Liam Patterson-White returned figures of 4-15 as Nottinghamshire rattled through Leicestershire in their second innings to secure a maximum-point, three-day LV= Insurance County Championship victory at Grace Road.
Patterson-White’s haul came in 13 overs at a miserly economy rate of just 1.15, and included the match-winning wicket of Harry Swindells as Notts ensured they would make the short journey home with 24 points.
Resuming the day on 373/5, the Green and Golds cashed in to collect five batting bonus points as Steven Mullaney and Tom Moores posted half-centuries, before they were dismissed for 548.
That handed the visitors an overall lead of 108, and paved the way for a standout bowling performance to skittle the hosts for 99, handing them victory just before 6:00pm.
Earlier, bright sunshine greeted the sides for the commencement of the third day’s play, and the first order of the day was to pass 400 and pick up a final batting point, which Mullaney did with a back-foot cut off Will Davis.
That had come just moments after the skipper had reached a 68-ball half-century, but he was dismissed not long after that, falling for 62 as Wiaan Mulder saw him nick behind to Swindells.
Patterson-White also had a confident showing with the bat, as he struck 34 in an hour-long innings to form a stand of 69 with Moores, before he and James Pattinson were both dismissed.
Moores and Brett Hutton calmly guided the Green and Golds to lunch as the former became the fifth batter of the innings to post a fifty, doing so with a single off Mulder at the exact moment the Notts total ticked past 500.
Following the first break, Notts continued to push on as Moores and last man Dane Paterson, following the loss of Hutton, put on 33 for the last wicket before the former retired hurt on 81 having been struck by a short ball.
With their hosts now more than 100 in arrears, the Green and Golds began to further turn the screw, as Hutton snared the first scalp, removing Rishi Patel via a catch from substitute wicketkeeper Dane Schadendorf.
The introduction of Paterson from the Pavilion End then saw Leicestershire truly begin to crumble, as he conceded just 14 runs from his opening six overs and also picked up the wicket of Lewis Hill for six.
Hill’s fellow first-innings centurion, Colin Ackermann, was also removed by Hutton, before Paterson picked up his second, seeing off his compatriot Mulder via a smart low slip catch from Ben Duckett to leave the hosts 51/4.
Two more then fell in back-to-back overs either side of tea, the first of which saw Patterson-White pin Nick Welch, in as a concussion substitute for Louis Kimber, lbw for three.
Immediately after the second break of the day, Paterson grabbed a second as he ended opener Hasan Azad’s resistance for 34, before Ben Mike and Swindells stoutly defended eight overs to frustrate the visitors.
That stand was broken by Patterson-White as Mike nicked off to Mullaney at slip, and the scalps then once again became more regular as Foxes captain Callum Parkinson was trapped lbw to hand Patterson-White a third.
With just two wickets remaining and still ten runs short of making their hosts bat again, the final bastions of Leicestershire's resistance were then ended as Schadendorf held Will Davis off James Pattinson.
As Grace Road basked in glorious late-afternoon sunshine, Patterson-White then concluded his 13th over with the winning scalp of Swindells, caught by Pattinson running from behind square to wrap up victory and send Notts ten points clear at the top of Division Two.
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