Leaders Yorkshire march on
Yorkshire strengthened their position at the head of the LV= County Championship table with a 10-wicket victory over Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.
Having followed on 257 runs adrift, the home side were dismissed for 266 in mid-afternoon, leaving openers Adam Lyth and Alex Lees with 10 runs required for the win.
Lyth wasted no time in clinching the success, hitting three boundaries in five deliveries off Luke Fletcher.
Nottinghamshire's hopes of an unlikely comeback were stilted in the opening over of the day as David Hussey edged behind, giving Ryan Sidebottom his 596th first-class wicket, matching the career total of his father Arnie.
Chris Read, the Notts skipper, has endured a miserable season with the bat but held up the victory charge with his first championship fifty of the summer, coming from 81 deliveries with seven fours.
He added 47 with Riki Wessels, who fell to Jack Brooks for 22 having been dropped by Kane Williamson off Sidebottom on 12.
Williamson went some way to making amends by catching Ajmal Shahzad at midwicket, as the former Yorkshire player miscued a long-hop from Adil Rashid's leg-spin.
With the forecasters predicting a fourth day washout the onus was on the visitors to wrap things up after lunch and again it was Sidebottom who conjured up the crucial wicket, having Read caught behind for 58.
Fletcher and Andre Adams, both of the 'if we're going down, we may as well go down fighting' persuasion, clubbed two sixes apiece in an entertaining stand of 34 in just five overs.
Rashid ended the fun, having Fletcher caught by a back-peddling Andrew Gale at point before dismissing Harry Gurney for the second time in the contest.
While Yorkshire can celebrate an ever-widening gap at the top of the table with a 23-point haul, Nottinghamshire's performance leaves them anxiously looking over their shoulder at the sides just below them.