County Championship Division One, Derby
Close, day three: Derbyshire 256 & 143-5, Nottinghamshire 443
Derbyshire 3pts, Notts 6pts
A century from James Taylor helped Nottinghamshire seize control on day three against rivals Derbyshire.
Taylor (112) led Nottinghamshire, who began the day 69 runs ahead, with his third century for the county before being dismissed by David Wainwright.
Stuart Broad was dropped three times on his way to 41, as the visitors finished on 443 all out.
Wayne Madsen (47) and Shiv Chanderpaul (57) led the Derbyshire reply but the hosts still trail by 44 runs on 143-5.
The day began badly for Nottinghamshire, resuming on 325-5, when Read was caught in the seventh over, but Taylor struck up a 59-run partnership with Broad to stretch their lead.
Broad fell to Jonathan Clare, who had a hat-trick opportunity after taking Andre Adams with the next ball, but Luke Fletcher batted it away to deny the medium-pacer.
The Notts wickets began to tumble, leaving Derbyshire chasing 187 but their reply got off to a terrible start when Billy Godleman (1) and Wes Durston (9) both went lbw to leave the hosts 24-2.
Chanderpaul and Madsen steadied the ship but Derbyshire go into the final day still in arrears.
BBC Radio Nottingham’s Dave Bracegirdle:
“All Nottinghamshire supporters will have their fingers crossed as they open their curtains tomorrow, because surely only bad weather can prevent their side from completing a victory over their local rivals.
“James Taylor’s six-hour vigil was rewarded with a century as the first innings advantage was gained – and then built upon by a disciplined bowling performance with Luke Fletcher getting the prize scalp, the key wicket of Shivnarine Chanderpaul.”