YORKSHIRE enjoyed another positive day against Nottinghamshire in Potchefstroom, albeit one that was affected by the weather.

This second and final day of their red-ball friendly, played on a sluggish pitch, was interrupted by an approximate two-hour rain delay from mid-afternoon onwards.

Notts, replying to Yorkshire's 305-6 on day one, were 147-2 off 53 overs when the elements intervened, before closing on 195-5 from 68.3.

Spinner Karl Carver struck twice, trapping Billy Root lbw for three and Tom Moores the same way for 34, while Ben Coad made the initial breakthrough by removing Chris Nash lbw for 31.

Matthew Waite claimed two quick wickets late on as the Trent Bridge men slipped from 174-2 to their final tally.

Notts opener Jake Libby retired on 75 off 179 balls during the rain break. He shared an opening stand of 89 with Nash, a new signing from Sussex.

Notts went from 89-0 at lunch to 102-2 having lost two quick wickets, the first falling to Coad just two balls after the interval.

Yorkshire coach Andrew Gale said: "We've bowled okay without being great.

"There's been a few rusty lads out there, you can see that. They've struggled a little bit for consistency but have put a shift in. They put the ball in good areas and got better as the day went on.

"It's been the first time out on grass (in a match) for a lot of the lads. It's been tough and there will be some tired bodies around. But they will be better for it.

"As I said from the outset, this tour's about being physically and mentally ready and giving yourself the best chance for when we get back to Headingley.

"Today, we won't take too much notice of how they've gone. But by the end of the trip, we want the bowlers to put some consistency together and build pressure.

"This pitch is difficult but it's one you may come up against in county cricket – the Oval, we've played on one like this at Arundel in the past, Taunton. It's been a good test for us."

Yorkshire's next match on their South African warm-up tour is a 50-over clash with the students of Leeds/Bradford MCC Universities tomorrow.