Ben Slater (74*) cruised past his half century to put Nottinghamshire's Second XI in a commanding position at the end of day one against Durham at Lady Bay.
Slater shared impressive 50 partnerships with Jake Libby and Chris Nash, leaving the hosts trailling by by 63 runs with nine wickets in hand.
The opener's efforts came after Notts restricted Durham to 208-8 in their first innings, having lost the toss.
Jake Ball and Liam Patterson-White both took a brace of wickets, while the remaining scalps weres shared between Luke Fletcher, Paul Coughlin, Lyndon James and Jake Libby.
In reply, Durham’s solitary wicket came from Gareth Harte, with Jake Libby departing on 20 to leave Notts 56-1.
However, an unbeaten stand between Nash (49*) and Slater edged Nottinghamshire closer to Durham’s score, as they reached stumps 11 runs shy of their century stand.
Notts will begin day two of two on a healthy 156-1.
There are three more opportunities to catch the Outlaws in T20 action at Trent Bridge this summer, with the next home game under the lights against Derbyshire Falcons on this coming Friday.