County cricket live: Yorkshire are champions

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Yorkshire have won their first County Championship title for 13 years, and 32nd overall. This is how the action unfolded on day four at Trent Bridge.

Notts 177 all out: That’s it, Yorkshire are champions. Sidebottom takes Taylor for his sixth wicket. The waiting is over.

Captain Andrew Gale celebrates winning the Division One County Championship trophy along side head coach Jason Gillespie.

Captain Andrew Gale celebrates winning the Division One County Championship trophy along side head coach Jason Gillespie.

Notts 177-9: Adil Rashid traps Jake Ball for a duck and Yorkshire really are now on the cusp. One wicket away. Harry Gurney comes in to support James Taylor.

Notts 172-8: Sidebottom’s third of the morning session, has Luke Fletcher caught behind by Lyth at second slip. Fletcher gone for 5 as Jake Ball comes in. Sidebottom now has five wickets this innings.

Notts 168-7: Hosts digging in now as Taylor (71) and Fletcher (2) face Jack Brooks.

Notts 156-7: Another wicket for Sidebottom. The former Notts championship winner is on fire this morning, just when his team needed him to be so. Chris Read removed for just two runs, and Luke Fletcher walking out to the crease. Taylor running out of partners.

Notts 154-6: Cracking start for Yorkshire, just what the doctor ordered. Ryan Sidebottom removes Gary Keedy for a duck. James Taylor is still in on 61 but it’s exactly the opening blow Yorkshire wanted to strike.

Notts 149-5: We’re underway on day four, Ryan Sidebottom bowling, Gary Keedy (0) facing. James Taylor is the danger man on 51.

10am: Here we go then, Yorkshire stand just five wickets away from the County Championship title. Stand-in captain Joe Root said last night that this first hour will be important, as will the first session. No doubt he will have emphasised that to his players as he sends them back out onto the field. There is a bit of a chill in the air this morning and we’re under clouds at Trent Bridge.

How day three unfolded...

Stumps, Day 3 - Notts 149-5: That’s it for the action on day three. Yorkshire’s celebrations are put on hold but they need just five wickets on Friday to seal the title.

Notts 144-5: Ryan Sidebottom has struck to take out Riki Wessels for 10, with Taylor advancing to 51 and Notts now 144-5. There are 5.4 over to go tonight unless Yorkshire ask for an extra half-hour.

Notts 124-4: A brilliant piece of opportunist wicketkeeping by Jonny Bairstow has reduced Notts to 124-4. After collecting a bowl from Steve Patterson, Bairstow saw Patel’s trailing leg leave the ground and quick-as-a-flash he stumped him.

Notts 101-3: Hundred brought up by Taylor who moves on to 29 with Patel on 18. Notts 101-3 from 23 overs.

Notts 71-3: Breakthrough for Yorkshire as Brooks has the troublesome Alex Hales caught and bowled for 43 to bring to an end a partnership with James Taylor that was worth 62 runs. Samit Patel strides out to the crease. Can Yorkshire snare another couple of victims before the close?

Notts 61-2: Fifty partnership up for the third-wicket stand of Alex Hales (33) and James Taylor (17).

Tea - Notts 45-2: Two quick wickets from Ryan Sidebottom, with the very first ball, and Jack Brooks had Notts at 9-2, following on in their second innings.

But the hosts have steadied the ship somewhat at Trent Bridge, with Alex Hales leading the resistance on 23 not out.

Yorkshire now have four sessions to take eight wickets to clinch the County Championship title.

Notts 42-2: Notts have steadied the ship somewhat, Alex Hales on 23 and Taylor on nine, a partnership of 33 from 45 balls.

Notts 9-2: And another wicket, Jack Brooks has Michael Lumb (9) caught by Gary Ballance. Nottinghamshire’s top order in tatters, Yorkshire in complete control.

Notts 0-1: Gets better for Yorkshire, Steven Mullaney is out first ball duck from the bolking of Ryan Sidebottom, lbw. Terrific celebrations from the fast bowler and his White Rose fielders. He knows how fantastic a start that was for Yorkshire.

Yorkshire have invoked the follow-on.

Notts 203 all out: That’s it, Brooks has Harry Gurney caught lbw and Notts are all out for 203, a deficit of 329 runs.

Notts 190-9: This obdurate 10th-wicket partnership between Read (69) and Gurney (14) has just reached 50 and is putting a spoke in the wheels of Yorkshire.

Notts 168-9: Half-century for Chris Read from 128 balls, he’s now moved on to 55 runs.

Notts 160-9: The 10th-wicket partnership of Read and Gurney is digging in. Twenty runs on the board is not what Yorkshire wanted.

Notts 140-9: Rashid strikes early in the afternoon session, has Gary Keedy caught by Bresnan for for runs.

Notts 139-8: Back underway at Trent Bridge, Tim Bresnan bowling with Yorkshire seeking two quick wickets to invoke the follow-on.

Lunch - Notts 139-8: Yorkshire have taken four wickets this morning to keep their championship chase on track and put Nottinghamshire on the verge of the follow-on.

Jack Brooks and Ryan Sidebottom began the day with two quick wickets before the partnership of Luke Fletcher and Chris Read, worth 36 runs, was broken by Adil Rashid, who had Fletcher caught by Brooks.

Rashid then struck three balls later to remove Jake Ball.

Notts have reached lunch on day three on 139-8, trailing by a massive 393 runs.

Yorkshire need a win to clinch a first County Championship title of the season, otherwise the race goes to the final weeks of the season.

Notts 126-8: Two quick wickets, Ball lasts three minutes, two balls and scores two runs before being trapped lbw by Rashid.

Notts 123-7: That partnership is broken by Adil Rashid as he has Fletcher caught by Brooks for 23, with the score now at 123-7 and Jake Ball striding out to the crease.

Notts 118-6: The partnership between Chris Read (22) and Luke Fletcher (19) is now worth 36.

Notts 100-6: Fletcher brings up the ton for Notts who digging in against this ominous Yorkshire attack.

Notts 82-6: Yorkshire’s bowling attack is on fire and Notts are reeling. Wessels gone for 21, caught Jonny Bairstow bowled Ryan Sidebottom. Notts trail by 450 runs and the threat of the follow-on looms large.

Notts 68-5: A great start for Yorkshire as Jack Brooks takes the wicket of Michael Lumb lbw for 41. It was a dubious decision but it has gone Yorkshire’s way.

10.30am: What a wonderful morning for a game of cricket, and what an opportunity here for Yorkshire.. They begin day three having declared on 532-9dec with Nottinghamshire resuming on 58-4, trailing by 472 runs.