Lumb takes to Scarborough

5th June  2013'Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire, LV County Championship at Scarborough.'Pictured Yorkshires Patterson in action against Nottinghamshire'Pictuire by Gerard Binks
5th June 2013'Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire, LV County Championship at Scarborough.'Pictured Yorkshires Patterson in action against Nottinghamshire'Pictuire by Gerard Binks

Michael Lumb stepped into his father’s footsteps at North Marine Road on Wednesday as he shone with the bat on the opening day of the LV County Championship encounter.

Lumb struck an unbeaten 116 to follow on from dad Richard, who twice hit centuries at Scarborough.

Richard scored both of his tons for Yorkshire though, while Lumb junior was helping Nottinghamshire to pull away on a damp afternoon.

The South African-born former Tyke helped lead Notts to 177-2 at close of play after stepping up to the crease a little earlier than expected.

He scored his runs from 208 balls, bagging 14 fours in the process.

Notts opener Alex Hales didn’t even last an over when play finally started at 1.10pm with Ryan Sidebottom claiming his wicket.

Lumb and Ed Cowan gently guided Notts to 72-1 at tea, before the latter fell to Steve Patterson.

James Taylor then arrived at the wicket and he played his way to a workmanlike unbeaten 12 before bad light curtailed the day’s play.