Stuart Broad claimed four wickets as Nottinghamshire sealed a 310-run victory over Derbyshire before lunch on the third day of the LV= County Championship encounter at the The Incora County Ground.
Broad struck in successive balls at the end of the day’s first over, before Dane Paterson took three of his own as Derbyshire reeled on 63-5 midway through the morning session.
Luke Fletcher then got in on the act to add to his first innings five-for, claiming another pair of scalps, before Broad took his third to leave the hosts 123-8.
A quite stunning Paterson catch handed Broad his fourth, before the result was sealed when Liam Patterson-White wrapped up the innings up for 159.
Proceedings began on an overcast morning in Derby with the Green and Golds knowing they were just ten wickets away from victory, and Broad’s early burst achieved an ideal start.
The England seamer first had Luis Reece caught by Joe Clarke at first slip, before following it up on his next ball by pinning Leus du Plooy in front to leave the hosts on 26-2, still 444 away from their unlikely target.
Wayne Madsen (27) and Tom Wood (31) held up the early Notts charge by doubling the score, before Paterson ripped through the middle order in a vicious ten-ball spell.
Either side of uprooting Matt Critchley’s off stump, Notts’ overseas player induced edges from Madsen and Harvey Hosein through to Tom Moores as Derbyshire buckled.
Opener Wood made also saw his furniture rearranged, this time by Fletcher, before Brooke Guest (10) became Fletcher’s seventh victim of the game when caught behind by Moores.
Fynn Hudson-Prentice and Ben Aitchison countered in a partnership worth 39 as the hosts passed three figures, before the former top-edged a Broad short ball to Haseeb Hameed for 13.
Paterson took a remarkable catch on the fine leg boundary, running at full speed and clinging on one-handed to remove Sam Conners after his swipe at Broad, as victory inched ever nearer.
There was just time for Aitchison to bring up his maiden first-class fifty before he became the final wicket, bowled by Liam Patterson-White, as the Green and Golds sealed the win.
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