Chris Read and Charlie Shreck added 37 for the final wicket as Notts finished their first innings on 230, 124 runs ahead of Somerset.

Read’s unbeaten 74 put Notts firmly in control but an injury scare and a fightback from Somerset openers Marcus Trescothick and Justin Langer put a slight dampener on Nottinghamshire’s success on the opening day.

The Notts Captain dislocated a thumb in a routine take behind the stumps but is expected to take his place in the side if he comes through a fitness test in the morning.

Bilal Shafayat donned the gloves in Read’s absence but his appeal for the stumping of Trescothick was denied as the Somerset pair reached 114 without loss.

“Charlie hung around for a while and Chris batted very well and we’re confident that he’ll be able to resume in the morning,” said Notts Director of Cricket Mick Newell.

“We’re fortunate to have Bilal in the side who has some experience at keeping wicket and he did a solid job for us.

“The wicket improved a lot and conditions weren’t as bowler-friendly as they were on day one but we reached our target of a 100 run lead after the first innings.

“Trescothick and Langer are quality players and they have made it an even game again.”