Resuming on 217-9, Nottinghamshire added eight runs to their overnight total before Jake Ball (1) was trapped lbw by Palash Joshi in the 2nd over of the day (95.3 overs in the innings) leaving Ajmal Shahzad unbeaten on 38. Joshi finished with 5-29 off 24.3 overs.
MCCYC replied with openers Matt Renshaw and skipper Chris Piesley, Ajmal Shahzad and Jake Ball opening the attack for the home side. Ball was the first to make a breakthrough, trapping Renshaw LBW for 12 in the 6th over. Shazhad matched him three overs later, having Liam Gough caught for 1 in the 9th.
Sam Arthurton joined Piesley in the middle and they put on 54 runs before Piesley (48) was bowled by Brett Hutton in the 22nd over (88-3). Adele Shafique was next in but was caught by keeper Matt Cross off Hutton for 9 in the 26th over and in the 28th he struck again, Arthurton (26) caught by Shahzad.
At lunch, the score was 108-5, Oliver Graham 1 not out and Shane Getkate yet to score. Three overs into the second session Andre Adams had Getkate (4) caught at third slip by Hassan Azad and Palash Joshi came to the crease, but was caught by Cross off Shahzad for 6 in the 43rd over (134-7). Adam Dobb joined Graham and they put on 55 before Dobb (40) was lbw to Hutton in the 54th over (189-8) and next over Graham (34) also went, bowled by Sam Wood (199-9).
Muhammad Abid (2*) and Zain Shahzad (2) took the score to 205 for the last wicket, Shahzad caught in the slips by Sam Kelsall off Sam Wood.
Nottinghamshire started the second innings with a lead of 20 runs, Sam Kelsall and Hassan Azad opening the batting and the pair reached tea on 18 without loss.
However, in the final session they were both out in consecutive overs without adding any runs. Azad was caught by keeper Shafique off Zain Shahzad and next over Kelsall was caught by Renshaw at point off Palash Joshi’s bowling (18-2).
The wickets brought Sam Wood and Will Root together and they got the home side back on track, Wood reaching his fifty in the 38th over (110-2), the 100 partnership coming up in the 40th over but then Wood (56) was bowled same over by Abid, the closing score 118-3 with Root unbeaten on 36, Nottinghamshire 138 ahead.