David Hopps at Notts 184-6 lead Worcs by 134 runs
An hour into the third day and Worcestershire only have the wicket of Jake Libby to show for their labours. It was a fine delivery, too, from Ed Barnard, cutting back toi hit off stump, Libby's tentative response suggesting that he was minded to leave an outswinger only to find it was nothing of the sort. Barnard looks a decent cricketer and has passed the outside edge and struck the pad during his opening spell.
For all that, I'd be thinking about Ravi Ashwin. He did not bowl at all in the first innings, and his second-innings tally amounts to six overs for 25 runs. It is a seam bowler's deck and Joe Leach is clearly a focused and strong-minded captain who feels no obligation to his high-profile spin bowler. That attitude might soon have to shift if Woircestershire do not make a further breakthrough soon.
At the moment, though, Leach himself has joined the attack, despite a slight side niggle.