County Championship: Luke Wood takes 5-67 to give Notts the edge at Tykes

Luke Wood
Luke Wood has had two spells on loan with Northants this season
Specsavers County Championship Division One, North Marine Road, Scarborough (day one):
Yorkshire 232: Tattersall 92, Bresnan 58; Wood 5-67, Patterson-White 4-34
Nottinghamshire 41-0: Slater 29*
Nottinghamshire (3 pts) trail Yorkshire (1 pt) by 191 runs

Luke Wood's season's-best figures gave struggling Notts the upper hand over Yorkshire on day one at Scarborough.

The native Yorkshireman took five wickets inside his first seven overs to reduce the hosts to 38-5.

Jonny Tattersall (92) and Tim Bresnan (58) rallied with 122 for the sixth wicket but both fell to Liam Patterson-White (4-34) as the Tykes were bowled out for 232, Wood ending with 5-67.

Jake Libby and Ben Slater survived a few scares before Notts closed on 41-0.

The sides resumed Championship cricket after a month's break with contrasting aims, with the Tykes still in with a shout of the title, and winless Notts needing an urgent upturn in form to avoid a second relegation in four seasons.

The visitors have claimed just five away wins in Yorkshire since the County Championship began in 1890, but they made an electric start.

Sheffield-born Wood found swing, seam and extra bounce, having Adam Lyth caught behind to his fourth ball, before swiftly removing Gary Ballance, caught by Libby for a second-ball duck.

The left-arm seamer, recently returned from a second loan spell this season with Northants, then clean-bowled Tom Kohler-Cadmore with his ninth ball of the day, had Harry Brook caught behind in his third over, and then removed opener Will Fraine to seal his first fifth-wicket haul for Notts.

The Tykes eventual total was below-par, but would have been considerably worse without Tattersall and Bresnan's resistance either side of lunch.

The wicketkeeper brought up his 50 off 103 balls, quickly followed by Bresnan, off 99, whose last three half-centuries have all come off the Notts attack.

Yorkshire wicketkeeper Jonny Tattersall told BBC Radio Leeds:

"As far as I was aware, we were going to bat first. That would have been the right decision, but we got into a bit of a sticky situation early on against Wood, who bowled nicely.

"It's nice to get some runs. We tried to build partnerships, and Tim Bresnan managed to hang around as well. We got into a nice flow, and it was nice to bat out there.

"There's definitely something in the pitch. We've seen that even tonight. Hopefully we can come back and take some wickets."

Notts fast bowler Luke Wood told BBC Radio Nottinghamshire:

"It's special to come in and get my first five-for in Championship cricket for Notts.

"Our coach Peter Moores always says to me, 'try and set the tone'. That's what I do in T20 cricket.

"It was one of those days where things just go for you. They nick them, whereas sometimes they play and miss."

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