Nottinghamshire gained the upper hand on day three of the LV=Insurance County Championship clash against Essex at the Cloudfm County Ground, adding 45 runs to end the first innings on 293, before claiming seven essex scalps. 

Cameos from Liam Patterson-White, Brett Hutton and Dane Paterson gave the visitors their second batting point, before Hutton took the prized wickets of both Essex openers and dismissed Ryan ten Doeschate.

Patterson-White joined the act with two sublime deliveries to dismiss Paul Walter and Tom Westley, while Luke Fletcher and Lyndon James were rewarded for their efforts with one wicket apiece.