Steven Mullaney praised the character of Nottinghamshire’s bowling attack after eight wickets fell through perseverance from the visitors on the third day at the Incora County Ground.

The Green and Golds bowled their full allocation of 96 overs despite spells of rain, and the captain called out James Pattinson, Luke Fletcher and Dane Paterson in particular for their spirited efforts, with the trio taking six of the wickets to fall, while Mullaney himself claimed three.

It enabled Notts to enforce the follow on with Derbyshire 300 runs in arrears after being dismissed for 318.

Harry Came and Luis Reece withstood the pressure imparted by the visitors, however, in the final 38 overs as the hosts concluded 79/0 at close.