Jon Culley at Nottinghamshire v Derbyshire 177-3
The shine was taken off what had otherwise been a fine session for Derbyshire when Wayne Madsen was leg before to Brett Hutton just a couple of overs before what would have lunch in normal circumstances, but the timing of which was delayed by 10 minutes in accordance with a day’s schedule extended to 104.2 overs to make up for time lost on day one. Hutton had been recalled in pace of off-spinner Jake Libby at the Radcliffe Road end and struck with his second ball, which meant that Madsen could not improve on what is now his joint highest score of the season, 56. Yet he and Billy Godleman had put on 112 for the third wicket and reinforced Derbyshire’s strong position in the game after dismissing Notts for 229 yesterday. Until the wicket, there had not been much hint of one this morning. Without James Pattinson, Stuart Broad or Jake Ball, at least one of whom has always been available so far, this Notts attack is the least potent they have fielded to date and in conditions that have been better for batting than yesterday Derbyshire have played pretty well. Godleman, who made a hundred against Leicestershire last week, will fancy another one this afternoon.
Resign from the captaincy, get a flat deck, recover a bit of energy, life is going swimmingly again for Luke Wright
Yorkshire 153-3 v Lancashire 123
We have had a little over an hour's cricket here and things have gone acceptably well for Yorkshire, albeit that they have lost Gary Ballance, caught at slip by Vilas off McLaren for a 28 which had included five fluent boundaries and promised more. Adam Lyth has made his first half-century of the season but has proceeded cautiously against some good Lancashire bowling, adding 23 to his overnight total, although a clipped boundary off Clark just then perhaps portends more. Croft's attack have performed nobly this morning given that the lead is already 30 and they are so far behind in the game. It is a lovely batting day just as yesterday was a fine bowling day....on which Lancashire chose to bat
Jon Culley at Nottinghamshire v Derbyshire 111-2
Derbyshire continue to command the high ground at Trent Bridge, where Notts have never looked like getting the early wickets they needed to consolidate the breakthrough they made in the last over of the first evening when Shiv Thakor was snared in the slips. Wayne Madsen and the fidgety-as-ever Billy Godleman have added 59 this morning with the Notts bowlers not getting too much encouragement. Madsen edged Luke Fletcher a few moments ago but the ball was well wide of third slip. Notts have not been especially sharp in the field either, which is something Peter Moores may wish to mention at lunch.