Yorkshire bat out a draw at Trent Bridge
A strong second-innings performance from Yorkshire's batsmen ensured a stalemate against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge, leaving the hosts 27 points behind Division One leaders Durham, who also have a game in hand. Yorkshire began the final day on 269 for 2, leading by 173 runs, and their middle and lower order built on that strong position. Jonathan Bairstow made 82 off 155 balls, Ajmal Shahzad contributed 45, while Rich Pyrah remained unbeaten on 50 off 96 deliveries. The efforts of the Yorkshire batsman against unthreatening part-time bowling stretched the total to 519 for 8 before both captains agreed to end the match in a draw. Paul Franks, who finished with 3 for 71, had the best figures for Nottinghamshire. Yorkshire ended the match on 136 points, above Sussex, Hampshire and Worcestershire in Division One.