Jon Culley at Nottinghamshire 179-6 v Sussex
It was not untypical of James Pattinson at his current level of confidence to announce himself with a boundary from his first ball after Chris Read’s departure left Notts 152-6 shortly after lunch. And why not? So far, the Australian Test bowler, in addition to 13 wickets in his two matches for Nottinghamshire, has scores of 89 not out and 59, which is why his recall to the Australian one-day squad for the Champions Trophy is a particularly frustrating development for Peter Moores and his team, but always a danger if you sign an overseas player as incentivised as Pattinson has clearly felt now that his fitness problems appear to have been overcome. He was due to have been at Trent Bridge until the end of June and whether he will now be allowed to return for a second stint later in the season is down to Cricket Australia. Should he plunder another good clutch of wickets (and runs) in this game, though, Notts will feel they have had pretty good value in any case. Riki Wessels has just completed a 53-ball half-century. Steve Magoffin, who dismissed Read chopping on, has 4-39 from 15.