Charlie Shreck and Darren Pattinson made encouraging returns to action in their first LV= County Championship match of the season as Nottinghamshire dismissed Hampshire for 300.

Michael Carberry’s 132 propped up the Hampshire batting effort as Hampshire slipped to 139-5 before his partnerships with Ervine and Cork averted a below-par score.

Pattinson clean bowled Griffiths to end the innings and return 3-85 with Shreck (2-74), Franks (2-58), Patel (2-40) and Mullaney (1-30) also amongst the wickets.

“It’s very difficult to gauge where we’re at in the game but the wicket isn’t doing an awful lot and we’re more than capable of eclipsing Hampshire’s score if we bat well,” said Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell.

“We weren’t quite at our best bowling-wise but Charlie got better and better throughout the day. Darren lacked consistency and lost his line when he was looking for extra pace but he sprang up with wicket-taking balls and had a catch dropped.

“At 130-5, our target was to dismiss them for 230 but Michael Carberry kept them going and didn’t give us a chance all day.”

Newell left out Andre Adams (knee strain) and Luke Fletcher (stomach strain) but has included Ali Brown who is nursing a minor finger injury.

Batting on the track Hampshire intend to use for their inaugural Test between England and Sri Lanka, Neil Edwards (3) and Bilal Shafayat (0) ensured that Nottinghamshire reached the close with all of their wickets intact.

Hampshire: Adams, Carberry, Vince, McKenzie, Benham, Ervine, Pothas (C/W), Cork, K Ali, Herath, Griffiths
Nottinghamshire: N Edwards, Shafayat, Wagh, Amla, Patel, Brown, Read (C/W), Mullaney, Franks, Pattinson, Shreck