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Men's Cricket Coad excels as Yorkshire defeat Nottinghamshire

YORKSHIRE put the finishing touches to a County Championship win by 164 runs over Nottinghamshire at Headingley today, claiming the last two wickets within the first hour of play on day four.

Their fast-progressing seamer Ben Coad finished with six wickets in the second innings and 10 in the match as Notts forlornly pursued a target of 403.

The 24-year-old’s figures were six for 81 in the innings and 10 for 130 in the match.

Notts started the chase at tea on day three and lost eight wickets before close, including one in the extra half hour.

Tom Moores and Jake Ball, however, forced a final day before playing nicely during the opening hour of the day to post a ninth-wicket stand of 66 inside 16 overs.

They both played some eye-catching strokes, particularly down the ground, before Coad switched ends to the Kirkstall Lane end and immediately uprooted Ball’s off-stump for 30 and had Harry Gurney caught at slip.

Moores finished with 40 not out in 238 all out.

This was Yorkshire’s second match of the season, yet their first action after last weekend's opening round clash with Essex at Headingley was abandoned without a ball bowled due a wet outfield.

They were under the cosh at 93 for five during the first morning before recovering to 256 and driving the contest from then onwards, claiming 21 points to three.

For Notts, it has been a mixed start to life back in Division One after their bowlers dismantled Lancashire at Old Trafford last weekend.


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