Tail-enders Charlie Shreck and Darren Pattinson dug in to secure a valuable batting bonus point before helping to restrict Hampshire to a second innings total of 248 on day three at the Rose Bowl.

Pattinson hit 9 from 34 balls to secure a total of 354 and after seeing off Hampshire for 248, play ended with Notts 54-1 in their second innings, needing 134 runs to win.

Andre Adams had another fine day with the ball, bowling seven maidens to record 4-54 from 21 overs giving him 8-108 in the match.

“Charlie and Darren’s contribution with the bat was the highlight of the day for me because the partnership was an unlikely success and that extra point could be vital for us,” said Director of Cricket Mick Newell.

“We have produced a good all-round bowling performance and Andre’s haul was very pleasing.

“We’re in a good position but it’s never elementary and the weather forecast is poor so we won’t relax until we’ve got the points.”

Matt Wood was caught by Pothas off Hayward for 7 and Will Jefferson (19) and Mark Wagh (27) will resume the chase on Wednesday.