Ben Slater led from the front with the bat before Nottinghamshire took late wickets on day one of the LV=County Championship fixture against Derbyshire at The Incora County Ground.

Slater (107) mixed attack with patient defence as he made his old employers toil in partnership with Joe Clarke (66), the pair accumulating 161 for the fourth wicket while the former made his way to his second century in as many innings.

Once dismissed, Stuart Broad responded by taking 2 for 22, Luke Fletcher, 3 for 23, and Dane Paterson, 2 for 28, to leave Derbyshire reeling on 86 for 8 at the close.

Both Slater and Clarke were watchful during their 38 over partnership, but latched onto anything loose from the hosts. Slater’s four-hour, 191-ball innings featured 16 fours, while Clarke bludgeoned two sixes and eight fours.

Clarke had arrived at the crease early in proceedings after Hameed (0) was caught by Leus du Plooy at first slip attempting to turn Louis Reece to mid-wicket, and Duckett (14) was caught by Madsen at second clip, the victim of a rearing Fynn Hudson-Prentice delivery.

The duo guided Notts to the second session before Derbyshire fought their way back into the game during a frenzied eight overs. Ben Aitchison snared the wicket of Clarke, the right-hander feathering through to Harvey Hosein, before Hudson-Prentice, the pick of the Derbyshire bowlers, turned the screw with the wickets of Lyndon James (1) and Steven Mullaney (2), both trapped leg before.

Slater then fell victim to Matt Critchley via the same means, reducing the visitors to 205 for six.

Tom Moores (26) Liam Patterson-White (23) provided some aggressive late-order resistance for the visitors but when the former miscued a pull shot to mid-on, the final three wickets fell for 14.

There was ample time for Notts to make the most of the new ball, though, and it was Broad who struck first. The seamer had Reece caught behind before Tom Wood failed to beat Luke Fletcher’s throw from midwicket.

Broad then removed Wayne Madsen with late inswing, Leus du Plooy was trapped in front shuffling across to Paterson and Fletcher pinned Harvey Hosein on the crease before Critchley edged Paterson behind.

With three overs left, Fletcher sent back George Scrimshaw and Hudson-Prentice to round off an enterprising day with the bat, and an excellent one with the ball for Notts.