Nottinghamshire batsman Adam Voges made a half-century on his return to action at Old Trafford having retired hurt yesterday.

Voges was given the all clear after an x-ray on his left wrist but was caught behind leg-side by Lancashire wicket keeper Luke Sutton as Notts were all out for 304.

Mark Wagh hit 12 fours on his way to a season’s best score of 94 before Lancashire reached 146-4 at close of play to add to their first innings total of 384.

“Adam will be an important player for us in the Twenty20 cup so it’s pleasing that he has recovered and is able to play a full part in this game,” said Notts Director of Cricket Mick Newell.

“If we’re chasing anything up to 300 in the second innings then we are very much in the game but it’s well poised.

“The wicket is spinning a little bit and it certainly isn’t offering much help for the quicker bowlers but we have used Samit and Graeme to help us to keep the run rate down as well as chase wickets.”

Substitute fielder Luke Fletcher caught Lou Vincent for 19 off Patel and Notts finished the day with another key wicket when Paul Franks dismissed Paul Horton for 60.