Nottinghamshire require 241 runs for victory on the final day of their Second XI clash with Leicestershire after dismissing the visitors for 279 on day three at Lady Bay.

Leg-spinner Calvin Harrison took 5/63, with support from Toby Pettman (2/26) and Tom Barber (2/74), as Notts largely kept their hosts in check on the penultimate day.

Resuming on 395/7, Nottinghamshire were only able to add a further 13 to their first innings total, with Kashif Ali departing for 89 and Pettman failing to add to his overnight 23.

Leicestershire quickly found themselves one down, with opener George Rhodes looping Pettman into the hands of Ben Compton at second slip.

Rishi Patel was Pettman’s second victim, trapped lbw, but Sam Bates and Nick Welch mounted a recovery, adding 68 for the third wicket before the latter’s defences were breached by Barber for 37.

Scott Steel (28) and Louis Kimber continued to provide ample backing for Bates, but the opener would be undone by Harrison, bowled ten runs short of his century.

Kimber would go on to reach his fifty before chopping Tom Barber onto his stumps, while Leicestershire’s lower order offered little.

Uday Modhwadia was the last to fall, allowing Harrison to complete his five-fer, leaving the hosts chasing 266 to win.

And while Modhwadia would make an early impact with the ball by removing Notts opener Montgomery (8) in the fourth over, Ben Compton (4*) and first-innings centurion Sol Budinger (13*) went on to see out the remainder of the day.

View the full scorecard, and follow the action from day four, here.


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