Nottinghamshire imposed a sizeable advantage over Northamptonshire on day two of the Second Eleven Championship fixture at Lady Bay, declaring their first innings on 506 for six, before taking three visiting scalps for the concession of 39 runs.
Ben Compton added to his overnight score of 142 to carry his bat for a marathon 204, while a pair of forties for Dane Schadendorf and Matt Carter - whose 47 came from just 29 deliveries - helped to elevate the 335 amassed on day one.
Schadendorf was the first of three Green and Gold wickets to fall through the two sessions batted by Notts, but not before he had added 107 with Compton, the third 100 partnership of the innings.
Sammy King’s stay at the crease lasted only six balls, but it cued the arrival of Carter who, fresh from a swashbuckling performance with the bat in the shorter format, blistered seven fours and two sixes while Compton continued to accumulate and passed a well-desrved 200.
With 16 overs to bat out the day, Toby Pettman took Notts’ first wicket in the third, tempting James Cronie into a loose drive wide of off-stump which the right hander edged through to Schadendorf.
Hayes had the Green and Golds’ second five balls later when he elicited late inswing to beat the defences of Ben Curran and splinter the stumps, before securing his second in the sixth over courtesy of a King catch at point, Cobb the man to depart.
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