Derbyshire require 169 runs for victory in the Second Eleven Championship fixture against Notts, after a fightback with the bat led by Lyndon James and Liam Patterson-White hoisted the Green and Golds to 264 all out on day three. 

Nottinghamshire had looked in trouble at 48-3, still 48 in arrears responding to the visitors’ 378, but the steady rebuild between James and Sol Budinger, a partnership worth 57 by the time of Budinger’s dismissal, paved the way for the Academy graduates to get to work. 

The damage was done at pace, with Patterson-White contributing 38 of the 50 partnership from 36 balls, while James fit 11 fours in moving past fifty. Patterson-White’s own half-century followed off 52 balls and included seven fours and one six. 

Breaking for tea at 182-4, Notts looked in a strong position to press on, but Patterson-White was caught on the square leg boundary in the third over after the interval, prompting a steady flow of wickets. 

The loss of Dane Schadendorf, Sammy King and Fateh SIngh for single figures hamstrung the hosts before James too fell, squared up and caught behind off the bowling of Ed Moulton, agonisingly short of his century. 

A stubborn final-wicket stand worth 25 between Toby Pettman and James Hayes frustrated the visitors before the close; when the latter was bowled by Alex Thomson, the umpires called an end to the day’s play.

You can view the full scorecard, and watch live action from day four, here...