Nottinghamshire secured their first win of the Vitality County Championship season with a clinical nine-wicket triumph over Lancashire at Trent Bridge. 

The hosts were denied an innings victory by a stoic display from centurion Matty Hurst on the final day. 

The 20-year-old’s maiden First-Class hundred ensured Notts had to bat again despite the day beginning with the visitors trailing by 72 with only four wickets in hand. 

He occupied the crease for nearly 30 overs with England’s Tom Hartley in the morning session, the pair adding 116 for the seventh wicket.

But, with two wickets on day four for Calvin Harrison, and one each for Lyndon James and Dillon Pennington, Notts were set just 81 runs for victory - a target chased within 19 overs. 

Earlier, Notts were made to wait until the cusp of lunch for their first breakthrough, but for all the endeavor of Hartley and Hurst, the Lancashire lead stood at only five when the former edged James to Harrison at first slip in the 29th over of the day. 

Incidentally, Hartley has just reached his fifty from 98 deliveries, and Hurst his own half-century off 87 balls, to cut the deficit. 

There would be no immediate collapse after the break, though, as Hurst shepherded Tom Bailey, Will Williams and Saqib Mahmood through to an incrementally stronger lead. 

Bailey (10) was eventually trapped lbw by Pennington to give the seamer his fourth of the innings and best figures in a Notts shirt while Williams (8) was struck in front seeking to turn Harrison around the corner with Lancashire on 224, a lead of 53. 

Hurst reached his own century with a flicked six over square-leg seven overs later before he top-edged an attempted slog-sweep off Harrison to Ben Slater at deep mid-wicket. 

In reply, Notts made haste in pursuit of victory, Slater punishing six fours in a better than run-a-ball 32 before he feathered Mahmood to Hurst with a further 47 required. 

Will Young (22) joined captain Haseeb Hameed (24) - who spent the whole match on the field having carried his bat for 247 in the first innings - to finish the job, and earn Notts a comprehensive win.