Nottinghamshire's Second Eleven have a growing lead going into the final day of their SE Championship match against Lancashire.

Lancashire, resuming on day two with their overnight score of 15-0, lost opener Luis Reece (15) in the 3rd over of the day and 10th of the innings, when Brett Hutton had him edging to keeper Matt Cross.

Karl Brown was joined by Andrea Agathangelou and they added 40 for the next wicket, Brown scoring 32 before being caught by Hutton off Gemaal Hussain’s bowling in the 23rd over, bringing Luke Procter to the crease at 67-2. Agathangelou reached his fifty in the over before lunch, the interval score 147-2, Agathangelou 52* and Procter 44*.

In the second session Lancashire lost three more wickets as they closed the gap on the Nottinghamshire lead. Shortly after reaching his fifty Procter was stumped by Cross off Gary Keedy’s bowling in the 53rd over for 53 and in the 63rd over Jordan Clark (23) was caught by Cross off Franklin shortly after moving the visitors past 200.

Agathangelou soldiered on, reaching his hundred (16 fours) in the 71st over but in the 80th Liam Livingstone (27) was bowled by Sam Wood (279-5). At tea Lancashire were 280-5 with Agathangelou unbeaten on 119 and Haseem Hameed yet to score (82 overs).

In the final session of the day Agathangelou was bowled by Hutton in the 86th over for 127, the score 293-6, and Stephen Parry joined Hameed. On reaching 303-6 the visitors declared, leaving Nottinghamshire to face a minimum of 20 overs in the day. 

The home side’s reply came from Sam Kelsall and Hassan Azad but in the 3rd over Kelsall (5) edged to keeper Agathangelou off Kyle Jarvis with the score on 12 and Anuj Dal (1) was also fell to a catch, this time Aaron Lilley off Tom Bailey in the 8th over (25-2). Azad was joined by Sam Wood and the pair saw Nottinghamshire through to the close, Azad 29* and Wood 12*, the score 60-2, a lead of 97 runs.