Notts had the best of the first seventy minutes of the second day when Brett Hutton and Dan Cumming with the help of a superb run out by Sam Wood had reduced Derbyshire to 49-5.
Wes Durston and Jonathan Clare added 57 for the sixth wicket to take the score to 106 when Jake Ball, replacing Michael Robson in the game, dismissed Clare for  38
The home side lunched on 143-6 but from then on the day turned sour for Notts. As the ball softened batting became easier and Wes Durston making a comeback from injury took full advantage to finish undefeated on 140. Ross Whiteley scored 81 as the pair added 158 for the 7th wicket when Whiteley was caught at backward point by Wood off the bowling of Richard Stroh.
At this point Durston was on 76 but along with Poynton added a further 106 for the 8th wicket
This fell immediately after tea when three wickets fell without addition to the score. Whiteley was run out as Brett Hutton deflected a Durston straight drive on to the stumps & then Jake Ball took two wickets in three balls to finish the innings.
Brett Hutton was the pick of the bowlers with 2-58 from 24 overs and Jake Ball finished with 3-24.
Notts collapsed completely when they batted a second time against Ian Hunter who was another player returning from injury . He took 5-23 including Scott Elstone who recorded a pair of golden ducks in the match as the new ball moved about, also the extra bounce inducing some ill judged strokes
Notts slumped to 74-8, Derbyshire claimed the extra half hour but George Bacon(17) and Brett Hutton (8) held out to take the game into the third day.

Derbyshire made early inroads on the opening day before a sixth wicket stand of 88 between Michael Robson and Richard Stroh rescued the innings.

Robson was the only batsman to score with any freedom being particularly adept at steering the ball backward of point to the boundary and pulling anything short through mid wicket.

Meanwhile Stroh batted defensively in support of Robson to ensure that the home side made no further inroads in to the Notts batting.
Rain interrupted play and an early tea was taken. On the resumption Robson who had 90 at the break was well caught by Durston at second slip and Stroh was last out for 39 leg before to Tom Knight who took 3-51.Robson faced 136 balls hitting twelve fours and a six.