with a 10-wicket hammering of Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

The visitors, following on 257 runs adrift, were bowled out for 266 mid-afternoon, and Yorkshire openers Adam Lyth and Alex Lees knocked off the 10 runs they needed for the win.

The forecast for the final day on Saturday was heavy rain - so if Nottinghamshire could survive the day they would in all likelihood earn a barely-deserved draw.

But having begun the third day in dire straits on 118-4, any hopes of survival all-but ended with the dismissal in the first over of Aussie star David Hussey, who edged Ryan Sidebottom (3-38) behind.

That was Sidebottom's 596th first-class wicket and saw him match his father, Arnie's, career total.

Chris Read held up the victory charge with his first Championship 50 of the season, ending his terrible run with the bat.

He added 47 with Riki Wessels, who fell to Jack Brooks for 22, having been dropped by Kane Williamson off Sidebottom when on 12.

Kiwi Williamson - who was dismissed first ball in his first innings for the club - finally made a contribution by catching Ajmal Shahzad at midwicket, the former Yorkshire star miscuing a long hop from Adil Rashid.

Sidebottom then had Read caught behind for 58, but fast bowlers Luke Fletcher and Andre Adams both hit a couple of sixes in an entertaining stand of 34.

But Rashid ended the fun, having Fletcher caught by a back-peddling Andrew Gale at point and then dismissed Harry Gurney for the second time in the contest.

Yorkshire's 23 points widens the gap at the top but Nottinghamshire were left to reflect on an eighth consecutive match without a victory and they are now looking over their shoulders at the teams below them, with a relegation scrap a possibility.

Match Details

Date
21st - 24th Aug 2013
Toss
Nottinghamshire won the toss and elected to bowl.
Venue
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Umpires
T E Jesty, G Sharp

yorks BATTING CARD

Batsman R
A. Lyth Not out 12
Extras 0
Total 0.5 Overs 12 - 0
Full Batting Card

notts BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
L.J. Fletcher 0.5 0 12 0
Full Bowling Card